i was ridng in mudding conditions, usually stay out of them but my friends step up was to tempting, it was my first semi big jump so i was really excited. But when i got home from the track next door i washed my bike really good first with just a hose to get the high spots then went back with a sponge and soapy water to make it shine. Thats all good but heres the great tip. When your chain, or any other really muddy part of your bike, has mud that is in hard to reach places or just won't come off, fire up the air compresser and spray the chain with WD-40, then when you air compresser gets to like 100PSI spray the chain, i held a peice of cardboard behind the chain so wet mud and WD-40 won't go everywhere. It works good but you have to let it dry before applying more chain lube. Hope it works as good for you as it did for me!