Author Topic: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits  (Read 2073 times)

Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2020, 12:55:32 pm »
I read somewhere that for best aero you should shave a strip down the front of your legs, leaving the sides and back hairy. It's to do with laminar airflow. Or perhaps it was to shave a strip down the sides, leaving the front hairy. Either way, it's a bold look and would give you a strong psychological advantage on the start line.

You'd have to be very careful with the angles when transferring this to arms. Faces should be easier but... I think the OP has a beard.
I think i heard Dave Brailsford suggesting a leg mohican was more aero. I just assumed he was taking the piss.

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2020, 01:09:03 pm »
I read somewhere that for best aero you should shave a strip down the front of your legs, leaving the sides and back hairy. It's to do with laminar airflow. Or perhaps it was to shave a strip down the sides, leaving the front hairy. Either way, it's a bold look and would give you a strong psychological advantage on the start line.

You'd have to be very careful with the angles when transferring this to arms. Faces should be easier but... I think the OP has a beard.
I think i heard Dave Brailsford suggesting a leg mohican was more aero. I just assumed he was taking the piss.

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I've seen time triallists with shaved legs but 'trip strips' taped to their legs.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/why-leaving-hair-on-your-legs-could-help-you-go-faster-186135
 

Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2020, 01:15:25 pm »
It's probably more to do with creating turbulent flow that adheres less to the leg and has a lower drag.
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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2020, 01:53:51 pm »
I thought it was supposed to make things look bigger.
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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2020, 04:03:30 pm »
In the context, there may be one or two here who might appreciate the information that my brother, Esau, is a hairy man. No? oh well.

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2020, 04:08:18 pm »
Will you sell your birthright for a mess of potage?
My brother's called Jacob...

Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2020, 04:16:42 pm »
Would the Twitter version be a potted message?

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2020, 04:44:53 pm »
 ;D

Esau: bonked out hunter loses rational thought for FOOD!

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2020, 10:26:22 pm »
In the context, there may be one or two here who might appreciate the information that my brother, Esau, is a hairy man. No? oh well.

You are a right smoothie then...
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2020, 12:41:41 pm »
I use Gillette venus shave from the neck down, but not my arms

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2020, 12:50:59 pm »
I thought it was supposed to make things look bigger.

Jimmy Hill without his beard, what do you reckon?


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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2020, 12:43:10 pm »
It sort of makes sense as there are regular consumables like blades and shaving gumpf.

That said, I bought about 5 million old fashioned double-edged blades back when I used to shave every day (and they'd last a month then), so now I've a Beard of Authority℠ each lasts about six months. On that basis, I'm set for this life, the next, and the one after that. Unless I come back as a cockroach, in which case I won't bother shaving.
!nataS pihsroW

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2020, 04:37:30 pm »
What if you come back as a woolly mammoth?
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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2020, 06:37:59 pm »
I read somewhere that for best aero you should shave a strip down the front of your legs, leaving the sides and back hairy. It's to do with laminar airflow. Or perhaps it was to shave a strip down the sides, leaving the front hairy. Either way, it's a bold look and would give you a strong psychological advantage on the start line.

You'd have to be very careful with the angles when transferring this to arms. Faces should be easier but... I think the OP has a beard.

I'm fairly sure I know where that came from, and it was a joke.  Shaved legs do test faster than fully hairy though.

Like Rob, when I'm racing my arms and calves are covered.  Just shaving the knees would definitely look dodgy though.

ian

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2020, 08:02:43 pm »
What if you come back as a woolly mammoth?

I reckon I'm just going to go with it.
!nataS pihsroW

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2020, 12:26:32 am »
What if you come back as a woolly mammoth?

He'd clean a car...
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2020, 08:23:36 am »
;D

Esau: bonked out hunter loses rational thought for FOOD!

Careful Helly, you’ll end up in one of the diet wars threads

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2020, 09:37:25 am »
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

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Re: Shaving Your Sticky Out Bits
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2020, 05:10:01 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...