June 19, 2010 10:44 AM
Jeff - Dangle The Carrot said...When I read the part about the "shocking" amount of hair on my legs, I wasn't sure if Jeff was goading me on or giving me some good old fashioned advice. On the one hand, the use of the word "manscaping" possibly suggests an ever-so-slight dig. On the other hand, leg shaving is not uncommon in our sport. For all I know Jeff might be the world's most dedicated leg shaver, and has committed his life to spreading the word on how incredible it is.
Dude is that a pic of your gun and your compression socks because if so neither of them is as shocking as the amount of hair on the legs ... you need some manscaping my friend!
Also, you are lucky you didn't grab one of the RockStar Energy Drinks or a Red bull ... he would have tased you on the spot!
But does it really matter? I had mentioned in the Roadology Post last week that I would streak down the street a half mile for $100,000. Actually I've already done it - and didn't get paid. It was in Bremerhaven, Germany on New Years Eve in 1994. But that's a story for another time. The point is, I really don't have any physical hang-ups. And the question as to the intent of Jeff's comment is a complete non-issue - Jeff put a thought in my head and I was feeling impulsive.
So within 2 seconds I was Googling "cyclists leg shaving", and the second link that came up was exactly what I was looking for.
My wife tried to talk me out of it. But it was not because she really cares about the hair on my legs. Rather, she wanted me to be careful of what I was wishing for and warned me that maintaining shaved legs is a pain in the butt. And if I ever decide to let the hair grow back out I should expect some pretty serious itchiness.
Whatever - I'm not going to sweat the small stuff.
Getting started by shaving off as much as I could with the buzzers...
Finished. Contextual shot with the bike shorts on.