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.
No, I'm not a racer.
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
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 ... !!
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.
Don't like your job? There's a support group for that. It's callled EVERYONE and they meet at the bar!!!
I only shave my right leg so the hair doesn't get stuck in the chain.
Since I don't regularly get massages after epic rides, I leave my hair like nature intended.
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.”
-- Fyodor Dostoevsky
No wonder this country is going down the toilet.
It's hard to soar with the Eagles when you're flying with Turkeys
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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.
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
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. ”
― Bruce Lee
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
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!