The Bald Eagle has a new morning routine.
Minus his trademark long locks after yesterday's Shave for a Cure event, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton said tightening the strap on his bike helmet was one of many adjustments having to be made.
His old hair care routine - forcing it through a comb in the shower - had changed.
''When I got into the shower this morning, I opened up my little toilet bag and was going to get my comb out when I thought, 'I don't need this any longer'. That kind of felt good,'' he said.
Sutton said riding his bike down the hill from his home ''seemed a bit noisier'' because the hair had acted as a wind buffer.
Wife Jo was ''okay'' with the new look, given he had raised $14,000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
''It feels like the right thing to have done,'' he said.
Sutton was reluctant to confirm the new ''Bald Eagle''moniker but suggested it was better than ''Shrek", the nickname given to him by Prime Minister John Key.
- The Press
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