For those who live in apartments: How do you wash your bicycle?
All of the bike wash how-tos I see on the Internet involve either a yard and driveway, or they use spray and wipes with no actual dirt on the bike. I have no yard or driveway. I have a shower, but that doesn’t work so well, mostly because I end up with a filthy bathtub.
Currently, I wash my bike in the parking lot by spraying the bike down with Simple Green, wipe gently with a wet rag, brush off grime where necessary and rinse from a bucket of hot water. For heavy mud after a day of mountain biking, I use multiple buckets of water, which is a pain since I need to haul all of this from a second story unit. I live in a swanky complex that doesn’t allow car maintenance in the parking lot, though, so I have to sneak around and it’s only a matter of time before the manager sees me and tells me to stop.