Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

atoz
Posts: 349
Joined: 5 Jan 2007, 4:50pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby atoz » 6 Jun 2018, 11:24pm

mercalia wrote:not a good idea. hair on legs and arms helps keep the bugs at bay, big bugs cant get thru the "forest".


Ah, but ticks prefer hairy legs..helps them get an anchor prior to digging in with their mouthparts- ugh..

steve browne
Posts: 105
Joined: 8 Oct 2009, 12:30pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby steve browne » 7 Jun 2018, 8:41am

They don't need doing!
A quick internet trawl revealed 'Benign anterolateral leg alopecia' which apparently occurs in up to 35% of males and was first described in the 1920s. Nice to have an official name for it, and very reassuring to know one is not alone!

atoz
Posts: 349
Joined: 5 Jan 2007, 4:50pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby atoz » 23 Jun 2018, 12:16am

crazydave789 wrote:real men pluck.

I shaved mine for years but they seem to dehair themselves nowadays so its not worth the bother now.

as for the ladies most seemed to find it quite kinky for me to have a hairy chest but smooth legs.


Yes- I've noticed some ladies are quite appreciative...

ianrobo
Posts: 503
Joined: 12 Jan 2017, 9:52pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby ianrobo » 25 Jun 2018, 8:22pm

mercalia wrote:not a good idea. hair on legs and arms helps keep the bugs at bay, big bugs cant get thru the "forest".


that was not true for me a couple of weeks ago, bitten all over. I am real hairy all over (except my head ! ) and I would never shave my legs, it is a pure vanity thing for most and some legs look awful shaved ....

I am not a woman ha ha

User avatar
TrevA
Posts: 2131
Joined: 1 Jun 2007, 9:12pm
Location: Nottingham

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby TrevA » 29 Jun 2018, 11:01pm

mercalia wrote:not a good idea. hair on legs and arms helps keep the bugs at bay, big bugs cant get thru the "forest".


But the small bugs just get trapped in the the hair. With shaved legs, they just bounce off. Unless you use baby oil, in which case they just get trapped in the oil.

I'm finding as I get older that I have less hair where I should have it (head and legs), and more hair where I shouldn't have it (nose, ears and back).

User avatar
foxyrider
Posts: 4513
Joined: 29 Aug 2011, 10:25am
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby foxyrider » 30 Jun 2018, 8:23am

elle86 wrote:I am shocked...don't you guys have leg hair?

I mean I am a woman and I need to shave my legs like every other week. Which I thought was not bad.

I generally do mine about fortnightly unless i'm riding an event when they get done the night before. If I wanted to keep them hair free i'd need to do the job at least weekly!
Convention? what's that then?
Airnimal Chameleon touring, Orbit Pro hack, Orbit Photon audax, Focus Mares AX tour, Peugeot Carbon sportive, Owen Blower vintage race - all running Tulio's finest!

Slowroad
Posts: 703
Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 9:58pm
Location: Nottingham, UK

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby Slowroad » 9 Jul 2018, 5:43pm

Many years ago I shaved my legs, I know it sounds odd I quite liked the feel of smooth legs (maybe I should have been a woman) I let is grow back, but I hated it so shaved then again and now shave from the neck down..... well I still like my long hair and beard.

I hate to break it to you Yakdriver but... women have hairy legs too! :wink:
“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
― Peter Golkin

Christine
Posts: 137
Joined: 9 Dec 2012, 12:40pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby Christine » 9 Jul 2018, 9:00pm

Shame there's no 'Like' link, what a must read for us women, men talking about leg shaving or not or how !
Yes women have leg hair too, believe it or not, ok some more than others, bit like you guys by the sound of it.

User avatar
cyclemad
Posts: 151
Joined: 23 Jan 2018, 9:16pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby cyclemad » 16 Jul 2018, 10:02pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 46467
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby Mick F » 17 Jul 2018, 8:24am

Mick F wrote:No-one shaves mine.
I don't shave at all - anywhere.
Absolutely bald all over my whole body with lovely smooth skin.
I lost the lot a couple of years ago, and I'd be distraught if any hair grew back.
Chatting to various men and women about my universal baldness, it's surprising how many of them are envious.

Some of the older ladies envy my bald head, though the younger ones don't, but all envy my bald arms, legs and "naughty bits" ........... I don't show those off of course! :lol:
Mick F. Cornwall

User avatar
NATURAL ANKLING
Posts: 10597
Joined: 24 Oct 2012, 10:43pm
Location: English Riviera

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Jul 2018, 8:58pm

Hi,
You ever thought of modeling :mrgreen:
If You Don't Try You Don't Do.....Don't Do You Don't Get...I'm Still Trying....Well Very..
You'll Find Me At The Top Of A Hill...............Somewhere...After Dark..

User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 46467
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby Mick F » 18 Jul 2018, 6:49am

This is me before I lost my hair.
'David'_by_Michelangelo_JBU0001.JPG
'David'_by_Michelangelo_JBU0001.JPG (15.47 KiB) Viewed 316 times
Mick F. Cornwall

mattsccm
Posts: 2702
Joined: 28 Nov 2009, 9:44pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby mattsccm » 18 Jul 2018, 7:57am

But where does one draw the line?Just above the shorts? Nope i'd look like I was wearing furry shorts then. At the Speedo level? Same effect but higher. Waist? Now there my wife refuses to get involved!

User avatar
Xilter
Posts: 97
Joined: 28 Jul 2018, 3:51am
Location: Guildford

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby Xilter » 11 Aug 2018, 7:06pm

I’m just not ready for that commitment. I’m still battling the gawking disgust from my daughters/wife seeing me in Lycra. I thought I’d give it a go to see what the hype was about. I’m still not convinced about it I just feel awkward. But shaving my legs would def be a step too far for me.
My poor poor bottom

User avatar
Redvee
Posts: 2175
Joined: 8 Mar 2010, 8:58pm

Re: Shaved legs ... Who shaves yours ????

Postby Redvee » 11 Aug 2018, 11:22pm

Simple height guide is toes to shoulders :shock: