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Most normal people grow beards for the winter weather.
Or participate in no shave November. I tend to start growing
a beard at the end of November for riding season and keep it
all summer long. Then get depressed and shave. Am I the only
one who beard preps for riding season? lol
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Most normal people grow beards for the winter weather.
Or participate in no shave November. I tend to start growing
a beard at the end of November for riding season and keep it
all summer long. Then get depressed and shave. Am I the only
one who beard preps for riding season? lol
With a few exceptions, I've kept a relatively short beard since Christmas break my senior year in high school, thirty years ago (which I grew so I could buy beer). I do usually let it get a little longer when the cold weather rolls around.

Something that surprises me is that really long beards seem to be in fashion. Nip-length beards and such. Never thought I'd see that.
 

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Normal guys start growing beards when it starts getting cold.
Or participate in no shave November. I start growing mine out in
December for riding season and keep it long all summer and spring.
Then trim it off when I get depressed when the cold hits. Am I the only
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Tried growing a beard over the winter last year. Kept it through spring. Took the bike out for an early spring ride and absolutely hated how it felt on my face with my helmet on...Shaved it off as soon as I got back home. Have not had one since.
 

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Normal guys start growing beards when it starts getting cold.
Or participate in no shave November. I start growing mine out in
December for riding season and keep it long all summer and spring.
Then trim it off when I get depressed when the cold hits. Am I the only
one who does this?
I've got two problems with this. I ain't never been called normal. And where in the US is December the start of riding season?
;)

I don't exactly grow a beard, but I don't shave either. Scraggly look that I keep down to 1/2" or less usually, and a goat that gets trimmed whenever. Don't change based on season or riding, and haven't been beardless for decades.
 

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What? December is peak riding season here in Dayton Ohio! 🤪 Some think me crazy but, if the roads are clear of snow, ice and, freshly laid salt, I ride. I suppose if it gets much below 0 (F) I might re-think that but, one morning about 3 weeks ago*, my morning commute was at 6°F.

*It was Nov 13.

But keeping on-topic: Last year I let my beard grow out quite a bit before I got tired of it and trimmed it back down to its normal .5" length. This year, I quit trimming it sometime in Sep. It's probably at 1.5 to 2" from my chin. I'll keep growing it until March, I guess. May hit a max length before then and keep it there, though.
 

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I too have never been referred to as ‘normal’ , lol.
I grow a goatee/mustache combo starting in October and shave off the goatee in early spring. I only grow it to my chin line as it gets caught in my uniform jacket! Ouch!!



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No beard. Wife doesn't like. I'll go a few days when on vacation but clean shave 99% of the time. Happy wife, happy life, right?
 

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Let me specify. I Start growing my beard in December so It has length for when riding season fires up. Kinda like getting a jump start. My beard doesn't grow extremely quick so I need to start ahead of time. lol
 

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I've got two problems with this. I ain't never been called normal. And where in the US is December the start of riding season?
;)

I don't exactly grow a beard, but I don't shave either. Scraggly look that I keep down to 1/2" or less usually, and a goat that gets trimmed whenever. Don't change based on season or riding, and haven't been beardless for decades.
Maybe I should have used the quote normally guys..... sorry if I offended ya there bud.
 

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I'm in Les' camp - the wife doesn't like beards so on the cross country ride I took last May with RFTW, I didn't shave for a few weeks. Also slow growing...

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Man, you've been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long
 

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Man, you've been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long
I've always been told, no shave, no sex. Shaving it is...
 
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