Cycling Tan lines

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Cycling Tan lines

Postby Mrfenejeans » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:07 pm

I'm curious to know how other cyclists deal with having the most well defined tan lines known to man. With summer approaching do you avoid showing them to the world or do you wear them as a badge of cycling honour.

This what my arm currently looks like, note the three shades.
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:13 pm

Honour. But be sure to slap on the sunblock.
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby rednaxela » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:14 pm

Wear it with Pride

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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby sogood » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:29 pm

You don't have a tan line for the gloves. That's just not good enough! :mrgreen:
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby Mrfenejeans » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:44 pm

I do, must be the flouro lights in my office. Have some Rapha Grand tour gloves i haven't committed to wearing full time yet, they'd give me an impressive hand tan.
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby briztoon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:09 pm

Badge of honour.

I get many customers at work asking me what my other job is because of my white hands and tanned arms. Some one once asked if I was one of the blokes that directs cranes when they're lifting loads or holds the ropes on the loads, because those blokes always wear gloves.
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby AndyTheMan » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:32 pm

For further information, please see Rule No. 7

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

That is all!

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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby Mrfenejeans » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:42 pm

AndyTheMan wrote:For further information, please see Rule No. 7

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

That is all!


I know of the rules, decided to leave it out of my original post as it always seems to bring with it a conversation of how some hate them going out of there way to break them and others think they are good or a bit of fun.
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby AndyTheMan » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:49 pm

how some hate them going out of there way to break them


I would refer any person in the abovementioned category to refer to rules 1 through to 3 (inclusive)

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby il padrone » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:30 pm

Badge of honour here.

After 5 weeks in the outback, I have several shades on my arms (tanned lower arms, white hands) and below the tanned legs there is the Keen sandals tan :P


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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby Phil » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:48 pm

My nickname is "Topdeck".
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby NhiTrac » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:57 pm

With honour.

In fact I refuse to try other brands of bibs/jerseys just because the current items already leave a perfect tan line :mrgreen:
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:44 pm

I actually have more tan lines as well as I have little hair...
Tan line from sunglasses, helmet straps and bandanna. Over summer I get dubbed the airstrip as I have a white wide strip on my neck from my bandana.
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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby il padrone » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:03 pm

Ah, yes. Helmets, in summer, with vents. A balding head. I get the helmet tan if I don't wear a bandanna - looks like the GT stripes :oops:

Not mine, but you get the idea :wink:

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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby dougalh » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:37 pm

Combined with my sailing wetsuit shorts which are the same length as bibs, the only answer is wear it with pride.

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Re: Cycling Tan lines

Postby g-boaf » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:18 am

I'm already starting to get the tan line thing happening. It's a bit strange, but then I can say, it's how much I ride the bike. :lol:

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