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Helmet tan lines?(5 posts)

Helmet tan lines?PsyDoc
Apr 8, 2003 4:37 AM
Now that many of us are getting out more often, we are more than likely developing those tell-tale signs that we are cyclists...or that we have some type of weird skin condition. So, let's see those cycling tan lines.

This one is of me with the beginnings of a nice and defined helmet strap tan line.

This one is a helmet tan line that I grabbed from another website.

One more reason not to wear a helmet (nm)TJeanloz
Apr 8, 2003 7:59 AM
this is why I wear Coolmax Headsweatstarwheel
Apr 8, 2003 11:37 AM
After getting a nasty spotted sunburn on my scalp a couple summers ago, I started wearing caps or headsweats under my helmet on long rides. Headsweats work even better than sweatbands at controlling sweat and keep your head cool too.
"Do It Yourself" Headsweats...serbski
Apr 8, 2003 2:30 PM
I usually hack the sleeves off of my running shirts and as they're Patagonia and priced fairly dearly I will not waste those sleeves! I use them as a bandana and flop the extra material over the top of my head and then put on my helmet. Any type of endurance-oriented shirt sleeve will do as they're usually coolmax or some similar fabric. Thought I'd share my little arts n' crafts moment with you all...
Same problem here. . .ms
Apr 8, 2003 4:55 PM
Last summer someone said that my striped, balding head looked like a watermelon. I tried sunscreen, but even the waterproof kinds ran with sweat and got in my eyes. I have resisted wearing something under my helmet, but everyone with whom I have discussed the problem has similar solutions to the posts above. Given the weather this "spring" (it still feels like winter to me), I don't have any suntan lines yet. So, I still have time before I have to decide whether to wear something on my head this season.