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    Poll: Do you shave your legs?

    EDIT.... perhaps I should have just asked if you keep your legs shorn - since some people choose to go the ultra-pansy route and wax

    Regarding the leg-shaving phenomenom mentioned in a recent thread... did you take the plunge? Ever lost a potential date because of it? Ever got your ass kicked because of it? Do you wear panty hose and prance around feeling sexy? Take the poll, tell your pansy leg-shaving stories. pansys.

    I shave my legs.
    Last edited by ChicagoDave; 05-04-06 at 11:01 PM.

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    I wax
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    O RLY?

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    Get the **** out of here. I'd smack my kid on the head if he started shaving his legs--When did men stop being men? BMX already wears girls pants--Isn't that enough to make up for it?


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    I make up for shaving my legs by chopping down trees, driving a truck, smoking marlboro reds, drinking the hard stuff, beating my wife, cursing a lot, and scratching my balls all the time...

    </end sarcasm>

    "when did men stop being men" .... pshhhhh!

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    Shaving my legs makes my beard look fuller. Come on, what is more manly than a full,thick beard?

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    I like my leg hair. Plus, the manly thing about hairy legs isn't the fact that they are hairy, its that your not so vain as to shave something completely unneccesary, for no real aerodynamic benefit.

    If you want to body-modify to make yourself go faster, be like lance and lose a nut.

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    The only time I ever wish for shaved legs is when band-aids don't stick to that ****. But going with that logic I would shave my arms, and even my face more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    its that your not so vain as to shave something completely unneccesary, for no real aerodynamic benefit.
    Ride everyday for four to five hours and you'll start to wish that manly leg hair of yours was gone... do you really think EVERY rider in the pro-peleton shaves their legs for vanity purposes? Seriously. Thats like saying that the black paint under a wide-receivers eyes is just for looks - until you yourself have to try and catch a ball 80 yards out with 10,000,000 watts of stadium lights reflecting off your cheeks.
    I started shaving as a mountain biker. I would get some sort of nasty abrasion on my legs at least once a month, and each would require a months worth of dressing and tending to. Hairy-ass legs like mine tended to discourage the healing of such wounds, and pulling bandages off of them everynight was a nightmare. I continued to shave as I got into road because it was more comfortable to ride all day in the heat with shorn legs. hair is hot, it insulates. Shaving has no real aerodynamic benefit, true... but ask most any rider why they shave their legs and chances are they won't tell you "aerodynamics... duh!" and if they do, then they probably do it just to be "vain" as you so eloquently put it.

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    I don't shave the legs but I do shave the coin-purse. Its way faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank
    Shaving my legs makes my beard look fuller. Come on, what is more manly than a full,thick beard?
    Handlebars motherfunker. Handlebars. That was a month ago.


    Edit: too bad I still can't grow anything anywhere else on the face... damn. One day my balls will drop.
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    Yeah, I shave. I race multisport, and that life is just more comfy with no hair. The true test of manliness is if you can be macho without leg hair. And yes, I can.

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    I used to shave my legs when I raced. Now I don't see much reason. Also, I seem to remember people saying that one of the main reasons for shaving was that it cut down the risk of infection when you crashed and got scraped up legs. They might have just been trying to justify their shaving to others though... hmm

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    I haven't shaved my legs since I stopped swimming. That being said, it usually sucked because swim season was during winter.

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    afther thisth thread im swistching to mt biking

    post above... even when i swam i didnt shave anything.. I remember once i was swimming and the macho swim team came and needed an extra person to help with relays, i was wearing trunks... I OWN THE BREAST STROKE x 100XMEKFJmkfdjgd long hair, trunks bhahahaha... i wish i didnt stop swimming, teams would come to me while i was doing laps at the pool i swam at, asking if i would join and offering it to me for free.
    ibsomeonesayssomethingabootbillhicks

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    you should add a

    "no but my boyfriend does" option

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    i don't shave, but i still don't see the point to my body hair.
    i don't feel more manly from it, and my facial hair can't really
    form anything that would be defined as a beard, so wtf...

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    No, I don't

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    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

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    I don't shave because I'm lazy. I'm sure it feels great to have the wind over your bare skin, but I can only be bothered to shave my face once every two days, and I work in an office.

    I also mtb a lot, and have scrapes and cuts all over my legs all the time. I don't think having no hair would make them heal any faster.
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    my tattoo artist shaved my leg last week. does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoDave
    Ride everyday for four to five hours and you'll start to wish that manly leg hair of yours was gone... .

    i do ride over 5 hours a day, and no, ive never wished my leg hair was gone. and ive gotten nasty ass scrapes and cuts from being hit by cars, and ive never felt that my leg hair slowed down the healing process or aided to infection either.

    your all al bunch of swimmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoDave
    cursing a lot, and scratching my balls all the time...
    You're shaving too high, of course they itch!

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    yup, i shave, and no, i've never lost a date or got my butt kicked because of it.
    (and i wouldn't want to date anyone who would let a thing like that be in issue)

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    I shave the sides of my legs
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    I shave. I crash a lot when I ride the trails. Also, shaving my legs looks better than running around with those weird bald patches I get from wearing jeans.

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