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    Tan line?

    What's that line across the top of my forehead?
    Oh no, it's a tan line from my helmet!
    I actually noticed it a while back but it looks like it's becoming more pronounced.
    I never bargained for a two-toned forehead :lol
    What do I do about it?
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    Take that 10 gallon hat off when you play your guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai
    What do I do about it?
    Wear it with PRIDE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac
    Wear it with PRIDE!

    ... Brad
    Exactly - like the mid thigh and mid bicep lines it denotes your membership in an exclusive club. Kind of like a secret handshake.
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    Lots of sunscreen! If I have a tan line anywhere, I know I've not been using enough sunscreen.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Wear a cycling hat under your helmet. On my recumbent, my head is so upright (even tilted back slightly) that a helmet visor doesn't do the job, so I started wearing one of those cycling hats with the short very-downturned visor. It does a great job of shading my eyes, stopping wind from coming in over my sunglasses, and keeping sweat off my face.
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    ...plus keeping bees at bay and minimizing sun burns on my Friar Tuck bald spot! Cycling hats rule!

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    Thats not a Tan line- Its Rust.
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    The very fact that you notice it, let alone care, calls your manhood into question. I mean, I'm not saying...I'm just SAYING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecrd
    Exactly - like the mid thigh and mid bicep lines it denotes your membership in an exclusive club. Kind of like a secret handshake.
    Yea, but they look funny in a bathing suit Self-tanners help to even out the tan on the legs and arms. At least I only look two-tone brown instead of brown and white
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    Rust? I like it...
    As for the hat, you can't tell in the photo but it's full of holes.
    But it might be time for a cycling hat, yeah! Maybe when I get my new roadie
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    what is this thing called "tan". What is the cause of it? it is an unfamiliar concept.
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    Cycling cap does the trick. Plus: it shades your eyes from sun, keeps rain off glasses and use it as a rag when nothing else is available

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    Bandanas keep the sun off your head, keep the sweat out of your eyes. If you rinse them with water, they cool your head as the water evaporates.

    Nobody mentioned the other true tan badge of a cyclist, the spot of tan on your hand between the thumb and forefinger where the glove strap forms a gap. Or if you wear classic cotton crochet gloves, you'll have little tan dots on the back of your hands.
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    I'm pretty sure its gonna take sunshine to get some tan lines...this is Ohio.

    Next question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    Bandanas keep the sun off your head, keep the sweat out of your eyes. If you rinse them with water, they cool your head as the water evaporates.

    Nobody mentioned the other true tan badge of a cyclist, the spot of tan on your hand between the thumb and forefinger where the glove strap forms a gap. Or if you wear classic cotton crochet gloves, you'll have little tan dots on the back of your hands.
    +1...in fact, just bought me a new pair of gloves with mesh on the back, for the summer, so I can get those little tan dots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    I'm pretty sure its gonna take sunshine to get some tan lines...this is Ohio.

    Next question.
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    Attach a bike mirror to the front of the helmet to deflect those rays to the forehead?
    Seriously, I agree with the others. wear it with pride.
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    Even better for us baldies is to wear your helmet without a skullcap underneath on a nice, long, sunny ride to see what kind of burn pattern you can get on your cranium from the helmet vents. Is that a Giro burn or a Bell or ???

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    My nephew, got a job a bicycle police officer in a shore town. He shaved his head. After the first few days in the summer sun, he noticed that he was getting tan through the vent holes in the helmet.
    Although it was funny, how hard do you laugh at somebody that carries a ***?

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    Even better for us baldies is to wear your helmet without a skullcap underneath on a nice, long, sunny ride to see what kind of burn pattern you can get on your cranium from the helmet vents. Is that a Giro burn or a Bell or ???
    Too funny!
    Reminds me of the movie "Alien Nation."
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    Edited to Add: In the movie, "Newcomers" were the aliens with blotchy bald heads.
    (Just trying to slightly reduce the "stupid factor" from my post.....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    I'm pretty sure its gonna take sunshine to get some tan lines...this is Ohio.

    Next question.
    LOL - I spent quite a bit of time traveling to Cincinnati on business some years ago, and distinctly remember the local TV weatherman getting excited because after two weeks of persistent heavy cloud cover, the forecast for the next day was for "light gray".



    FWIW, we've had a dry winter here in Northern California. I've logged 1200 miles so far this year (despite being off the bike 4 weeks due to a crash), and both my arms and legs are getting nicely tanned. Life is Good!
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    Quote:Even better for us baldies is to wear your helmet without a skullcap underneath on a nice, long, sunny ride to see what kind of burn pattern you can get on your cranium from the helmet vents.


    Had one of those once...and it HURT-- the skin gets tight when it burns and I had a headache for a week... Now I wear a 'do-rag' under the helmet, and have no problems with burns on top... haven't noticed a line on the forehead yet though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai
    What's that line across the top of my forehead?
    Oh no, it's a tan line from my helmet!
    I actually noticed it a while back but it looks like it's becoming more pronounced.
    I never bargained for a two-toned forehead :lol
    What do I do about it?
    let your hair grow in the front, then comb it like Moe (ala Three Stooges.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    let your hair grow in the front, then comb it like Moe (ala Three Stooges.)
    What's this "hair" you speak of?
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