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    The LOOK! svbiker's Avatar
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    shaving in off season

    Ive heard people let leg air grow and just shave when there first race for the next year is coming up.
    Ive also heard of people doing it year round what do you guys do? -mid atlantic winters by the way
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    let it grow.

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    I try and keep my legs smooth. As odd as this probably sounds, its a morale booster.
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    I let mine grow out last year. I usually stop shaving after Thanksgiving.

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    let it grow

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    You people shave your...legs?
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    I shave 'em year round -- more comfortable!
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    ya i think i am as well it seems cleanerand more fit
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    I last shaved two weeks ago. I'll shave again in the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy View Post
    I shave 'em year round -- more comfortable!
    +1

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    I crash a whole lot more in 'cross races than I do on the road. The road rash isn't as bad, but the reasoning remains the same.

    ...that and I've been doing it since 2005 (I know, I'm quite the old timer ) so it's habitual anymore.

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    Well, in these parts, there is no off-season. It's road racing and TT season in winter, and criterium season in summer, so I keep them shaved all year 'round.

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    I shave year round. It makes my skiing clothes more comfortable.
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    I ride all year so I shave all year.
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    Winter bush!

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    What is this off season you speak of....

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    What is this off season you speak of....
    I believe it's also known as the fire season in SoCal.

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    I'll prolly keep shaving but gain a few pounds instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    I believe it's also known as the fire season in SoCal.
    80 Deg. F today here, off season is for wussy or east coast types. shave em.
    Its all downhill from somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamawe View Post
    80 Deg. F today here, off season is for wussy or east coast types. shave em.
    fahrenheit is for wussy.

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    I ride in shorts year round with the occasional knee warmer day unless I'm doing some big mountains. So, I keep'em smoooooth and silky all year long. In fact, I shaved this morning.

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    The women at the gym love it, so I shave.

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    i'm another winter bush man. i play football (ah, soccer) in the winter, there's no way i'm going onto that field with shaved legs, it would be suicide.

    i do hate the way the hair sticks out of my cycling leggings though, makes me queasy!

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    I let it grow. It's some good insulation for the winter rides here.

    I'll start shaving as soon as I start doing true L4 intervals...

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    I don't shave in the winter.

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