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View Poll Results: Are you going to shave your legs this season?
Yes, I snipth the offending hairs from my lower limbs
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No I grewst them hairs, and I want to keep them
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Shave or not to shave

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Old 02-13-07, 04:29 PM
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Shave or not to shave

Well, its that time of year again, where the age old question,

To Shave or not to Shave, that is the question.

Whether is nobler to snipith the offending hairs off the legs, or to go au natural/

That is the question

My answer, I don't know yet!
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Old 02-13-07, 04:39 PM
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The next time I shave my legs will be the first time I shave my legs.

My answer is no.
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Old 02-13-07, 04:42 PM
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I'm keeping all the hair I can find.
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Old 02-13-07, 04:43 PM
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hmmph - it is hard enough to get me to shave my face, much less added acreage to the job!
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Old 02-13-07, 04:54 PM
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Why would I want to shave my legs?
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Terrierman -Cycling tradition? Don't you want to look the part as well as live the part as a cyclist?
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Old 02-13-07, 05:10 PM
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And what's wrong with the hairy neanderthal look on a bike? (the helmet hides my bald head )

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Old 02-13-07, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Terrierman
Why would I want to shave my legs?
+1

I thought this was only a swimmer thing
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Old 02-13-07, 05:18 PM
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Manly mountain bikers would never do that sissy Roadie leg shaving thing.
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It is (almost) the only hair I have left, except in my nose and ears!
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I am not currently shaving my legs, but have in the past and probably will again at some point in the future.

BTW: It isn't only a roadie thing. When I was racing mountain bikes it seemed like the majority of the racers shaved.
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I am just NOT that geeky
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit
Terrierman -Cycling tradition? Don't you want to look the part as well as live the part as a cyclist?
Not if it means I need to shave my legs. That's just way too gay for a hick from the sticks.
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I shaved my legs for about 11 years while racing and haven't shaved since I quit many, many years ago. I'm not thinking of ever doing it again.
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Tried it once.

Never again.
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I must've been 30 before I had enough beard to shave my face every day - - I'll be darned if I'm going to purposefully shave anything else
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I wouldn't dream of putting on the lycra and climbing on that bike with a hair on my leg
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Perhaps there should be different polls for men and women?
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I ain't shavin' !

Besides, the hair on my legs ain't gonna hold me back as much as the ten pounds I gained this winter.
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This discussion reminds me of that delightful scene in "Breaking Away."
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While it is true that I shave more places than I used to, my legs ain't among them.
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I'm convinced some guys shave because they think their muscles in their legs are more apparent . . . kind of like bodybuilders do. I know about the road rash thing and no hair making the treatment easier, etc. But let's face it, I be your bar-mounted computer creates more wind resistence that hairy legs.
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Old 02-14-07, 04:31 AM
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You gotta be kiddin'. It's gay enough that I wear tights. I ain't shaving my legs, or waxin' my back either. My daughter says, "c'mon dad, all the guys get their body hair waxed." Good grief, gimme a break.
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Never had hairy legs-and what I had seemed to disappear over time!!!
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