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Old 10-27-07, 10:03 AM   #1
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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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Old 10-27-07, 10:27 AM   #2
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let it grow.
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Old 10-27-07, 10:30 AM   #3
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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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Old 10-27-07, 10:41 AM   #4
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I let mine grow out last year. I usually stop shaving after Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-27-07, 10:45 AM   #5
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Old 10-27-07, 12:51 PM   #6
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You people shave your...legs?
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Old 10-27-07, 12:51 PM   #7
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I shave 'em year round -- more comfortable!
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Old 10-27-07, 02:57 PM   #8
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ya i think i am as well it seems cleanerand more fit
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Old 10-27-07, 03:00 PM   #9
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I last shaved two weeks ago. I'll shave again in the spring.
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Old 10-27-07, 03:39 PM   #10
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Old 10-27-07, 03:42 PM   #11
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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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Old 10-27-07, 04:24 PM   #12
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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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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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Old 10-28-07, 05:18 PM   #19
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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.
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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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