"The curious case of the cyclist’s unshaven legs"

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Postby blah » 09 Sep 2014, 14:48


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Postby jonboy » 09 Sep 2014, 15:17

There's lots of research on this.

I do it in the hope of getting a post ride massage which rarely eventuates.

My common law wife/girlfriend/defacto complains that I shave my legs more than her.

True dat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I

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Postby Stuart » 09 Sep 2014, 19:35

Absolutely no chance of me ever shaving my legs. Pros do it because they crash and get massaged a lot. I do not. Women are sucked into this thing for fashion, no way I'm joining them.

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Postby Karzie » 17 Sep 2014, 10:53

Then there's the ingrown hairs... :(

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Postby Karzie » 17 Sep 2014, 18:39

I get them waxing as well. Maybe worse.

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Postby PJCampbell » 17 Sep 2014, 22:20

Great topic. There's a lot of factors to think about. Tradition, healing efficiency post crash, massages, how it looks in general, how it makes you feel. After riding for a while unshaven and with quite hairy legs, when I finally took the plunge it just felt right. As cyclists, we wear appropriate attire to aid with slicing through the wind; tight Knicks, figure hugging jersies and thin, light socks. Silky smooth legs just go better with what we wear. Each to their own, but for me, I'll never go (chew)back(ca).

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Postby Karzie » 17 Sep 2014, 22:41

You're so right PJCampbell! It was just like that for me with the silk.... dressing gown.


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