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View Poll Results: What type of shower?
I take cold showers. 4 6.90%
I take hot showers. 37 63.79%
I think ____ [women/men] find me more attractive nice and stinky. 17 29.31%
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Old 10-07-04, 04:30 PM   #1
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Just wondering which type of shower (if any) you guys/gals take after a ride. I usually go for a cold shower after the ride, but then I will get another one later (hot) if my muscles are aching.
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Old 10-07-04, 04:37 PM   #2
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If it's really hot out, a cold shower. If it's in the 70s, a moderate temperature. When it's cold enough that snot rockets freeze midair and shatter on the ground, a shower just won't cut it. I either take a super-hot bath or jump in the hot tub for a good 20 or 30 minutes until my skin doesn't feel like I just sat naked in a meat locker for the last couple hours. Then a moderate temp shower to actually soap up and clean off.
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Old 10-07-04, 04:45 PM   #3
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I either take a super-hot bath or jump in the hot tub for a good 20 or 30 minutes until my skin doesn't feel like I just sat naked in a meat locker for the last couple hours.
I guess I'm lucky I dont' have to deal with that, but I do wish it would get a little colder here.
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Old 10-07-04, 09:29 PM   #4
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Depends on the temperature outside. I'd say that 50% of the time it ends up being a cold or at least a cool shower after a long ride. Often it's just a warm shower without actually being what I'd call hot (yes, there is a distinction).

I should add that sometimes I don't shower immediately I get home from a ride -- especially if I'm going to be home alone for a while.
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Old 10-08-04, 04:34 AM   #5
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And wash of all those pheremones? psh
Just sweat more. So fresh clean sweat flushes off the older smelly sweat.
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Old 10-08-04, 05:18 AM   #6
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I take cool or cold showers. I find it's easier on the skin. And nothing wakes you up in the morning better than cool shower.

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Old 10-08-04, 09:54 AM   #7
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Start hot, finish cold.
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Old 10-08-04, 10:02 AM   #8
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I don't like showers, gimme a hot bath any time !
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Old 10-08-04, 10:54 AM   #9
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Start hot, finish cold.
I second that. At night though nothing beats a hot bath. Then I like to hop in the shower to rince off all the bubbles!!
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Old 10-08-04, 11:19 AM   #10
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Start hot, finish cold.
Nah, start cold, finish hot...or at least warm.

For me it cools me off and clears my head. Then I heat it up a bit so the warm water relaxes my muscles.
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Old 10-08-04, 12:03 PM   #11
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I'm a sweating fiend. I have to close my pores down before stepping out, especially at work.
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Old 10-08-04, 12:04 PM   #12
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I just noticed who started this thread.

Hey, I didn't know Aggies bathed!
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Old 10-08-04, 04:25 PM   #14
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I take a hot shower after I reacclimate to the temp inside the house, I don't feel good afterwards unless I have that "cool down" period
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Start hot, finish cold.
Yup - that's me also. I don't really like the cold part, but I feel that it helps with closing my pores, and therefore, fighting bacterial infection.



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Warm, not hot.
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