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Beards

Discussion in 'Commuting and Utility Cycling' started by edrobbin, 7 Nov 2016.

  1. edrobbin

    edrobbin Regular

    Aside from making you look like the cream of the hipster world, proving you have testosterone flowing through your veins and making the ladies swoon, they also keep your face warm when commuting.

    What's not to love?

    [Recent conversion to the facially hirsute]
     
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  2. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    Although on the down side, they do act as fog filters and leave you with a wet face after a cold foggy morning ride.
     
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  3. Itchy.
     
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  4. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Location:
    Egham
    I keep working on it, but no matter how hard I try I just look scruffy. Is there a trick to it, especially given I can use 'Movember' as an excuse..
     
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  5. edrobbin

    edrobbin Regular

    With a bit of grey coming through, don't think scruffy, think sophisticated. Ginger and grey - perfect combination
     
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  6. Mine (when I was actually able to grow it) just made me look my age, instead of heaps younger than my age. I gave up on beards several years ago, after spending a few decades manfully trying to grow a good one.
     
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ Climbs Hills Slowly!

    Finding half of yesterday's soup in there? :whistle:
     
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  8. Simontm

    Simontm Über Member

    Wait, that's a bad thing?
     
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  9. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    A female friend wrote a piece for a men's mag about the beard trend a few years ago. She came out with the line that a beard makes 95% of men 50% more attractive. Or was it the other way round - 50% of men 95% more attractive? Maybe it was both. I can't remember.
     
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  10. I love my beard. I'm often mistaken for Sean Connery. WIN_20161108_11_00_34_Pro.jpg
     
  11. jefmcg

    jefmcg Guru

  12. Is that your Carol Vorderman face?
     
  13. Twizit

    Twizit CS8 lead out specialist

    Location:
    Surrey
    Yep they do keep your face warm, but have also been known to attract ice and snow when it's really :cold:

    Couldn't go back to shaving every day - what's not to like about a quick beard trim once a week vs scraping a blade across your skin every morning :eek:
     
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  14. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    I'll confess, laziness was my main reason for growing a beard.

    And there's something quite rugged and manly about getting ice in your beard. You can pretend you're Shackleton or something.
     
  15. Or a Hillbilly.
     
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