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Cat 5 with hairy legs?(10 posts)

Cat 5 with hairy legs?zeeno
May 5, 2002 9:09 PM
Would I look like a total dweeb if I showed up at my first Crit with unshaved legs? I just can't get into the leg shaving thing. Zeeno
re: Cat 5 with hairy legs?RockyMountainRacer
May 6, 2002 6:46 AM
I'm a cat 4 with hairy legs, and nobody's ever said anything to me. However, I am a mountain bike racer at heart, so I have an excuse! By the way, I think that the time you spend shaving your legs could be much better spent training, so I'll never do it.
re: Cat 5 with hairy legs?da cyclist
May 6, 2002 8:31 AM
If I spent that extra ten minutes twice a week training, I'd definitely be a lot faster.
re: Cat 5 with hairy legs?RockyMountainRacer
May 6, 2002 9:03 AM
If you spent an extra 24 hours a day not being a dick, girls might like you.
re: Cat 5 with hairy legs?da cyclist
May 6, 2002 10:14 AM
Your previous post implied that you thought time spent shaving your legs could better be spent training. Personally, I don't care if you shave your legs or not. But do you really think that the 20 minutes a week you spend shaving your legs instead of training is really going to make any difference in your performance?

Let me put it this way, if you really think that shaving your legs detracts from your training time, then maybe you should also consider disconnecting your internet and tv. You probably spend more time aimlessly browsing the web and channel surfing each week that you ever would spend shaving your legs (I know I do).
who's the dick??/jjtriumph
May 8, 2002 3:20 PM
personally, i like my shaved legs... call me crazy...but looks good, feels good...oh yeah...should i be out training??? :)
re: Cat 5 with hairy legs?da cyclist
May 6, 2002 9:42 AM
If I spent that extra ten minutes twice a week training, I'd definitely be a lot faster.
noDougSloan
May 6, 2002 7:18 AM
I see many unshaven. Don't worry about it.

The only thing people will care about is how you ride. Anyone with some racing experience knows that the "dweebs" on old bikes and hairy legs can often kick your butt.
Vogue cyclist.zeeno
May 7, 2002 8:21 AM
I can understand committed top racers who shave their legs because they frquently receive leg messages in order to get their legs to recover faster and it helps remove the lactic acid buildup. But for most of the cyclist out there it is just another vogue thing to do in the cyclist sub-culture like all the other things we spend a lot of time and money on.
You've obviously never crashed. (nm)shirt
May 7, 2002 8:24 PM