After a long ride, A pleasure that sustains me over the final miles is the prospect of running a lovely hot bath, removing my cycle clothes, getting in and lying soaking for maybe a couple of hrs.
BUT!! being a relative novice to this road cycling game. Talking to a road sage the other day, he suggested that soaking in a bathtub immediatly after many miles of cycling was the wrong thing to do.
A luke warm shower after the ride would be more appropriate.
I dunno? I must admit I can feel pretty tight in the muscles after a long soak.