jimlews wrote:whoof wrote:When the mud is dry brush it with an old tooth brush then wash with a bucket and sponge. You can put the brush and bucket on the ground floor then go and get the bike. I doubt anyone will steal your brush and bucket whilst you are getting your bike.
Stand bike on newspapers, brush off dry mud onto latter. Wrap and dispose of. Wipe over bike with oily rag.
Maybe that works if the muck is mud, but some of the stuff picked up on the lanes round here sticks like araldite if you let it dry, best to wash it off before then. My bikes have full guards and flaps, so stay fairly clean, the guards do need cleaning out after a dirty ride and the best way to do it without taking the wheels out is with a pressure wash. If it's left to dry, I need to take the wheels out..