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ok, should I shave my arms?(12 posts)

ok, should I shave my arms?cyclopathic
Sep 18, 2001 10:04 AM
I've lost way more skin in crashes on arms then on legs
No! they don;t look as good as legs :-)nmnestorl
Sep 18, 2001 10:18 AM
seriously, it's a valid question...jbrown2036
Sep 18, 2001 11:17 AM
I to have been contemplating it, and have noticed that in crashes my arms do take a beating. Case in point-on the Excel bikes catalog cover even Jalabert has some huge scabs on his arms and is sans hair.

f*** it, I'm doing it tonight.
So, when are the stitches coming out?MB1
Sep 18, 2001 11:44 AM
I look forward to tight weather so I can stop shaving. After all do we really want to start shaving another part of our body?
they are out, butcyclopathic
Sep 18, 2001 12:51 PM
I have had a 15min ride yesterday and scar reopenned bummer

with homemade stitches (cut into strips band-aid) I peeled it together
I was hoping to ride 200km this Sat
Let it heal. The roads aren't going anywhere anytime soon.MB1
Sep 18, 2001 12:55 PM
I am sure Jim could use some help. BTW Miss M decided we are doing it.
re: I guess I found my draft enginecyclopathic
Sep 18, 2001 1:45 PM
how fast are you rinding it?
We know the route.MB1
Sep 19, 2001 8:26 AM
We are going to take it really easy till after lunch saving it for the hills at the end. Then it is going to be full on hammer time.
Scars = Nature's Tattoosgrzy
Sep 18, 2001 2:24 PM
If it's reopening your going to get a nice "tattoo", but chicks will dig it. ;-b

Real stictches hold things together better, then just yank them yourself with a Swiss Army knife and skip going back to see a doc.
Scars = Nature's Tattooscyclopathic
Sep 19, 2001 12:50 PM
I had "real" stitches for 1.5 week then doc took it off

I've been off the bike 2 1/2 weeks, I am not happy :-(
Scars = Nature's Tattoosgrzy
Sep 19, 2001 1:53 PM
I yanked the 17 out of my arm after 8 days and went riding. I was going to get a scar anyways (surgery with a tree), but it became a little bigger b/c it opened and there was a bunch of meat missing. If you can deal with the pain and not put stress on the area there's not much reason why you can't still ride.
Eddie B says YESBrooks
Sep 19, 2001 8:33 AM
I won't try to type his last name as I will butcher it, but Eddie B was the former coach of the US National Team (among others)and coached Lemond, Hampsten, et al. His book on cycling is about 20 years old but he says you should shave your arms for the same reasons as shaving your legs (abrasions, massage, aero(?)). Can't say I've ever tried it though. I generally don't crash, and when I have my hip takes the brunt of impact and I try to roll with arms in.