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Old 05-15-14, 02:46 PM   #1
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What's With The Beards???

So the pros are going with beards now?? Dont they know that's not aero? Hmmm, I might finally fit in!!






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Old 05-15-14, 03:13 PM   #2
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Just another sign that we're at peak beard:

A new study says we may have reached ?peak beard?
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So the pros are going with beards now?? Dont they know that's not aero? Hmmm, I might finally fit in!!






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I would barely call those beards
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Old 05-15-14, 03:22 PM   #4
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It's intended to mock those who stress about the aeroness of everything.
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I would barely call those beards
Exactly! That looks like a couple weeks at most
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Old 05-15-14, 04:05 PM   #6
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Better than the standard issue goatee worn by 90% of males today.
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Better than the standard issue goatee worn by 90% of males today.
90% of males in NC maybe. The goats are a lot fewer and farther between in CA these days than once upon a time.
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Better than the standard issue goatee worn by 90% of males today.
that's definitely a southern thing... I'm guilty.. lol. leave the south and you'll notice you don't fit in as well...
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Those are a vain attempt to look manly at 140lbs.
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that's definitely a southern thing... I'm guilty.. lol. leave the south and you'll notice you don't fit in as well...
I was at Princeton. Yeah I guess the goats were kind of scarce there. At least the shaved head/goatee pirate look kind of died. Except for guys with bald spots. It lasted about 10 years.
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Those are a vain attempt to look manly at 140lbs.
Finally someone brave enough to offend the gods of pro cycling, and speak the truth like it really is.
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Because men have better things to do than scrape their faces every morning.
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So the pros are going with beards now?? Dont they know that's not aero?
Beards make you faster by creating turbulence in the boundary layer between the relative wind and your face in the same way dimples make golf balls fly farther and Zipp wheels go faster.
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Do they still shave their legs?
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Finally someone brave enough to offend the gods of pro cycling, and speak the truth like it really is.
At 225lbs I'm not too worried about offending them.
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wtf is a beard thread without these two guys?




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Shave their legs, don't shave their faces in an attempt to look manly. Seems legit.
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So the pros are going with beards now?? Dont they know that's not aero? Hmmm, I might finally fit in!!

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Manages laminar air flow, like dimples.
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May be less aero, but makes feeding more efficient. Different foods in different parts of the beard. Just suck some out for instant energy. Longer beards can be used to hide all sorts of useful compounds as well.
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Better than the standard issue goatee worn by 90% of males today.
And way better than randonee mustaches.
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