Keep it Cool
Wash your clothes in cool or lukewarm water instead of hot. If you still see soap after it's gone through the rinse cycle rinse your garments again in cool water. This will ensure that no residue has been left behind.
The dryer can be a dangerous place for high-performance fabrics. To get the most life out of your clothing, hang dry instead of using the dryer. If you're hand washing your clothes, try this trick: Spread out a large towel and place one garment at a time right in the middle. Fold the edges so that the garment is covered. Ring the towel out just as you would if it were full of water.
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By squeezing out the excess water, your clothes will dry in half the time.
Keep Out of the Washing Machine
Depending on what they're made out of, some gloves can become hard or stiff after you throw them in the wash. Hand wash these instead. The same can be said for cycling caps. In the washing machine, the bill will likely break, rendering it useless.
If It Doesn't Smell...
If you only went on a short ride and didn't sweat much, hang up your clothes instead of opting for the wash. The more times a garment goes through the machine, the shorter it'll last. Try to only wash your clothes when it's a must.
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