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Old 05-23-10, 09:00 AM   #51
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I never gave a thought to shaving my legs until a couple of years ago when chemo made it fall out temporarily (along with almost all the hair on my body). I came to like the less hairy look. Since it all came back (except the part of my beard the radiation wiped out), I have trimmed the hair on my chest and belly (that's enough detail for here) a couple of times, but so far I have not trimmed my legs. But who knows? I usually all but shave my head just before BRAG. This year I might go for the legs, too. I don't think I'll shave, as that would add too much maintenance, but a close trim is less of a commitment.
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Old 05-23-10, 11:12 AM   #52
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Never have, never will, it's bad enough having to shave my face on a regular basis.
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Old 05-23-10, 11:26 AM   #53
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That's how it starts. First the legs. I know I know better massages, girls like it, etc.
The next thing you know and your shaving your back.

Anyone with a hairy back want to explain?
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Old 05-23-10, 11:40 AM   #54
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Besides that, given the way bike shorts look, shaved legs, and most guys are going to wonder if your wifes name is Steve....
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Old 05-23-10, 04:38 PM   #55
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here's an option: Shave one leg and when you go to bed you can pretend you're sleeping with a girl.
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Old 05-23-10, 05:17 PM   #56
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That's how it starts. First the legs. I know I know better massages, girls like it, etc.
The next thing you know and your shaving your back.

Anyone with a hairy back want to explain?
As the spouse of a hairy-backed man, trust me, a waxed back just may save a marriage! Hairy chest? Nice. Hairy back? Not so much. The ladies at the salon know my husband on sight, he can tell by the grimace they make when he walks in. When he comes home with back all red and swollen, he says, "It's all for you, Baby!" It pays off for him and I have his consent to write this. Besides, I shave my legs every day for him and never feel the need to debate the benefits/downside with other women. Marriage is a give and take, yes?
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Old 05-23-10, 05:41 PM   #57
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After chemo the hair on my legs never did come back. End of story.
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Old 05-23-10, 06:40 PM   #58
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Guys: Shave your legs?

No thanks. I'll shave my own. lol
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Old 05-23-10, 07:14 PM   #59
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here's an option: Shave one leg and when you go to bed you can pretend you're sleeping with a girl.
Google Autoeroticism.

Sort of like using your off hand for variety...
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Do many of you in the over 50 category crash that often that you have to worry about getting hair in the wound or adhesive tape pulls after patching up injuries? I have only fallen off my bicycle three times as an adult, the last time some fifteen years ago. I'm quite surprised to hear that people crash. I'm a fairly careful rider and take every precaution to avoid any kind of a fall.
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Old 05-23-10, 08:27 PM   #61
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As the spouse of a hairy-backed man, trust me, a waxed back just may save a marriage! Hairy chest? Nice. Hairy back? Not so much. The ladies at the salon know my husband on sight, he can tell by the grimace they make when he walks in. When he comes home with back all red and swollen, he says, "It's all for you, Baby!" It pays off for him and I have his consent to write this. Besides, I shave my legs every day for him and never feel the need to debate the benefits/downside with other women. Marriage is a give and take, yes?
Blueberry growers are famous for hairy backs. Be careful handling them miss k.
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Old 05-23-10, 08:32 PM   #62
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Do many of you in the over 50 category crash that often that you have to worry about getting hair in the wound or adhesive tape pulls after patching up injuries? I have only fallen off my bicycle three times as an adult, the last time some fifteen years ago. I'm quite surprised to hear that people crash. I'm a fairly careful rider and take every precaution to avoid any kind of a fall.
Last year, yes. Slid off the top of a large rock on my MTB and scaped ankle to hip. Was taken out of a fast group ride by a sloppy rider beside me. Was hit by a car in November. Wiped out in a cyclocross race on gravel. Numerous MTB falls, no real road spills though. More than anything, I shave for more effective massage.
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Old 05-23-10, 08:39 PM   #63
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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.
I race on the velodrome, skinsuits and hairy legs just don't look right. I just tell people it's a tradition and all my yoga gal pals like it especially my leg and sock tan lines .
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Old 05-24-10, 10:16 AM   #64
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Blueberry growers are famous for hairy backs. Be careful handling them miss k.
For you information, Mr. Jdon, I am a blueberry grower and there is not a hair to be found on my back other than the hair on my head that rests there!
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I have used my beard trimmers on my legs in the summer (makes it a bit easier to put on sunscreen). My wife doesnt care for shaved legs. It doesnt matter to me one way or the other.

Most of the guys in my club dont shave our legs.
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Old 05-24-10, 02:15 PM   #66
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Google Autoeroticism.

Sort of like using your off hand for variety...
Kind of like sitting on your hand till it goes numb.
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Old 05-24-10, 08:03 PM   #67
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Ok, I know a lot of guys my age (66) don't need to. Actually a lot of my fellow geezers can only grow nasal and ear hair. After 2 "Laugh In " falls I shaved mine. Curious to know about other members. Nick
I'm 65 and have been shaving my legs for about 8-9 years. When I don't they make me look like a walking hairball.
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I should have stated more accurately.... my wife doesnt want me to shave my legs. She does shave her legs.
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I should have stated more accurately.... my wife doesnt want me to shave my legs. She does shave her legs.
But you still "don't care one way or another" if she does?
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oh, no.... I really appreciate the fact she shaves her legs!
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Why is it that as we grow older, hair stops growing on heads and legs, but has no problems growing in ears and noses?
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^^^
Someone should explain this to my body. Leg hair is as long and thick as ever.
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Old 05-25-10, 05:19 PM   #73
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some of the Med's I take made the hair fall out....my wife got mad.....
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I have so little hair on my legs that its not even visible, so no.
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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.
I do shave and it really does help to keep things from getting stuck all over you and when things to sling up on you it is much easier to just wipe off.
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