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    Glove tan this early?

    We had a couple of really nice days here this past week. I've had some trouble with my business, chained to my desk most days, so I couldn't get out as much as I wanted to. But I did get out for a couple of one-hour head-clearing rides. Wore my half-finger gloves and short sleeves both times. Didn't think anything of it, it was just nice to feel the levers and bar tape after six months.

    So today I was at my PT job, washing up for lunch and 'lo! I have the beginnings of this season's glove tan!

    It's sure to fade since we have a few days of April showers in the forecast, but what a treat to see.

    (Yes, I know about skin cancer and getting wrinkly and that I really should be appalled by anything other than the Rochester pallor. Just give me this.)
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    After the winter we have had- It can't be sun tan- I would check out the bars on the bike to see if they are steel. I reckon it could be rust.
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    I wear a Garmin Forerunner 305 on my wrist. That makes for some great conversation-starter tans

    And yes, I have a good one going already.

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    Tans go away?

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    Glove tans? Heck, you should see my helmet tan line on my forehead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
    Glove tans? Heck, you should see my helmet tan line on my forehead!
    Or the racing stripes I now have on the top of my head.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    stapfam: Hmmm. Maybe it's not tan. I could be rusting...

    ad9mj: No, actually it's just my pallor gets darker in summer. This time of year I don't need reflectors after dark. My pasty white calves are just fine.

    JT: The cranial leopard spots are why I use a skullcap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post

    JT: The cranial leopard spots are why I use a skullcap.
    I bought a skullcap. My female cycling buddy called it "birth control."
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    I have year-round glove, arm and leg tan, so there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artmo View Post
    I have year-round glove, arm and leg tan, so there
    You got sumpin' against pallor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    You got sumpin' against pallor?

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    No more glove tan for me...............the new specialized gloves don't have that hole in the back. I guess I'll just have to settle for the 2 horns in front from the large slots in the helmet.

    Yea...........helmet tan..................the new glove tan.

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