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  • HTFU

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  • Ride it like a wussy boy

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    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
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    got a bad sunburn today - and have a 40 mi ride in 2 days....

    ...am i gonna die?

    according to Wikipedia, you should avoid sun exposure while healing, which they say takes about 2-3 weeks.

    would you

    A. HFTU and ride

    B. as above, but slather yourself in four or five gallons of SPF 70 and wear a burqa

    C. stay home and eat bon bons

    I'm all about the polls, especially whilst worrying about death by melanoma, so please feel free to vote.


    an' tell me if I'm gonna die if I do the ride on Sunday
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    I've ridden some pretty long rides while pretty deeply and freshly burnt. Figured the damage was done.

    If you look up all of your symptoms on the internets, you'll diagnose yourself with Sudden Severe Exploding Brain Cancer Of The Spine, and you'll never do anything. Ride.

    PS: Bring bonbons.

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    I chose, ride it like a wussy boy. I mean, is there any other way for us to ride? No matter what condition our skin is in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    I chose, ride it like a wussy boy. I mean, is there any other way for us to ride? No matter what condition our skin is in.
    true.... The burqa would just give it that little something extra
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I've ridden some pretty long rides while pretty deeply and freshly burnt. Figured the damage was done.

    If you look up all of your symptoms on the internets, you'll diagnose yourself with Sudden Severe Exploding Brain Cancer Of The Spine, and you'll never do anything. Ride.

    PS: Bring bonbons.
    Ahhh...I thank you
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    I'm getting over a bad sunburn. I got burned Saturday, was painful Sunday, more painful Monday, and finally on Wednesday started feeling better. I'm peeling now, and it's STILL RED. Sigh... I really will never learn. Although, I did use sunscreen. Just not on my chest and back. And tops of my feet.

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    Aloe Vera juice on the sunburn!
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    RIDE, RIDE-











    after dark.

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    WWGCD (what would granny Clampett do?)...she'd HTFU

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    the ride is in the morning....it takes me prolly three hours to do 40 miles (hilly course, I think), it;s a paid ride, not a DIY. So I'll be done and exhausted just in time to bake at noon.

    I'm cranky about this because I usually am fastidious about sunblock and I haven't had a real sunburn since I was a teenager doing the beer and cutoffs thing on the beach

    we went to a spa today and I didn't realize I'd be outside 90% of the time and they had no complimentary sunblock (they had everything else....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Aloe Vera juice on the sunburn!
    I'm tryin that now (we have a plant)
    ...feels good.
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    I got really sunburnt once like I couldn't move my shoulders and spent the next 3-4 days outside with them exposed and so far I'm okay. . .

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    pgoat prevented me from getting sunburned today (thanks!!!)

    I had noticed that I had forgotten it and considered skipping it. Until I remembered this thread.

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    Sunscreen PLUS white cotton long-sleeved button down shirt. I wear one on long tours, to keep the day-after-day-after-day sunburn factor under control.

    of course, you look like a total dork but it's a charity ride, so does everyone else. ;D
    ...

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    You are most certainly going to die...



    ...when is the question. Oh, and this.
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    I went on a jog today with a friend of mine, unprotected noggin, of course. I'm a little pink right now.

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    my noggin is always unprotected...*sigh*

    looks like ai gotta wear my hulk hoagan doo-rag under my helmet tomorrow.

    and long sleeve jersey for sure. screw the dork factor, i have little chance of looking hip anyway.

    rode a short warm up this morning; finished up around noon and them shoulders and my face hurt some.
    we just rolled around town drinking it up and that was a lot less painful (no sun). trouble is this is a ride that goes past historic mansions, so its not the type of ride you wanna last through and get over with quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    pgoat prevented me from getting sunburned today (thanks!!!)

    I had noticed that I had forgotten it and considered skipping it. Until I remembered this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    I got really sunburnt once like I couldn't move my shoulders and spent the next 3-4 days outside with them exposed and so far I'm okay. . .
    on a brighter note, my legs didn't burn at all the other day, and after showering this afternoon I noticed I am getting a bike sock tan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    You are most certainly going to die...



    ...when is the question. Oh, and this.
    thanks

    pretty song tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    thanks

    pretty song tho.
    It was meant to be encouraging.

    I honestly think that Joe meant since "everything gives you cancer"...we need to worry less, enjoy more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    I honestly think that Joe meant since "everything gives you cancer"...we need to worry less, enjoy more.
    Joe Jackson is a heavy smoker and refuses to believe it's bad for his health. He wrote that song in response to people telling him he should quit.
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    How bad is a "bad" sunburn? I've gotten sunburned bad enough for blisters to form. Gotta love the Irish / Scottish Welsh / German ancestry for that. If it's that bad, I'd say not to ride.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Joe Jackson is a heavy smoker and refuses to believe it's bad for his health. He wrote that song in response to people telling him he should quit.
    Guess I always took it differently.
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