I have pretty hairy legs these days because as a young racer, I used to keep them shaved for cycling. In those days it was supposedly to help you if you crashed - easier to clean the wound and keep it clean so less chance of infection. Easier to take plasters off too without pulling hairs. It was also easier to oil up, apply various creams and massage. Anyway - we all shaved. I used to just shave to around the short line but then one race I lost the back on a fast damp descent and slid across the road and into the ditch. I'd some quality road burn down my left side. Bike was fine of course and I hopped back up on it quick enough to finish the race, but I later found out that it would have been a lot less horrid if I'd of had less hair for the dried blood to cling to. So finally I'd shave the whole bloody lot. Of course, there may not be any relation to shaving a lot when I was younger and getting more hair otherwise Bruce Willis would probably be growing hair again too I presume there should be very little that has changed in this regard but I thought I'd shoot the question out there. I currently don't plan on shaving my legs when I get back out there until it turns serious but then again I always thought the guys with the big hairy legs were funny looking. So what are the local amateurs doing these days? Tom.