Shaving the legs?

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  1. bazz

    bazz New Member

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    Probably a dumb question, and probably info is on this site somewhere where I cant find it, but what is the reason that many cyclists shave their legs?
     
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  2. frenchcycling

    frenchcycling New Member

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    a few reasons why cyclist shave their legs

    1) it is easier to have a leg massage when ur legs are shaved
    2) when u fall, ur cuts and rashes have less of a chance of getting infected
    3) cyclist are like brothers, shaving ur legs is part of being in the brotherhood.
     
  3. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    1) so they look better in pantyhose.
    2) easier to clean the dirt/asphalt/gravel bits from the skin after a crash, which promotes faster healing.
     
  4. friedmikey

    friedmikey New Member

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    Don't mean to be rude, but it's been discussed a million times here...

    Aerodynamics
    Less crash damage
    Faster healing
    Easier to massage
    Better tan
    Feels good
    Easier to stay clean (MTB mostly)
    Sweat evaporation
    Conformity...

    VANITY!

    Did I miss any?
     
  5. wilmar13

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    Those are the two most important if people are honest with themselves...

    FWIW I used to shave, but quit because it was too much of a PITA. It took a little while to get used to it, but I found there is a bit of a psychological advantage in it. I race, and train with other racers so usually I am the only hairy monster there... I really think guys that don't know me think I am a putz and get totally psyched out when they can't drop me, or even worse when they can't hold my wheel... make sure to tell everyone you quit riding, are just getting back into it, and this is the first time you have been out in a week or so just to put some salt in the wound. :D
     
  6. ryan16

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    It is Damn Sexy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1:cool:
     
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    mattv2099 New Member

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    and you forget:

    easier and quicker to apply suncreen.
     
  8. otherworld

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    Here's another one.... saves you 5 seconds over a 40k TT.
     
  9. ed073

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    because it looks cool
     
  10. JTE83

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    Well, if you have to shave your legs do you use a womens leg razor or can you use a man's face razor? Also do you use shaving creme?
     
  11. ed073

    ed073 New Member

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    1. either.
    2. Yes....or some kind of shaving oil. No more need for razor burn on your legs than on your face.

    Get Hollentour on DVD. Exactly like Rolf Aldag doing it in the shower in his hotel room.
     
  12. zaskar

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    I hope your a female with a name Ryan!
     
  13. ryan16

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    NO actually I am a guy. I say it is damn sexy because all of the females I know think it's hella sexy. So don't get the wrong idea bud!
     
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