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Tan in a bottle? (on-topic, really)(17 posts)

Tan in a bottle? (on-topic, really)rideslikeagirl
Jun 18, 2002 7:34 AM
So, has anyone used that sunless tanning stuff to try and even out our goofy tans? Which brand? Does it work? Is it hopeless??

We're going to San Diego next week (w/o bikes) and I'm sure my ivory white shoulders and upper thighs will overshadow my new swim suit!! (yeah, yeah, SUCH a dilema, huh?)

Only other bikers can appreciate the true cool-ness of these markings! :)
Just go to a tanning salon....tronracer
Jun 18, 2002 8:48 AM
Use arm and leg warmers. For the last two minutes take off the warmers to even out the tan. The fake tan in a bottle turns your skin orange and it it so obviously fake.
re: Tan in a bottle? (on-topic, really)brider
Jun 18, 2002 9:07 AM
Yes, there are good tanners. Neutragena (sp?) and Jan Tana are good ones that don't do the orange thing. However, it won't necessarily duplicate your natural color. Be aware, though, that isn't going to protect you from burning in real sunlight.
why bother - tan lines (& untrimmed y'know's) are sexy ;-) NmSpirito
Jun 18, 2002 9:30 AM
LOL - Not to the untrained eye! ;-) Nmrideslikeagirl
Jun 18, 2002 9:35 AM
hehe...perhaps im a retro-grouch in more way's than one NmSpirito
Jun 18, 2002 10:02 AM
Tan in a Bottle - isn't that a Jim Croce song? (nm)laffeaux
Jun 18, 2002 9:51 AM rider
Jun 19, 2002 5:14 AM
Your thinking of "message in a bottle", Police made in 1981 sung by String.
No, silly - he's thinking about "Thyme in a Bottle", by Crocerideslikeagirl
Jun 19, 2002 7:05 AM
You can find it in the spice section of your local grocery store. ;-)
Jun 18, 2002 11:31 AM
Don't you live somewhere around the Monterey Bay? It's been sunny lately. Go down to the beach! It's not like you live in Kansas.
Jun 18, 2002 11:42 AM
Maybe if I'd planned it better. I don't think I'd be able to out-do four seasons of color in four days! :)
Go to your local bike racelonefrontranger
Jun 18, 2002 1:28 PM
... and check out all the lady racers who strut around in spaghetti strap sundresses and/or skimpy shorts with their bike tans proudly on display, and SPF 30 on all the white bits to keep them from darkening. The more elite the racer, the more sharply defined the tan lines.

The ultimate sign of a super serious racer (male or female) is the strength of their *sock tan* :) I actually wear socks with sandals most of the time to keep mine as defined as possible... pathetic, aren't we?
Bike naked. Think before you post. No one cares about your tan.refusenik
Jun 18, 2002 3:59 PM
Think before you post. No one cares about yousctri
Jun 18, 2002 6:17 PM
(cough) assclown (cough)...
Come on, do you go to the beach and wonder about a guy's tan?refusenik
Jun 18, 2002 6:21 PM
It looks so strange.

Go Here................firstrax
Jun 18, 2002 6:21 PM
They rate the different brands. I recommend Au Courant spray. Apply with a foam paint brush.
Jackpot! Thanks- nmrideslikeagirl
Jun 19, 2002 7:06 AM