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    50+ shaving

    Yes, I know, shaving threads on a cycling forum...
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    Many of our male friends here have some fetching grizzly fibre.

    As did I

    Until daughter said the beard and the glasses were a bit like a serial killer. She's young, she should know.

    So, I got rid of the face fur. I was kind of keen to do so, because the last time I was sleek cheeked I was a 50 Kilos national finalist in road racing and so forth. So I thought the shave would reveal my inner Mr. Sleek.

    Lordy, no. Mr ChubbyJowls turned up uninvited.

    I'll pretend not to care

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    Pics or meh.
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    I've been bearded since my mid thirties(always had a moustache) and I shaved it once in my early 40s--grew it back and have had one ever since.

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    wobblyoldgeezer, you made me chuckle.

    For the record, the only hair I have above my shoulders is eye brows and eye lashes.
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    With Beard, Recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
    With Beard, Recently

    DSC00529.jpg
    Errrr . . .

    Who's going to look at you with the beautiful damsel as stoker?

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    WOG,
    I would think that you will be an extremely rare individual in Bahrain as beards are almost universal for men in that part of the world. ...or am I wrong?

    As for me I have had a*mustache*ever since I could grow one. *I have on occasion had a beard but it is not a very full one and there were always some bald spots around the corners of my mouth, so I have shaved for decades. *
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    wobblyoldgeezer, you made me chuckle.

    For the record, the only hair I have above my shoulders is eye brows and eye lashes.
    Sadly, more on my back and in my ears than on my chin these days.

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    I thought this thread was going to be about Ear Hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Errrr . . .

    Who's going to look at you with the beautiful damsel as stoker?
    Yeah, I agree. Not interested in the beard, tell us more about the babe.

    Srsly, I have a goatee that was brown when I first grew it and now is white. I don't mind. As you found out, it helps the chin line. I won't get rid of the goatee unless I get cosmetic surgery, which is most unlikely.

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    Never, never a beard or a moustache. And, almost no hair on the top. I am very sensitive to touch and it would drive me absolutely nuts, as even longer hair does. Well, at least that way I would have an excuse . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    I have hair in places other people don't even have as places. I just never cared for the beard thing, my B-I-L and his son both wear beards, have for a long time in the B-I-L case, my nephew, since he was 17. My entire back, shoulders, chest and abdomen, arms, legs and the rest are covered...
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    My beard has only been off once in the last 40 years and that was for charity. That was enough. I remember the soreness still and I am never shaving again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about Ear Hair.
    I thought it was about leg hair.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    I thought it was about leg hair.
    Yeah, that was my fear when I first saw the title.
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    Had a moustache from 19 to 35 and have been happily clean shaven ever since. Almost had the police after me the first day I removed it as my youngest broke out in tears while at the mall. She was sobbing "you're not my daddy".

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    With the exception of one day a couple of decades ago when I had to shave for a respirator certification, I've had a full beard since I was 19.

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    Guess I'll jump in.

    My grown sons have never seen me without a beard, as well as my late wife. So it's been a long, long time for me.

    To keep this on topic, maybe if I shaved I'd go faster on my road bike....but then I'd have to shave the arms and legs... Nah, never mind, not going to happen

    I'm fine for now.
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    Tried growing a beard in college. It had bald spots. Gave up on beards. Had a mustache for a long time. Shaved it off a few years ago. Getting pretty thin on top now. Thinking about just shaving the top too.

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    Hit 70 in 2 weeks, still have a full head of hair (now salt and pepper), all my testosterone seems to be in my eyebrows at the current time - they grow like weeds. Usually have some gray stubble because I only shave about every 4th day to keep razor blade costs down. (That's "Chained-CPI" logic, in practice.)

    Had an 'Abe Lincoln beard' in mid-1970's. It kept the cold air from getting up under my motorcycle helmet during early morning commutes on the L.A. Freeways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    I thought it was about leg hair.
    This is 50+ not the 41.
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    In my early 20s I tried the Fu Manchu look to a degree (all closely-shorn, though, nothing dangling). That expanded into a full, but closely trimmed, beard in my mid thirties that I've had ever since. When my daughter was born, it (and the rest of my hair) were reddish-brown. Now, the hair is grey speckled and the beard mostly white. Coincidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
    In my early 20s I tried the Fu Manchu look to a degree (all closely-shorn, though, nothing dangling). That expanded into a full, but closely trimmed, beard in my mid thirties that I've had ever since. When my daughter was born, it (and the rest of my hair) were reddish-brown. Now, the hair is grey speckled and the beard mostly white. Coincidence?
    The youngest of my three older sister was born a year before me. When she was born, my dad had black hair. By the time I made my entry, it had turned gray and he was only twenty-nine years old. My sister insists it was the horror of my imminent existence that precipitated the graying of our father, but I have a different take on it.

    Back to the beard thing. Am I the only person who still grows a beard seasonally? I am clean shaven from the first signs of warm weather in February until the chill returns in November. It keeps my face from being chapped as I ride and walk.

    By the way, what passes for cold weather these days is anything below 40F. When I lived near Sacramento, CA, cold was anything below 55F.

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    I've had a full beard since I was about 19. I shaved it off twice -- both times most people didn't even recognize me. One time, a lovely young woman came up to me, ran her hand across my cheek and said "grow it back" .

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