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View Poll Results: Do You Shave Your Legs?
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Old 05-05-14, 10:39 PM   #26
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I've shaved them twice. I also shave my bolas and my torso. TBH I don't mind when they are shaved, however I wouldn't do it myself. I do it only when my fiancee does if for me. I like it actually . Both times she has done it. Now I don't have time for that crap. Specially since I cut myself constantly with the effin razor.
You shave your huevos? Is that to make you go faster or to assist in cleaning a wound in case of a crash?

When I had my first angioplasty, a young, sweet looking nurse shaved my groin area where the catheter was going to be inserted. I had to keep thinking about baseball and cold showers to keep my mind away from the young lady manscaping me.

When the first stent became occluded within the first month, the doc had to perform another angioplasty. (I eventually needed a third angioplasty, within two months of the first one.)

By the time of the third angioplasty the doc decided to go up the left femoral artery.

That left me fully manscaped. This of course has nothing to do with shaving legs or bike riding.
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Old 05-05-14, 10:43 PM   #27
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If I had taken Italian instead of Spanish in college, I would.
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Old 05-05-14, 10:44 PM   #28
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Today I rode 588 miles at an average speed of 37.80 mph...
Let me guess, it was a recovery day.
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Old 05-05-14, 10:59 PM   #29
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I shave while waving at other cyclists...
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Old 05-05-14, 10:59 PM   #30
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Which shaver is that?

If you can't cut yourself, that might come in handy for some of the fellas in this thread who'd prefer to shave their beans instead of their churros. Wait, that didn't come out sounding like I thought it would.

It's great. For legs, the plastic guard can be taken off for a close shave. I'll never touch a razor. With the plastic guards there are different length measurements for whatever else you decide to do with it.


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Old 05-06-14, 12:54 AM   #31
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Bibs.
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Old 05-06-14, 07:33 PM   #32
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I shave while waving at other cyclists...
I love this place, thanks for the laugh
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Old 05-06-14, 07:45 PM   #33
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Why wouldn't I?
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Old 05-06-14, 08:34 PM   #34
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Where I live - a guy will be beat up if he shaves his legs.
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Old 05-06-14, 08:47 PM   #35
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I "buzz" everything in the summertime as i have long hair now (on my head) so i try to make the best of it with the rest of my hair. Yes even "down there" and i would try to do the "rear" but it's too much hassle (plus i heard it will be really painful)

Shaving the pits also helps with odor
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Old 05-06-14, 08:48 PM   #36
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Strangers waiving at you, wanting to know if you shave your legs, comparing your components ... I don't know where all that's leading but I'm not there. I just ride my bike.
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Where I live - a guy will be beat up if he shaves his legs.
In South Florida? Are the gangs of septuagenerian New Jerseyites that bad?
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Don't be fooled by them old guys. They have a lot of anger- especially when all of the handicap parking spaces are taken. It can be a little rough!
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Old 05-06-14, 09:31 PM   #39
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If I were a girl I would shave my legs. Or maybe if I were an Olympic swimmer or something. Since I'm neither of those, no I don't shave my legs.
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Old 05-06-14, 10:23 PM   #40
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No. Most emphatically, NO.
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Old 05-06-14, 10:27 PM   #41
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I cycle in cargo pants. Shaving my legs will not help anything.
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Old 05-06-14, 10:48 PM   #42
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I've considered it a couple of times, but I'm too lazy to do it regularly. Shaving my face is enough for me.
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Old 05-06-14, 11:15 PM   #43
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Yes,I had a few sparse hairs here and there,so now they're all gone.
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Fess up, do you shave 'em?
Of course I do. It is the rule.
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Absolutely. It feels better, I like the way it looks and so does my wife. This is coming from someone who grew up in a small farm town in Kansas and still lives in a very redneck area. Never had a negative comment except from my sister who I get constant negative comments from especially because I'm skinny now.
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My girlfriend waxes them for me , actually. Lasts a lot longer than if I shaved them and it isn't that painful_ for me, at least.
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It's great. For legs, the plastic guard can be taken off for a close shave. I'll never touch a razor. With the plastic guards there are different length measurements for whatever else you decide to do with it.


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Thanks, looks like a great deal.
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Strangers waiving at you, wanting to know if you shave your legs, comparing your components ... I don't know where all that's leading but I'm not there. I just ride my bike.

So...do you shaive your legs or not?
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In South Florida? Are the gangs of septuagenerian New Jerseyites that bad?

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If I had taken Italian instead of Spanish in college, I would.
You make it sound like cycling isn't a huge sport in Spain.
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