Strangest suntan?

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  1. majorhavoc

    majorhavoc New Member

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    What's the strangest part of your suntan? I've got 3/4" diameter circles on the backs of both hands from my cycling gloves. They get more defined weekly. I get teased about it all the time. One of my riding parters has a tanned kneecap from an open patella knee brace.
     
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  2. xxguitarist

    xxguitarist New Member

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    Yeah, i wind up with the glove area tan too... also several different layers of tan on arms/back from various sleeveless/short sleeve jerzys.. i'm always afraid that i will come back with a tan line from my camelbak hose, yet it hasnt happened yet..
     
  3. hippy

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    I get these too, though I've never been teased about it?!

    Maybe you need to work on your witty retorts to avoid future
    teasing? ;-)

    I'm in Australia - we get lots of sun. I remember getting SERIOUSLY sunburnt riding without a top on in the middle of
    summer. The backpack I was wearing left marks on my
    shoulders and back for a year or more afterwards!

    hippy
     
  4. bigfloppyllama

    bigfloppyllama New Member

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    Helmet strap tan was my oddest tan. I don't even know how I got it last year since it's not a problem this year. I looked rather funny though.
     
  5. byron27

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    Ive had some great ones from couriering...

    - helmet strap tan on my neck
    - panda eyes from sunglasses
    - half finger tan from fingerless gloves
    - tan marks on my forehead from sun coming through the vent holes on my helmet
    - the little booties tan line from small cycling socks!
     
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    helmet strap for me as well. Everyone will asked me if I just shaved my sideburns. :)
     
  7. wardie2000

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    The strangest tan mark i have had is a hand mark on my quad.

    When i was racing in france last year, someone reached across and pushed my quad, when i got back i noticed a hand mark. i guess they must have had some sun tan lotion on their hand!

    It caused much amusement back home in england
     
  8. DiabloScott

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    Not cycling related, but I saw a guy with a shaved head that had a half-circle tan right in the middle of his forehead - I finally figured out it came from wearing his ball cap backwards!
     
  9. ibike73

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    I stopped wearing gloves on my road bike to avoid the tan line hands.

    Ron
     
  10. hdtvkss

    hdtvkss New Member

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    ah the good old tan from knee braces. i wore a knee brace when i had my tibial band syndrome ( well back when the stoopid ass docs were diagnosing it as anterior cruciate ligament .....) but anyhoo, i digress. one day at the drag races sitting in the sin, i got up from sitting to find that i had the WORST sunburn on my legs, except for where the brace is. It was so bad that in summer i was too embarased to go out in shorts cause it looked like i had a skin defect lol. its still there, but not as noticable, but it does make me laugh!! hehe
     
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    Legs: Tanned from ankle-height to just above my knees.

    Right-arm: Tanned from mid-biceps to wrist plus finger-tan from glove.

    Left-arm: Tanned from mid-biceps to edge of watch-strap - followed by 2cm tanned piece to top of glove plus finger-tan.

    Face: Panda-eyes from shades and 3cm pearly white strip on fore-head thanks to helmet.

    Conclusion: Too weird to be seen with any other clothes besides cycling-gear. Currently living as a recluse…
    :D
     
  13. Fixey

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    I'm bald, I've had vent holes from the helmet on my head, along with the straps. Has to be my wierdist. Awsome photo btw Snick. Funny as
     
  14. Nitromike

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    Lose the watch strap and thats exactly how my tan looks, except my legs are 2 shades up on my thighs since I have 2 different length cycling shorts. REAL dark, then dark, then pale :D
     
  15. nitrogenmustard

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    i wear a bandanna under my helmet, which has some pretty cool results
     
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    i wear a bandanna under my helmet, which has some pretty cool results
     
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    Cowboyathlete New Member

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    A kid sitting next to me in church once asked about a suntan spot just like that on my left hand. When he asked why I had it, I put my right hand next to it and said "I did it so both hands match. Now pay attention." LOL
     
  18. Bolo Grubb

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    I don't tan I burn :mad:
     
  19. KGnagey

    KGnagey New Member

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    To all with funny tan lines...

    Wear them proudly!!! You deserve them because you earned them.
     
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