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25/07/2013 at 13:11

Noticed that I might well be the only member of NEWT with a goatee.  What about you lot?  Any goatee wearers among you?  Does shaving it increase speed on the bike or streamlining for the swim? 

25/07/2013 at 14:07

no goatee but a chin beard (now white) - I used to have a goatee until a few years ago.

I can't say whether it slows me down or not as I've always had some chin fluff since doing tri - and frankly I can't see it would make that much difference.

25/07/2013 at 14:08

Has taper madness bitten already DTT?

seren nos    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:12

they are a weird lot at NEWTS.....

25/07/2013 at 14:20

and you have to remember where I am from seren - I was born and bred in the NEWTS catchement area...  

25/07/2013 at 16:42

Point proven, then

25/07/2013 at 22:02

Husband periodically has one - when he shaves it off he looks at least 10 years younger babyface!

25/07/2013 at 22:22

Facial hair catches more weed and plankton from the water, but tends to hide the Homer Simpson look that clean shaven men (and women) can get from sediment in the water

SaintB    pirate
26/07/2013 at 06:05





Rule #50 // Facial hair is to be carefully regulated.

No full beards, no moustaches. Goatees are permitted only if your name starts with “Marco” and ends with “Pantani”, or if your head is intentionally or unintentionally bald. One may never shave on the morning of an important race, as it saps your virility, and you need that to kick ass.


from...  http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

26/07/2013 at 09:25

Seriously.  I reckon I'll be at least 15% faster on the bike if I shave it off.  Buddah, I reckon you could get 7% by shaving chinny.

With some of the clumps of hair floating in the pool today, I'd have had one by the end even if I didn't have one to begin with.  Euch.

26/07/2013 at 20:53

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