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Old 07-21-12, 06:14 PM   #1
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That lovely neon glow...

Anyone else around here only get out in the sun while on a bike? My wife was noting how multicolored I've become. My hands, (left) wrist, shoulders, torso and feet are so white they seem to glow. The rest of me has a pretty deep tan. I look like someone tried to spray paint me brown through a split rail fence.

Trying to even out the color a bit, my wife suggested I wear a tank top for today's ride. I had no need to take my blinky lights along as cars were swerving off the road due to the glare off my shoulders. I guess the jersey companies are not exaggerating the UV blocking properties of their offerings.
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Old 07-21-12, 06:19 PM   #2
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Doesn't even TAKE SPF clothing, m'friend...I don't even have any such, and you can CLEARLY tell how long my sleeves are, and which wrist carries my watch! (You can also tell I rarely ride in shorts anymore, sad to say....)
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(You can also tell I rarely ride in shorts anymore, sad to say....)
Oh dear!
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Until your "oh dear" it never occurred to me to think of tanned cheeks.
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You can certainly tell where my bike shorts end. When I wear other shorts, I have a white racing stripe above my knees



I do have white arms to match from above the elbows up

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Yep. I dont wear gloves but my hands have tan lines around my two rings, and its very obvious where my bike shorts start and how long my sleeves are. Add to that my three and a half hour ride today and I look like frankenstien.
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The obligatory "Tan Lines" picture

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The obligatory "Tan Lines" picture

That's going to be posted in my office at work.
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I love the biking glove lines across the wrist on the back of the hand. My wife gets a kick out of that.
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My wife always laughs at my tan lines. I don't care. The only thing I wish would work out more evenly is the difference between the leg above the knee, and the leg below. The exposed front of the thigh seems to get much more sun than the shin/calf. Probably because it's horizontal much more than the rest of the leg. My lower legs don't look like they get any sun at all until you compare them to the rest of the sun-shielded parts.

I guess I need to ride in the early morning and late evening sun angles more often.
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You forgot the helmet strap and glasses lines, those the two that drive my wife crazy.
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