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Old 07-05-07, 09:07 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-05-07, 09:09 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-05-07, 09:11 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-05-07, 09:57 PM   #6
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Hmm, where's Cypress? He should weigh in on this.

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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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Old 07-05-07, 10:58 PM   #9
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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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Old 07-05-07, 11:03 PM   #10
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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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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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I don't ride nekkid. But I do lie on my deck in some such similar fashion.
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Old 07-05-07, 11:51 PM   #17
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Perhaps others have other, and possible more fun ideas....
I have an active imagination.
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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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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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I have that white hands look going on right now from the gloves
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Old 07-06-07, 06:04 AM   #21
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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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Old 07-06-07, 06:33 AM   #22
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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.
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Old 07-06-07, 06:50 AM   #23
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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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Old 07-06-07, 07:57 AM   #25
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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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