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The Truth Behind Shaving Your Legs...

Old 04-01-06, 08:15 AM
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Old 04-01-06, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by AnthonyG
Question for you guys who shave your legs. Do you wear shorts as casual wear when your off the bike?

I wear shorts all the time in summer and if I had shaved legs without a bike in sight people might get the wrong idea!
I wear shorts at work about 9 months of the year. Same at home.
No bike in sight. No problem. Look at my leg muscles (er...right now they're just coming back -- been off the bike for 3 months until recently -- doctor's orders). Can't hide my new tattoos under all that leg hair.


Best reasons to shave:
1. Road rash clean up and healing -- been there
2. Massage -- I have a massage about every 3 weeks
3. Sunscreen and leg hair
4. Leg hair prevents leg grippers from keeping shorts in place
5. Show off the muscles you've worked so hard for -- vanity??
6. Show off those tats -- a new one for me


Let's be honest. Which looks better? This?


or this?
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Old 04-01-06, 09:41 AM
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Female input here:

Hairy chests are a turn-on, provided it's the right volume and in the right place.
Hairy backs and bellies are a turn-off, unless it's a really cute guy who you are ready to forgive anything
Hairy/hairless legs are totally irrelevant and make no difference at all.
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Originally Posted by AchiLLe..s
How do you shave legs? DO you go up to your thigh or just calves? thanks
Thigh? You mean hip, right? Be careful around some areas though.
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Old 04-01-06, 11:17 AM
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oh man, once again the shaving saga continues.


Achilles, how high is your self esteem? Im in high school also and I am going to. (still waiting a little for some toneage)
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Old 04-01-06, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by edzo
infection from cuts

tick removal mountain biking

band-aids

looks intimidating when yur legs are powerful and you have low fat %

chicks def dig it

and basically, hairy legs look like ****
This chick doesn't dig it. When I'm with some hairless roadie I feel like I'm with another woman (not that I'd know what that feels like ).
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Old 04-01-06, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by AchiLLe..s
at 15 years old i think its too early to shave my legs, especially at school when the guys see, but on the other hands the ladies will stroke their hands down my smooth,hairless,defined,strong,tan legs. They will go wild. so it can be good and bad. Although i have blonde hair to begin with and not much so shaving might not be a bad idea. How do you shave legs? DO you go up to your thigh or just calves? thanks

I've been shaving since 14. High school will be high school, so expect some heckling.

Just wait until your shorn legs are out-squatting the football players...It's a damn good feeling
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Old 04-01-06, 12:39 PM
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I started shaving my arms and legs before I got into cycling because of tattoos. They look better and when you put on sunscreen every single day in the summer, it makes it a lot easier to apply when there isnt a bunch of hair in the way.
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Old 04-01-06, 01:29 PM
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If I ever get to the point that I have to wait for the weather to clear before I ride, I'll surrender my manhood.
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Originally Posted by Cypress
If I ever get to the point that I have to wait for the weather to clear before I ride, I'll surrender my manhood.
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Old 04-01-06, 04:52 PM
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I've had several girls comment on my legs. Shaving rocks!

This is me last fall:

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Originally Posted by bike756
I've had several girls comment on my legs. Shaving rocks!
With a nice set of quadriceps like that I wouldn't be suprised if you were getting comments from everyone in both genders. Especially all that build going up from the vastus medialis is impressive.

Good Work!
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I don't shave, but I have had some leg hairs get ripped out on todays ride, rights where the litle brake housing noodle from the rear caliper meets my frame. That was slighlty less than pleasant.
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Old 04-01-06, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bike756
I've had several girls comment on my legs. Shaving rocks!

This is me last fall:

damn dude how old are you and how long have you been riding?
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Bring'em on. Here's me last year, some 10 lbs smaller then.
.....And no kidding. I never hear anyone laugh.



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I haven't used a razor for any type of shaving in years, picked up a set of generic clippers for doing my own haircuts (buzzcuts). I just use the clippers on my face too, makes it looks like i just shaved, but allows me to skip that annoying "oh it's baby smooth", 3hours later if feels like sandpaper-stage. I also use the clippers with the smallest guard to trim body hair anywhere, i will probably end up doing my legs once this year just to trim it. I have blond body hair (redhead) so it'll probably make little to no visible difference other then comfort.
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Old 04-02-06, 08:38 AM
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I was out for the first time with shorts on this season and looked down and saw wooly legs. Made me wonder if I should shave them. I have pretty light hair being a red head, but in the past I have been known to trim my arm hair using clippers and the #1 comb. Gets the hair short so that it looks less like a small creature, but stays away from the cactus problem too when the wife wants to warm up next to me in bed.

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Blond hair on legs and arms=no shaving for me. I have a beard too. Wind resistance is not realy relavent right? Infection. I don't fall very often. like 2 times in 10 years and no scrapes ether time. Judo role works for me even being out of practice. Chicks dig a nice ass, legs and arms get noticed but their eyes are checking your behind. Lucky me I dont have to shave my ass.
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Lol, you are lucky!

I also think clippers are the best way to clean up. More socially acceptable and shaving everyday to keep the wire bristles down is just way too much of a hassle.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I was starting to wonder if shaving my chest would help keep me cool in the upcoming Summer... and my fiancee would like me to anyway. The problem is deciding where to stop. No matter where I stop shaving, it will make a noticeable line from wooly to silky.
Don't stop.
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Originally Posted by bike756
I've had several girls comment on my legs. Shaving rocks!

This is me last fall:


How did your VMO get so big, but your post. quads stay so small(relative to VMO)????

Crooked pedal cleats?
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Hi,

I wrote this piece a few years ago about shaving legs for my cycling club's newsletter. It may answer a few questions for the high school aged cyclists in this thread. If you don't race, don't sweat shaving your legs. If you race, don't leave home without a razor (for your legs).
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I find that four gallons of Nair per 7 gallons of water works well in the Jacuzzi....just remember to replace the filter at regular intervals.
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Originally Posted by AchiLLe..s
damn dude how old are you and how long have you been riding?
Thanks. I'm 16 and I've been riding for 3 years.
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I shave 6 inches up the inside of my right leg. Someone asked me, you shave that? I was like, yea, the top ring rubs it sometimes with the float in my cleats.

That was BS, I just wanted to see what it looked like. I really liked it so I still do it. Ill do the rest one day. I think 160 pounds will be a good weight to shave um down. All my roadie buddies shave but their all 140-150 pound range and look like I cyclists. I dont. Im still a little heavy. Lost 20 pounds since Feb and have a goal of 22 more by 6/15/06 192 now. Who knows, gotta get to 175 first. Then 15 more and Ill skin them.

I have real light, thin hair so it wont be a big loss.
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