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Old 05-07-05, 04:36 PM   #1
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Beating the sun. The sun is beating me...

I've posted before about my problems wth being fair skinned. Well, I presently
use SPF 45 and it's about the best stuff in the market, and I STILL get burned.
(Neutrogena sunblock)

Granted, it's summertime in S Fla and I stay out for 6 hours at a time.
I've exhausted about all of my sunscreen options.
So now I am looking to purchase a summertime long sleeve jersey.
I need suggestions! What would you suggest for a Grey or Neutral colored
long sleeve summer jersey?

I am assuming lyra and not wool.

Thanx

CE
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Old 05-07-05, 05:47 PM   #2
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I also burn easily and I'm allergic to every sunscreen I've tried. I begin the season by riding either early in the morning or later in the afternoon. This keeps me out of the mid-day sun. Eventually I build up a tan. I also wear long sleeves (Dri-Star) well into the season.
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Old 05-07-05, 06:25 PM   #3
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The running joke that I tell everyone is that it is hard to stay this white, so I must use sunscreen.

I suggest you try Bullfrog Spary On SPF 30 or 45. It's great. I've sat through 4 hour daytona races in the sun, cycled for hours upon end, and it never let me down.

I do reapply about every hour and a half to two hours.

Performance had a sale on some white long sleeve jerseys about a month ago. I picked up two but have not tried them. I'm guessing white or High Vis Yellow may be the way to go.
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You can get SPF 60 sunscreen. If you're out for 6 hours be sure to reapply every couple hours.
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Old 05-07-05, 07:29 PM   #5
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Walmart sells SPF60 for much less than $32/bottle. I would just hate to wear a long sleeve jersey in South Florida in the summertime. The high humidity makes it hard enough to stay cool as it is. Let us know if you find a good solution.
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