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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post


    Some of our silent participants do, and they have mighty fine looking legs.



    Oh, wait a minute.....she's doesn't qualify, she's not a guy.
    You got me there Lenny - My point was, why shave legs when you aren't shaving face...
    Oh well - like most jokes - it's really bad if you have to explain it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    You got me there Lenny - My point was, why shave legs when you aren't shaving face...
    Oh well - like most jokes - it's really bad if you have to explain it...
    Ohhhhhhhhh. That is a good one.

    I guess I'm slow on more than just the bike.

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    No way - I would have to double my average speed to join that crew. As is, I would only be a poseur
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddez View Post
    Way TMI!
    Way too much much question..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Way too much much question..
    Yup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    Never have, never will, it's bad enough having to shave my face on a regular basis.
    My sentiments exactly.

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    On a road ride today I told my son that, whilst I wouldn't do it because it would over the top poseur for me, he should shave his legs.

    "Dad, you are probably the only dad in the country who tells his son to shave his legs!"

    Of course, it's not true, but it did do me proud.

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    I shave my legs because when I don't all the little hairs keep getting plucked by my shorts and it's like some ancient Chinese torture for the entire ride (LOL)

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    I haven't yet, but after today's 50 mile ride, my legs were covered in the grit and grime kicked up from the front tire (beautiful day, no rain).They felt really nasty and a friend suggest shaving to help reduce things from sticking. Not sure if it would really help, but I may give it a try.
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    usually twice a week

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    [QUOTE]
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    Many of the 50+ riders I know (male and female) have flabby skin (even though they have reasonable muscle definition). Hair at least goes some way to disguise this rather unpleasant sight
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    Am I reading this correctly?!??! Are you actually suggesting that a woman's flabby skin would look better covered in hair!??! Have you actually seen that?!?! A MAN'S flabby skin doesn't look better covered in hair! Oh, the humanity!

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    [QUOTE=miss kenton;10851286]
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    Am I reading this correctly?!??! Are you actually suggesting that a woman's flabby skin would look better covered in hair!??! Have you actually seen that?!?! A MAN'S flabby skin doesn't look better covered in hair! Oh, the humanity!
    Only on the Jersey Shore.

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    Yes, I just did it today for the first time in 20 years.
    About 3 years ago, I returned to cycling from a 20 year hiatus. But last week, after doing my traditional first hilly (65 mile) ride of the season, I realized I would be shaving soon. The massaging last week wasn't very pleasant. Tomorrow, I'm doing that same hilly ride. My wife, who has never seen me with shaved legs before today, told me it was weird because my legs now look better than hers. I don't agree with her on that one.

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    [QUOTE=jdon;10851366]
    Quote Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post

    Only on the Jersey Shore.
    Canadian tourists.

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    For those who shave, why not wax? I understand the result is longer lasting. After all, the pain factor should be of no concern -- this is all about men, isn't it?
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
    Am I reading this correctly?!??! Are you actually suggesting that a woman's flabby skin would look better covered in hair!??! Have you actually seen that?!?! A MAN'S flabby skin doesn't look better covered in hair! Oh, the humanity!
    I'd suggest they cover up with leg warmers or pants...

    I did say the hair went some way to disguise this. However, hairy cover is not the ideal solution. And there are some men who like hairy leggedness on their laides (I am not saying I am one of them).

    It's a bit like tatts on old people. ughhh! (I dislike tatts generally, but even more so on saggy skin).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    For those who shave, why not wax? I understand the result is longer lasting. After all, the pain factor should be of no concern -- this is all about men, isn't it?
    Pain while cycling is good.
    Pain getting ready for cycling is not.

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    I started shaving a couple of years ago when I started racing. IMO, it is mostly a tribal ritual but does have some benefits others have pointed out. I think hairy legs and lycra shorts are just wrong.

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    I have been shaving my legs for a couple of years. All the years of wearing long pants at work have killed spots of hair any way. It is a lot of easier to put on sun screen on smooth legs. I use an electric razor. Shave my legs, then my face. Real easy! I have had comments from people at the gym about my smooth legs. I tell them I cycle. Ends the questions. My legs are nicer any way!

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    Certainly not! I'm a retro grouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    For those who shave, why not wax? I understand the result is longer lasting. After all, the pain factor should be of no concern -- this is all about men, isn't it?
    Oh yeah. You are a font of advice. Not good advice, but advice.

    Here's the result of waxing: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread....-*%28PICS%29*
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    [QUOTE=jdon;10851366]
    Quote Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post

    Only on the Jersey Shore.
    Revere Beach, Massachusetts. Where you too can see middle aged, hairy dudes in speedos and lots of gold chains.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    I'm not a particularly "hairy" guy...I don't see the need. I've been riding for 4+ years now and have never even thought of it...until I read it here.
    The thoughts and opinions expressed by this poster are his own and should not be misconstrued as gospel. They are and were not meant to inflame, enrage or otherwise tick anyone off, usually.
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