Oops, I did it again

Reverse Gear recumbent jersey - with oilOil on the jersey – perhaps it’s just a hazard of riding but it sure can be frustrating when it happens.

Sometimes I go in the garage and I swear I haven’t been within three feet of my recumbent and yet, but the time I come in I will find an oil stain on my jersey.

Srsly, I didn’t even go near it, so how does it happen? It’s like some kind of twilight zone mystery…

Sure, the chain ring is out front so perhaps it’s easier to do than on an upright bike, but I know that already, it’s not like I only got the thing yesterday! So how do I manage to brush against it once more?

Anyway, I thought I’d share what I use to clean my clothing when I do manage to get some oil somewhere other than on my chain.

Reverse Gear recumbent jersey - soakingI have been very successful with Johnson & Johnson’s Shout. It works well and there’s no drama required either. Just squirt it on the whole area, let it sit for five minutes or so, give it a little scrub against itself (you don’t have to go crazy, just a bit of a rub to agitate it) and then throw it in a warm wash as normal.

It doesn’t have any effect on the colours in the jersey, it just seems to make a great job of lifting out the oil.

I haven’t experimented to see how much oil it can remove and this isn’t offered as the results of some rigorous, scientific study of a variety of products and selection of stains, I’m just sharing what I have found to work for me. Here’s the “after” shot of the latest treatment and the jersey looks as good as new again.

Until next time…

Reverse Gear recumbent jersey - clean