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Old 11-03-15, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I actually wish I had majored in biochem or similar so I could engineer a contagious viral hair destroyer and do away with shaving and waxing and all of it for eternity.
Between the cycling and porn industries, you'd be rollin' in money.
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Is this the lady's forum?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Skin is slow. Hair is slower.

I actually wish I had majored in biochem or similar so I could engineer a contagious viral hair destroyer and do away with shaving and waxing and all of it for eternity.
If it truly was about aero: why not leggings like swimmers?
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Shaving and waving. Threads that always deliver.
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Lessee, which calls your masculinity in question more - making a personal grooming choice, or obsessing about all the other guys' legs and their grooming choices? Hmmm....
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Frankly, after all that work wouldn't you want your vascularity to be front and center? I mean, you earned it, right? Tight shorts and hairy legs belong to a different time and place... Or not.
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Frankly, after all that work wouldn't you want your vascularity to be front and center? I mean, you earned it, right? Tight shorts and hairy legs belong to a different time and place... Or not.
Say wut?
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Old 11-03-15, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Say wut?
A joke. A slightly longwinded way of saying: do what you want.
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Old 11-03-15, 05:02 PM
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no hair pulling when you get massages
I have gone to a massage therapist for 12+ years, I don't recall the hair on my legs ever being pulled. I think your masseuse was messin with you...
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Originally Posted by HazeT View Post
It makes you look sexier when wearing short skirts. Now if you also decide to shave your chest you may also be entitled to show some cleavage.
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I just don't care, I'll rip hair off my body all day long, pour antiseptic in wounds, etc.. It's a tolerance thing.
Wow what a manly man.

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Old 11-03-15, 05:16 PM
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Shaving and waving. Threads that always deliver.
I ALWAYS wave when I shave
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Old 11-03-15, 05:36 PM
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Wow what a manly man.
You cry? It's okay.
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Old 11-03-15, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ray.garza View Post
Why not shave just one leg and try it out?
No! He'll just keep going in circles!
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Old 11-04-15, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mrblue View Post
Recently, I've been getting more into road cycling. It was inevitable that at some point the idea of leg shaving would come to mind. I've heard all the arguments for shaving (aerodynamics, road rash, massages, vanity, fashion, fitting in with the cool kids, etc...), however, since I don't race, nor plan to race, I'm not a very hairy guy, and no matter what I do I'll never be cool or fashionable, I see little point in it.

Having said that, I was just wondering what other non-racers do in regard to leg shaving.

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Old 11-04-15, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Nobody even shaves their face anymore, but they shave their legs? I bet the KC Royals would be faster on the base paths if they shaved off their beards.

Talking about this is even stupider than doing it unless you are going up against Greg Lemond in the final stage of the 1989 TdF and then you would wear a skin suit anyway. If you are doing it for poseur points, just go for it. If you want to know if it makes you faster, just wear tights to cover your leg hair. By the way you do know you have to shave your arms too to get the full effect and that long hair you have sprouting around outside your aero helmet. What, no aero helmet? But shaved legs? What's wrong with this picture?
This! If you aren't going all the way, why do any of it. For the most, I can't see anyone actually telling the difference. If it takes a wind tunnel and computer equipment to notice the difference, then for the normal human, it's got to be the power of suggestion where someone tells you it's better this way or that, and your mind tells you that it is.
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Old 11-04-15, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Skin is slow. Hair is slower.

I actually wish I had majored in biochem or similar so I could engineer a contagious viral hair destroyer and do away with shaving and waxing and all of it for eternity.
Maybe just try some "Nair". The old commercial "Girls wear short shorts".
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Old 11-04-15, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
Lessee, which calls your masculinity in question more - making a personal grooming choice, or obsessing about all the other guys' legs and their grooming choices? Hmmm....
I have two friends, Carlos & Vito...Quite masculine, quite the bears. lmfao
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I've had my fair share of wrecks and rash, and never really noticed it being worse shaved, or hairy. I guess I'm lucky in that I heal quickly, and don't have a problem with the tape sticking to hair. In fact, my last bout of rash was the worst I've had (more painful than the broken clavicle), and I had to dress it for less than a week... on my knee, hip and elbow too, so not fun spots.

Aside from that, I can't really afford the time and expense to get regular massages, so I don't take the time to shave. Now, all I need to do is drope the hamer on the MUP, hit a little girl, and drop the poseur in team kit to justify my wool leggings.
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Buncha pansies! HTFU
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I shave my legs because:
1) hair is gross
2) easier to apply sunblock
3) less flies attaching to legs during ride which is exasperated by sun block. Those little sonsabitches you get in the spring.
4) less dirt attaching to legs which is exasperated by sun block
5) shows off my massive quads. Massive I tell you. So vanity.

I shave the captain and the 2 sailors because
1) hair is gross
2) the pubs stick out through the shorts
3) trim the bush makes the tree look bigger..so...vanity.

I trim my arm and chest hair because
1) hair is gross
2) easier to apply sun block
3) less flies attached to legs which is exasperated by sun block
2) it gets really stupid long and the bald legs with hairy arms looks...weird. So vanity.

Only 1 friend of mine teases me about it. She's a lesbian so she finds it funny that, as a gay female, she avoids doing this and largely wears flannel. She brings up the leg shaving every possible opportunity. That's ok, she gets entertainment.
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Old 11-04-15, 07:54 AM
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You hairy Freds don't get no waves.
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Originally Posted by digger View Post
I shave my legs because:
1) hair is gross
2) easier to apply sunblock
3) less flies attaching to legs during ride which is exasperated by sun block. Those little sonsabitches you get in the spring.
4) less dirt attaching to legs which is exasperated by sun block
5) shows off my massive quads. Massive I tell you. So vanity.

I shave the captain and the 2 sailors because
1) hair is gross
2) the pubs stick out through the shorts
3) trim the bush makes the tree look bigger..so...vanity.

I trim my arm and chest hair because
1) hair is gross
2) easier to apply sun block
3) less flies attached to legs which is exasperated by sun block
2) it gets really stupid long and the bald legs with hairy arms looks...weird. So vanity.

Only 1 friend of mine teases me about it. She's a lesbian so she finds it funny that, as a gay female, she avoids doing this and largely wears flannel. She brings up the leg shaving every possible opportunity. That's ok, she gets entertainment.
Assume I am missing some serious sarcasm so I won't bother to address the main nonsense points
Hair is gross though?
How often do you shave your head in that case? Daily? every other day?
And one can only assume that your significant other is completely shaven/bald as you find hair gross correct? Or you are not grossed out by other people's hair?
Interesting...
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Assume I am missing some serious sarcasm so I won't bother to address the main nonsense points
Hair is gross though?
How often do you shave your head in that case? Daily? every other day?
And one can only assume that your significant other is completely shaven/bald as you find hair gross correct? Or you are not grossed out by other people's hair?
Interesting...

Let's face it. 99% of these shaving sheep would never ever in their lives have considered shaving prior to being brainwashed by the cycling culture. What people will do to fit in and feel like they belong to something is virtually limitless.

ETA: why isn't anyone shaving their eyebrows??
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Originally Posted by digger View Post
I shave my legs because:
1) hair is gross
2) easier to apply sunblock
3) less flies attaching to legs during ride which is exasperated by sun block. Those little sonsabitches you get in the spring.
4) less dirt attaching to legs which is exasperated by sun block
5) shows off my massive quads. Massive I tell you. So vanity.

I shave the captain and the 2 sailors because
1) hair is gross
2) the pubs stick out through the shorts
3) trim the bush makes the tree look bigger..so...vanity.

I trim my arm and chest hair because
1) hair is gross
2) easier to apply sun block
3) less flies attached to legs which is exasperated by sun block
2) it gets really stupid long and the bald legs with hairy arms looks...weird. So vanity.

Only 1 friend of mine teases me about it. She's a lesbian so she finds it funny that, as a gay female, she avoids doing this and largely wears flannel. She brings up the leg shaving every possible opportunity. That's ok, she gets entertainment.
Hair isn't gross....besides, you're doing it wrong. You should hot wax all that.


Plus Diggre, don't you need all that hair to be warm during those Canadian winters?
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There is nothing wrong with doing something for vanity, or aesthetics. Just admit it to youself . Having smooth legs feels nice and makes me feel good.

Having said that, I don't shave year round. Hairy as a mammoth atm.

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