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to shave or not to shave(13 posts)

to shave or not to shavegot2ryd
Apr 21, 2001 2:05 PM
how many guys out there shave their legs? any of you who do and have a significant other, do they make fun of your "hair shorts"?
re: to shave or not to shavedustin
Apr 21, 2001 2:59 PM
"hair shorts"?
re: to shave or not to shavegot2ryd
Apr 22, 2001 4:08 AM
i am referring to the left over hair between the upper thigh and top of the pelvis when i say "hair shorts". there must be a stopping point to the shaving.
"hair shorts"???biknben
Apr 21, 2001 3:05 PM
I guess this means that you don't plan on shaving your entire leg, right? I think the concensous among those who shave is that you shave you entire legs. If you are shaving due to the fear of road rash then shave all the way up. Those spandex shorts won't save your skin if you go down.

For the record, I shave. All the way up and a bit of the lower hip. When you go down a few times you learn what needs to be shaved.

My significant other has gotten used to a few bike related oddities. Spandex, helmets, bike shoes, rain rides, bike on the car for every weekend trip, cycling vacations... Shaving is just another one to add to the list. Dealing with my wife is easy. That is, until I use her razor. :-)
how do you go down?dustin
Apr 21, 2001 6:20 PM
i've always kinda wondered that. luckily i haven't crashed and burned on a road bike yet, and i'm kinda glad (however, everytime i get on my mtb, i end up doing an endo). so what causes you to crash and burn? or what's the most common reason? i bet it's losing balance when coming to a stop and not being able to un-clip.
how do you go down?got2ryd
Apr 22, 2001 4:12 AM
luckily i have not crashed on my road bike yet. one reason might be that i mtn bike more. but this season i plan on doing more with my new road bike. i have fell over when i first started riding my road bike with toe clips years ago. could not get my foot out. now on my mtn bike i do crash, but try to do so gracefully and roll out of them.
unexpected thingsPaulCL
Apr 22, 2001 6:31 AM
What makes you 'go down''ll never know its' coming.. hitting a rut or groove in the road, overreacting to a nearby car, bumping the wheel of the rider in front of you, making a turn on gravel, or, not being able to unclip at a stop (now that's embarassing!)

P.S. I shave too...not all the way to the top. But being 'fair-haired' allows me to go without shaving for a while and not shaving so high. Of course, my wife hates the stubble.
does it grow back?steveuk
Apr 22, 2001 12:58 PM
I mean properly - yer leg hair? I once shaved me legs when I was abour 10 but the hair took years to grow back properly. So what if I shave now, don't like it and decide to grow it back! How long will it take and doesn't it come back thicker - like face hair? If you shave once are you doomed to shave forever - or have gorilla legs?!! Help please I am worried!
you dont go gorillajohn de
Apr 22, 2001 5:25 PM
but im sure its got other drawbacks....but plusses too, like that smooth sexy feeling all the time, i keep wanting to touch myself improperly like...its not all about going aero...they will say its just for racing but trust me, they get off on it abit..all shinny and cut like a model in a mag..
Apr 23, 2001 6:42 AM
I'm a shaver. My thighs are not hairy at all, so I don't have hair shorts. Even if they were hairy, I'd shave 'em all the way up. My chick totally digs it. She even likes to shave them for me, which can be fun ;-)

It takes a little while to get used to looking at your smooth legs, but it definitely looks cool after you get used to it.
...not lazygrz mnky
Apr 23, 2001 1:15 PM
Now that doesn't sound like the Lazy we know and love. Shaving takes too much time and effort and offers little in return. Wind resistance and post crash healing are often cited as justification - in truth it's all about vanity unless you're at the pro level.
...not lazyLazy
Apr 23, 2001 2:16 PM
The vanity part is right on, I don't see how it's any less about vanity at the pro level though. I don't find it takes much effort though. Once/twice a week in the shower is all (for me). Gets me psyched up to ride too, an added bonus. I won't deny the vanity thing though.
I agree.boy nigel
Apr 23, 2001 5:54 PM
My legs are decently hairy (but not gorilla hairy). It takes between five and ten relaxing minutes in the shower, and is really no problem. A little shaving cream and a sharp razor is all it takes for normal maintenance.

Go for it; you'll probably love the feeling. My wife also thinks it's great that I shave. She loves to touch my legs and see the muscles, and she likes that I'm a cyclist and that I'm serious about it.