Speed Wash And Dry - A handy trick for traveling cyclists is speed clothes washing and drying. Ideally, you'll always ride in clean gear because dirty shorts increase the chances of developing saddle sores. Unless there's a laundry mat nearby, though, it can be difficult to wash your pedaling pants when you're traveling. If you're lucky, it might be a hot day and scrubbing them in the motel sink and hanging them to dry might work fine. But, let's say, it's not warm. Or, that maybe you forget to wash them until the next morning. How do you manage to get them ready in a hurry? It's easy: Wash them thoroughly in the sink. Then roll them up in a towel and wring (get a friend to hang on to the other end of the towel) to quickly dry the shorts. If you do this several times using different towels, you'll be able to almost completely dry the shorts in minutes and they'll be clean and ready for more miles.