I dont ride DH anymore. I ride a 29er ss fully rigid. Shaving keeps the legs cooler, and reduces the velcro effect. Chicks dig it too. I was about 20 days late doing it this year. Always start in march and end when it starts getting cold.
I used to diss one of my buddies that did it. Then i did it just messing around and i actually like it. I don't shave for biking. I just shave because it feels better than being all wooly in the summer. Once a month for me. I have dark hair and hated getting all sweaty with it. The hair would get all nasty looking and matted down like a wet dog. So, i get all razor crazy now. My legs, arms, chest, and junk. I'm half filipino, so i'm not that hairy. But the few that i have get long and nasty looking. It feels great in the summer when you're not growing your own pants.
oh yeah. I'm proof that hairy palms doesn't happen. :0)
Oh. And i'm not gay. At least not that much. Only every third tuesday of the month. And i'm engaged..............to a female even. ;0)
I was tired of my high socks ripping out the hair on the bottoms of my legs. So one day i decided that i'd shave the bottom part of my leg to see if that would help at all. It did. Went to do it again one day and accidentally shaved a bit too high. So i just shaved the whole leg. I was doing it with a head shaver at the time. It's a trip when you go from hairy body parts to none hairy body parts. It feels great. Especially in the summer.
Ever had a shaved head after having a lot of hair? It's like that sensation, over your legs and up your shorts when there's a good breeze.