7 Things I Wish I Knew Before a Big Gravel Race

3. Opt for a High-Pressure Water Sprayer

While water squirted from a bottle will do in a pinch, a high-pressure sprayer like this $5 option from Walmart can also be useful to quickly clean off mud and gunk off before lube reapplication at the checkpoints. It’s an affordable, happy medium between pouring water over your drivetrain and using a full-on power washer (which, if you’re not careful, can do more harm than good to some of your bike’s more delicate components).

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