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    Biker's tan; Cool, or not so much?

    So as a result of my two hour bike ride in the sun I now have bright red arms and bright white hands.

    Do you think this look could ever catch on?

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    No i don't. I dont wear gloves so i don't have that problem, but what i do have is about an inch wide band around my upper arms of slightly less tan tan.

    It's caused by the fact that my jersey has shorter sleeves then my T-shirts and that my rides are usually around 6-7pm

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    They let people park thier bikes in my local tanning bed place /wink.

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    Hmm, where's Cypress? He should weigh in on this.

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    My biker's tan is on my feet cuz of the SPD sandals. Looks goofy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Hmm, where's Cypress? He should weigh in on this.

    Zing!


    I pwn the tan lines.
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    Heh. I have nearly rid myself of cycling tan lines. In fact, I almost have no tan lines at all.

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    Hmm. Someone's been nekkid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Heh. I have nearly rid myself of cycling tan lines. In fact, I almost have no tan lines at all.
    that explains the vixen part of the name...

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    Ouch
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    Heh, Mongo, that is so not me.

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    Someone should come up with stick-on designs for times like that. If you're going to have sharply divided light and dark areas like that, may as well have some fun and add some designs to it.

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    Yeah. One could put "demarcated" latitudes on the affected areas. For the moment, I'm thinkin' politically-based (international level). Perhaps others have other, and possible more fun ideas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I pwn the tan lines.
    so yer ridin' nekkid?!?!?








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    I ride south going to work in the evening and north going home in the morning - I'm only tan on my right side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    so yer ridin' nekkid?!?!?







    I don't ride nekkid. But I do lie on my deck in some such similar fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Perhaps others have other, and possible more fun ideas....
    I have an active imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    So as a result of my two hour bike ride in the sun I now have bright red arms and bright white hands.

    Do you think this look could ever catch on?
    No.

    I work it anyway. White hands, white mid-thighs, white ankles and feet. I have a couple cross-back and sleeveless jerseys that I alternate. You can get tan at 8 a.m. out here. I despise the Fred tan but have to deal with it --might as well make it work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    So as a result of my two hour bike ride in the sun I now have bright red arms and bright white hands.

    Do you think this look could ever catch on?
    if whale tales, tramp stamps, and crocs could catch on, why not bikers tans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    Ouch
    I have that white hands look going on right now from the gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    I don't ride nekkid. But I do lie on my deck in some such similar fashion.
    Well where are the pictures of that?? (I'm talking about the deck, of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    Ouch
    I find that other outdoor stuff, such as frisbee, will help even out biker tan line on the hands.

    Also, you may want sunscreen, Melenoma is the suck.
    In the words of Einstein
    "And now I think I'll take a bath"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    So as a result of my two hour bike ride in the sun I now have bright red arms and bright white hands.

    Do you think this look could ever catch on?

    Why of course! Amongst those who bicycle that is.

    I'm usually have that, and white feet - and since I usually wear a T-back/racerback kinda shirt - I usually have a white stripe down my spine with dark shoulder blades.

    Such a good bikini compliment

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    I usually get laughed at while on the local-ish bodies of water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I usually get laughed at while on the local-ish bodies of water.

    Yes, but we certainly know who's who when viewing that bicycle tan


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