Shaves Legs – Grows Beard

In the world of professional (and Amateur) cycling, it is not uncommon for roadies (Road Cyclists) to shave their legs. As in my previous Article, this can be for a number of reasons, extra aerodynamics, hygiene, helping any Road Rash stay clean, making the legs easier to massage etc.

This might seem like a strange move for some, but for these thrill-seekers, every little advantage counts.

By removing the hair on their legs, they are not only reducing wind resistance but also gaining a psychological edge.

Imagine the confidence they must feel as they zip through the roads, knowing that they have left no stone unturned in their quest for victory.

But that’s not all – the Roadies have decided to take their transformation a step further.

Along with their freshly shaved legs, they have also grown out their beards.

Why, you may ask? Well, it turns out that having a beard is not just a fashion statement for these road warriors.

It serves as a symbol of strength, resilience, and determination.

The beard becomes a visual reminder of the challenges they have overcome and the obstacles they are willing to face head-on. It is a testament to their commitment to pushing themselves to the limit and conquering whatever comes their way.

So, picture this – a group of Roadies, with their shaved legs and wild beards, ready to take on any road that lies ahead.

The excitement is palpable as they rev up their engines and prepare for the ride of their lives.

These fearless individuals are not afraid to go against the norm and do whatever it takes to achieve greatness.

They embody the spirit of adventure and inspire us all to push our own boundaries.

However, showing up to your Club Sunday Morning Group Ride, looking like a dishevelled Badger, with your oiled and shaved legs, but with a mighty facial growth, that looks like a transplant from the Amazon Jungle.

It totally negates the smooth Aerodynamics of the lower half, and increases the load on the top half.

As we all know, with great style comes great responsibility. However, looking super cool with your smooth legs, and part a dishevelled hipster is overall, not a good combination.

Roadies take great pride in their appearance and professionalism, and having well-groomed legs is an integral part of this image. Totally spoilt by the lack of grooming on the facial features.

Ultimately, it is a personal choice that roadies make to optimise their performance and recovery, demonstrating their commitment to their sport and its demands.

So, let’s continue with the smooth look and ditch the beards.


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