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IntegratedPi 06-28-10 02:49 PM

Itchy shins after riding, anyone else?
 
Lately I've noticed that after a ride my shins get incredibly itchy. They aren't dry as I put lotion on them (I work around print shop chemicals, everything gets dry), but it almost feels like a sunburn. I know this seems pretty easy to answer...I have a sunburn, but I use sunblock and my legs don't even get the bulk of the sun. That and they aren't red like with a sunburn and even though I don't burn that easily, I will occasionally get one and I also get peeling skin, which is absent from my shins. Could it be from the heat radiating off the ground? I was just wondering if anyone had experienced anything like this.

Tom Stormcrowe 06-28-10 03:54 PM

Are you a road cyclist or offroad, a la Mountain bike? If mountainbiking, is it possibly chiggers?

IntegratedPi 06-28-10 04:32 PM

Nope, I road bike. Luckily I haven't been afflicted with the oh-so-wonderful bug that is the chigger in some years.

travelmama 06-28-10 06:15 PM

It happens to me too. It is called SWEAT!

10 Wheels 06-28-10 06:21 PM

Heat rash. The roads get up 140* temps

From last Mondays 78 mile ride with 101* temps in the Bright Texas Sun

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...01temps001.jpg

Waxbytes 06-28-10 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 11032009)
Heat rash. The roads get up 140* temps

From last Mondays 78 mile ride with 101* temps in the Bright Texas Sun

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...01temps001.jpg

OWW, looks itchy.


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