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Old April 22nd 06, 01:43 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?

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Old April 22nd 06, 01:48 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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"Fred" wrote in message
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Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


Because chicks dig it.


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Old April 22nd 06, 01:54 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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"Fred" wrote in message
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Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


In reverse order...

5. Makes them more aerodynamic snicker

4. Makes massages easier

3. Easier to clean the inevitable road rash and less risk of infection

2. Show off their well-muscled legs

And the drum roll please....

1. Because that's what cyclists have always done and everyone else does it!


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Old April 22nd 06, 01:59 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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Fred wrote:
Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


Don't know why others do it, but I know why you don't. You're a Fred.

Fred

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Old April 22nd 06, 02:11 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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"Fred" wrote in message
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Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


Consider it a tribal ritual. If you want to be a member of the tribe, shave
'em.

GG


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Old April 22nd 06, 04:51 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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Same reason body builders and swimmers shave, it looks good (if you ride
enough to have muscle definition), but it sure is a pain to keep it up for
long.

Sid

"Fred" wrote in message
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Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?



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Old April 22nd 06, 05:18 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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Fred wrote:
Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


Don't know why others do it, but I know why you don't. You're a Fred.

Fred


I'm a Fred too, so you must be right. I don't shave my legs either.

Also Fred.



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Old April 22nd 06, 06:18 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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Some Fred wrote:

Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


I was once asked [in Calistoga, California] whether I was a "serious
cyclist", after having ridden from Sacramento via the north shore of
Clear Lake around Soda Bay [some considerable distance]. I replied that
I am more of a light-hearted cyclist, to the dumbfounding consternation
of the questioner.

As for why those "serious cyclists" shave their legs, I have no idea. As
a bearded man since before many of them were born, I haven't figured out
why they shave their faces, much less their legs.

--
"Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much
to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes,
it has not died out." -- The Daily Telegraph (1877)
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Old April 22nd 06, 06:50 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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Ease of road-rash cleansing. tom

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Old April 22nd 06, 11:04 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.misc,ba.bicycles,rec.bicycles.racing
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LioNiNoiL_a t_Y a h 0 0_d 0 t_c 0 m wrote:
Some Fred wrote:

Apparently all serious cyclists shave their legs.
Being one of 3 unrepentant cyclists at our club
races who havent bothered I would like to know why?


I was once asked [in Calistoga, California] whether I was a "serious
cyclist", after having ridden from Sacramento via the north shore of
Clear Lake around Soda Bay [some considerable distance]. I replied that
I am more of a light-hearted cyclist, to the dumbfounding consternation
of the questioner.

As for why those "serious cyclists" shave their legs, I have no idea. As
a bearded man since before many of them were born, I haven't figured out
why they shave their faces, much less their legs.

That must make me a major Fred, hairy legs, long hair, no helmet, and
often a very non aero beard.
I can't go fast that way but all the wind drag gets me some good workouts.
Bill (Phred?) Baka
 




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