How high should you shave your legs? 'Shorts' sculpted with razor

Picture attracts plenty of comments on image-sharing site Imgur

It's one of those eternal questions that divide cyclists, or at least those who choose to shave their legs - just how high should you go with the razor?

Well, a  member of the Imgur image-sharing community has added fuel to the debate by posting a picture entitled 'How to make a pair of summer shorts' - the 'shorts' in question in fact being the hair on someone's thighs above the point he (or she) stopped shaving.

The arresting image has attracted plenty of comments on the site.

It’s not clear whether the picture is of the person who posted it, and opinion seems split on whether the image depicts a man or a woman.

“Spoiler alert,” said one user, “That's not a dude” – but another countered, “As a woman, this is what my legs look like during my Spring shave.”

While some people were into the whole look, others felt – not to put too fine a point on it – repulsed.

“That just looks awful – for the sake of humanity, shave it all!” was one user’s opinion, but another said: “Is it weird as a girl to find hairy legs in a guy sexy?”

We’re assuming the person in the picture is a bike rider – as one reply said, “Some cyclists call those ‘hamster pants’.”

Some have commented by referencing fantasy books/movies. “Hobbit, that’s a hobbit,” wrote one, while another asked, “Narnia?”

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Do you shave your legs? And if so, how high is too high ... or how low is too low? Let us know in the comments.



Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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