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Shave your leg(21 posts)

Shave your legshoalin
Sep 4, 2002 11:48 AM
Stupid question for all roadies. With all the respect to roadies: why roadies shave their legs?
re: Shave your legsmerckx56
Sep 4, 2002 11:51 AM
it's easier to clean an abrasion/wound without hair getting on the way. it's also more sanitary when cleaning a wound.
hair also acts as velcro when you go down at high speed. the hair tends to grab the road and more flesh comes off than necessary. it's NOT for aerodynamics! plus, when the day comes that you get really vascular, it looks cool!
To fit in. Then, you feel dirty if they're not. (nm)Quack
Sep 4, 2002 12:05 PM
Ditto (nm)rtyszko
Sep 4, 2002 1:53 PM
Cheapest/easiest way to shave 1-2 pounds off of total weight.js5280
Sep 4, 2002 12:05 PM
And you can double that weight savings by shaving the other leg too!

YMMV ;-)
I could shave my back and save another 2 lbs : ) nmDave Hickey
Sep 4, 2002 12:31 PM
What's YMMV? nmfbg111
Sep 4, 2002 4:33 PM
What's YMMV? Your Milage May Vary nmflying
Sep 4, 2002 5:50 PM
My "Sunday in Hell" DVD mentions they are also shaved...jtferraro
Sep 4, 2002 12:08 PM
for a massage(electrically).

re: Shave your legPEDDLEFOOT
Sep 4, 2002 12:15 PM
So that we at least have one thing in common with our wives.
re: Shave your legMasterBlaster
Sep 4, 2002 12:17 PM
Try washing your hairy legs after riding through tar on a hot day.... VERY PAINFUL!
because we like to honor our feminine side (nm)ColnagoFE
Sep 4, 2002 12:22 PM
re: Shave your legClydeTri
Sep 4, 2002 12:23 PM
HERE is the truth. Pros do it because of the advantages of easier massages and to a much lesser degree the accident scrape issue. Normal people do it to copy the many of those club guys go get massages after each ride or how often do they wreck? They do it to emulate the pros and look different than the masses.
My wife massages my legs each weekend so I guess I'm a pro?! -nmTig
Sep 4, 2002 2:28 PM
"Normal" people?Iwannapodiumgirl
Sep 4, 2002 3:44 PM
I get a massage after every ride... A$10 from the Thai girl down the street - get the "special" if you know what I mean! After all, $10 love you long time!

I also wreck quite a bit too... usually towards the end of the ride when I start thinking more about the upcoming massage and less about riding!
re: Shave your legswvegg
Sep 4, 2002 7:51 PM
I've wrecked 3 times in 3 weeks before. Never on a training ride but when you get caught up in racing you can crash a lot.
september 2002 award for best use of word "roadie"JS Haiku Shop
Sep 4, 2002 12:24 PM
3 times in 2.5 sentences. LOL.

2002 annual award for best answer of all time to this weekly/bi-monthly recurring question goes to Do(u)g:

"Because the hair keeps growing back."

It feels good! So good I shaved my arms... mmmmPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 4, 2002 10:27 PM
jk... although it does feel good theres the whole accident thing + aerodynamics + better looking with ripped legs + lalala

Yes if you have muscular defined legs, No if you don'tFez
Sep 4, 2002 12:31 PM
Shaved legs look weird for those with fat undefined legs or for those with real thin legs.

But seriously, I don't think its a matter of emulating the pros. I just like how shorts and tights fit over hairless legs, especially in the winter, when clothing tends to pull the hairs. Also, easier to clean dirt, sweat and grit away after a ride.
it looks better with a skirtPack Meat
Sep 4, 2002 2:15 PM
ask a stupid question.............
i shaved my arms tooishmael
Sep 4, 2002 4:32 PM
The razor was in my hand. Why not? Actually I'll tell you why not, its prickily against my torso and weird looking. Not the legs I'm talking about, just the arms, the legs you'll barely notice