Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Should mountain bikers shave their legs?


Should mountain bikers shave their legs?

Lets weigh both side...

Shaving

Look pro: Shaving your legs is more popular amongst professional (high level) mountain bikers . so if you are trying to look pro shaving your legs will help

less chance of infection: less hair means less chances of infection, an easier to clean wound, bandages will stick on better and be easier to remove.

Washing made simpler: its easier to clean dried mud off legs

Massages made simpler: use less lotion and its less gross for the person doing the massaging

Not shaving

Don’t Look feminine: out side the cycling world it is considered weird and girly to shave ones legs

Time saver: shaving your legs a few times a week can add up.

No Razor burn: if you are new to shaving your legs, it can happen and be pretty annoying.

my opinion

I don’t shave my legs, mostly because I see it as optional homework. It might be helping but the benefits just aren’t that noticeable (benefits not worth time). However, I can understand people who do shave and if I rode more and got massages I would shave my legs too.

for your typical recreational rider or entry level racer I'd say don't do it. above that it's a maybe , once you get up to high level pro it seems like they all do it.

6 comments:

Big Bikes said...

Nothing worse (OK, there are quite a few things worse) than a rookie cyclist shaving their legs before it's time. Someone should come up with a solid rule on that one.

Maybe first the time you get some major road rash. When it heals, you get to shave so next time you can clean your massive, puss-oozing wounds better.

As for me, I like shaving my legs so much, if I didn't ride a bike I'd have to become a drag queen or a Turkish Oil Wrestler.

mikejoos said...

Turkish oil wrestling? i had to google that. i was surprised to find several sites dedicated to the subject.

good idea about the rule, a shave your legs license should be given along with an expert upgrade by NORBA officials. Any beginner or sport riders with shaved legs will be automatically DQed under this rule. disqualified riders will not be permitted to race again till their leg hair has grown back at least 1 cm in length.

send a letter USA cycling saying you want 1 cm leg hair rule, they will know what you mean.

Mailing Address:
USA Cycling
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 8090

Big Bikes said...

And riders who are naturally hairless would have to (like Pro Roadies with naturally high Hematocrit levels) produce a note from their Doctor stating that they suffer from Alopecia or some other condition which leaves them as hair-free as Howie Mandel, an Egyptian Cat, or a Naked Mole Rat

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