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Poll for the ladies: Do you sport a short du for the sake of cycling?(26 posts)

Poll for the ladies: Do you sport a short du for the sake of cycling?Kristin
Dec 5, 2002 6:22 AM
Props to the lady who chopped off the most. How do you like your pixie cut? Thinking about chopping mine off in the spring.
Only ladies?Eager Beagle
Dec 5, 2002 6:28 AM
There must be loads of blokes who chop the thatch purely for the sake of cycling.

Trust the men - what you need is a No.2 all over, like O'Connor...

Go for it, you won't look back, and even if you do, you won't get hair in your minces...
More comfortable with a #1 myself......(nm)mlester
Dec 5, 2002 6:31 AM
Marco Pantani all the way!BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 5, 2002 6:39 AM
Once the weather warms up Bald as an egg is the only way to go...throw in an intimidating goatee and your good to go!
during the winter though ya gotta go with the long mangy mop of hair to keep the melon warm!!!
Goatee huh? All those steroids could help a girls season too. nmKristin
Dec 5, 2002 6:55 AM
Tammy Thomas ring a bell? n/mBigLeadOutGuy
Dec 6, 2002 5:24 AM
loved my pixie cut...._rt_
Dec 5, 2002 8:52 AM
had the kate moss look going for about 5 years:

it adapts well to different colors too: i had it platinum blond for a while & then a hot oxblood red.

super easy too. no time spent drying and it looks the same before & after helmet!

rt (currently sporting a longer du)
That's exactly why I want to do itKristin
Dec 5, 2002 9:04 AM
Three years ago, when I started riding, makeup with the first thing to go. Now, I'd only wear skin paint if I'm going to meet the Queen. But I still need to make up some time. On a normal day, it takes me 10-20 minutes to style my medium length hair. If I begin commuting in the fall, I need to cut that time out. Also, if I'm ever going anywhere in the evening, I usually don't have time to ride AND style. As a result, last summer my hair lived in a clip/pony tail anyway.

The only part I'm sad about is that I will look like a 12 year old boy. As of yet, I'm still single and I don't think the pixie cut will help me in that department. Oh well, at 32, I guess I don't want a man who can't see past my looks anyway.
Funny, I am growing mine out because I like the way it feelsSnowBlind
Dec 5, 2002 9:11 AM
in the wind. I also found the hot dry days in sacramento to be more tolerable with a mane.
No helmet for you?? (nm)Kristin
Dec 5, 2002 9:21 AM
Yes, a helmet,SnowBlind
Dec 5, 2002 9:40 AM
but the curls hang out the back of the helmet.
Few times I have ridden without one, it feels even better, but I won't ride without one.
Take a look at who's sinle and who isn'tdzrider
Dec 5, 2002 9:17 AM
There appears to me to be little correlation between makeup and marriage.
i've been mistaken for a boy...._rt_
Dec 5, 2002 9:22 AM
and for being 12 years old. in fact, that's why i cut my hair in the 1st place. i had waist length hair & was mistaken for a pre-teen so i thought maybe if i cut off all my hair it would help. instead i looked like a 12 year old boy. oh well!

that cut was probably one of the most stylish cuts i've ever had. way more stylish than what i've got going now. but i needed a change and when i moved to the south i found that being a single, short-haired, athletic female increased the challenges to finding male dates. stupid, but true.

btw, that pic was taken almost 3 years ago when i was 32.

That's exactly why I want to do itNo_sprint
Dec 5, 2002 9:47 AM
I'd say don't do it. I personally love that nice long hair down from the helmet of the ladies.
I keep my hair short for myself...Chunky
Dec 5, 2002 10:04 AM
Cut my hair short initially for convenience and getting tired of long hair. Then I maintain the short hair for sports. First for boxin/kickboxing. Now for cycling so I don't get a horrible "helmet hair" after riding.

And honestly, I look much better in short hair and don't care about what other people's preference is.
Oh I dunnoEager Beagle
Dec 5, 2002 10:08 AM
could do worse than:
Oh I dunnotremblay
Dec 5, 2002 12:33 PM
I think that's a nice style. Some women look good, like in the photo. But I've always liked girls with interesting hairstyles.
That's exactly why I want to do itcp123
Dec 5, 2002 4:36 PM
I had the dreaded helmet hair for years and years and wore it in a permanent pony tail purely for convenience. No styling for me. I think I outgrew that at about 25. So a few years ago I chopped the whole lot off back to a number 2 cut. I felt it looked great, although it did show up as significantly greyer when short. However, the helmet that did sit nicely on my head now virtually came down to my nose like a bucket on my head. I guess I didn't realise how much room hair actually takes up. But I've grown it back again. I've now got the pony tail out the back look.
You won't regret it!theBreeze
Dec 5, 2002 10:06 AM
Less time spent fussing with hair is more time spent riding. I wouldn't go back to long again for anything.

My husband calls me "Butch", but with a smile on his face!
..and you call him a bad little boy..oops! wrong forum (nm)Spunout
Dec 5, 2002 10:34 AM
Oh, yeahMelMo
Dec 5, 2002 1:22 PM
Mine's short short. After I started biking to work I realized the choices were: short enough that a helmet can't really mess it up, or long enough that it's just going to be flat anyway. I look stupid with long hair, so I went from medium short to really short. I tell the nice barber to make it "helmet short," and they do--between 1-1.5 inches. I love it, and wouldn't go back to hair of I have to fuss with. I ditched the makeup long ago (my husband thinks it's creepy anyway).

The only problem is regular haircuts, because when really short hair grows out it tends to turn into the dread FemMullet.

Oh, please pleae PLEASE keep it longbrider
Dec 5, 2002 2:40 PM
I'm with that other guy that said (basically) "there's just something about flowing locks behind the helmet."

What is it with this fascination with short hair? Just like all the housewives -- have it long to attract the guy, once you've got him, shear it off. Or once the kids come...

Please keep the flowing locks, the well-flung tresses. Braid it if you must, but keep it, please.
you've OBVIOUSLY never had long hair._rt_
Dec 6, 2002 7:03 AM
.*start rant*
the facination with short hair is that long hair is a royal pain in the you-know-what! if you live anywhere outside the tropics you have to dry it in the winter (otherwise you'll catch your death, as they say) which adds significant time to morning routines. unless you do something about styling it there isn't a chance in h3ll that it's going to look anything like what you see in all those pics of women w/sexy long hair. rather it will look like one big stringy (not to mention very un-sexy) mop....and i haven't even started on what to do with it when doing something athletic. YOU try figuring out how to fit a ponytail into a helmet. and, in the summer, you know how when you take off your helmet your (short) hair is all wet with sweat? well, imagine long strands of that wet hair sticking to your face & neck & shoulders & back. yuck!!

and while i'm at it, what's wrong with housewives? i'll bet they have more time to ride than you do.

.*end of rant*
rt - stepping down off my short haired soap box now
LOL - yes. Super models we are notKristin
Dec 6, 2002 7:43 AM
I'd love to have everyday supermodel hair...and a Victoria Secret figure. Even when women give their best attention to their appearance, we can't look like Cindy Crawford at a photo shoot. Its just not a fair expectation. Not even Cindy Crawford kicking back at 7am, after 3am feedings--with a spit-up stains still on her nightshirt--looks like Cindy Crawford at a photoshoot. At work, she has an army of hair stylists and makeup "artists" working on her constantly.

Once I hired three hairdressers to follow me everywhere. But they made it impossible for me to have a 5 minute conversation with a cute I fired them after only 3 days. I wish that men would not seek women who looked as if they just fell off of a Hollywood set.
you did that too?!_rt_
Dec 6, 2002 7:57 AM
and i thought i was the only one who fired my team of stylists after 3 days.....more because we couldn't all fit into my office without bumping into each other. but they did put a crimp into my social life as well.

i do look like i just fell off a hollywood set....literally (and i have the scars to prove it)! ;-)

And some women don't do the same?Len J
Dec 6, 2002 9:58 AM
"I wish that men would not seek women who looked as if they just fell off of a Hollywood set. "

As a not terrific looking guy all my life, I can assure you that just as many women are chasing the elusive Hunk as men chase the elusive cindy crawford/supermodel"

End of counter rant.

Just to add balane to the generalizations (Tongue firmly in cheek)