Reverence: Baxter Aftershave

Reverence: Baxter Aftershave

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Baxter Aftershave is one of the most important cremes I have in my arsenal, aside from the testosterone rub, the alcohol swabs I use before injecting my EPO, and Butt Butter or whatever my chamois creme is called. At $15 a pop, it’s not particularly cheap, but the addition of moisturizers and antiseptic keep irritation at a minimum.

Not only does it have a pleasant smell and refreshing feeling, it opens the pores after a good, close shave to help moisturize and revitalize, leaving  your skin clean and smooth with no bumps or rash.  Just the other day, a neighbor remarked that my shave was magnificently smooth and close.  I couldn’t have done it without Baxter.

Oh, and before you start thinking I’m some kind of sissy, know this: I never use this shit on my face.  No sir, the good stuff is for the legs only.

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  1. It’s best to only shave with a good, strong, Irish whiskey. Your discipline with the razor becomes pretty crisp when you slap on 80 proof deliciousness as aftercare.

  2. “Ah, fuck, it’s awful. … Stop it! Stop it!” – Johnny Rotten, 1979 (“The Great Rock n Roll Swindle”).

    By no means a favourite band, person, album, genre or period of mine. And it may well be the only thing Wee Johnny ever said with which I wholeheartedly agreed. But as a quote I find it has application and utility well beyond its original context. Such as now.

    Just, like, stop it.

  3. @Rob
    “But Frank if I go back to shaving (and since my peaking schedule has been successful and the guns are looking like Big Bertha…with an awesome tan line I am toying with the idea) thanks for the tip, it sounds like great stuff.”

    Unleash the Howitzers on those Long Island low weeds! Shave ‘em up and Baxter ‘em down, put on The Kit and haul ass. Do it man, do it. Then report back to us.

    @all Settle down gawd damnit. Bless ya Frank. Can’t a man post about his favorite cycling related things and not hear too much moaning about it? Don’t make me invoke Chopper Reid or wait for it…Fred Dagg.

  4. John: “Can’t a man post about his favorite cycling related things and not hear too much moaning about it?” I’ll not begrudge a man any post about cycling related things. Mmmhh. But Baxter aftershave lotion is cycling related in what way??

  5. @david
    It’s his fookin’ guns were talking about here man. His damn neighbors even admire them! Frank takes excellent care of the twin motors whot power the R3 up the road. How else can I explain it?

  6. Sean Kelly quote for the day: “Cherry lager, what a foul idea.”

  7. @Marko
    I rather liked “Menchov appears to still be upright.”

  8. @Canarypunk
    That and “Armstrong is on Menchov’s wheel, not sure if he wants to do that.”

  9. @Marko
    Yes: that was very good.

    Back on topic: my problem is my guns are so huge that by the time I finish shaving the second one, I need to get started on the first one again (trying—feebly—to restore some faint semblance of masculinity to this thread…).

  10. john :@Rob
    “But Frank if I go back to shaving (and since my peaking schedule has been successful and the guns are looking like Big Bertha…with an awesome tan line I am toying with the idea) thanks for the tip, it sounds like great stuff.”
    Unleash the Howitzers on those Long Island low weeds! Shave ‘em up and Baxter ‘em down, put on The Kit and haul ass. Do it man, do it. Then report back to us.

    This is where life gets complicated – If I shave then I am going to want to race and if I race I will feel that I have to train and if I train then the wife will leave and then I'll have more time to train – what would you guys do??

  11. @Rob
    It’s not complicated. Shave your guns. End of. The rest will follow.

  12. The wife, the guns, the bike, the kids. Baxter: for all your shaving needs.

  13. @frank Crap, I knew you’d say that… decisions, decisions.

  14. I was getting pretty scared until I read the last paragraph. Whew! That was close.

  15. @frank

    Just the other day, a neighbor remarked that my shave was magnificently smooth and close.

    Does the VMH know that your neighbours have been caressing your legs? If you hadn’t replied to my post with a link to the Baxter article the question would never have been asked!

  16. Baxter makes other nice products. On the suggestion of someone here (I forget who), I bought a Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro. It doesn’t achieve the silky smooth shave of a razor, but it doesn’t slash my legs either.

    A dab of Baxter Razor Bump gel and my guns are looking better than ever.

  17. I’m a Gillette foam/Mach 3 kinda guy. Never a nick, only by a BIC!

    This was my tuning point to go from Schick to Gillette;

  18. I shave by scraping a brick down my legs until all the hair is gone or I can’t see any hair for the blood. Rather than use some fancy smelly ointment to sooth the shave I just get my wolf to bite me in the face to take my mind off it. Once I’m done I ride 500km to my work as a lumberjack.

  19. @marshy

    I shave by scraping a brick down my legs until all the hair is gone or I can’t see any hair for the blood. Rather than use some fancy smelly ointment to sooth the shave I just get my wolf to bite me in the face to take my mind off it. Once I’m done I ride 500km to my work as a lumberjack.

    And to think I was going to comment on the manly smell and the restorative properties of tea tree oil.

  20. One of my cycling buddies just told me that he uses this…

    http://veet.ca/en/index.php

    It’s kinda shaped like a brick…

  21. Savages.

    A gentleman uses this.

  22. I think today’s stage and the reactions to it show a lot about how different racing is compared to the past.  Everyone is shocked that a GC contender would put in such a risky move instead of a largely more defensive riding into the mountains.  The climbs seem to be the only place anything happens, because you can’t really follow numbers but have to think and pace much differently.  All the other teams were saying things along the lines of “We weren’t expecting it.”  Well jeez, something unexpected in a race?  Better just pull out, already planned the whole Tour and that just messes it up.  Apparently this was a spur of the moment decision by Saxo, without having the DS feed them their parts.  Combined with Contador’s solo last year in the Vuelta it shows a really complacent mindset within the peloton.  “How could this succeed? Just let it go.”  Seems like tactics have taken a backseat to numbers in many respects.

  23. Ah shit, wrong article.

  24. I have a question regarding the shaving of the guns. Should this rule not include a note stating that this applies only if you actually have guns to shave? As interest in cycling increases, a lot of people dress up in full gear even though it does not make them look deliberately casual, cool or anything like it. Shaving a set of guns in worse condition than those used in the first world war should not necessarily be mandatory.

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