docs don't have much advice for this problem other than 'stay out of the sun.' so i wonder if there are others out there who struggle with sun exposure and how you may deal with it. forum members will understand that getting off the bike isn't much of a solution.
sunburn isn't the problem. i use a sunscreen with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. it sets up like dry wall mud! but it works fine. when i wash it off, i have neither burn nor tan, can't really tell i've been outside at all. except!!--on the tops of my lower thighs i break out in a rash. i've read the stuff about photo allergy and light-induced eczema, and it is probably one of those. it goes away on its own after a couple of days and is not much aided by antihistamine or hydro cordisone cream. it doesn't itch and is not painful. looks like hives more than anything else i've run into.
i live in the u.p. of michigan, a few miles from lake superior, hardly the sun belt. do any of the rest of you struggle with anything like this. i'm not about to take up something else. i'm up to over 150 miles a week now, deep in the season, and i really need to find some way of coping with this. thanks.