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    RidingLikeCrazy! rangerdavid's Avatar
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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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    Just another sign that we're at peak beard:

    A new study says we may have reached ?peak beard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    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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    It's intended to mock those who stress about the aeroness of everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    I would barely call those beards
    Exactly! That looks like a couple weeks at most

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    life imitates Portlandia
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    Better than the standard issue goatee worn by 90% of males today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    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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    Hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradleykd View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    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.
    I HEARD YOU'RE IDEA'S AND THEIR DEFINATELY GOOD.
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    Because men have better things to do than scrape their faces every morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    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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    NHL playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sced View Post
    NHL playoffs
    And baseball, hockey, soccer
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Wicks away moisture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    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.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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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.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    Better than the standard issue goatee worn by 90% of males today.
    And way better than randonee mustaches.

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