I think I want a hat while I ride... not a helmet (I've got a helmet that I don't wear much already).
The problem I have often is that I get sunburned on my ears or around my hairline, where I can't apply sunscreen real well. Also around the sweatband, because it rubs off the sunscreen.
I kinda like this one: http://www.villagehatshop.com/sunbody_gus.html
it'd need a strap to say on, of course, and riding real fast would be out of the question, but I tend to totter along at 14-15 mph most of the time anyway.
A hat won't protect me much in a crash I realize--but I haven't ever had a serious crash. I get mild sunburns all the time, and it doesn't make much sense to bother with preventing the problem that has never happened, while putting up with a problem that happens all the time.
I've never seen anyone IRL wearing much of any had while riding, but I did notice that there's a photo of some people doing it on the Challenge website:
The Challenge website has a series of photos for the top-graphic. It starts randomly and rotates through them when you refresh the page. The photo I am talking about is screen-shot-ed here:
As can be seen, both riders are wearing hats, not helmets at all--and fairly wide-brim hats at that. Not something silly like a traditional riding cap, or a baseball cap. Also we can see--one rider has even tied his helmet to the bike, so this was not just an error of "forgot the helmet at home, so we stopped and bought hats along the way".
Does anyone here ride wearing a regular hat?
Does anyone else have issues with sunburns to the head?
What solutions have you found?