"Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
No way - I would have to double my average speed to join that crew. As is, I would only be a poseur
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
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.
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)
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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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!
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.
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.
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).
Dream. Dare. Do.
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.
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!
Certainly not! I'm a retro grouch.
Here's the result of waxing: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread....-*%28PICS%29*
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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.
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