For the guys: Shaving at work?

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  1. TheDL

    TheDL New Member

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    Do you bother with it?

    How do you deal with it?

    Shave at work, the night before, etc?

    I'm thinking of starting to commute on bike to work (just got my bike). We got a shower here at work but I'm thinking shaving might be too much of a hassle.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. eric_the_red

    eric_the_red New Member

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    Usually shave and shower when I get to work. I leave razor, shampoo etc in my locker at work.
    Shaving the night before isn't an option for me, I'm a hairy beast. :D
     
  3. Scoffin

    Scoffin New Member

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    Depends on how much energy I have when I wake up. I sometimes will shave before I leave in the morning. I cannot keep stuff at work, so I have to backpack everything with me each day. I have a travel bottle of shaving cream and razor, so I can shave at work. I mostly try to handle this at home, just because I hate hauling all that stuff back and fourth.
     
  4. pauly999

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    I too am a hairy beast, and also have to resort to using showers at work. I feel that its worth shaving in the evenings when I get home and having a bit of stubble during the day. This is one of the small compromises that we cycle commuters have to make. Anything is better than the Sardine Express (overcrowded train) or should I say Sardine Stppoing All Stations (overcrowded slow train).
     
  5. rek

    rek New Member

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    I shave before heading off on the bike, and shower at work after the ride.
     
  6. I could easily shave at work, but I always do it at home. I'm one of those guys that doesn't walk out the front door for anything without a clean shave and a clean shirt on, but that's just me. :)
     
  7. steve_wmn

    steve_wmn New Member

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    One thing you can do to reduce the hassle is shave in the shower. I've been shaving by feel in the shower with nothing but soap and a razor for years now. This leaves you with one less thing to carry around (shaving cream) and you don't have to fight for mirror space. It really isn't that hard.
     
  8. JavaLogic

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    We have a shower at work, so I shave in the shower. Doesn't everyone?
    Tom
     
  9. climbo

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    shaving in the shower is a huge waste of water.

    I just shave before the ride, shower at the office. Easy
     
  10. Weisse Luft

    Weisse Luft New Member

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    Shut off the water while shaving. It takes practice but its far easier to feel where you need to shave than to drag a mirror into the shower.
     
  11. steve_wmn

    steve_wmn New Member

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    If it makes you feel better I pee in the shower too. Just think of all the water I'm saving by not flushing.:D
     
  12. Tabruno3

    Tabruno3 New Member

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    I'm an odd duck compared to all of you! I actually shower at home (and shave in the shower).


    We don't have showers at work so I use baby wipes - I like to have a good shower as a "base" so that I can rely on the wipes to take care of a light sweat.

    After 22.5 miles into work I find just wiping down works great.:D
     
  13. PALux

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    We have showers and lockers at work. Only two of us bicycle. I shave at work but my coworker does not. I have used a rotary shaver for 42 plus years. I keep a shaver at work. I shave after my shower as I will get shaver burn if beard and face is dry. Have not been able to get by with shaving the night before for 40+ years.

    Phil Lux
     
  14. LioNiNoiL

    LioNiNoiL New Member

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    Nope.
    Don't.
    Nope: haven't shaved since 1966.
    That's what I think, too.
     
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