Win a West Coast Shaving Cycling Jersey!

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WCS Cycling Jersey GiveawayAs the owners of West Coast Shaving, John and I have a philosophy about life that you should work hard and play hard. We value trying to defy our age (yes...we are inching up on 40) by living a healthy lifestyle and being physically active. 

We started cycling less than a year ago, and both have a huge love for the sport. We love the social aspects as much as the riding itself. We formed a great group of friends who all jumped on board to complete a Century or Metric Century just a few weeks ago in Solvang, California. We climbed many hills, battled the heat and the wind, and overall had a great time. There was even some singing going on. 

We had West Coast Shaving cycling jerseys made that are awesome. We hate to toot our own horn, but they turned out so great! We were so pleased to feature a few or our brands on the back, too, which include BaxterEdwin JaggerImperial, and Leg Lube. We had lots of questions about WCS and all the great products we carry from fellow cyclist on our journey. 

And we're giving away a free jersey to a fellow cyclist as a token of our appreciation for our customers! 

Please leave a comment below why you love cycling and you will automatically be entered in the random drawing. The contest will end at midnight PST on April 15, 2015.

And don't forget to  check out some of our favorite products from our jersey sponsors: 

Baxter of California safety razor: People love this razor.  It's perfect for someone just starting out in wet shaving, but holds its place with veteran shavers, as well. If you're looking for a new razor for your morning kit, you won't be disappointed.

Edwin Jagger Natural Hydrating Pre Shave Lotion, Fragrance Free: Another fan favorite, this pre-shave lotion is fragrance free and perfect for shavers with sensitive skin. It makes the blade glide gently and smoothly over your skin. 

Imperial Barber Products Classic Pomade: This water-based pomade gives you a strong hold with a semi-sheen to keep your hairstyle in place all day.

LEG LUBE Performance Shave Gel: Considered the best on the market, this gel was specifically developed for athletes, such as swimmers and cyclists, who desire smooth legs, arms, and chests and will leave you feeling sleek and smooth!


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MikeGIdaho April 2, 2015 2:11 PM
I love the chance to see new places and challenge myself. Oh, and the feel of the wind on my freshly shaven face isn't bad either.

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NarayanP April 2, 2015 2:45 PM
Love cycling for all the sweat and tears that it brings to me. And then...there is the joy of an achievement after the ride :D

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Gmjabsky April 2, 2015 6:03 PM
Every ride, on new carbon or old steel bike, makes me that seven year old on a Schwinn Stingray again. And I get an excuse to shave my legs, too...

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Richard Coencas April 3, 2015 11:13 AM
Cycling is the next best thing to flying without an airplane. Just gliding through the countryside enjoying the elements.

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ckoontz (Store Admin) (Post Author) April 3, 2015 4:01 PM
I have to say Richard that I completely get it! For me, I also love downhill skiing---I say...cycling is like skiing on the roads. The cities are my mountains and the roads my trials! I can fly on skis...but I think fly even faster on my bike! :)

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Will Carlson April 3, 2015 1:17 PM
Bike advice is often great life advice. Look ahead to where you want to go, and not the obstacles you need to avoid. Make a plan of attack, and carry through with enough speed. Most of the time you will be successful, but crashing happens.

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Carl Drake April 3, 2015 2:16 PM
I love the freedom of riding: exploring new places on trails, great views, solitude, and the the challenge of century rides. The bikes are awesome, just like the razors we use.

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Joe R April 3, 2015 2:27 PM
Congrats on your ride. A century is on my bucket list. I'm 63 and have been cycling since '98. I enjoy the freedom cycling brings. At times it feels like flying. When I ride the path around our national park it feels like a mini-vacation. It's a great sport, hobby and great for fitness. Makes my new hobby of DE shaving seem like a bargain. Still get to meet with fellow "enthusiasts" but a Feather DE razor is thousands cheaper than a Trek carbon fiber bike. Enjoy the ride.

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John Rista April 3, 2015 2:28 PM
I've been doing sprint tri's for the past 4yrs and the cycling is the most enjoyable and challenging. This year I'll be obtaining a mountain bike and mixing up the rides!

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Summers April 3, 2015 2:29 PM
Biking is better than walking for exercise for me.

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Matthew French April 3, 2015 2:32 PM
I love cycling because its a great way to work out and at the same time its fun to meet other people enthusiastic about cycling on long rides because everyone is so friendly. Also I am a mechanic and love wrenching on bikes and seeing new technology in action.

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Andre Broussard April 3, 2015 2:34 PM

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Gorali April 3, 2015 2:35 PM
About 5 years ago I was miserable. I was working 80 hours a week, burned out, and overweight; I looked bad and I felt bad. I looked back to my younger days, trying to remember being happy and what to do to feel happy again. I remembered riding a bike, and although that was transportation, it was also fun. I bought a used bike and slowly tried to recover myself and my health. By the way, as I re-entered the cycling world, I was reading Bicycle magazine and there was an article about how to shave your legs. It inspired me to try using a safety razor, which led me to you and I ordered an Edwin Jagger DE88.

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John Orcutt April 3, 2015 2:52 PM
Started cycling two years ago at the inspiration of a friend who commuted everywhere by bike. Did my first metric century in 2013, about to do my third the end of this month. I love the feeling of freedom and accomplishment of being on a bike, whether it is commuting or cranking out tens of miles on a saturday afternoon.

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paddleking April 3, 2015 2:58 PM
Great exercise and it is a lifetime sport!

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Ron Stewart April 3, 2015 3:03 PM
I went from not exercising at all three years ago to riding 600 km (375 miles) in 39 hours last summer. This summer, I plan to ride Paris-Brest-Paris (1200 km) in under 90 hours. I am continually astonished at how far I can go on my own power.

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Lennox April 3, 2015 3:04 PM
I simply love the feel of my old univega, there's something wonderful about shifting with the down tubes that makes it magical.

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Thomas Murphy April 3, 2015 3:07 PM
my wife and I have enjoyed cycling tours with daily planned ride ---on Martha's vineyard , for example. Great fun!

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Nicholas Carter April 3, 2015 3:10 PM
I love cycling because it gives incredible value. Living in a large-expensive city and making minimum wage after college was really difficult and I had to make a lot of sacrifices to my lifestyle. After I saved up enough money, I invested in a decent road bike and it was the best investment of my life. I saved a lot of money in transportation costs, time from commuting, and I was able to stay in shape. I was even able to easily explore various landmarks around the city. Cycling has still been the best investment to this day and that is why I love cycling.

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Robbie B April 3, 2015 3:15 PM
Since I started cycling a year ago, I've been off the couch and having fun. My first century is planned for the Tour of Long Beach in May and I'm working hard to get up to the fitness level needed to complete one hundred miles in the saddle. A WCS jersey would perfectly complement my two favorite hobbies...cycling and wet shaving.

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HNewhouse April 3, 2015 3:18 PM
I love cycling because it is my freedom. After I broke my back in the Marines while in Iraq I thought I lost everything. I was wrong. I learned with Ride to Recovery I could have freedom once again. I got a recumbent cycle and got out an cycled with them from San Antonio Texas all the way to Fort Worth Texas. 376 miles in 7 days. I love to just get out make friends and see the road. Cycling has given me freedom to get out and be active that is why I love cycling!

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HNewhouse April 3, 2015 3:19 PM
I love cycling because it is my freedom. After I broke my back in the Marines while in Iraq I thought I lost everything. I was wrong. I learned with Ride to Recovery I could have freedom once again. I got a recumbent cycle and got out an cycled with them from San Antonio Texas all the way to Fort Worth Texas. 376 miles in 7 days. I love to just get out make friends and see the road. Cycling has given me freedom to get out and be active that is why I love cycling!

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Andrew Martin April 3, 2015 3:19 PM
I love getting out in the woods and getting away from it all. Gotta get out soon, it's been a cold winter!

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HNewhouse April 3, 2015 3:20 PM
I love cycling because it is my freedom. After I broke my back in the Marines while in Iraq I thought I lost everything. I was wrong. I learned with Ride to Recovery I could have freedom once again. I got a recumbent cycle and got out an cycled with them from San Antonio Texas all the way to Fort Worth Texas. 376 miles in 7 days. I love to just get out make friends and see the road. Cycling has given me freedom to get out and be active that is why I love cycling!

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April 3, 2015 3:20 PM
Cycling is the only real "me" time I get, and it helps me defy my age (I'm inching up on 50).

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dathulstrup April 3, 2015 3:26 PM
My open frame Paper-Bicycle ( look it up online ) is my mobility device. It's old school all the way, heavy metal, last for ever quality from Scotland. I bought it because I couldn't get my leg over my 61 Specialized Globe due to a hip replacement. I ride the same trail/path every day in Springfield OR. It follows the Willamette River Middlefork for 4.25 miles upstream to Clearwater Park. I enjoy the serenity and daily exercise rain or shine. There is always something new to behold; the play of the reflections on the rushing water, wildlife; eagles, various hawks, egrets, ducks and other birds as well as ground critters like snakes, deer, wild turkeys, lizards even the odd fox and the rumored and warned about cougars that frequent the bank. It's just outside the city limits but you'd never know based upon how quiet it can be. I can ride almost 15 miles by looping around the various paved and cinder trails; the crunch of the tires on the cinders is like magic to me!</p><p>DE shaving is also a daily habit made pleasurable by finding products to enhance the shave like those you sell. I have recently found Badger Shave Soap and it's unbelievable how much better the shave is! I would hope you will check it out and add it to your line.

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Jugglin' Bob April 3, 2015 3:35 PM
I love the freedom that a bicycle ride brings. You also get to notice many of the smaller sites that you cannot see when driving in a car - sculptures, parks, merchants, a million sites to see. So much goes in-noticed and unappreciated when driving. A relaxed view of the world!

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David Haynes April 3, 2015 3:36 PM
I am not cyclist but I am a barefoot/extremely minimal runner who loves the freedom of feeling and enjoying nature at it's finest. There is so much freedom and efficiency with mind and body when relearning how to run. I would love to run in a West Coast Shaving cycling jersey because when people ask me how and why run barefoot I always bring up the fact that I don't let marketing tell me what is best for me and sometimes you have to use common sense a. I ALWAYS bring up in explaining my personality that I am vintage straight and safety razor shaver and I don't let big companies tell me that using a razor with 5 blades , using canned goo and not learning the technique to shaving is not for me like not putting on huge shoes that companies tell you is good for your feet but disrupts the art of learning how to truly run and weakens your foot because you are landing on pillows. So I would love to represent two things I am fee so strong about and you guys are the best in the business!!

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Perry April 3, 2015 3:40 PM
I bike to see nature.

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thomdavies2053 April 3, 2015 3:45 PM
I have be riding for about 52 years, have worn out way too many bikes. I am now on my third and fourth Schwinn LeTours, one is vintage and the other Team in Training. The most interesting bike is my recumbent, nothing like riding around on a comfortable seat with your feet out in front of you. With the beautiful weather in Augusta, GA can ride a couple hundred miles a week on the Greeneway, a rails to trail hoot.

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ckoontz (Store Admin) (Post Author) April 3, 2015 3:59 PM
So, the contest is not over, so keep them coming...but just had to comment on all the awesome stories. Thanks so much for posting. It's great to love what you do, be active and off the couch. Life is short! Live it to the fullest!

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April 3, 2015 4:02 PM
I love riding my bike along the river to work every day, and taking long rides in the country on the weekends, as well as not being dependent on a car. I also enjoy working on my bikes; BTW, steel-framed Bridgestones rock!

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Danny Sapp April 3, 2015 4:05 PM
I ride my road bike approximately 4,000 miles each Summer. I am registered in the Bike Across Kansas in June. This makes my 11th year to participate in this great ride. I would love to be able to wear one of these jerseys on the ride that week. I would show my love for shaving and display the sponsors of the products that West Coast sell.

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Sean McAtee April 3, 2015 4:07 PM
I love cycling because it makes me feel like a kid. When I am feeling especially strong, I feel like I can just go on and on and on. Its wonderful.

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MMeyers April 3, 2015 4:26 PM
I love cycling because one can only run so fast and so far. Biking just brings another lever to both fitness and pleasure.

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madrebel April 3, 2015 4:48 PM
Cycling has been a passion since 2000. The freedom of being outside seeing the sights, enjoying the weather and friends, with exercise as an added bonus. there is nothing better.

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Ben Stamm April 3, 2015 4:54 PM
I love cycling because it's really a personal experience. I control the bike, which responds to my body movements and is completely powered by me. Bicycles are one of the most efficient methods of transportation humanity has created, and it's awesome to be a part of that and get out and explore!

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William Short April 3, 2015 5:19 PM
I love cycling because at 67 years old and disable it provides me with a low impact and fun way to exercise. It is also something I can enjoy doing with my grandchildren.

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Richard Wilkerson April 3, 2015 7:05 PM
At 68, i just plain like riding.

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William Kingman April 3, 2015 8:55 PM
Cycling puts me in touch with the Earth. Feeling the terrain, smelling the trees, stopping at a viewpoint you can't drive to. Cycling is my freedom to explore like a child, through my senses.

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Thomas Anderson April 3, 2015 8:56 PM
I love cycling because it gives me the opportunity to see many new places and to be adventurous. I also love that I can push myself to be better and that it is something that I can see the results of my hard work.

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William Short April 3, 2015 9:29 PM
I love cycling because at 67 years old and disable it provides me with a low impact and fun way to exercise. It is also something I can enjoy doing with my grandchildren.

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chris pare April 3, 2015 9:48 PM
I would LOVE to get one of these - I am a fat tire Clydesdale Mountainbiker in Central Florida, and the founder of the "Central Florida Mountain Bikers" Facebook group with over 600 members! If you're kind enough to send me one I would sport it all the time, and if it didn't fit I would be happy to share it with our members via a contest of some kind.

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J Steven Musick April 3, 2015 9:57 PM
I love you guys! Any chance you might establish an East Coast outpost? The bike riding is great! Check out 3 State 3 Mountain, Cherohala Challenge, and Fletcher Flyer--three of the rides I'll actually shave for ??

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J Steven Musick April 3, 2015 10:04 PM
I am 62 and have done 2 or 3 centuries every summer since 2006. I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and ride roads that take me to some of the most beautiful places on earth. I'm rehabbing from a knee replacement and biking is actually good for my new knee. Of course, it's always been good for my soul.

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Dawn E April 4, 2015 12:40 AM
Awesome Blog, what a great sounding ride! I have been biking for about 26 years off an on and I still have my diamond back mountain bike from my early college days. As a stay at home mom for the past 17 years, it is my son who got me back on my bike while he was on training wheels and then a 2 wheel bmx and now he is 17 years old who is a passionate cyclist whose top ride is 60 miles. He rides both road and mountain bike and I am so proud of him for competing on a mountain bike high school team last year with Socaldirt NICA races were usually about 18-20 miles in challenging courses. Unfortunately, this year his is riding solo because his school disbanded the team and parent coach due to mountain bike insurance safety concerns even though kids were insured through NICA. We tried to fight it with the school board but half way through the dedicated parent coach who coached for three years for no pay-he was not in it for the money- got discouraged from the staunch non support of the school and decided not to coach any longer. My son still rides his bike to school maybe once every two weeks 15 miles one way, and prefers to ride instead of even pursue obtaining his drivers license. If I won the jersey I would give it to him as he loves to wear jerseys when he rides. It would be really cool for him to advertise for the store as he may be one of your youngest customers. I bought him the merkur razor last Easter for his Easter present, and also we also buy shaving cream and hair gel from your store so we are HUGE fans of West Coast shaving and Cycling and he would proudly wear your jersey. I love all of the responses by the way, cycling is a life long sport, that is really what is so great about it! Cheers to all!

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Nelson Natal April 4, 2015 3:40 AM
I have been battling a dependence in pain killers and cycling helps to keep me safe and clean. Cycling has been a passion of mine since the 70's and I also recently had both knees replaced and am looking forward to getting on my bike again.

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Ilmdan April 4, 2015 7:30 AM
I have been riding my bike a lot longer than I have been shaving,it is a great sport and way to see the country,I have been cross country on bike and it is the best way to tour. I still ride,when there is no snow,three inches today 4/4,aaarrggh,and enjoy it as much as when I was a kid.

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antonio neves sr April 4, 2015 7:36 AM
im, 52 and have been cycling on and off since i was 18 it gives me time to reflect on life and the one thing i love is being outdoors in the woods ,trails, and the mountains.

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JonAndMarloArcher April 4, 2015 7:59 AM
I love cycling as a form of exercise by using it as an alternative mode of transportation. It's like I can "sneak" my exercise in without me really noticing. I ride my bicycle to networking lunches, to the chiropractor, to my weekly fellowship, to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, to the post office. I have recently added, on the way to my weekly fellowhship, an extra 45 minutes each way so that I can lolligag on my bicycle around to rummage sales. Rummaging on my bike makes me only buy small things, or things I really want and makes me have to go home and come back for anything really big. I love to wear outrageous cycling clothes that get a variety of reactions from people, like Pastel-colored Easter Bunny Monkey knee-socks with an aqua jogging skirt and a day-glo yellow event tee-shirt. I've got a great pair of peacock knee-socks I'd wear with the WCS jersey (size Large, if there's a choice, please). &lt;3. Meanwhile, my husband is the WCS fan. He loves his old-timey safety razor, specialty blades, luxurious-scented soaps and lotions, and state-of-the-art shaving brushes. Heck, you might hire us as your Arizona marketing team!

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John Levy April 4, 2015 9:21 AM
Restarted cycling when I quit smoking 13 years ago. Keeps me fit and replaced one bad addiction with a good addiction. Plus I am outside and with the double edge razors legs look good.

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