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Why do we feel better after a ride only after we shower?

Old 06-13-21, 08:03 PM
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Why do we feel better after a ride only after we shower?

In biking we donít get runners high. Iím not sure why. Even when going up a big hill, still no runners high. But many of us say we feel better after the ride, once we shower. That is also the case for me. I donít start to feel the increase in energy until I shower. Is it just mental?
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
In biking we donít get runners high. Iím not sure why. Even when going up a big hill, still no runners high. But many of us say we feel better after the ride, once we shower. That is also the case for me. I donít start to feel the increase in energy until I shower. Is it just mental?
When did "we" elect you to speak for us?
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I think I feel better after a shower no matter what I just did.
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
In biking we donít get runners high. Iím not sure why.
Speak for yourself, because I get my high every time I go for ride.
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Not sure why I feel so much better after a shower, but that is true for any exercise I do. Biking, running, lifting at the gym...

Iíve only experienced a runners high a few times. Iíve never had the same thing happen on a bike. But what is a high is riding downhill on a mountain bike.

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Old 06-13-21, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Speak for yourself, because I get my high every time I go for ride.

Is it like a runner's high?
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Old 06-13-21, 09:46 PM
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John Denver got Rocky Mountain high. So there’s that.
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Cold showers to reduce core body temp always leave me in a better mood.
Also helps with inflammation. An ice bath would be better.
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Says a guy called DreamRider.
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
John Denver got Rocky Mountain high. So there’s that.
I thought that was Joe Walsh.

John Denver spoke to God, and I'm pretty sure he was dead sober.
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When you exercise, you sweat, and toxins come out through the skin. You may feel better after washing them off.

I find heat drains my energy more than exercise. Having a shower and cooling off, normally makes you feel better.
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I find running so intensely boring that I canít imagine ever getting a high from it. Skiing and DH mountain biking give me a high. Road cycling not really, but it does clear my mind.

A refreshing shower always feels good after sweaty exercise.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I thought that was Joe Walsh.

John Denver spoke to God, and I'm pretty sure he was dead sober.

Jos Walsh sang of the Rocky Mountain Way and definitely did LOTS of drugs.

Ive seen them both in concert actually. Good times.
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"We" get endorphin rush during the ride. Try riding a little further.

"We" do not shower after a ride.
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Another false premise thread.

Many nights on tour I donít get a shower. Those are often the nicest campsites. I feel better when I am in the environment.


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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
But what is a high is riding downhill in a mountain bike.
Wait until you experience that, "riding downhill on a bicycle, achieving a PR top speed, & a Buick's front end quickly pokes out & bods down past a stop sign from a side street" high.
Almost like an out of body experience feeling...

I get that rush of a high in the a.m. after a good large mug of coffee. Then I feel like a million bucks after a hefty poop. So many toxins leaving at once is a major load of relief!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Another false premise thread.

Many nights on tour I donít get a shower. Those are often the nicest campsites. I feel better when I am in the environment.


Nice photo. Where is that? Looks a bit like interior BC.
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John Denver spoke to God, and I'm pretty sure he was dead sober.
He also got rained upon inside his moving car; which was nice because it didn't spoil anyone else's day.
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I have a great high after a great ride on a beautiful day. Or a faster than normal ride. Or after climbing a hill faster than normal...
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
John Denver got Rocky Mountain high. So thereís that.
Until he crashed into a lake.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
Nice photo. Where is that? Looks a bit like interior BC.
U.S.F.S campgroujd Dorr Skeels off Rte. 56 in the Cabinet Mountains of Montana. Closest town is Troy. Gladly trade a shower for that any day. Cool breezes would swell up out of nowhere and blow across the lake right at me. Perfect campfire conditions.
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
Is it like a runner's high?
Running is for the devil and Ive never felt euphoric/high after finishing. I have felt happiness...because I dont have to run more.

You based this thread off some curious reasoning.
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Wait until you experience that, "riding downhill on a bicycle, achieving a PR top speed, & a Buick's front end quickly pokes out & bods down past a stop sign from a side street" high.
Almost like an out of body experience feeling...
Or when you come around a bend in the forest at 25 mph, a grizzly and get mauled to death like that poor guy did a few years ago near Glacier National Park.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
Until he crashed into a lake.
Monterey Bay ....but close enough.
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