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View Poll Results: Do You Shave Your Legs?
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No, I'm a sasquatch, got a problem with that? 121 63.35%
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Old 05-07-14, 08:22 AM   #51
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So...do you shaive your legs or not?
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Old 05-07-14, 08:36 AM   #52
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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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Old 05-07-14, 08:36 AM   #53
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No, I'm not a racer.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:36 AM   #54
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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 ..
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Old 05-07-14, 08:47 AM   #56
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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.

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Old 05-07-14, 08:48 AM   #57
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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.
Very open minded wife you have.
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Old 05-07-14, 09:33 AM   #58
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Very open minded wife you have.
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Old 05-07-14, 09:39 AM   #59
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I don't think that meant what you think it meant.
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Old 05-07-14, 10:10 AM   #60
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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?
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Old 05-07-14, 11:18 AM   #61
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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?
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I only shave my right leg so the hair doesn't get stuck in the chain.
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Old 05-07-14, 11:31 AM   #63
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This thread's heading there anyway, why not accelerate the process?
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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!
And if you ride your bike in the rascal lanes, they'll Cinzano you with their canes.
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I only shave my right leg so the hair doesn't get stuck in the chain.
Brilliant.
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Old 05-07-14, 11:54 AM   #66
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Since I don't regularly get massages after epic rides, I leave my hair like nature intended.
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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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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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My lega are naturally smooth and have no hair. There was no option in your poll for me
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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
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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
Pretty much it for me but a slightly bigger percentage of vanity.
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Old 05-07-14, 01:47 PM   #74
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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
And finally some truth!
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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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