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Old 02-03-08, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by digger View Post
Do you have any idea how much aerodynamic drag that beard has? What about the extra weight you have to lug around? What about if you crash and get road rash on your face? That hair will make the rash worse and increase the chance of infection. Those are the main reasons that roadies shave their legs, you know - to lesson the aerodynamic drag, shave grams off your weight and for road rash.
Maybe you should read something about the areodynamics of the bumblebee. Then check out why golfballs have dimples. You might even want to find out why tennis balls are fuzzy. The actual reason roadies do all those things is, because of what all of us non-roadies know, they are they are nuts
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