Washing my bikes in a high-rise appt

Looking for advice: I live in a high-rise, as many of us do, and keep my bike downstairs in the courtyard. Only problem is the large accumulation of dust. Where do you wash your bike? We just got a new guard service, and a couple of the guys seem like they think they’re cops, able to dictate everything to everyone. One of them got onto the common area cleaning lady for running the water hose too long. So do I just go ahead and wash in an out of the way corner of the courtyard and give a friendly hand wave and a “Hao, hao” if the guard gives me grief, try to find a friend’s home to go to, or what? Experiences, suggestions?

Can you take it up to your apartment? I’ve washed my bike in the bathroom in the past. That’s the beauty of a waterproof floor.

Alternatively, you can wash it at a petrol station sometimes.

Or you complain to the community that the guards are there to provide security and safety, and should not be facist cops. We had issues with one of our security guards, interrogating friends when they entered (in one case threatening one) despite us giving permission to enter and all sorts, so we had to complain the the commtunity office/rep.

My community doesn’t allow community water to be used to wash cars/scooters/bikes. I suppose they feel it’s not fair to use community resources for personal reasons. Some people take buckets of water down from their apartments to wash their vehicles.

what area are you in?

I live in Xindian.

My last place, I took the bike and a couple of buckets of water up to the roof and did it there. Mainly because there wasn’t any space anywhere else that wasn’t too cramped.

Me too. Plus the bike dries faster with the breeze and direct sunlight up there.

use the dish washer.