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luckyboy said:I did this two days ago and it is by far and away the worst decision I have ever made.
luckyboy said:Its not how they look, but they really really itch badly
Anyway, I have tights, so I'm just going to wear them.
luckyboy said:It was a lot better than yesterday anyway, but What you said seems to have made it better. Thanks
Bought some Vaseline moisturizer yesterday - "Yeah my girlfriend told me to get something to stop yr legs itching after shaving, but I can't remember the name of it now."
Where I ride and race there are literally ZERO riders that show up to the fast group rides or race in the Cat 3 pack that have hairy legs. Even the noobs who show up to the weekly hammerfests shave their legs before trying to hang. I never even saw or raced against a Cat 4 with hairy legs either and I was a 4 for like 4 years. Dudes that show up with hairy legs are just looked at as idiot noobs that are a crash waiting to happen and no one will give them a wheel for the most part and they have to go all the way to the back if they ever find themselves in the wind for any reason.
laziali said:3. Marginal aero advantage. Seem to recall some research along the lines of 1 second per 10km at 40kph. Or something equally unimportant unless you are racing on the track or time trials.
Polyarmour said:The research I quoted above put it a little higher than that but nonetheless on your figures that would be 4 seconds on a 40km time trial.
That's a distance of 44m at 40km/h.
Now obviously riding in a bunch skews the figure somewhat however many races are lost by only half a wheel length (350mm). So while it may be a "marginal areo advantage" as you say, it can still mean the difference between winning and losing.