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Old 07-04-19, 01:00 PM
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Smoking that pork might take a while, when do/did you plan the smoking process? I've had the few slabs of ribs going since this morning. They're soon to be done.
I use a propane smoker yes thats cheating. Around 45 minutes per pound. A small 3 pound tenderloin with an est pound of thick cut bacon. Usually about 4 hours at 225.
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Old 07-04-19, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Males shaving their legs is just WRONG
You'd shave your legs, too, if they were as sexy as mine.
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Old 07-04-19, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Yup, Iím a member of the dollar shave club. Now yíall calm down I donít care if you shave your legs or not. Jeez. Itís July 4th Iím fixin to hit some gravel roads on my bike then smoke a pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon for dinner. Then some ice cold beer.
The American Cardiothorasic Surgery Association approves of this post. Keep in mind that two guys will shave your legs before the operation. Ask me how I know.
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Old 07-04-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
As a non-racer I asked a racer who shaved his legs why on heck he did it. It couldn't be for a speed advantage as the physics of that made no sense to me. His answer made a lot of sense though. If you race a lot you will eventually end up in a crash and it made removing the bandages a lot less painful. No hair to stick to the scabs or to the adhesive.
And massaging is MUCH easier with shaved legs. More significant in my experience than most other reasons.
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Old 07-04-19, 02:29 PM
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The American Cardiothorasic Surgery Association approves of this post. Keep in mind that two guys will shave your legs before the operation. Ask me how I know.
Yes, not a heart healthy meal. In 2015 I had a hernia operation and once I was out they gave me a serious haircut.
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Old 07-04-19, 03:30 PM
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When I was road racing, I shaved my legs out of tradition.

Now that I race gravel I have hairy legs.
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Old 07-04-19, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
They're not supposed to be anything. Some people are some people arenít. Itís genetics not a social construct.
It is both really. As with beards and long hair, shaving has been in favor and out of favor for variety of reasons (hygiene is an excellent "in" example) throughout history.
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Old 07-04-19, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mountain Mitch View Post
PS. Its for the looks!
That's my excuse anyway. If I let it get too long it pokes through the lycra and looks really strange. I don't always shave, often I just clip it back really short.
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Old 07-04-19, 04:42 PM
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My reasons: tradition, road rash considerations, ease of applying sunscreen or embrocation. Also I hate the feel of the leg grippers pulling at hair.

But mostly vanity.
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Old 07-04-19, 04:51 PM
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(whispers) "Vanity".



Me too, to an extent. But I think it's mainly trying to stay cool. I grow my hair out for these tough CA "winters", since shaved legs really suck on cold days, but they rock during heat waves. Also, as the poster above mentioned, leg grippers on shorts don't work at all on hairy legs.
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Old 07-04-19, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
As a non-racer I asked a racer who shaved his legs why on heck he did it. It couldn't be for a speed advantage as the physics of that made no sense to me. His answer made a lot of sense though. If you race a lot you will eventually end up in a crash and it made removing the bandages a lot less painful. No hair to stick to the scabs or to the adhesive.
i recall reading why in rolling stone mag in the late 80s, reason given was related to crashing as you mention but not due to bandages but rather to reduced bacterial infection because apparently bacteria get a better environment on hair follicles.
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Old 07-04-19, 05:36 PM
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Leg shaving is a feminine trait. Real men don't shave their legs.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Leg shaving is a feminine trait. Real men don't shave their legs.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Both men and women have shaved (their entire bodies) on and off going back thousands of years. Also, would it surprise you to know that men have worn makeup for equally as long? You really should study more history wolfchld. Although I suspect you're being contentious.

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Old 07-04-19, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
i recall reading why in rolling stone mag in the late 80s, reason given was related to crashing as you mention but not due to bandages but rather to reduced bacterial infection because apparently bacteria get a better environment on hair follicles.

So that is why Rockers shave legs?
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Old 07-04-19, 09:10 PM
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road rash considerations, ease of applying sunscreen
These are my reasons for shaving my arms as well as legs. It's also easier to wash gnats off when they're not stuck in a bunch of hair.
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Old 07-04-19, 11:24 PM
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I admit I trim this area because the hot humid weather makes unwanted trips to Walmart it buy creme. The cashier laughs knowing I have jock itch she loves embarrassing me

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[skroītum] the pouch that contains the testes and their accessory organs. It is composed of skin, the tunica dartos, fascia, and the tunica vaginalis testis. Each testis is connected to a cremaster muscledescending from the abdominal wall. During cold weather these muscles draw the testes closer to thebody to maintain their temperature, and in hot weather the reverse occurs; the scrotum usually followsthis movement. adj., adj scroītal.
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I will never shave the hair on my legs for cycling.
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I will never shave the hair on my legs for cycling.
Okay, what will you shave your legs for then?
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They're not supposed to be anything. Some people are some people arenít. Itís genetics not a social construct.
Of course it is so. My (joking) reply was aimed more at the implication that body hair on men is unaesthetic. Which, of course, also varies throughout cultures and time periods, but it's rather strange to see hairy legs considered unaesthetic in a time where hairy faces are all the rage.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I admit I trim this area because the hot humid weather makes unwanted trips to Walmart it buy creme. The cashier laughs knowing I have jock itch she loves embarrassing me

scrotum

[skroītum] the pouch that contains the testes and their accessory organs. It is composed of skin, the tunica dartos, fascia, and the tunica vaginalis testis. Each testis is connected to a cremaster muscledescending from the abdominal wall. During cold weather these muscles draw the testes closer to thebody to maintain their temperature, and in hot weather the reverse occurs; the scrotum usually followsthis movement. adj., adj scroītal.
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Nice try. The problem with this theory is that by the time the bandages have to be removed the hair will have grown in....
PS. Its for the looks!
😂How long do you keep bandages on? Itís the tape that sticks to the skin, you can still shave around the periphery, if your your hair grows that much in 6-12 hours.

Agree, itís for the looks and for those guys who need to justify their manscaping.

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I just stated shaving my legs last week. The mail reason I did was to cut down on the number of times I have hair pulls while riding and running in shorts/socks that have the impregnated retention bands.
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What about males shaving their FACES?
It's fine as long as it's with a straight razor.
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
If shaving a rider's legs gives an X gain in speed, will shaving only 1 leg result in X/2 (Xx0.5) speed advantage?

For this, let us discount helmets and kickstands from the equation


PS we are not riding shirtless, so pit-shaves don't count

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I wouldn't suggest only shaving one leg. The decreased air resistance on one side of the bike will cause drift to the side with more resistance.
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