To shave or not to shave???

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Do you shave you legs?

Yes
5
14%
No
32
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Postby Cooch » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:04 am

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

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



Guess the girls I hang with are into cyclists and their silky smooth hammers!! :P
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Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:20 pm

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SCOTT'S SPIN: Hairy Decision
It could be the toughest choice a roadie ever faces.
Campy versus Shimano? Nope. Double chainrings versus triple? Uh-uh. EPO versus steroids? Nah. (That last one's probably not an either/or question anyway.)
No, the hardest decision -- for guys, and for some women -- is whether to shave your legs. Leg-shaving is cycling's version of a fraternity initiation. For some people, it's a rite of passage that marks you as part of a special group of kindred spirits -- like running across campus in the snow while wearing nothing but underwear on your head. Others see shaving as pointless, painful, even embarrassing -- like running across campus in the snow while wearing nothing but underwear on your head. Regardless, it's not something to take lightly.

Here are some pros and cons to help you make this hairy decision:

Pro: Shaved legs intimidate your riding buddies and impress non-cycling friends without you actually having to ride hard.
Con: Unshaved legs may cause your snobby cycling partners to underestimate your abilities, adding the element of surprise to your vicious attack.

Con: You barely have time to brush your teeth and comb your hair. Why add another hygiene-oriented task? Especially one involving such large body parts.
Pro: Oh, please. You're in the shower. Lather up your legs with some bar soap. Take a few strokes with your razor. Done. Now watch the blood swirl down the drain, Psycho-style.

Pro: Shaved legs make massages more enjoyable and less messy.
Con: Um, I can't think of a reason why you wouldn't want a massage.

Con: With shaved legs, you could look silly in your swimsuit at the beach.
Pro: No one at the beach will notice your shaved legs because they will be too busy laughing at your ridiculous tan lines.
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Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:49 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:

Con: With shaved legs, you could look silly in your swimsuit at the beach.
Pro: No one at the beach will notice your shaved legs because they will be too busy laughing at your ridiculous tan lines.
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ROFL LMAO
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:02 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:

Con: With shaved legs, you could look silly in your swimsuit at the beach.
Pro: No one at the beach will notice your shaved legs because they will be too busy laughing at your ridiculous tan lines.
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Nah, with real cyclist pins, the only looks you will get at the beach is admiration or jellousy (and thats the girls being jellous of boy legs).

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Postby MAD GREEK » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:44 pm

I have noticed that all the guys and girls (you would hope so) shave. I am the only one who doesn't....I feel left out.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:09 pm

I don't shave my legs

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Postby beauyboy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:43 am

I agree with Mike. If there is one thing cyclists are known for, its having great legs.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:08 pm

Hmmm, spend time depilating or ride?
Spend time depilating or get the bike tools out?
Spend time depilating or have a type here?

Life's too short to go smooth :twisted:
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Postby Bnej » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:16 pm

The only solution is a "Team Hairy vs Team Smooth" road race.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:13 pm

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Postby 531db » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:20 pm

I'm another member of the hairodynamics team....

Think Tennis Balls....
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:24 pm

531db wrote:Think Tennis Balls....


That sounds uncomfortable, maybe tennis players should wear knicks :P
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Postby tuco » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:34 am

If you shaved one leg and went natural on the other would the hairodynamics make you ride around in circles?

No doubt that will remain one of life's little mysteries.
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Postby sogood » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:43 am

tuco wrote:If you shaved one leg and went natural on the other would the hairodynamics make you ride around in circles?

It definitely works for looped criterium circuits. It's like what Lt-Rt differential tyre pressures do for Nascar racing.
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Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:59 am

sogood wrote:
tuco wrote:If you shaved one leg and went natural on the other would the hairodynamics make you ride around in circles?

It definitely works for looped criterium circuits. It's like what Lt-Rt differential tyre pressures for Nascar racing.


Ahhh, but they have banked ovals - then again, Sprintcars have different sized tyres as well........
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