Saturday, March 11, 2006

Why must it take so long to shave my legs?

Precisely. I went for a ride today as I have a race tomorrow and ended up going longer than I thought I would. It's ok. Was a good day for riding until the clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped like a rock. So after my 80.5 mile death ride through the area that took in Ohayo Mtn, Woodstock, Olive Bridge, West Shokan, Boiceville, Phonecia, and a host of other places that for some reason have their own post offices but no buildings, I got home. At dark. Nearly 5 hours after my start. But it was fun. really. I'm telling you that so I'll believe it, lol.

After spending an hour and a half in bed to recuperate or die, I finally got in the shower. Now, I only had to do my legs quickly as I did them this morning. But why isn't there a faster way to do it? I mean, I'm in and out of the shower including gettting dressed, doing my hair (if you could call it that) putting in contacts, etc in under 20 minutes in the mornings. Why must shaving my legs add another 15 minutes to that? I mean, added up, I've spent a good 65 hours a year for the last 17 years just shaving my legs!!!! Imagine all the other things I could have done. Well, alright, not like I'd have used the time in any productive manner, but that's immaterial.

Now it's 930 and I need to eat and pack my bag so I can get up by 520 tomorrow and be on my way to bethel, CT for yet another race. Then it's off to my grandma's in Amsterdam west of Albany for her 92nd bday dinner. Yeah, a little bit of driving for me that is. Like 348 miles worth. Hmmm, over 1/6 of the way to Austin....

7 comments:

LostInTX said...

Okay, first of all you only shave your legs during race season, right? HA! that's nothing. We have to do it year round and most of us have been doing it since we were 14 or 15.. actually, I think I was like 15. Had to get permission from my dad, you know, even though I thought I was so hairy I'd die if anyone saw my legs.. I'm glad, though, that you can share my pain and anguish in shaving.. :)

Mike said...

Actually, I keep them shaved year round. And I've been doing it since just before I was 17, with times that I had to shave ankles and knees for taping earlier in life. We could always shave our legs together...

LostInTX said...

now, now....

Bearette24 said...

hee. it only takes me a few minutes, but i guess guys are hairier...

Mike said...

Or it takes me longer because of the amount of surface area I have to shave...

Lora said...

15 minutes? How could it possibly take you that long?

Mike said...

It must take me that long because I shave my entire leg, all the way around, and use shaving cream, and have to shave in certain directions on certain parts of my legs, and I go up past the bikini line where I might get road rash from a crash. And my legs are too big so the surface area is large.