We've been tandeming since 1975 and over 3 decades of it was in sunny southern Arizona.
Stoker Kay developed a growth on her right (outside) calf and several months later, was persuaded to see a doctor.
Turns out it was a malignant skin cancer (carcinoma). She has always used lots of sunscreen (SPF 30).
Dermatologist did his surgical procedure (smelled like a BBQ!) and gave her two post treatment choices:
Stitch up the hole and be off the bike for 4 weeks . . .
or . . .
Let it heal naturally (taking about 6 weeks) but be able to continue riding.
"No stitches" was her immediate reply. Went riding again the next day. . . what a stoker!!!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem