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Helmets - the burning issue

rally200rally200 Posts: 646
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
Having read carefully through all the calm, reasoned threads on the subject, I finallly decided a couple of months ago not to worry about messing my hair up, and buy a helmet.

Why did no one mention the tan lines?

One week of hazy sunshine & I look like a loon. I'm tempted to nick the wife's fake tan to colour in the top half of my forehead. Or I could just wear my red & white striped ersey to match my face.

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  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    Just wear your helmet all the time of course.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    A burning helmet came be very painful :shock: :lol:
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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    personally I don;t care if I look a numpty wearing a helmet, to avoid the tan lines I wear plenty of sun creme and have a fringe :lol:

    wearing helmets are personal, but I would advocate them

    I have to admit I forgot my helmet the other night when cycling to sea cadets. I was told off by a senior officer for not setting an example, the next evening meeting I was there wearing it. I guess with kids some kind of example has to be set even if they don't choose to follow it.
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  • Stone GliderStone Glider Posts: 1,227
    Congratulations to rally 200 for generating some heat into such a cold issue.

    If what we who wear helmets, predict happens; the those that do not, will not be able to notice that they were wrong.

    An interesting feature of some blood pressure control tablets is a tendency to sunburn easily. Cheaper than a flight to Mallorca.
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  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    itboffin wrote:
    A burning helmet came be very painful :shock: :lol:

    Sheer genius!!!


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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    I have four red patches on my scalp from wearing a helmet in the sun this weekend :shock:
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    biondino wrote:
    I have four red patches on my scalp from wearing a helmet in the sun this weekend :shock:

    I have none, because I'm sensible* and wore a cap rather than a helmet. :lol:

    *although not sensible enough to wear SPF on my arms :oops:

    Wearing a cap under the helmet is worth thinking about, keeps the sun off and soaks up the sweat.
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  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    Or just remember to apply a decent SPF on yer bonce before you go out...The non greasy alcohol based spray stuff is the the stuff I use when I'm working (in the sun on boats)

    Alternatively get a tan without going out on yer bike...A few hours in the sun with a beer usually does the trick ;)
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  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    snooks wrote:
    Or just remember to apply a decent SPF on yer bonce before you go out...The non greasy alcohol based spray stuff is the the stuff I use when I'm working (in the sun on boats)

    Alternatively get a tan without going out on yer bike...A few hours in the sun with a beer usually does the trick ;)
    But but that's nanotechnology isn't it? Surely the nanoparticles will soak through your scalp, into your brain and take over your body?

    Personally, I use hair to keep the sun off my head. I'll get my coat.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    +1 on the hair method
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,276
    There must be a lot of baldies on here.
    It`s funny that some people don`t want to burn their bonce but aren`t worried about landing on it..
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  • richkrichk Posts: 564
    antfly wrote:
    There must be a lot of baldies on here.
    It`s funny that some people don`t want to burn their bonce but aren`t worried about landing on it..

    I've done both & the former was far more painful :shock:

    I do wear a helmet though as it will protect your head from both :lol:
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  • wgwarburtonwgwarburton Posts: 1,863
    antfly wrote:
    There must be a lot of baldies on here.
    It`s funny that some people don`t want to burn their bonce but aren`t worried about landing on it..

    I take it that (unlike the original poster) you havn't read through all of the calm and reasoned arguments on the subject...!

    You want to watch out for that beer stuff, too- leads to all sorts of nasty injuries, even without the skin-cancer being factored in....

    Be safe.

    Cheers,
    W.
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    itboffin wrote:
    +1 on the hair method

    yup and the tan in a nano sec any way, i'd need to do something very dumb to burn in uk.
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,276
    antfly wrote:
    There must be a lot of baldies on here.
    It`s funny that some people don`t want to burn their bonce but aren`t worried about landing on it..

    I take it that (unlike the original poster) you havn't read through all of the calm and reasoned arguments on the subject...!

    You want to watch out for that beer stuff, too- leads to all sorts of nasty injuries, even without the skin-cancer being factored in....

    Be safe.

    Cheers,
    W.

    I did my own research when I fell on my head without a helmet, it hurt,what I remember of it.I haven`t fallen on my helmet yet so I can`t say if it hurts any less but I reckon it will.
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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    antfly wrote:
    antfly wrote:
    There must be a lot of baldies on here.
    It`s funny that some people don`t want to burn their bonce but aren`t worried about landing on it..

    I take it that (unlike the original poster) you havn't read through all of the calm and reasoned arguments on the subject...!

    You want to watch out for that beer stuff, too- leads to all sorts of nasty injuries, even without the skin-cancer being factored in....

    Be safe.

    Cheers,
    W.

    I did my own research when I fell on my head without a helmet, it hurt,what I remember of it.I haven`t fallen on my helmet yet so I can`t say if it hurts any less but I reckon it will.

    oh yippy a new born helmet thread.....
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,276
    Sorry.
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