The subject of helmet cleaning came up today on the coffee ride.
I had heard that you should clean your helmet occasionally. I can say that I have never done this in the 2+ years I’ve been cycling. I do however, wash my cycling hats on a regular basis.
I asked Russ how he cleaned his helment. (I’ve heard a couple suggestions of how to clean it, one of which is taking it into the shower with you and giving it a good scrub down then.) Russ, who is one of the funniest guys I know, had an interesting account of his recent helmet cleaning. Of course I cannot tell you how he washed his helmet. I’m sworn to secrecy on the details of the cleaning. I will just tell you that he basically cleaned it in the sink.
So when I got home I figured it was time to clean my helmet. I employed the same method as Russ and washed the helmet, and the removable padding, in the kitchen sink with some mild body wash. (Russ, if you read this, please know that the helmet was the only thing to be cleaned at the time.)
I’m curious, how many times have you washed your helmet? Is once a week normal, or perhaps once a month, or once a year? What method do you employ to clean your lid?