After a long ride I usually go through my ritual of reviewing my ride stats and jumping in the shower Now this is what happens to my kit once I wash it in the shower with soap and water. I know that the washing machine would do a better job, but I do this for a few reasons. First, this is much easier (yes, I'm lazy). Second, this will make the kit last longer, because a machine wash is much harsher on the fabric then a hand wash is. So yeah, this is a normal sight in my house.