Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ouch!

No, Tri-Dummy, it's not a broken red thong. Wow, that sure is ugly! Before I did my 50 mile bike ride on Tuesday, I lathered up good with sunscreen - I started the ride at about 11am, so I knew it would be a dangerous ride sun-wise. Temps got to 90 degrees in the shade, with a really strong, steady wind - the kind of wind that cools you off and makes you forget it's 90. And still kicks your ass.

Obviously I forgot an area. That there's the result of exactly 2.5 hrs of aero riding in the Florida sun. In October. Good grief. It's funny, you see folks riding all the time with that part of their back exposed and you just know they forgot to lather up. I've even warned what looked to be newbe's that they should be careful. This time, the funny's on me. No where else on my body is there even a hint of sunburn. I cut out some of the really white area south of the burn to save Tri-Dummy's eyes, but what was really surprising was to see as much hair on my back. I'm not really a hairy guy, but pictures don't normally lie.

Well, it hurts like a mo-fo, any time I'm sitting with my back on something, or wearing a belt. I had on my raceAthlete bike shirt, which normally doesn't creep at all. What I remember now, however, is that I usually have on a bib short for a longish ride, but this time I went with tri-shorts to get the "boys" ready for the race coming up. Dagum shorts have a draw string too, and still I got a little sun-smile. Ok, there's nothing little about it. Ha, Ha, I get it.

37 comments:

Bolder said...

TRAMP STAMP!

exactly why i like to race in a one-piece, but, if anyone deserved the stamp, it would probably be.....

stronger said...

I got one of those tan lines in early summer. And it's still there. But I will not claim it as a tramp stamp!

How exactly do you even it out?? Other than going outside nekid with sunscreen on the sunburn? Try it out, report back.

Terri said...

Oh gosh! I just want to cry for you. I've had a burn like that before, and man I feel your pain!

bigmike600 said...

Bolder....that's funny.
Bigun....OUCH that mother looks bad. Blisters for sure.

Have DI put some aloe on it.

Dan Seifring said...

That don't look good Bigun.

JohnnyTri said...

now I would have expected something like that during the stop, drop and roll from the attack of the bee's.. but riding!
Yikes!!

hey, just draw a nose and some yes and it will be Smiley!! HA!!

rockon`

JohnnyTri said...

oops ...EYES .. EYES.. for da smiley..

I crack myself up.. cant type..

excel man said...

Hey Dude -

Nice cancer stripe! Pull your pants up!

Wendy said...

Oh Bigun!!!! That looks painful!

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

You never should have told us what it was and have people guess. Geez, I never would have. Wow. Yeah, all you can do now is make a face to go with that smile! ;)

Brent Buckner said...

Ouch!

Thanks for the PSA....

Spandex King said...

Looks like a tatoo!!

1HappyAthlete said...

WOW

S. Baboo said...

Sheesh, that is one bright flavor of red! The Florida sun must be about as dangerous as the New Mexico sun.

tri-dogmom said...

OUCH is right!

Shane got one JUST like this, except there was a gap in the middle. It was from CDA. We never figured out if it was a sunburn, or chafe burn. All I know, is it Never went away. It faded, but it's still there.

supalinds said...

Oh my, that looks so painful...But it provided a good laugh, thanks for that.

OUCH!!!

Tea said...

Oh Dude...I am SO glad you decided to photoshop out the crackage.

Fe-lady said...

Go shirtless during your race and add a nose and some eyes...sure to bring smiles as you pass people in your race!

TriFeist said...

LOL! The dreaded strap shift, only in this case it's the shorts. Ouch. Thanks for limiting the white space in the photo. :)

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

yes, be thankful ya'll - it's a big crack. Just sayin'.

;)

lol

Comm's said...

Has anyone called you baboon butt yet?

Living in the desert I have had that tan line as well. Though not a severe.

A friend of mine got his M-dot tattoo on his lower back in that spot. So when he rides by them and the shirt rides up like it does, you know that, they see the tat.

BTW, I heard sitting in a hot bath will clear that up right away.

J-Wim said...

Thanks for the crop job, I was getting low on eye bleach.
That is one mean stripe man. OWIE!

blink140pnt6 said...

Quit bitching and train!

as for:

"A friend of mine got his M-dot tattoo on his lower back in that spot. So when he rides by them and the shirt rides up like it does, you know that, they see the tat."

That is just plain scary. I call it like I see it.

Thats it.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

I guess since Bigun's got himself a Tramp Stamp, that now makes him
MY Bitch.
lol

blink140pnt6 said...

Uhh Yeeaahhhh!!! He's a bitch fo sho. A hairy bitch, but a bitch none the less.

Train bitch.

blink140pnt6 said...

I wonder if I like to say the word bitch?

Fe-lady said...

more back hair and he wouldn't have burned as badly...ewww back hair! :-0

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Dang man! That is seriously burned. I'm not sure what's more disturbing, the
severity of the bun or how white the skin below it is. LOL. Sorry I've been out
of contact for so olng. I've been doing a butt load of overtime @ work. Not sure
if your up to date on how much a butt load is, it's metric for allot! LOL.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

that is sooo red. Ow ow ow!

Tri-Dummy said...

You pull that shirt off and the local PD is going to start getting slammed with Sasquatch sighting calls.

A Sasquatch on a bike, no less.

Tri-Dummy said...

Bigun...
you are LARGE and hairy..thus Sasquatch.

I am SHORT and hairy...thus...

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/4452/02po9.gif

Cha-Ka sightings...how many are old enough to remember this show??

Steve Stenzel said...

That's a nice one! Wow!!!!!

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

TD- LOL for Land of the Lost!! lol

Nytro said...

benny and i agree... that's a grimace. not a smile.

do yourself a favor... do a handstand and turn that frown upside down.

TRAMP STAMP!!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Sometimes it takes getting a really bad burn or chafe to remember to put on the sunscreen or Bodyglide. Hope it's better by now.

ShirleyPerly said...

Sometimes it takes getting a really bad burn or chafe to remember to put on the sunscreen or Bodyglide. Hope it's better by now.

Dying Water Buffalo said...

YIESH!!