To Shave Or Not To Shave: What Are The Injury Rules?

Posted: May 18, 2011 in Bike Stories, It's All Important Stuff

My legs are at that critical stage today.  The hair has grown to the point where it looks silly and is especially itchy.  What is the projected injury timeline whereby cessation of shaving is logical and/or acceptable?

My appendix was taken out five days ago.  The surgeon explained the high risk of hernia if I resume training before at least two weeks.  Which means that real training won’t resume for another twelve days or so.

So, five days in and twelve to go. Maximum itchiness is today.  I am feeling very lazy.  If I let it go one more day, past the stupid looking itchy stage, I may be in for the duration.

What to do ??  What to do?  Are there any rules for this?  Cool factor is very important to me!

Related Blog: Leg Shaving Explained

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Comments
  1. Jonathan says:

    I say shave. Especially to keep the cool factor up.

  2. Jason says:

    Use a $14 hair clipper without the clipper guard on. It’ll look like you shaved, yet you will never get razor burn, ingrown hairs, or itchy. I’ve been doing this for 15 years with no problem. Shaving is way too hard and time consuming.

  3. David says:

    According to Velominati ‘The Rules’ http://www.velominati.com/blog/the-rules/, Rule 33: 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 their way to a Critical Mass.

  4. Todd, us women have been shaving for tens maybe 100’s of years. Suck it up and keep shaving. 🙂

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