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    Quote Originally Posted by yote223 View Post
    No wonder this country is going down the toilet.
    Due to hairy legs, or shaved legs?

    I think there are other reasons why the country's going down the toilet, but that's going to be reserved for another thread.

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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

    What about aerodynamics? If the hair is long enough, it can collect small children, trash, birds, puppies, small food disgards, etc. After a while, the frontal area increase of each leg due to hairy leg and associated debris can significantly add to drag coefficient. Although...it would be a convenient way of storing snacks for long rides... Hmm..

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    If you shave your legs the terrorists win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super D View Post
    What about aerodynamics? If the hair is long enough, it can collect small children, trash, birds, puppies, small food disgards, etc. After a while, the frontal area increase of each leg due to hairy leg and associated debris can significantly add to drag coefficient. Although...it would be a convenient way of storing snacks for long rides... Hmm..
    Leg hair has a negligible effect on aerodynamics. Rider position, helmet, clothing, frame and wheels all have a much greater impact. There is a sticky on TT's in the 33 if you are interested in the discussion.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yote223 View Post
    No wonder this country is going down the toilet.
    That's why I'm glad I live in Canada .
    A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

    ― Bruce Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
    That's why I'm glad I live in Canada .
    Don't you guys grow flannel out your legs up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Leg hair has a negligible effect on aerodynamics. Rider position, helmet, clothing, frame and wheels all have a much greater impact. There is a sticky on TT's in the 33 if you are interested in the discussion.
    I was kidding.

    #HumorFail


    P.S. When I ride with one of my buddies, and he pulls out his TT bike, the speed difference vs his road race bike are are tremendous. I would say the frame and rider position, all other things equal, has the greatest positive impact on aerodynamic efficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    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.
    Hmm... Evidently, you missed the sarcasm...
    You can't take everything literally, especially on this Forum..
    As far as calling me out..... OK Fine.

    Lets' see, I coached NECSA Juniors, promoted a 2 day Stage Race, have raced Killington Stage Race from 87 to 97 and multiple other races up and down the North-East up until 2004. I have raced in France, only as an amateur of course, left racing a few years ago as a III, returning and planning to upgrade.
    So I have thrown a leg over that top tube more than once or twice...
    And after a harrowing day I need to go ride...

    Cheers..
    Last edited by Moyene Corniche; 05-07-14 at 04:26 PM.
    Ah.... Voila les Cannon ... !!

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    srsly? my bad...

    also caloso's breakdown applies to me too.
    "Your beauty is an aeroplane;
    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    Shave no trim yes. Couple times a year I trim just about everything below the neck with electric. Why? Not for biking but it cuts my drying time after showers in half. Amazing how much water all that hair can hold.
    Retired 75 YO. Got my sub 5 ET century at 50 and sub 7 RT at 75. Just want to finish at 80. USNR, USAF, USCGA - riding 2014 Zenetto Steath ZR7.1 Carbon

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    I don't but my riding partner does. And I have to admit I am glad she does.
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    I'll start by saying that I do shave. A friend of mine shamed me into it several years ago, it was the whole being part of the pack mentality at the time. I kept doing it because my wife and I both like the way it looks. The thing that really surprises me about these threads is the lack of response to the survey, over 1300 views at this point and less than 150 votes either way.

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    I don't but I want to as a means of sticking it to The Man.

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    I think I want to shave my legs, but I'm not sure. Last time I did it, my older daughter was still in high school. She's 25 now. She noticed it in less than a second. What an eye that kid has. My wife's eyes bugged out when my daughter mentioned it.

    Later, my wife got annoyed at me because of how my stubbly legs felt in the, uh, sleeping place.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctpres View Post
    Shave no trim yes. Couple times a year I trim just about everything below the neck with electric. Why? Not for biking but it cuts my drying time after showers in half. Amazing how much water all that hair can hold.
    I just drip dry or put my clothes on while I'm still wet. I get dry eventually.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post

    IMO, a set of hairly legs sticking out of spandex shorts in not attractive.
    If you are talking about women's legs I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aubiecat View Post
    If you are talking about women's legs I agree.
    Then you must have it tough there in Alabama.
    "I've wanted you to succeed, but watching you find excuse after excuse after excuse and then laugh it off as the loveable, quirky, chubby guy is getting old."--Ill.Clyde

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Chewbacca should have used Rogain years ago.

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    I do since my first real crash. Pulling crap out of hairy azz legs - that I naturally have - and taking off band aids hurts a lot more then it should with them being smooth. If you don't do it yet, after your first crash, you will.

    Damian

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    If you shave your legs the terrorists win.
    Terrorists are usually quite hairy and are very intolerant, I think it may be the other way around actually. If you don't shave you're legs, terrorists win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Leg hair has a negligible effect on aerodynamics. Rider position, helmet, clothing, frame and wheels all have a much greater impact. There is a sticky on TT's in the 33 if you are interested in the discussion.
    So like what, 12%?

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    Yes.
    Earn the Burn.... Reap the Gain

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    Quote Originally Posted by therhodeo View Post
    You make it sound like cycling isn't a huge sport in Spain.
    No, I was making a tongue in cheek reference to the movie Breaking Away.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Soak the band aid in oil before removing it from your body. No problem.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    I usually don't like to make excuses but I think I didn't win the race today because I didn't shave my legs.

    Good thread.
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