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Maybe I am lucky. I have mediterranean ancestry and I don’t easily burn, so SPF50+ sunscreen leaves me looking like i have just stayed inside all day.
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i use them especially for summer commutes (i often have an early start which means commuting home during the hottest & sunniest time of the day).
i tried one from Alibaba, which cost not more than $20. but it is thin and the quality is poor. the zipper looks like it will fail at any moment so i've resorted to not unzipping entirely when removing it.
my favourite is still my BNA Cuore LS one.
Been eyeing the GE LS jerseys but not pulled the trigger yet as they'll be mainly for the weekend rides.
i do have summer sleeves (Ice rays - http://www.icerays.com.au ) and alternate them when the LS jerseys are in the wash. i don't dislike the sleeves. i just find that i'm very prone to smearing them with grit or grease (they're white).
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NOTE: to add to my earlier rather long post I completely forgot my LS BNA jersey which I bought on here a few years ago and which is still probably my favourite kit along with the bib knicks - though the bibs are getting a little worn now.
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They can be added/removed during the ride, and when hot, being tight fitting, a douse with water makes a great cooling effect.
Sunscreen is my least preferable option (for my arms), and as I feel the heat, tend to start my rides early.
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Arbuckle23 wrote:Mububban wrote:Putting sunscreen on very hairy legs is kinda gross
You know there's a fix for that?
Don't use sunscreen?
Not sure I'll ever get to the stage of shaving my legs. I'd probably end up with the "hamster pants" effect of only shaving the exposed parts and staying fuzzy under the knicks
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I think it's a preference thing. Possibly also that notion that Australia is a sunburnt country and never gets cold.
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DavidS wrote: I've had so much sun on me over the decades I'll just live with it.
Do get yourself checked out by a skin specialist every few years
Our work place now has everyone inspected ever year. I got a few things burnt of this year.
First year we did it (just with a project of 32 people) we had two blokes end up with a fair amount of surgery.
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Mububban wrote:In summer I use the UV sleeves I used to wear when playing golf, they're made to be skin tight and help wick sweat away to evaporate. I can't bring myself to wear white leg sleeves just yet but never say never. Putting sunscreen on very hairy legs is kinda gross :D
Easy fix, shave them!
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Mububban wrote:Not sure I'll ever get to the stage of shaving my legs. I'd probably end up with the "hamster pants" effect of only shaving the exposed parts and staying fuzzy under the knicks
Toolonglegs, an old forum member once referred to this as "wearing Yeti shorts".
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Good reason for long sleeves but I find them hotter (less confirtable) and am fairly well conditioned to sunscreen arms, legs, neck and face.
Glad to see some votes for the BNA long sleeve jersey (from Cuore).
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Unlike their winter sleeves you can't roll them up either as they are not at all stretchy.
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