dimspace said:for me, it was more the first time i got a pedal gash and went to hospital 6 hours later with a cut nicely matted together with hair that had to be systematically pulled apart with tweezers..
but leg shaving as a statement, and getting forced to the back if you dont... you really do ride with a bunch of a-holes over there..
So you're saying you shave your legs as pre-emptive preparation for crashes...I don't buy it for a second. The fact of the matter is that having hairy legs gives you a bit of protection in a crash, and makes your legs less likely to get cut or scraped as bad in some road rash situations.
I shave my legs cause it's faster than having hair on them. Not much faster, but it is faster. At least I have a rational reason to shave my legs, unlike most racers. Then why don't I shave my arms? Cause I'm not gonna be that guy that shaves his arms.