Your new posting takes a courageous look at an oft-ridiculed aspect of professional bike racing protocol – the choice of otherwise “manly” riders to achieve leg hairlessness for the sake of safety.
It is a well known fact that bacteria love hair follicles and that every unshaven follicle provides a “doorway” penetrating a freshly grazed epidermis. This can only end in tears or into a dangerous state of infection and possible amputation, or worse still, death. Indeed there are other advantages to bald shins, knees and thighs. With the advent of skin tight spandex high performance wear there is now no unsightly texture or puckering caused by forests of testeronic tresses. The rider thereby becomes a visual extension of the smooth titanium or carbon or aluminum or steel frame he propels over the finish line.
To those apologetically nude-legged riders out there – FLAUNT your baby-smooth gams – and cycle into an infection-free world of victory and twin goddess kisses on the podium.
What Would Johan Use (razor, wax or Neet)? by PE5GW