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    Quote Originally Posted by Super D View Post
    So...do you shaive your legs or not?
    Smartalec.

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    I had heart surgery when I was 25. Prior to the surgery, by entire body below the neck, except for my arms (where they taped all the tubes and wires while I was sedated), was shaved. I liked the feeling of bare legs and now shave my legs spring through fall. The first shave of the season is a pain, but after that, maintenance is easy. Three minutes with a disposable razor every few days while showering. I even do that when I am touring.

    IMO, a set of hairly legs sticking out of spandex shorts in not attractive.

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    No, I'm not a racer.

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    I've thought about it, but my wife complains enough about the muscular toning of my calves and quads all ready..../
    i'd think shaving would just accentuate that more

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    Interesting.... For those who don't quite get it.... Yep, If you are actually going to race you are going to need to shave...
    For infection prevention in a crash and the aftermath... Yes that is a reason, but it has more to do with massaging sore muscles and not having hair in the way of recuperating lotions than anything else... But of course the Huber Masculinitus Australopithicus types would never consider anything that might risk to threaten ( or not ) their stratospheric testosterone count ....
    Yet you guys still ride a bicycle ....... Aw... Schucks ......That's so cute ...LOL

    Amazing how certain people equate everything they cannot comprehend on a derogatoricaly based gender categorization ..
    Ah.... Voila les Cannon ... !!

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    I don't, but I'm also not a yeti either. the hair on my arms/legs is light colored, sparse, and fine anyway, from a short distance you can barely tell I don't shave

    plus, wifey likes that I don't (I have asked her thoughts on the matter), her words: if I wanted to go to bed each night with a woman I would have switched teams years ago.

    I laughed.
    "You should never point a loaded *** at anyone. This is not a hard and fast rule, however. A hard and fast rule is that you should never, ever, point an unloaded *** at anyone." --P.J. O'Rourke

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonz50 View Post
    I don't, but I'm also not a yeti either. the hair on my arms/legs is light colored, sparse, and fine anyway, from a short distance you can barely tell I don't shave

    plus, wifey likes that I don't (I have asked her thoughts on the matter), her words: if I wanted to go to bed each night with a woman I would have switched teams years ago.

    I laughed.
    Very open minded wife you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therhodeo View Post
    Very open minded wife you have.
    indeed
    "You should never point a loaded *** at anyone. This is not a hard and fast rule, however. A hard and fast rule is that you should never, ever, point an unloaded *** at anyone." --P.J. O'Rourke

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonz50 View Post
    indeed
    I don't think that meant what you think it meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therhodeo View Post
    I don't think that meant what you think it meant.
    sure it did, but it was that or get all snarky and take it down a road to lockdown. which would you have preferred?
    "You should never point a loaded *** at anyone. This is not a hard and fast rule, however. A hard and fast rule is that you should never, ever, point an unloaded *** at anyone." --P.J. O'Rourke

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonz50 View Post
    sure it did, but it was that or get all snarky and take it down a road to lockdown. which would you have preferred?
    This thread's heading there anyway, why not accelerate the process?
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    I only shave my right leg so the hair doesn't get stuck in the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    This thread's heading there anyway, why not accelerate the process?
    I'm not a dick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired2013 View Post
    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!
    And if you ride your bike in the rascal lanes, they'll Cinzano you with their canes.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    I only shave my right leg so the hair doesn't get stuck in the chain.
    Brilliant.

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    Since I don't regularly get massages after epic rides, I leave my hair like nature intended.
    "Even people opposed to religion need calm minds and compassion to make their work more effective."

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    No wonder this country is going down the toilet.
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    About once a month I take the dog trimmers to knock down the bushy legs. Much easier and faster than shaving and close enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moyene Corniche View Post
    Interesting.... For those who don't quite get it.... Yep, If you are actually going to race you are going to need to shave...
    For infection prevention in a crash and the aftermath... Yes that is a reason, but it has more to do with massaging sore muscles and not having hair in the way of recuperating lotions than anything else... But of course the Huber Masculinitus Australopithicus types would never consider anything that might risk to threaten ( or not ) their stratospheric testosterone count ....
    Yet you guys still ride a bicycle ....... Aw... Schucks ......That's so cute ...LOL

    Amazing how certain people equate everything they cannot comprehend on a derogatoricaly based gender categorization ..
    Incorrect.

    Also, I'm gonna go ahead and call you out here:
    How much race experience do you have?
    What is your racing category?

    An experienced, elite level racer wouldn't say something stupid like that, even though most of them have shaved legs.
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    My lega are naturally smooth and have no hair. There was no option in your poll for me
    A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

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    I've posted this before, but it may as well be repeated here.

    I shave my legs. For the following reasons:

    1% road rash care
    1% ease of massage
    47% tradition
    51% vanity
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I've posted this before, but it may as well be repeated here.

    I shave my legs. For the following reasons:

    1% road rash care
    1% ease of massage
    47% tradition
    51% vanity
    Pretty much it for me but a slightly bigger percentage of vanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I've posted this before, but it may as well be repeated here.

    I shave my legs. For the following reasons:

    1% road rash care
    1% ease of massage
    47% tradition
    51% vanity
    And finally some truth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
    My lega are naturally smooth and have no hair. There was no option in your poll for me
    I would lova to add an option for your lega but alas, it's too latea.

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