I had an appointment with an oncologist at 4:00 yesterday. My dermatologist thought it would be a good idea to see if I would be a candidate for a CAT scan. This would be to make sure there are no cancer cells lurking somewhere. After looking at all of my lab work and the results of the surgery the oncologist said there was no need for a scan and that as far as melanoma is concerned I'm cancer-free.
By the time I left his office it was about 5:15. It was beginning to get dark and it was raining. It was a nice ride home in the rain after receiving good news. At one particular stop light I caught a lady in an SUV staring at me. She might have been wondering why someone would be so foolish to be out in the cold rain. Or maybe she was noticing how dirty my jacket was. It's been a while since I've washed it. In fact, I looked like I rolled under a diesel truck.
This morning I met a couple of friends for breakfast at McDonald's. When I got parked a guy drove up in his pickup and started asking the usual questions about the bike. Thinking back on it, my jacket looked pretty bad so washing it went on my to-do list.
My technique is to first take out all of the removable armor, soak the jacket in the bathtub, and use Woolite and a brush and scrub hard. After that I give it a thorough rinsing then spray Shout stain remover on all the dirt stains on the front and scrub hard again. Then I give it the final rinse.
There... much better. Now it looks like I rolled under a hybrid. Whenever I do this I usually ask myself why I don't do it more often. Maybe it's because in a week it'll be looking dingy again.
I'd like to know your method for doing the laundry.