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    i shaved my legs and now i look like a girl

    ...or like yogi bear with some skinny-assed girls legs. I can't believe I took this forum's advice.

    Anyways enough complaining how about some solutions. I was thinking about tanning some defenition into my legs- creatively applying sunscreen to make it look as though i have muscles even though I don't.

    This is a stopgap solution until my hair grows back so if anyone has any experience with this I have some questions:

    1. what SPF should I be using?
    2. I live in FL but should I visit a tanning bed for faster results?
    3. what is the best pattern to use?
    3a. should I put sunscreen on the parts that I want to look muscular or should I trace the outlines of muscles with sunscreen?
    4. how fast does leg hair grow?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by condiment View Post
    ...or like yogi bear with some skinny-assed girls legs. I can't believe I took this forum's advice.

    Anyways enough complaining how about some solutions. I was thinking about tanning some defenition into my legs- creatively applying sunscreen to make it look as though i have muscles even though I don't.

    This is a stopgap solution until my hair grows back so if anyone has any experience with this I have some questions:

    1. what SPF should I be using?
    2. I live in FL but should I visit a tanning bed for faster results?
    3. what is the best pattern to use?
    3a. should I put sunscreen on the parts that I want to look muscular or should I trace the outlines of muscles with sunscreen?
    4. how fast does leg hair grow?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    You don't tan "defenition" in, you ride until you get ripped.

    Don't cheat.
    Don't feed me that line of crap unless you're going to pony up some photos of your yoked quads and calves.

    i looked alright, i shaved, now i'm lookin' kind of wimpy and need to look halfway-decent while i wait for my hair to grow back. I don't plan on bragging about my definition or doing anything to draw attention to this horrible, horrible mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by condiment View Post
    Don't feed me that line of crap unless you're going to pony up some photos of your yoked quads and calves.

    i looked alright, i shaved, now i'm lookin' kind of wimpy and need to look halfway-decent while i wait for my hair to grow back. I don't plan on bragging about my definition or doing anything to draw attention to this horrible, horrible mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by condiment View Post
    Don't feed me that line of crap unless you're going to pony up some photos of your yoked quads and calves.

    i looked alright, i shaved, now i'm lookin' kind of wimpy and need to look halfway-decent while i wait for my hair to grow back. I don't plan on bragging about my definition or doing anything to draw attention to this horrible, horrible mistake.
    Start sulking and mumbling, then. Say your cat died if anyone asks.

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    racing won't get me results before the hair grows back. this is something I'm taking care of this weekend.



    any insights about this sunscreen application pattern?

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    Wear leg warmers.

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    Shave once a week, and be proud **legs shining sunlight dramatically, on top of hill**

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    i don't understand- you live in florida and it's summertime but you want to lay on an electric beach?



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    "i shaved my legs and now i look like a girl"

    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by condiment View Post
    racing won't get me results before the hair grows back. this is something I'm taking care of this weekend.



    any insights about this sunscreen application pattern?
    This is a joke, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryleeryno View Post
    This is a joke, right?





    Seriously dude, just sport your shaved legs. If you're that insecure then why did you shave them in the first place? Just man up and sport them, people probably won't even notice for the most part. If they do just tell them their mom likes it.
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    And now you sound like a girl aswell...
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    Before you go all medieval and angry with the leg, I would suggest you wait it out for a couple of weeks minimum. It does take some time for your eyes to get used to looking at the difference in looks. It took me about 3-4 weeks. Now, I continue to shave regularly. I can guarantee you that the only one that can tell anything is YOU!! If your legs are skinny and non-muscular, you can bet your mother's kidneys NOBODY is looking at them anyway.
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    Get a can of that spray-on hair advertized on TV late at night!

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    Im really not sure if this is a joke or not.

    If it is, its not really funny.

    If it isnt, im kinda worried that there are people that think like this in the world. Today its tanning definition into your legs, tomorrow its killing your family with a hammer while wearing a childs head as a hat.

    Seriously, stop being so vain, hair grows back. Either keep shaving and ride more or stop shaving and attach the helmet mirror and reflectors, dont fanny around with sunbeds.

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    Shaved legs are a badge of honor for me! A group a guys I ride with determined that we must have 200 miles in before we shave them. If your riding with hair, we know you aint got your miles, so get out there and ride. I have been shaving since '92, from March to November. (gets cold here in IL) Cant imagine looking down at my gams and seeing hair as I ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by colnajoe View Post
    Shaved legs are a badge of honor for me! A group a guys I ride with determined that we must have 200 miles in before we shave them. If your riding with hair, we know you aint got your miles, so get out there and ride. I have been shaving since '92, from March to November. (gets cold here in IL) Cant imagine looking down at my gams and seeing hair as I ride

    What a load of nonsense. I've ridden thousands of miles without shaving my legs, so if you're going off that assumption you're mistaken. I don't race so I don't need smooth legs for massages nor have I ever had road rash severe enough that it would make sense to shave my legs. I don't race so crashing is something that I have rarely experienced.

    Oh, and it's you're. I'd feel much worse not having a good command of English grammar than I would looking at hair on my legs.

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    HTFU.



    What...someone had to say it?

    Those chicken legs poking out from the shorts should be a newfound motivation to ride, not look at how to apply sunscreen to provide some sort of weird leg-diorama of muscle definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by condiment View Post
    ...or like yogi bear with some skinny-assed girls legs. I can't believe I took this forum's advice.
    Only professional bike racers, women, transvestites and posers shave their legs. Just let the hair grow back and put this embarrassing episode behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by condiment View Post
    should I put sunscreen on the parts that I want to look muscular or should I trace the outlines of muscles with sunscreen?
    please post pics if you do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
    Only professional bike racers, women, transvestites and posers shave their legs. Just let the hair grow back and put this embarrassing episode behind you.
    Hmmmm...You call'n me a poser???

    I shave and I like it....you don't....Good for you...Now bugger off...I gotta ride!
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    Quick shout out to Doc Pete - thats a nice set of guns you got there brother!
    Shave or not, makes no difference to me. I've done both and am currently hirsute. The definition is nice and besides, its tradition.
    http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com...on-you-wi.html

    However, I don't judge anyone, even fat guys on Cervelos, by whether they're shaved or not. As long as they're cycling. Your whining though is more girlish than your legs. And the notion about tanning in some definition?
    Disturbing, sad, and funny.
    And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKYLAB View Post
    Quick shout out to Doc Pete - thats a nice set of guns you got there brother!
    Well, having been away from racing I can say that they've deteriorated slightly. And now I own a Cervelo, so I'm just another fat guy on a Cervelo.
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