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Old 02-04-08, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by socal619 View Post
Ok, this is kind of a silly topic, but I want some opinions. I got lazy and grew out a short beard, no mustache, only about 1/4 long. I got some unsolicited compliments from some pretty girls at school and decided to keep it. I showed up to a ride with a buddy I hadn't ridden with for a few weeks and he starts making fun of me. Also I've notice that many (most) recumbent riders have some degree of whiskers going on. So what's an acceptable amount of facial hair for a roadie? Will I be labled a Fred rockin the 5 oclock shadow? Should I just trade in my road bike and go 'bent? I know roadies can be snobbish when it comes to appropriate appearance
Hey, if it gets the pretty girls talking to you, I'd say stick with it.

I'm so old that the only time pretty girls talk to me is when their bike needs fixin. :-)
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