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Sun Protection for Bicycle Rides

11 Feb

As I get ready to ride my bike across the country, one of the concerns we all have is how to deal with the daily doses of sunshine.  While most of us love being outside all day in the glorious sun…it can build up when you are riding every day, all day.  This can create damaging exposures.  As I plan for this long ride.  I am thinking about all the products that exist to protect from the sun.  Most people just gob-on the sunscreen, which is chemical based and then naturally absorbed into the body as such.  As a society, we don’t currently know the full effects of long term usage of heavy doses of sunscreen, I am one who would prefer to go chemical free.   So, I am thinking long sleeves and white arm warmers for the upper body.


For my neck and ears, I am thinking about this do rag. to wear under my helmet.  I have gotten some really bad sunburns on the back of my neck under the helmet and I am hoping this do rag will solve that because it has a back flap that comes down behind the neck.  It also doubles as a sweat band.  Image