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y/n?

cutty, Thursday, 18 October 2007 20:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Silky smooth, bro.

Laurel, Thursday, 18 October 2007 20:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it's not the shaving that scares me, it's the upkeep

cutty, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Slap some body lotion on and wet the razor for standing trims. (Rinse out the blade every few strokes.) Otherwise you can go the full shower/bath exfoliation, shaving-cream etc route but it's best saved for special occasions.

Laurel, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

candles and incense?

cutty, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Always an option.

Laurel, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i did this when i was triathlete. coach (multiple IronMan champion) said it was not so much for aerodynamics but for psychological advantage (no feeling of wind in leg hair) and also for cleaner wound clean-up (??).

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that last is what I've heard. Scrubbing out gravel and sticking big adhesive pads over leg hair is just adding insult to injury.

Laurel, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's knowing where to stop that would bother me. Do you stop at your shorts? Your pants? Further? Eww...

NickB, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

STOLEN FROM ANOTHER SITE.

a five year old boy walks into the bathroom and catches his father shaving his legs
the boys is shock and asks his father why he is shaving his legs
the man calmly answers... why am I shaving my legs? because I am a mountain biker and some cyclists like to shave their legs

at the same time down the block another small boy walks into the bathroom and catches his father shaving his legs
this boy is also shocked and asks his dad why he is shaving his legs
the father calmly responds-why am I shaving my legs? because I am a cyclist and some cyclist shave their legs
the boy pauses and then asks... now why is there a man in your bed
and the man answers... because I am a roadie

ddb, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it's well known that cutty sports a boyzillian.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

steve shasta was.....a triathlete?

i've heard the wound clean-up thing for mountain bikers. hair can have dirt/yuck on it, and get into wounds. but if the wound serious enough that just washing it thoroughly isn't gonna be enough, then you probably had someone debride it for you anyway, so the reasoning seems a little weak.

xposts oh n/m

gbx, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wtf is that band aid gonna do

cutty, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it's the thought that counts.

apparently dude had to walk 10 miles out. WHOOPS.

gbx, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sounds like the time i had to rescue ddb with a broek collarsbone

cutty, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Fireman-carry not so helpful when arms and legs drag on the ground.

Laurel, Thursday, 18 October 2007 21:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

so if I take up cycling will noisers stop giving me shit for this

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 19 October 2007 03:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If I had to guess? No.

Laurel, Friday, 19 October 2007 03:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha, definitely not

gbx, Friday, 19 October 2007 04:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

When I first arrived at Senior/Secondary/High school having been on a cycle touring summer camp. I proudly announced that I had shaved my legs over the summer r(which I hadn't) because I had been cycling with (and idolising) this junior road racer on the camp. I didn't live that down in 5 years of school.

Ed, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's knowing where to stop that would bother me. Do you stop at your shorts? Your pants? Further? Eww...

Is one actually allowed to compete in events naked? Also, think of yr eyebrow drag factor.

Mark C, Monday, 22 October 2007 13:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i am bored so i think i will shave my legs today

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 16:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ok i did it

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 18:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Did it take two hours?

caek, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 18:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

strange, to do this in the cold weather when no one but your girlfriend will be able to appreciate it.

ian, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Cutty has a girlfriend?

Laurel, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

doesn't he?

ian, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hell no

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my calves are exposed in the cold weather all the time, 3/4 knickers son

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So you're gaining what, .02 sec/mile?

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

not even

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

steve shasta was.....a triathlete?

events:

denim-washing
sushi-tasting
wakeboarding (obv)

max, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Girlfriends don't put up with teetotaling, energy gels, and getting up at 5.30 to make too much noise on the trainer.

Laurel, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Unless they're fitness chix, which...hence the obsession.

Laurel, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

as per my original post, it feels faster.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

so crutis, why do you shave your legs?

Lingbert, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

laurel understands me so well

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

as per my original post, it feels faster.

also it's a shame to hide my calves from the world with hair

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ahahah my second reason was going to be "highlights calf definition".

Laurel, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I mean, that's why I do it.

Laurel, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And there was me thinking you did it for 1/100ths

Ed, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the best reason for doing it is why the pros do it-they take a lot of massage from their soigneurs and physios. MUCH NICER. also it does make debridement nicer. it does feel faster. some chix do dig it. it does feel surpisingly nice on the sheets when you flop into bed. have a very hard time believing its faster.

i wont do it unless im officially racing/training (meaning more than, say, 5 events on the sched). too much time/pia. i do know a guy (who was really fast in his day) who still does it to feel younger or something. i say bullshit to that.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

is it a good method to shave up to the area where shorts would start? cause that's what i did, it looks ridiculous though!

cutty, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes thats right.

we once almost convinced a dumbass to shave up to and including his nutsack. claimed it lessens infection/saddlesores.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he mighta been having us on tho. nobodys that dumb i hope

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The ingrown hairs alone would probably be a BITCH.

Laurel, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lesson learned: shave with the grain to prevent ingrowns

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i will never do this

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'snever made a difference which way for me, against is easier to do. its the first time of the season that sucks so bad. you gotta have clippers. ive done the first cut with just a bic tho.

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i always assumed women did against all the time?

cutty, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yep.

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Think I'm going to start shaving my legs again, for teh summer. i has a ladys shaver somewhere.

I feel like such a noob when riding in a bunch with hair.

W4LTER, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like dropping leg shavers because i remember how aghast i was if some hairy legged bastard dropped me. the number of people i can do this to is ever dwindling as my waistline is ever increasing.

yes im not very mature

Hunt3r, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

numba wasn't ever that high either

Hunt3r, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ITT Hunt3r is killing me.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i mean i have not raced competitively in many, many years but what he described in such a short space conjoured up so much memory, emotion, and yes, instinct as well... it's all pretty hilarious.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quit yappin and start training you old farts

cutty, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

lol

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 12 March 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

spring unveiling is here

shite new answers (cutty), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's good to be back

shite new answers (cutty), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

FLASH and FLAIR for them sticks, oil em up cutty---POSEDOWN!!!1

malicious humor victim (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 16:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

new muscle mass in the quads i've got this year is very absurd

shite new answers (cutty), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 16:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spring? I reckon there's at least another month to go before the grand unveiling.

Home Taping Is Killing Muzak (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 22:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

It arrived here yesterday, lovely.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 11 March 2010 00:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

judgement time = tonight

i will unveil my freshly shorn quads and calves for all the 100s of people on raceday to witness

also related question w/r/t emBROcation:
mid 50s (F) and rain = embroce?

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 9 April 2010 18:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes. or knee warmers.

full government name (cutty), Friday, 9 April 2010 18:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

my knee warmers feel all sloggy in the rain so i think i will embroce (? imbroke?)

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 9 April 2010 18:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

i have a date with my bathtub on thursday night... cue dogguntub/demimuff.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

NO DON'T DO IT

my cock is a spiral ham (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

tbh i am just gonna spiral ham the fok outta everything in reach.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

i will never do this

― gbx, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:09 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark

i will probably rethink this if/when i ever race huh

be told and get high on coconut (gbx), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

TRADITION. Also dudes will paint a target on your back just because you don't. You're best defense is camouflage imho. Slip away only to be forgotten about.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 20:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

you still havent shaved your legs dude... smdh

cutty, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 21:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Upside: looks good when cycling
Downside: looks weird to the wider public (which includes friends and family)

I Ain't Committing Suicide For No Crab (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 22:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

honestly it was this thread that made me MORE weirded out about bike shaving (iirc) just because apparently it ends where the bibs begin? am i remembering that correctly (too lazy to scroll)?

having man-hair negative-image biker shorts would a) be kinda hilarious and b) sorta creepy?

be told and get high on coconut (gbx), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

i shave the entire leg. however i use a buzzer for the area where the bibs start.

cutty, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

gf says no

colnagl (cozen), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 08:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh please

cutty, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

smdl

colnagl (cozen), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

tell her she can't wear pants

cutty, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ smdl

jaxon, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

homeless dude w/shopping cart just called me 'hairy legs' and laughed a whole bunch. assuming he's former racer

jaxon, Saturday, 15 January 2011 21:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Tops of feet, y/n? Having smooth legs makes the feet look hobbit-like. I have few enough hairs I could probably pluck em, but...no.

sous les paves, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

smdl

end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

i smdl tonite for 1st time in 4 months. surprisingly not as bad as i remembered. cheap generic hair conditioner is my secret for no nicks.

also smdbeard. beardo no bueno.

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 5 February 2011 04:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

b-b-but it's winter. never remove hair in winter is my motto

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 5 February 2011 10:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

was really really close to smdb yesterday, but didnt.

not smdl unless races happen, thinking i might do some mtb races.

end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Saturday, 5 February 2011 14:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Tracer it's been like 60-70F for almost a month, last weekend it rained but other than that: spring/fall esque.
.

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 5 February 2011 15:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

>:0

end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Saturday, 5 February 2011 15:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

totally unfair to have such weather

end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Saturday, 5 February 2011 15:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://cdn.thefrisky.com/images/uploads/shave_legs_flowchart_m.jpg

jaxon, Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink


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