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    ride more, study less lt1aggie's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrmyorick
    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.
    -chad

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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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    And wash of all those pheremones? psh
    Just sweat more. So fresh clean sweat flushes off the older smelly sweat.
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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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    Start hot, finish cold.

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    I don't like showers, gimme a hot bath any time !
    Oooooh yes, one day I will rid the world of showers and the bath shall come to dominate the cleansing habits of all the human race!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PainTrain
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by PainTrain
    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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    I'm a sweating fiend. I have to close my pores down before stepping out, especially at work.

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    I just noticed who started this thread.

    Hey, I didn't know Aggies bathed!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by PainTrain
    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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