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Old 06-18-06, 08:07 AM   #1
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Gaaahhhh! Forgot the sunscreen.

I spent the better part of yesterday spinning around Albuquerque on my bike and at the end of the day my upper body looked like a lobster. The funny thing is that I did not feel drained like I normally do when exposed to too much sun. When living in the desert it pays to remember the sunscreen.
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Well, these days, you can live in a place that's mostly cloudy and still need sunscreen. Sunscreen is important for preventing skin cancer- so don't just think sun= sunscreen. Anytime you go out, you should have sunscreen. If you think of it that way, you never forget to put it on!

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Old 06-18-06, 05:38 PM   #3
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Long sleeve shirt's for me. Sunscreen on the face and leg's. Have a speedy recovery.
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I only use sunscreen when I vacation in Mexico
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+1 on long sleeve jerseys.
I dont put sunscreen on the upper part of my face, as I dont want it running into my eyes. I rely on the sunglasses and helmet to protect that area. Had a check up at the dermatologist last Thurs and everything is OK for now.
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Being a bald man who hates hats, I pretty much put sunscreen on whenever I leave the house after a certain time of day.
I have one bottle at work and another at home.
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I only use sunscreen when I vacation in Mexico
+1...I just got back from vacation on the Gulf Coast, and that is the only time I use sunscreen as well.
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SpiderMike and I rode a few hours around Houston yesterday, and I didn't wear any sunscreen. Pale skin + sleeveless jersey + summer in Houston = OUCH. My arms are in pain today.

I need to learn my lesson.
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Old 06-19-06, 11:46 AM   #9
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I usually ride sans shirt and sans sunscreen. Then again, I am of a dark complexion (Mexican).

I live on the edge...
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