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    Nighttime Rider
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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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    Out of breath again. suntreader's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member
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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 need a new bike supcom's Avatar
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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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    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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