And yes its has been suggested (by my beloved) that I'm spending time thinking about such matters simply because Ive dropped a few cogs.
That may be true, but cycling can do that to all of us!
Now beards, it is well known that real men have body hair....
But if you are being paid to do something, you tend to follow whatever 'rules' they have....
Apart from the track guys, i haven't seen any beards either!
Maybe the female folk, most of whom don't kiss beardies are the real issue?
PS....your beloved is a person, right? Some of us love the bike a bit too much.....
Maybe they're not aero enough? I have actually thought through this before!
no good for healing if you graze your face?
Because it's against the Rules?
If one reason for waxing the legs is easier to treat wounds, think what happens when you face makes contact with the ground. One of my cycling wounds resulted in stitches and a scar on the chin.
Google "Sean Eadie" former professional Aussie track sprinter. He had a real "Ned Kelly" beard. According to Wikipedia "Eadie is known for his large beard, which earned him many nicknames, including Captain Haddock. In an interview with cyclingnews.com's Lucy Power, he was asked if it was counter-aerodynamic to shave his legs but not his face. He said he had "won the team sprint and went 10.14 in Manchester, won the world's - wasn't too counter productive!" He said he shaved his legs "because it feels great in bed."
".....and a scar on the chin" Which would be quite easily disguised with a full and lustrous beard
Perhaps one from the Stubble range- "Cruiser" or "Rider" could possibly be worn under the helmet.
Greg, I cannot grow a beard (nor want to) but my faced was so bruised and sore, a shave would have been painful to treat the wound.
I hope you had shaved then?
I have heard some teams have a bet during a stage race as to who can grow the biggest beard during the race