I recently fell while touring down a gravel/unsealed/metal road here in NZ. I managed to give my leg a good gash from a rock or something similar. Afterwards (8 stitches later) someone told me that some cyclists keep their leg hair short so that it can't catch rocks when they fall. I have pretty hairy legs and am considering trimming my hair to reduce the chance of this kind of thing from now on. Have you guys heard of this before? Is it an old wives tale, or is there some merit to it?
Cheers and ride safe!