Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cycling Tan

People keep laughing at my cycling tan lines. It's worst on my left hand, because I wear a glove, a GPS unit, and an ID bracelet, so my wrist gets no sun at all when I'm riding. If you look closely at my fingers, you can see the lines where the fingerless gloves stop, and the rest of fingers actually get sun. I had a little burn on the knuckles of my left yesterday.

I didn't wear gloves when I started riding, because with a recumbent bike, you don't have as much pressure on your palms as on an upright bike. After I had the accident I decided to wear gloves though, as at least it is some protection from the asphalt in a fall.

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