To shave or not to shave???

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Do you shave you legs?

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To shave or not to shave???

Postby MAD GREEK » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:04 pm

Question do you shave your legs?? and why?

Just asking the question why cyclist shave their legs.

And NO, I'm not a pervert!!!!! :roll:
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by BNA » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:23 pm

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Postby pugsly » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:23 pm

The reason I've heard, which I can sort of understand after a non-cycling related fall, is that when the inevitable fall happens, it's a lot easier to clean/attend to gravel rash that doesn't have a whole lot of hair mashed in with it.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:27 pm

pugsly wrote:The reason I've heard ... it's a lot easier to clean, attend to gravel rash that doesn't have a whole lot of hair mashed in with it.

That's the reason that I've heard most often, too.
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Postby tuco » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:36 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:
pugsly wrote:The reason I've heard ... it's a lot easier to clean, attend to gravel rash that doesn't have a whole lot of hair mashed in with it.

That's the reason that I've heard most often, too.


Same here.

Don't think I'll be shaving. I wear shorts all year round.

I've had a shaved leg for knee surgery and I absolutely hated the feeling.
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Postby europa » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:59 pm

That's one reason, the other is that it helps the masseuse after the race. No performance advantages though.

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:59 pm

Don't want to imtimidate the other riders.

Jokes aside, what about waxing?

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Postby heavymetal » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:01 pm

I don't have to worry. My camping stove is a bit touchy sometimes and explodes in a ball of flame, thereby removing any body hair exposed to the ball of flame :shock:
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Postby MichaelB » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:19 pm

No, never, YMBFJ, uh-nuh, nope, hahahahahaha, you must be kidding etc, etc, etc.

I have a hard time shaving the facial stubble let alone the legs.....
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Postby moosterbounce » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:39 pm

Of course I do...but I am a girl :D

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Postby sogood » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:12 pm

Even more important these days is the culture of it all, it's part of that so called roadie culture and OCP factor. If it's really a wound healing issue, then do MTB bikers shave? When they fall over, it's mud and dirt...
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Postby giant1 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:55 pm

I WILL NEVER SHAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN MY FACE

NO EXCUSE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY SMOOTH LEGS ON A BLOKE

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Postby MountGower » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:19 pm

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Postby heavymetal » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:23 pm

MountGower wrote:I heard if you spray some petrol on your legs and light it up it gets rid of the hair real quick, 'ey and most often it doesn't even grow back. Perhaps someone can give it a whirl and get back to us. Maybe some pics would be good too.


It does. When my stove erupted in a fireball of blinding light, it burnt a lot of hair off. It grew back thank goodness :D

I no longer burn pertrol in that stove, but have gone back to kero. I think it exploded due to some idiot (Me) forgetting to change the jet over. :shock:
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Postby MountGower » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:37 pm

Stuff
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Postby heavymetal » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:47 pm

If I'd known it was going to erupt, I would have filmed it. Unfortunately though no pictures or video, but my swearing was probably heard by passing motorists.
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Postby europa » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:51 pm

bicyclewa wrote:If I'd known it was going to erupt, I would have filmed it. Unfortunately though no pictures or video, but my swearing was probably heard by passing motorists.


Don't be a wus Kev. Grab the video and do it again :D

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Postby tuco » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:08 pm

europa wrote:
bicyclewa wrote:If I'd known it was going to erupt, I would have filmed it. Unfortunately though no pictures or video, but my swearing was probably heard by passing motorists.


Don't be a wus Kev. Grab the video and do it again :D

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Postby heavymetal » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:11 pm

europa wrote:
bicyclewa wrote:If I'd known it was going to erupt, I would have filmed it. Unfortunately though no pictures or video, but my swearing was probably heard by passing motorists.


Don't be a wus Kev. Grab the video and do it again :D

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It's rather hard to replicate. You are supposed to shake the stove regularly so the ball bearing cleans the inside, and change jets when running different fuel.

To create the fireball, you have to forget to shake the stove and clean it and forget to change the jet. I'm not the only one this has happened to though as I thought it was a dud stove. Other people have reported similiar effects.

Luckily I was standing when it erupted and singed all the hairs on one leg.
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:01 pm

Some MTBers shave, mainly pros for the massage. Downhillers wear long pants and armour. I gotta beard cos I'm lazy.

Besides, it might freak out the local road snobs having to look at me on "That toy racer" [rant]UP YOURS POSER, get moving or get out of the way![/rant] in full MTB clobber with fluffy pins :wink:
Might have to train up a bit and hit Beach road on a weekend with some of Kevs polystyrene panniers on board :twisted:
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Postby beauyboy » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:06 pm

I wax. Painful but better than stubble.

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Postby Cooch » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:47 pm

beauyboy wrote:I wax. Painful but better than stubble.

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Yeah, me too. I've been waxing for about 15 years now. Silky smooth legs (and the girls love it!!). :mrgreen:
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Postby Mr888 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:44 pm

Sexy smooth legs are for ladies 8)

Hairy legs.....are inherently a "guy" thing....get with it (or over it) :wink:
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:47 pm

Cooch wrote:Silky smooth legs (and the girls love it!!). :mrgreen:

A snap poll of three girls got three "Eeeeews"
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Postby giant1 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:43 am

Cooch wrote:
beauyboy wrote:I wax. Painful but better than stubble.

Donald


Yeah, me too. I've been waxing for about 15 years now. Silky smooth legs (and the girls love it!!). :mrgreen:


It just ain't right :( :shock: :o

I'm with Mr888 and Mulger Bill on this one
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:56 am

Like many things to do with females, some love it and some hate it.

Guess it depends on how good your legs look shaved...

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