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Old 05-30-21, 07:19 PM
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Not light skinned, my arms and legs get dark. The only place I some times burn is the side or back of my neck, so I wear a buff headwear all the time (unless it's a night ride). Also don't ride between 10 am and 4 pm.
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Old 05-31-21, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
My brother is currently going through treatment for skin cancer and as well as the obvious concerns I have for him, its also got me concerned about protecting myself because I am similarly fair skinned.

Does anyone use "summer" long sleeves on road rides? I see a couple of companies do the summer equivalent of arm warmers, or perhaps a long sleeve jersey: has anyone tried these? I live in BC, Canada where it doesn't get crazy hot for long periods, but can still be high 20s, low 30s. Low to mid 20s are more typical. Obviously, I don't want anything thats going to make me boil in a bag.

Of course, I could slather in the factor 50, but there's always a chance this could wear off on long rides.

Ive ordered a summer cycling cap as I'm fed up of getting a toxic blend of sunscreen and sweat in my eyes, so thats covered, literally.
Stay away from sunscreen. Do a search on mercola dot com for the word "sunscreen"
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Old 05-31-21, 11:32 AM
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Stay away from sunscreen. Do a search on mercola dot com for the word "sunscreen"
The National Enquirer uses less tin foil than that website. No thanks.
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Old 05-31-21, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
Update! I didn't have a chance to get anything before today's ride so I thought I'd give my arm warmers a go: they're not the warmest of arm warmers so only really suitable for chilly fall/spring days, hence why I thought I'd give them a go. Hell, I could always take them off (I pre-applied sunscreen on my arms, just in case I needed to ).

Anyhoo, they actually worked pretty well: I did 45km (my legs just weren't working today, otherwise it would have been more), with 850m of climbing in them (including gradients up to 17%), and a temp of around 24 degrees C, and largely forgot about them.

Are they a long term solution? No, probably not, but it did enough to suggest sleeves might be a good solution.
Just give those golf sleeves a shot.
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Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
The National Enquirer uses less tin foil than that website. No thanks.
Yeah, it's easy and cheap to smear someone. Expensive and time-consuming to refute the false attacks. He's been smeared because he calls out and exposes Big Pharma and Google. Go ahead. Put that carcinogenic crap on your skin and go get into the sun. Good luck!
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Old 05-31-21, 01:41 PM
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Dude, the P&R (where discussion of Mr. Mercola belongs) just got shut down, please don't get this closed as well.
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Old 05-31-21, 02:29 PM
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A metal error?

Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
The National Enquirer uses less tin foil than that website. No thanks.
Probably less aluminum foil, not tin.
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I have used both arm and leg sleeves, as I dislike suncreen (except for face / ears / neck). Bontrager first and now Endura with cold black. There is a vey noticeable cooling effect on hot days.
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Originally Posted by SkyWave View Post
Probably less aluminum foil, not tin.
Tin foil is an informal term used in America as a catch-all, probably redundant now, but probably still applies to opinions that have no bearing in reality.
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Old 05-31-21, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
Tin foil is an informal term used in America as a catch-all, probably redundant now, but probably still applies to opinions that have no bearing in reality.
I agree with the redundancy, but not sure it still applies.
What was the first product made in tin foil? (from internet)
One of the first commercially available products available pre-wrapped in aluminum foil was Eskimo Pies. So even though tin foil has been out of vogue for almost 80 years, some people still cling to that nameómaybe because it has three less syllables than aluminum, or maybe because thatís what grandma always called it.
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Old 05-31-21, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SkyWave View Post
I agree with the redundancy, but not sure it still applies.
What was the first product made in tin foil? (from internet)
One of the first commercially available products available pre-wrapped in aluminum foil was Eskimo Pies. So even though tin foil has been out of vogue for almost 80 years, some people still cling to that nameómaybe because it has three less syllables than aluminum, or maybe because thatís what grandma always called it.
Way to derail the thread there. Good work
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Old 05-31-21, 05:56 PM
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I'm sorry to learn of your brother and hope he reovers soon.

Regarding sleeves, I like UVoider because they're sized. Just measure your bicep and go from there. The company has 50+ patterns/colors.

I like the ones that look like stained glass --

https://www.uvoider.com/uvoider-uv-a...iccadilly.html
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I have used the Buff brand of sunsleeves and like them. I am usually comfortable in them to at least mid 70F. I have also used Shebeest summer sleeves and like them as well.
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