Fess up, do you shave 'em?
Fess up, do you shave 'em?
Don't bother. When you get old enough, the hair just falls off your legs.
"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then." (Bob Seger, "Against the Wind")
I did when I was a bike racer. Now I am flabby fred, so the hair help hide the flab.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike
first time this season. Not sure I like it it's a pain. Also feels awkward when wearing shorts and nowhere near a bike. Perhaps if I got a leg tattoo of something cycle related.
Why would I shave my legs? I hate shaving my face, never mind my legs... It's not going to make me faster.
This post would've been more interesting if Who shaves your legs? Was asked & included choices like SO, BFF, or Sasquatch.
Amerika, Land of the Very Brief.
Oh goody, another shave ur legs post. What's spring without this ever repeating gift.
And no, I don't. In not a littlegirlie man.
Today I rode 588 miles at an average speed of 37.80 mph...
If I had shaved my legs before the ride I bet I could have averaged 37.81 mph....
Signs of spring in the Northern Hemisphere ...
-- the first Waving thread
-- the first Shaving thread
And yes, of course I shave my legs. I wear skirts most of the time and it's not socially acceptable to do that with hairy legs.
I used too in my collegiate racing days... been thinking about it again, but probably won't.
Yes, of course.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
Good lord, no. What do you think I am, a metrosexual?!
Every time that wheel turn 'round,
Bound to cover just a little more ground!
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.
Cat 6 going on PRO....
No, of course not. Why would I? Why would any man?
To everyone who thinks it's a hassle. Get this. Also, it cuts it almost razor close, but just long enough to avoid that uncomfortable stage. Also, don't have to be careful because it's near impossible to cut yourself.
I don't think many people shave for speed. I do it because when I wrecked, cleaning my wound was made much more painful because of my coagulated hair.
Haha! Wish it did that from the ears and nose, but sadly, it just gets thicker. What's that for, anyway? Thousands of years ago, were old men kicked out of the cave and had to survive out in the cold, so it became an adaptation? All I can think of. Or....wait, this is it. It was an adaptation to get crazy women to stop paying attention to us, so we could slowly die in peace without all the nagging?
BFF...well if your BFF shaves your legs for you, it's a little more than BFF..
SO? I think my wife would get a kick out of waxing my legs and seeing me scream.
(Warning: language in vid clip below NSFW and not advisable for kids.)
You're right, it would've been more interesting.
POLL: How many of you wreck often enough that the minor annoyance of getting hair in your road rash makes the effort of shaving your legs worth it?
OK, full disclosure - I have shaved my legs five times, but most of the time my legs look like Burt Reynolds' chest. When people ask me about why cyclists shave their legs and I use the road rash excuse, the response back to me is always "biking sounds dangerous if you crash that much" or "you bikers must get in a lot of accidents, I would never do what you do you're CrAzY!". Regardless, one thing we can all agree on is that they always call us bikers. But I digress.
I like food.