When I got home today I was forced to do something that is a big chore, but couldn't be put off. I wear the same knapsack every day, and I have for a few years now. Usually is is covered in salt stains but otherwise it is OK. After a week of being soaking wet, I can't bear it any longer. I can't quite describe the odor, probably just as well. It took ages to empty all the little hidy holes and pockets within pockets. I found a musli bar, gu packet and a ketchup packet that may date back years. It is now soaking in hot water, nappy san and bleach. If that ruins it so be it.
Worse, my helmet, my gorgeous, iconic, yellow MET is mouldering away and getting very strange. I will give it a hot shampoo, but I need to buy a hair drier or it will never dry out.
I am getting through two pairs of socks, two bras and now two jerseys every day. I should probably pack dry knicks too, but that just seems excessive. I have been wearing an old pair of volleys on the flat pedals of my utility bike, and they are now an evil shade of brown, and hunks of rubber are falling off them. And they smell.... funky.