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Why Do Cyclists Shave Their Legs, and Should You Shave Yours: A Noob’s Guide Through A Slippery Subject…


October 2015

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…

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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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  1. Keep ’em smooth – even in winter. Standards, people! 😉

  2. PedalWORKS says:

    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 🙂

  3. bribikes says:

    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!

  4. Someone asked me at CrossFit the other day how often I shaved my legs . . . uh, every stinkin’ day, man! 😀

  5. Tracey says:

    This is hysterical!

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