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Roadies: Do you race/bike and not shave?

Old 04-15-10, 10:00 PM
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Roadies: Do you race/bike and not shave?

Yeah, so I'm not going to be shaving at all.

Will I get funny looks when I go out to race?
Is there anyone on here who races and doesn't shave their legs/arms?
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Old 04-15-10, 10:01 PM
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Yes, but I'm asian so I lack any significant amount of body hair in the first place.
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Old 04-15-10, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KiuBWhy View Post
Yes, but I'm asian so I lack any significant amount of body hair in the first place.
Okay, how about this: Do you race, not shave, and have hair on your legs?
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Old 04-15-10, 10:04 PM
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kthnxbai.
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Old 04-15-10, 10:08 PM
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I'll take that as a yes (funny looks) lolol.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post


kthnxbai.


op, if you really care what others think, there's nothing we can do to help. fwiw, my teammates take jabs at me for not shaving, and i really don't care. although that may change when i save up for a hair trimmer
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Old 04-15-10, 10:09 PM
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You will get funny looks but not because of your hairy legs. Everyone will be wondering why you are checking out everyone elses legs.
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Old 04-15-10, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by curiouskid55 View Post
You will get funny looks but not because of your hairy legs. Everyone will be wondering why you are checking out everyone elses legs.
lol

edit- I was just wondering so I knew before I get out there, either way I'm not going to be shaving. Just was curious.

Oh and nick:

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Old 04-15-10, 10:22 PM
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I have several ex-pro/cat 1 teammates who don't shave. Don't worry about it, nobody gives a crap except on these stupid forums.

Edit: You should just worry about getting your ass dropped.
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Old 04-15-10, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
I have several ex-pro/cat 1 teammates who don't shave. Don't worry about it, nobody gives a crap except on these stupid forums.

Edit: You should just worry about getting your ass dropped.
So 'you' don't? Give a crap, or shave your legs??
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Old 04-15-10, 10:55 PM
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I shave mine, but I don't "give a crap" if someone else shaves their legs or not.

At a race, nobody is going to care. Well maybe some will but so what?
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Old 04-15-10, 10:56 PM
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I dont shave.... when you're ridding none can tell -
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Originally Posted by Profoxcg View Post
I dont shave.... when you're ridding none can tell -
incorrect.

As for myself, I used to shave and typically do but haven't since I hurt myself over the xmas holiday last year. I'll probably whip out the razor again as soon as I can train as much and as hard as I want but i'm in no rush.
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^ you mean to tell me you rather look at other riders legs than then road. because that is what I meant.
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Shaved legs are to the cycling what the mohawk is to punks. It looks pretty intimidating, though for everybody except for pros who get daily team-provided massages and ultra-disciplined amateurs who massage their own legs, shaving really doesn't do anything. I know a masseuse who will tell you that she can knead-up a hairy pair of legs just fine. Then again, pros and posers alike do crash, and cleaning and bandaging shaved legs is a hell of a lot easier.
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people in cars can't tell.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
I shave mine, but I don't "give a crap" if someone else shaves their legs or not.

At a race, nobody is going to care. Well maybe some will but so what?
But if you have friends who are/have been where you wish to be....why not follow their lead?

Pullin' your chain dude, don't go all 50 post explenation on me!
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Originally Posted by jpearl View Post
....cleaning and bandaging shaved legs is a hell of a lot easier...
Myth... anyway to the Op, if you want to shave - shave, if you don't, then don't
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Old 04-15-10, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Profoxcg View Post
people in cars can't tell.
The OP is asking about other people at races, not cars.
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Old 04-15-10, 11:12 PM
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Alright, that's cool to hear...and yeah umd, you're right worrying about not getting owned out there is the best thing to worry about lol.
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I shave because I like looking at my own sweaty legs. They feel purdy too!
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Are you racing at Bakersfield on Sunday?
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Are you racing at Bakersfield on Sunday?
Nope, I think it's a bit too early for me to go out and race tbh.
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Old 04-15-10, 11:24 PM
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Stop being so insecure
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Originally Posted by Singh View Post
Nope, I think it's a bit too early for me to go out and race tbh.
Just do it. It will always be too early until you go out and try it.
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