Just looking through some old posts… Writing this one really made me laugh – and I had another chuckle reading it again. A celebration of being a cycling noob…
Rule number 33 of the substantial list of cycling guidelines, known simply as “The Rules“, is as follows:
Rule #33// Shave your guns.
Legs are to be carefully shaved at all times. If, for some reason, your legs are to be left hairy, make sure you can dish out plenty of hurt to shaved riders, or be considered a hippie douche on your way to a Critical Mass. Whether you use a straight razor or a Bowie knife, use Baxter to keep them smooth.
I happened upon this list three days before my first initiation into “real” cycling – that is, actual cycling, not just “riding my bike”. I had already been worried about the shaving of the guns before I happened on the rules because I’d seen it mentioned elsewhere while researching proper group cycling etiquette. While I am not quite a yeti, I am a furry…
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Keep ’em smooth – even in winter. Standards, people! 😉
Well, I shaved my “pistons” this summer for the first time ever. And, I am pleased to say, still do. I don’t go any faster. I don’t get massages regularly. But I look better on the bike. I look like a proper cyclist now 🙂
Yep, and now that you do I bet it’s easier to pick out the Yetis in the group too. I remember your post about first picking up the razor…
Shaving my legs is almost the only one of “The Rules” that I follow. Who knew that girls are already on the right track to being super awesome cyclists, ha!
Exactly! My wife would agree.
I used to be a rule shunner too. Eventually, either you’ll stay one or you’ll change into one of the rule followers… Usually once you realize that the clothes, while they look awesome, also make cycling fast VASTLY more comfortable.
I will always be a rule shunner at least for the winter, time will tell about the rest of the year 🙂
Bri, there are no rules for winter cycling. None. Strictly because you’re more badass than most every other cyclist on the planet anyway, you get to do as you please to stay warm.
Someone asked me at CrossFit the other day how often I shaved my legs . . . uh, every stinkin’ day, man! 😀
The only way… I went four days without when I went hunting the other day. First thing I got home, I grabbed the razor. I don’t know how people go that long in between.
Geeze! Me either . . . especially behind my knees!
Yeah, it sucked.
This is hysterical!
Thank you, I think… 😉