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    What do you guys use as an after lotion after you shave the legs? What is that stuff I've seen racers rub on their legs before a ride? I guess it's supposed to warm up the legs but really it seems to just leave them all shiny and showing the cut muscles. There's probably some expensive cycling products specifically for this I would guess. What is it and is it there a cheaper alternative?
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    Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion
    Oatmeal formula, moisturizes for 24 hours, provides fast-acting relief of dry, itchy skin with light, cooling menthol. Fragrance free and dermatologist recommended.

    This lotion/moisturiser rules. I wouldn't shave without it!

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    Hey, I've already got some of that Aveeno stuff.

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    Don't like it?

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    i've seen some people rub "warming cream" on their legs before a race, but i've never used it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by fight or flight
    Don't like it?
    Actually the Avenno stuff is my wife's. I'm thinking it's time to try out the leg shaving thing and just looking for the inside scoop before I actually do it. The Aveeno sounds like a good idea.

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    Aveeno all the way. Both shaving cream and moisturizer. Also, if you don't have a water softner, I recommend not shaving in the shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCR
    Actually the Avenno stuff is my wife's. I'm thinking it's time to try out the leg shaving thing and just looking for the inside scoop before I actually do it. The Aveeno sounds like a good idea.
    Anyone use the Nair for men?

    My wife would kill me if she caught me taking stuff from her kit!

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    I use Jergen ultra healing lotion after shaving and showers... works well...

    I haver never even thought of using Nair for men... hmmm I can see burning already...
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    I use sun screen before a race.

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    I fractured my foot in september so i let the hair grow back because I didnt want to have to deal with it and a bum foot. To remove the hair again initially i used nair, it worked great. but i would NOT reccomend this stuff for regular use. it burns my skin hardcore and leaves is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freaking sensitive.
    I will check out that cream for post shaving application. I use skintimate shaving cream, its womens stuff, but it works well and smells nice.

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    During the winter months: Nivea Body. Extra Enriched Lotion.

    Pre-race, there are a bunch of warm up products that offer varying results.

    I'm more concerned with post-race massage than I am pre-race oils.

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    After every shower I use Jergens naturally smooth shave minimizing lotion.

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    After shaving I use Udderly Smooth also know (Udder Cream).. You can get it at Trader Joes.. It is greaseless and work unbelievably well for shaved legs..

    Linaments are what most pros use in the peloton before races.. Many of the teams have there only special formulas.. These are particularly useful when training in cool or cold conditions.. They work much better than icy hot..

    One easy way to make your own is to buy Tiger Balm Oil and mix with distilled water.. Put it in a spray bottle shake and spray / rub in before a ride.. DO NOT SPRAY ON RIGHT AFTER SHAVING.. You can mix one bottle of oil 4 ounces w/ 8 ounces of water.. It is pretty warm stuff.. If you find it too hot, add more water to your mixture..

    I use to get this in Chinatown in LA.. I have been buying from an ebay seller.. Here is a link:


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...514786264&rd=1
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    After a shavedown I wash liberally with Dettol. No need for moisturisers or oils as they just clag the pores and end up giving you a rash in humid weather.

    As for the warm-rubs, we don't need them where I live (temperate climate). I race in long nicks during winter if it's cold or windy.

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    I used baby oil most of the time after shaving my legs (back when I did).
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    Used to, but the wife said shave 'em every day if you do (nubs) or not at all or sleep somewhere else. At my age, I don't have time anymore anyway.

    Oh, when I did, I used Cornhusker's Lotion as an after shave - never got a rash.

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    I would agree with that, you almost have to shave everyday or things get stubbly... I have grown to hate that feeling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by my58vw
    I would agree with that, you almost have to shave everyday or things get stubbly... I have grown to hate that feeling...
    Everyday? Man, I don't even like to shave my face more than 2 or 3 times a week! Maybe I should rethink this shaving thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCR
    Everyday? Man, I don't even like to shave my face more than 2 or 3 times a week! Maybe I should rethink this shaving thing.
    Don't sweat it, I shave once a week in the winter and twice durring the summer months...and I'm a hairy beast! I hate shaving, weather it be my legs or my face, so I let a little stubble grow.

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    I've used a few different lotions.. If it is you're first time be prepared for razor burn. After that it is not bad at all, I also have to shave my legs atleast every other day same with my face. I've tried nair stuff did not work well for me atleast, probably did not leave it on long enough and it smells and burns.. no thanks

    If you do use lotion to much it can clog you're pores that is true.. My legs get really dry if I do not which is not good also.. So base it on you're personal experience some people have more oily skin then others. I have heard a few times that baby oil is not good for your skin since it is actualy mineral oil so is hard to absorb into the skin so is more likely to clog you're pores..

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    I don't use anything other than a sensitive skin shaving cream with tea tree oil or similar. I hate creams and lotions... I feel like I'm just packing my pores with crap after a nice clean shave.

    A bit of sunscreen before a ride is the only thing that I'll put on my legs unless I need some A-535 due to sore muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1_Fan
    I don't use anything other than a sensitive skin shaving cream with tea tree oil or similar. I hate creams and lotions... I feel like I'm just packing my pores with crap after a nice clean shave.

    A bit of sunscreen before a ride is the only thing that I'll put on my legs unless I need some A-535 due to sore muscles.
    Hey it's off topic but we've only got two more days until the start of the F1 season...my TiVo is locked and loaded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Rodies
    Hey it's off topic but we've only got two more days until the start of the F1 season...my TiVo is locked and loaded!
    Mine too. I'll be in heaven this weekend... F1 and Paris-Nice on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1_Fan
    Mine too. I'll be in heaven this weekend... F1 and Paris-Nice on TV.
    Yeah between riding, F1 and P-N my wife gonna kill me!

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