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Old 05-04-06, 10:18 PM   #1
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"dot tan" from gloves

I was reading a crazyguybike journal and the girl said everyone asked about the tan circles on her hands. Do people ask you?
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Old 05-05-06, 04:26 AM   #2
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When people see my tan circles they avert their eyes in silent horror. After years of therapy, I've learned to live with the shame and heartbreak.
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I got the "dot tan" last Sunday. It was a beautiful day here in NYC, so I decided to put some miles on my newly acquired Trek 520 (10 years old, but it's new to me. Thanks, Tom!). I was wearing some old pretty low-tech gloves -- leather padded palm, mesh back. At the end of the day, after a shower and a change of clothes, I got together with some friends for dinner. A few of them asked what was wrong with my hands. Lots of little dots all over the backs. It took me a minute to realize what had happened.
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Tell 'em it's pigmentosa curiosa. It's benign, non-contagious and correlated with (choose one or more):

Exceptionally high IQ;
Very high sexual performance;
ESP;
General overachievement;
Whatever other BS you can think of.
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My Rolex is big enough to cover the one on my left hand, and everyone thinks the one on the right is a seasonal birthmark.
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Tell 'em it's pigmentosa curiosa. It's benign, non-contagious and correlated with (choose one or more):

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I got the "dot tan" last Sunday. It was a beautiful day here in NYC, so I decided to put some miles on my newly acquired Trek 520 (10 years old, but it's new to me. Thanks, Tom!). I was wearing some old pretty low-tech gloves -- leather padded palm, mesh back. At the end of the day, after a shower and a change of clothes, I got together with some friends for dinner. A few of them asked what was wrong with my hands. Lots of little dots all over the backs. It took me a minute to realize what had happened.
I've got that as well. It looks like I have cornrows in my skin.

I hope all you single cyclists out there realise you now have a new way to spot potential partners off the road. Check the back of their hands and then try to guess what kind of bike they have. If a chick tried that line on me I would be so impressed I would be willing to sleep with them there and then.
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I was on a shuttle bus in Yosemite some years back and had significant bike glove tan marks. A little girl saw it and asked her mom what was wrong with my hands. Her mother pointed out that I was a cyclist and the marks were from gloves. Other than that one time, no one really notices.
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If a chick tried that line on me I would be so impressed I would be willing to sleep with them there and then.
Who you kiddin? You'd sleep with her for just saying hello.
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If a chick tried that line on me I would be so impressed I would be willing to sleep with them there and then.
Nice to know there are still some true gentlemen willing to make a noble sacrifice.
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It isn't "Dot Tan". These are known as "Badges" and everyone used to get them before the advent of Lycra gloves.

It means you are probably using cotton crochet gloves like a real bike rider.

It's the brown badge of courage.
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