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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 394
Location: Doylestown, PA

2/15/18 1:21 PM

Health Reminder/Caution

Damn that male pattern sunburn.

After I had a growth removed last spring, I developed several new cancerous sites this year. I have three surgeries scheduled, and a photodyanamic therapy (www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/surgery/photodynamic-fact-sheet) for my scalp and forehead.

Nothing major, but it does get you thinking.

So cover up and use sunscreen, and design routes that stay under the trees, in the shade.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16462
Location: Portland, OR

2/15/18 2:26 PM

Not to mention a lot of us lack the thick blocking layer we once had called hair. Gotta slather the sun screen on your bald spots. This way the sweat can make it run into your eyes too. ;)

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 5960
Location: Maine

2/15/18 5:08 PM

Good luck Roy

Best wishes, hope the therapy is effective.

I have hair on most of the top of my head, but it's a lot thinner than it used to be.....In some places I'd have to say it approaches a (shudder) combover, though I have it cut and comb it same as always.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16462
Location: Portland, OR

2/15/18 5:27 PM

I get sun stripes when I forget to use the sun screen on top...

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2352
Location: Canberra, Australia

2/15/18 7:23 PM

I started wearing bandanas under my helmet when lack of hair meant I was getting sunburn through the helmet slots. I found that a secondary advantage is that I no longer get any sweat coming off my forehead into my eyes, no matter how hot the day or how hard the race.

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Steve B.
Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Posts: 693
Location: Long Island, NY

2/15/18 8:08 PM

Iíve been using full coverage head sweats of various types for 10 years or so. Not really worried about my head, itís my arms and legs from a period growing up when I was a swimmer, lifeguard, etc... itís that stuff that can come back to bite you.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3105
Location: Springfield

2/15/18 9:04 PM

lrzipris, good to hear you're taking it in stride, that might be the best lesson. Keep on truckin.

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sanrensho
Joined: 20 Feb 2004
Posts: 807
Location: North Vancouver

2/16/18 12:46 AM

I've been a Headsweats fan for many years. For the last few years, I've been riding with arm coolers in good weather, and arm warmers otherwise.

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Rickk
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 526
Location: Montreal

2/16/18 6:24 AM

Irzipris, good luck with the treatments.
Join the club (of cancerous, pre-cancerous & non-cancerous mole removal(s))
:(

Some of us are from the 'Miami Vice' generation - when suntans were considered cool.
:(

Yes, cover your noggins but don't forget that the sun is an equal-opportunity provider of UV rays for your nose/arms/neck/thighs/knees/legs also.

Ps. Good idea sanrensho.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4057
Location: Nashua, NH

2/16/18 8:01 AM

I guess I'm lucky

I still have as much hair as I always did, though it's become extremely "blond" over the years.

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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 394
Location: Doylestown, PA

2/17/18 4:47 PM

I too started wearing arm coolers, not only when cycling but also when I referee soccer and umpire baseball. But there is always a tension between ventilation and coverage, especially during the height of the summer. I guess I'll have to add a head cover of some sort, but I'll miss those oval sunburn patches on my scalp.

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