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2013-05-16 2:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Shaving legs... more aero or man card violation??
simpsonbo - 2013-05-15 1:45 PMjust shave and suck it up princess. Any one who calls it a man card violation is a tool.
Lol. This. My wife feels "her man" a bit higher than the legs.


2013-05-16 2:07 PM
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ChrisM - 2013-05-16 2:03 PM
simpsonbo - 2013-05-15 1:45 PMjust shave and suck it up princess. Any one who calls it a man card violation is a tool.
Lol. This. My wife feels "her man" a bit higher than the legs.

 

Maybe she's just trying to find out if you still have a pair?  :-)

 

2013-05-16 2:10 PM
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Rogillio - 2013-05-16 1:57 PM
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Leg Hair 1, Cadillac 0.

 

 

Or Cadillac 1, Felt B12 0.

The bike was only 1 month old.

 

When I saw the leg pic, meh.

When I saw the bike pic, audible gasp.

2013-05-16 2:10 PM
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Rogillio - 2013-05-16 3:07 PM

Maybe she's just trying to find out if you still have a pair?  :-)

Nah, she'd just check her purse.

 

2013-05-16 3:01 PM
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Howdy everyone. As the owner of LEG LUBE® Performance Shave Gel, I had to add some thoughts to this. Hope that everyone gives our product a try. www.leglube.com

Why Shave? Here are a couple of good reasons:

1. You heal better after a crash and wound care is easier

2. Shaved legs provide a psychological advantage (think about it, you never see a hairy bodybuilder). Muscles simply look stronger when your shaved.

3. Lotion application is easier. This is particularly true of sunscreen if you're doing a lot of training. Nothing is worse than applying 50spf to hairy legs.

4. Massage is more enjoyable for both the giver and the receiver

5. Tradition

6. Numbering is easier on shaved skin (also, it's easier to clean off)

Have a great season everyone.

Austin

2013-05-16 3:09 PM
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Subject: RE: Shaving legs... more aero or man card violation??
How often do you people crash anyway!?  I've crashed once in 15 years of cycling.  I can see mountain biking being more prone to crashes but road bike crashes are just not that common....and if they are, you probably need to take lessons on how to ride a bike. 


2013-05-16 3:12 PM
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leglube - 2013-05-16 3:01 PM

Howdy everyone. As the owner of LEG LUBE® Performance Shave Gel, I had to add some thoughts to this. Hope that everyone gives our product a try. www.leglube.com

Why Shave? Here are a couple of good reasons:

1. You heal better after a crash and wound care is easier

2. Shaved legs provide a psychological advantage (think about it, you never see a hairy bodybuilder). Muscles simply look stronger when your shaved.

3. Lotion application is easier. This is particularly true of sunscreen if you're doing a lot of training. Nothing is worse than applying 50spf to hairy legs.

4. Massage is more enjoyable for both the giver and the receiver

5. Tradition

6. Numbering is easier on shaved skin (also, it's easier to clean off)

Have a great season everyone.

Austin

Sneaky advertisers.  How dare them make some good points!!

 

2013-05-16 3:18 PM
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Rogillio - 2013-05-16 3:09 PM How often do you people crash anyway!?  I've crashed once in 15 years of cycling.  I can see mountain biking being more prone to crashes but road bike crashes are just not that common....and if they are, you probably need to take lessons on how to ride a bike. 

 

Crashing is probably more applicable to those riding in Crash 5 Criteriums and such. I haven't crashed a road bike since I was 14 (41 now).

2013-05-16 3:20 PM
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leglube - 2013-05-16 4:01 PM

Howdy everyone. As the owner of LEG LUBE® Performance Shave Gel, I had to add some thoughts to this. Hope that everyone gives our product a try. www.leglube.com

Why Shave? Here are a couple of good reasons:

1. You heal better after a crash and wound care is easier

2. Shaved legs provide a psychological advantage (think about it, you never see a hairy bodybuilder). Muscles simply look stronger when your shaved.

3. Lotion application is easier. This is particularly true of sunscreen if you're doing a lot of training. Nothing is worse than applying 50spf to hairy legs.

4. Massage is more enjoyable for both the giver and the receiver

5. Tradition

6. Numbering is easier on shaved skin (also, it's easier to clean off)

Have a great season everyone.

Austin

So where's our special BT discount?



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2013-05-16 3:22 PM
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leglube - 2013-05-16 3:01 PM

Howdy everyone. As the owner of LEG LUBE® Performance Shave Gel, I had to add some thoughts to this. Hope that everyone gives our product a try. www.leglube.com

Why Shave? Here are a couple of good reasons:

1. You heal better after a crash and wound care is easier

2. Shaved legs provide a psychological advantage (think about it, you never see a hairy bodybuilder). Muscles simply look stronger when your shaved.

3. Lotion application is easier. This is particularly true of sunscreen if you're doing a lot of training. Nothing is worse than applying 50spf to hairy legs.

4. Massage is more enjoyable for both the giver and the receiver

5. Tradition

6. Numbering is easier on shaved skin (also, it's easier to clean off)

Have a great season everyone.

Austin

Dear Leg Lube Dude (great name, btw),

7. They look hot.

Thank you for your contribution to great looking shaved legs. 

Hugs!

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2013-05-16 3:35 PM
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Can't we all agree its personal preference. I shave mine in the summer because its feels cooler and not in the winter.  Have you ever tried to take off race number decals with hair on your legs, its painful!


2013-05-16 3:44 PM
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chrismcturnan - 2013-05-16 4:35 PM Can't we all agree its personal preference.

On page 6, I'm going with no.

 

2013-05-16 5:00 PM
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I don't shave, and likely never will.  I enjoy pizza with my wife too much.  Laughing

 

2013-05-16 5:17 PM
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Well, if your number 1 reason to shave your legs is becuase of better recovery after crashes?

Maybe think about working on your bike handling skills or you worry WAY too much.  How often do you crash to warrent constantly shaving your legs for that occurance?

Hey, it looks good and part of the culture.  That's good enough.  No need to rationalize it with crash recovery or phsycoholgy, IMO.  If you like it, do it.

2013-05-16 5:21 PM
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with the amount of sunscreen i use shaving is a requirement.  it goes on a lot easier and takes a lot less when my legs are shaved.  

obviously some people in this thread are afraid of what others will think of their shaved legs so they don't do it, but if that' not you then go for it.  worse case scenario you just wait a little bit for it to grow back.

2013-05-16 6:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Shaving legs... more aero or man card violation??

I began shaving my legs last year after feeling the typical "man card" reaction from others wasn't all that important.

Simply put I like how it feels during activity.  It feels like the perspiration seems to evaporate away sooner or I can't feel it as much.  with hair on my legs (or chest and back) I get more itchy feeling when sweating.  It doesn't seem to itch nearly as bad with no hair on various body parts.

That said, I only shave during the racing season because I'm too lazy to do it all year round.



2013-05-16 6:30 PM
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Trust me, I would like to do it...  and I said before, it's NEVER smooth.  How do you do it?

I'm not overly hairy, and it's not even that corse.  But the wife won't get close to me when I'm prickly, even in the slightest (with or against the grain).  So unless I shave twice a day, it's there.  24 hours?  Forget it.

2013-05-16 6:51 PM
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Kido - 2013-05-16 7:30 PM

Trust me, I would like to do it...  and I said before, it's NEVER smooth.  How do you do it?

I'm not overly hairy, and it's not even that corse.  But the wife won't get close to me when I'm prickly, even in the slightest (with or against the grain).  So unless I shave twice a day, it's there.  24 hours?  Forget it.

there is no razor in the world which can fix this

2013-05-16 7:05 PM
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Clempson - 2013-05-16 4:51 PM
Kido - 2013-05-16 7:30 PM

Trust me, I would like to do it...  and I said before, it's NEVER smooth.  How do you do it?

I'm not overly hairy, and it's not even that corse.  But the wife won't get close to me when I'm prickly, even in the slightest (with or against the grain).  So unless I shave twice a day, it's there.  24 hours?  Forget it.

there is no razor in the world which can fix this

I guess I'm out then.  I like the wife's company.

2013-05-16 7:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Shaving legs... more aero or man card violation??
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The reason I started shaving was not tri related at all.  I used to throw pottery and clay would get stuck and clump on my leg hair.  It was much easier to wash off (and less painful) once I started shaving.  I also noticed two additional benefits which is why I continued to shave long after.

1) Its cooler.  I notice a difference in my over all body temp.  Legs alone wont do it so thats why I also shave my chest in the summer.

2) I also Mt Bike, and the area I ride in is tick infested (w/ lyme positve results too)  Ticks need body hair to cling to, sweaty shaved legs is too slippery for ticks to jump on and get a hold.

 

Unlike fleas ticks can neither jump or fly.  Mostly they get on you by falling from branches.  So unless you bike naked and sport a shaved head, you are not really reducing the chances of getting a tick.

I ride through a field with high grass too and some of the trails I ride are nothing more than deer trails.  I've seen ticks on my legs when I dont shave them, I dont see ticks when I do.  Whether 'A' begets 'B' or its merely a coincidence is debatable, but *my* experience (ie more than once) is enough for me to shave down given that lyme is in my area and shaving seems to reduce my risk of tick bites.  FWIW both my dogs are lyme positive (both vaccinated too) and one of my dogs died from lyme complications last year, she was only five.  

By the way:  Ticks do not climb trees  They will never be found higher than your knee and then crawl up your body.  So after a bit of google searching, I am reducing my risk Money mouth 

2013-05-16 7:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Shaving legs... more aero or man card violation??
Kido - 2013-05-16 7:30 PM

Trust me, I would like to do it...  and I said before, it's NEVER smooth.  How do you do it?

I'm not overly hairy, and it's not even that corse.  But the wife won't get close to me when I'm prickly, even in the slightest (with or against the grain).  So unless I shave twice a day, it's there.  24 hours?  Forget it.

I shaved the legs last year. I enjoyed it for a variety of reasons. I heard about the prickly legs thing from my wife too. This year, I think I'll pass on the shaving...need some action as often as possible. But, I do think hairy legs looks ridiculous in bike shorts...to shave or not to shave, that is the question...


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How ironic, triathletes telling people to learn to handle their bikes

If you do road races, organized events, or group rides you are likely to crash at some point. I've seen crashes in TT's and tri's too. They happen. Enough to justify shaving your legs every week or more for years? That's not up to me to decide. My wife likes it, I like it, that's good enough for me.

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MonkeyClaw - 2013-05-16 7:43 PM

How ironic, triathletes telling people to learn to handle their bikes :)

If you do road races, organized events, or group rides you are likely to crash at some point. I've seen crashes in TT's and tri's too. They happen. Enough to justify shaving your legs every week or more for years? That's not up to me to decide. My wife likes it, I like it, that's good enough for me.

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2013-05-16 8:59 PM
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MonkeyClaw - 2013-05-16 8:43 PM

How ironic, triathletes telling people to learn to handle their bikes

Elitist!

 

2013-05-16 9:06 PM
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For those that shave, How far up do you go? For me it's an all-or-nothing proposition, and it's a lot of work to get all the hair in the nether reaches...

That craigslist warning fits the bill. It's really nice for about 48 hours after the first shave, then the other issues come to the fore for me. I love the look and feel of the legs when they are freshly shaven, but I just don't have the time to do that kind of maintenance.

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