Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: biker thing

  1. #1
    0^0 fubar5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rolla, MO
    My Bikes
    Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
    Posts
    4,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not really in any biker circles, but in a bike magazine I've got bikers were talkin' about how girls dig their shaved legs. My question: Is guys shaving their legs a biker thing?
    Booyah!!

  2. #2
    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    8,945
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah. I don't, but they say if you crash, the rash is easier to deal with.

    Good question.

  3. #3
    Ich bin ein Lowlander! toolfreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Atlantic Ocean, France
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you made a big crash with your bike, your legs are bleeding and it hurts like hell!

    Why shave???

    It`s part of the job, is it?

    "ride my bike on the daik"

    Mark b.
    Mark







    Dancevalley 2th of august 2003 -> JXL, Laidback luke, Sasha, John Digweed, Monica Krusse.....and on!

  4. #4
    Marcy S
    Guest
    Supposedly, men cyclists shave their legs for various reasons. The three most common reasons that I heard; if you crash, the debris from the wound will be easier to clean; it's more aerodynamic against the wind; and of course because you can show off your hard earned leg muscles!

  5. #5
    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Holladay, Utah.
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Roholoff 500 & Bob IBEX
    Posts
    4,257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My question: Is guys shaving their legs a biker thing?

    The only other "sport" that i can think of that men shave there legs for, is swimming.... I had a good friend who was in my highschool swim team, and he would goto "shaving parties" where everyone would shave basically everything, glad i was never invited to that party!

  6. #6
    NOT a weight weenie Hunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah here are some more bodybuilders shave their legs. So do most pro wrestlers, and full contact no holds barred fighters that way you have nothing to grab or pull on. I agree Joe I would have declined a invite to that party too!

  7. #7
    Guitar Hero
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some dudes think that because they shave thier legs,they are making a total commitment to the sport they love.!!, I think that unless you're riding for a pro team , leave the leg shaving alone ! (of course if you're into wearing dresses after dark and you're name is LOLA, then that is something compleeeeetly different !!). cheers Buddy
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

  8. #8
    0^0 fubar5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rolla, MO
    My Bikes
    Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
    Posts
    4,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, I didn't read some of your replies soon enough. I already went ahead and shaved. But thats ok. Lance Armstrong shaved his legs before he was pro. Besides, its cooler than having hairy legs anyway. ;P
    Booyah!!

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Orginaly Wi, Now TN
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well I suppose shaving for aerodynamics makes sense, but nah not for me, but then again Im not a pro either , go figure huh

  10. #10
    0^0 fubar5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rolla, MO
    My Bikes
    Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
    Posts
    4,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think the last two reasons settle the shaving dilemma for most people. It did for me. But after I shaved my legs I had a crash on my bike and got a gash on my lower shin, it was kinda bloody.But it was A LOT easier to stop the bleeding with no hair. And the best part was that when the scab formed no nasty leg hairs got matted in, so the scar( in my opinion) looked cool instead of gross.

  11. #11
    Senior Member mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Snowy midwest
    Posts
    5,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You don't need to actually shave your legs for them to get smooth. Just ride a lot with jeans on. The hair will abraid off.

    Upon seeing my blue-jean biker stems, my own father accused me of shaving my legs. He is from the old school and was shocked to think his son had gone sissy all of a sudden. I assured him that it was from riding with pants on, but he is still half-concerned.

    I do a lot of other sports besides biking and can't afford to have the other fellers think that I shave my legs for ANY reason. That just wouldn't be a manly thing.

    So, I wouldn't shave my legs even if my wife begged me to. Hmm, begging... Well, I wouldn't do it if she just asked me to, but maybe if she asked me really nice I would - especially if she promised to make a pecan pie for me. Ah, what am I thinking?! - No shaved legs for me.
    Mike

  12. #12
    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    8,945
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A real man will rip the bandage off along with the hair.

    (Ouch! Hey, that HURT!)

  13. #13
    Guitar Hero
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yo Pete, wha' choo doin' there wi' da gaffa tape ??? hehehehehe
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

  14. #14
    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    8,945
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was thinking about wearing tight jeans while riding (instead of shaving), but I can't bend my legs even to walk...

  15. #15
    Guitar Hero
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh man that jeans thing sends me straight back to 1977!!! (laughs extremely loud,whilst falling over trying to put jeans on !)..........
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

  16. #16
    Senior Member technogirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    My Bikes
    Trek 4500
    Posts
    259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's a good question--to shave or not to shave! Personally, I shave my legs (no brainer there). I think in these parts of SoCal, it's super sexy for women to have shaved legs. I say, "Keep legs shaved!"

    Okay, for guys, the jury is still out on that one...I'm partial to leg hair for men, myself...sounds like makings of a poll to me!

    As far as hairlessness helping gashes, I have no idea. I've got that low-tolerance-for-pain thing going, so no amount of hair on the knee, will help the amount of pain that I felt as I hit the road.

    For the debris in the wound, whisky should help...takin' a swig of it as you clean out that nasty gash, would possibly help the pain. Hey, it wouldn't hurt! (We're assumin', of course, the whisky's at home, and not in your spare hip flask...)

    -----------------------
    The information provided herein should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

  17. #17
    0^0 fubar5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rolla, MO
    My Bikes
    Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
    Posts
    4,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Geez.. I was gone for the weekend and came back to find this thread had turned into a big discussion.
    My mom is from the old school too, she says shaving is sissy. My dad won't talk about it. The guy I ride(bikes) with says I should keep it up. Of course, I have to go with what the parents want, so I'm letting grow back out.

  18. #18
    Senior Member mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Snowy midwest
    Posts
    5,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Furbar5, start wearing tight jeans as mentioned above for the purpose of abraiding off your leg hairs.

    Maybe you can get your folks to compromise and let you shave as long as you don't wear tight jeans.

    It worked for me and it could work for you too.
    Mike

  19. #19
    0^0 fubar5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rolla, MO
    My Bikes
    Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
    Posts
    4,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Gocha, thanks I on it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •