Monday, May 26, 2008

Poll

TrisherpaDi, whom we all love dearly, didn't like what she saw when returning home from a week in North Carolina.

No, the bathroom was spit shined...

No, the floors were vacuumed...

The.Bigun has a tendency NOT to shave whilst the wifey is away, and managed, with his meager facial hair growing abilities, to get to here:




Now at first I kinda liked it, and was going to poll the illustrious readers of CHBB as to whether or not the next "shave rave" should include the face.

Then I did that long ride, and noticed something weird about facial hair...your sweat kinda builds up in it. Just that little amount I have there in that picture, held enough water to keep me hydrated for 30 minutes.

Well, it was freaky, so yesterday when I got back from the ride (and finished my Arby's Reuben Sandwich...), much to TriSherpaDi's delight - I shaved it off. So no poll necessary. It was fun to look sorta "bad" for a week. Another week of growth and people may have been able to actually see the hair!

21 comments:

Ryan said...

All that "hair" on your face makes you look like the Bad Boy of triathlon.

As far as the wheels go, GET THEM!!!

I just got mine last week :)

Check my blog sometime this week I will have a review of the Zipp 808 Clydesdales. So far though, FAST FAST FAST!

IronTriTim said...

And you had the nerve to criticise my unshaven legs! :-)

Danielle in Iowa said...

I would say the facial hair is more of a winter look... of course in FL there are no harsh winter breezes to protect the face from...

Kona Shelley said...

Smooth is always better!

Spokane Al said...

You are danged right we are in charge of things at our house. We rule the roost!

Hello dear, yes, no problem, I'll be right back after I shave.

Fe-lady said...

I like facial hair...hubby has he same look. Kinda scratchy, but manly!
(There's still time before the race to grow it back...sorry Di! ) :-0

excel man said...

Whether you keep the facial hair depends on what you are trying to communicate:

Respectable, married business man: shave

70's-like porn star: don't shave

I'd lose the Arby's too. That's just me though.

I found a video on youtube that has some pointers on how the pros handle a broken chain. http://youtube.com/watch?v=xqTKaDmUr1w

GeekGirl said...

"Just that little amount I have there in that picture, held enough water to keep me hydrated for 30 minutes."

Um, EW?

Can we get some feedback from Di about how enticing a sweaty hairy face is?

S. Baboo said...

The wheels are a must if you can get them. The facial hair, um, there is at least one other reason that it is in bad location...good job on the shave.

Wedgie said...

I WISH I could grow facial hair. I tried once, It was downright scary.

Why is it that women love it if Sean Connery has a beard, yet when we try it they say they don't like facial hair? I guess if we had Connery's voice we could do whatever we wanted.

Taconite Boy said...

did you say you let your facial hair grow...

Straining...

Straining...

uh

blink140pnt6 said...

There once was a man named the Bigun.

Who's wife she did like him clean shaven.

She went out of town.

He grew his facial hair down.

But quickly clipped cause he knew he be misbehaven.


OK, I suck at the limericks. I'll go back to training now.

triguyjt said...

I get away with one of those once in a blue moon, but The Bride somehow makes its seem like its my idea to shave it off, when of course nothing of the sort was on my mind. I think its some brainwave control thingy they have.. CIA might be working on a variation of it...
and kona shelley is right..smoother is better

SWTrigal said...

Very cute..Clean is better..

Supalinds said...

I'm gonna have to go with no hair, for Di's sake!

stronger said...

It's a good look for you...but the person being kissed should have all the say so!

blink140pnt6 said...

If it's a roughage thing, then the ladies need to be clean shaven too.

I'm just say'n, fair is fair.

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

If you ask me, and I think you did by putting it out there in blogland, I like the Brett Favre look!! I love it when the spreadsheet man doesn't shave - that clean cut look goes only so far...

Lana said...

I love the look!! But I can see how wouldn't be very conducive for training.

Comm's said...

race day wheels can be a good idea. There like a 100 bucks.

Keep the goatee, shave the head.

JohnnyTri said...

Bro, you need all the aero dynamics you can get!! Go Shave!!!

lol..

rockon`