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Old 03-01-05, 10:24 PM   #1
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Bike Salesmen??

Okay, so I went to two bike shops today whilst on a trip to Tamworth, the C&W capital of the WORLD. What is it with bike salesmen, they all shave their legs? Should the shaved legs of a salesman indicate to the buyer that the salesman is a biker or are many of them cross dressers etc. If there's a reason for shaving legs, would someone please enlighten me?
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Old 03-01-05, 10:26 PM   #2
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a lot of road bikers do it, search the forum and specify the road forum. you will see the horror and disbelief for yourself.
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I can't imagine shaving my legs to save 23g or some such crap
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23 g?
That's a lot of hair!
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Like you said, they're most likely transvestites. We have quite a few of them here in L.A.
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Ahh so it's mainly codswallop then. I thought so.
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Like you said, they're most likely transvestites. We have quite a few of them here in L.A.

Indeed we do...I wore a dress a few months ago...Didn't bother shaving though...I like my hair. I think I blinded a couple of people.
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Okay, so I went to two bike shops today whilst on a trip to Tamworth, the C&W capital of the WORLD. What is it with bike salesmen, they all shave their legs? Should the shaved legs of a salesman indicate to the buyer that the salesman is a biker or are many of them cross dressers etc. If there's a reason for shaving legs, would someone please enlighten me?
You pick hair out of road rash or try to take bandages of hairy legs. You'll understand REAL quick
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Indeed we do...I wore a dress a few months ago...Didn't bother shaving though...I like my hair. I think I blinded a couple of people.
Yikes....I don't like to see pantyhose over hairy legs...

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this is strange
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a lot of road bikers do it, search the forum and specify the road forum. you will see the horror and disbelief for yourself.
Horror???
I'm 60 years old and have been shaving my legs since I "got serious" about road riding in 2001. I've had a few mishps on the road and believe me --- Road rash and hairy legs don't mix!!
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To quote a former neighbor of mine, when he was comming out of his apartment at 3am in a miniskirt, fishnets, spike heels, etc.: "Well, I guess you've discovered my little secret...".

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They just look so dang smooth and sexy, the ladies love em. Also gives you an icebreaker as you have at least one thing in common.
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Dunno Rev, I don't shave my legs so when I see a salesman with shaved legs I wonder if I'm in the right place
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I've always refused to shave mmy legs. Now that I've had a serious case of road rash, and the subsiquient pain that goes with it, I'm considering leg shaving. The odd pimpling that occurs when the hair grows back grossed out my pregnat wife too much.
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Shaved legs are noticeably cooler on the hot, humid days of summer. Plus it's easier to apply sunscreen, recovery lotions, etc. Massages are more comfortable. Finally, it makes changing the bandages much less painful after a crash.
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Not only do they shave their legs, they wear panty hose....which chamous in them.
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My brother acquired a serious burn from his motorcycle exhaust pipe and was horrified when I suggested shaving his leg around the burn. He became a convert very quickly since we needed to change the bandage and dress the wound twice a day. In fact, he asked me to expand the shaved area further than his original boundaries due to the relief from not having his leg hairs pulled out by the roots. Now, he understands why shaved legs are preferable when injuries and bandages are involved.
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But, where do ya STOP shaving? I mean, I have hair all the way. Damn Italian bloodlines.

Imagine Sasquatch with shaved legs.

Not funny.

Stop it.
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You pick hair out of road rash or try to take bandages of hairy legs. You'll understand REAL quick
Amen, learned that lesson.

When you go down and there is no skin on your knees, wait till you try to change bandages.
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But, where do ya STOP shaving? I mean, I have hair all the way. Damn Italian bloodlines.

Imagine Sasquatch with shaved legs.

Not funny.

Stop it.
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The bike salesman didn't seem to be suffering any injuries. I guess he was expecting to come off one of his tricylces or something.
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But, where do ya STOP shaving? I mean, I have hair all the way. Damn Italian bloodlines.
Imagine Sasquatch with shaved legs.
Not funny.
Stop it.
As one of my ridding buddies used to say, you stop when you get to your ears. He was very much an Italian also.
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As one of my ridding buddies used to say, you stop when you get to your ears. He was very much an Italian also.
That's gonna take all weekend.


I'll just try to fall on my eyeballs.
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