LEGSHAVE Challenge Update
Saturday I shaved my legs for the 4th time. (It still seems creepy to me to say "I shaved my legs".) Before I shaved, my leg hair had grown past the stubble stage and was not prickly and my legs still looked clean and un-hairy, unless you got close. That stage was OK. As is the freshly shaven stage, but it only lasts 2 days before I'm into stubble and the associated itchiness and roughness.
Shaving is still a chore and annoying. And frankly, feels wrong. But I'm trying to keep an open mind.
I've got at least one more shave to go - right before the Hell of the North race on the 4th of April. Even if I don't race, I'll shave - as promised.
I'm ambivalent about the Hell of the North race for several reasons:
- My road biking fitness and form are sub-par
- The race costs $10 more because you have to have a timing chip now
- The Cat 5 pack is too big for such a narrow course
- I could do Masters B, but that's 7 laps instead of 5
These are the wheels on my 29er hard-tail - Bontrager Rhythm Comps (purchased from Racer):
(Also seen is the SRAM cassette and Avid rotors I put on the wheels.)
So far I like the wheels, but I'm not using them correctly yet. They are tubeless wheels and I'm running them with tubes. I called Racer last week and the rim strips still aren't in. Maybe I'll break down and tape them up and run them tubeless without the strips for now.
I'm also anxious to pull off the old, worn-out Jones tires I have been running and install the new Crossmarks that are just sitting in my garage, still in their package. It's almost more than I can take.
The 29er rides pretty nice now, but I'm sure it will be nicer tubeless when I can run lower pressure for better traction and squish on the rear and better cornering grip on the front.
But it's all moot until this snow goes away. Maybe I'll break out the skis again.