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2014/06/23 09:50:13 (permalink)

Bacchetta PSA

Mark Colliton, Bacchetta co-founder and head designer, would like to remind everyone to put their sunscreen on before every ride. Skin cancer is no joke! Make sure your sunscreen has some Zink in it! The good news here... Mark gets to keep the scar, along with his nose!

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    tfulnecky
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 11:23:22 (permalink)
    I'm sure that's one club Mark would rather not have joined. Use sunscreen with zink or titanium oxide or both for the best protection out there. 
     
    One other thing and it's important, when using sunscreen on the face make sure it's "noncomedogenic" meaning that it won't clog the pores of the skin.  Had to get a 60 day antibiotic prescription to clear up facial infections caused by regular sunscreen getting into the facial pores, especially troublesome on the nose.
     
    I'm a little confused on the PSA heading,  the PSA I'm familiar with is a blood test to screen for prostate cancer, do they us it for skin cancer also???   (PSA, Prostate Specif Antigen)  May need to invest in an acronym dictionary??
     
     
    Regards,  Terry
    post edited by tfulnecky - 2014/06/23 12:06:29
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    Mark Colliton
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 12:07:23 (permalink)
    Sorry! PSA = Public Service Announcement
     
    Thanks for the tip on noncomedogenic sunscreen... and don't skip that prostate screening either!

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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 13:25:53 (permalink)
    I heard they can screen for prostate via blood test now.
     
    +2 on the zinc and the face specific sun block.
    some of the chemically based sunscreens are not good for daily use... they can cause cancer.
     
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 14:51:42 (permalink)
    Yes, they can test for PSA with blood test but you still get the experience the pure joy of the finger wave. 

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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 14:55:20 (permalink)
    Ouch, that is a nasty scar but keeping the nose is the best part!  I had them dig in my cheek, face cheek that is, until no more cancer.  Today, I can hardly find the spot!  I was very lucky. 
     
    I shouldn't be in the sun but it's all about choices. 

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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 16:24:45 (permalink)
    [quote=pokey====I shouldn't be in the sun but it's all about choices.
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    They were going to take a wedge out of my ear but I talked them into excising the cancer and scraping the cartilage, keeping the fingers crossed.  That was the most resent of 5 over the years, enough!
     
    Have gone to a four pronged attack as far as sun protection goes.  Ride early or late in the day when possible.  2nd, Now use a 4" golf visor to protect the eyes and nose.  3rd, long sleeve hooded T-shirt to protect arms, ears and sides of face or a gator, hot.  And of course the right sunscreen.
     
    As Ben say's it's a matter of choices, I choose to ride.
     
    Terry
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 19:34:21 (permalink)
    Coolibar has fingerless gloves without any of the `gel' stuff.  I use them all the time. 
     
    I have hairy legs and use a ton of zinc sunblock on them as well.  I used to use the leg coolers but found that they ripped easily.  You may be less of a klutz because I found them to be very useful.
     
    All of the clothing type coolers are good but not sufficient.  Sunblock underneath everything. 
    I also put two sheets of folded paper towels on my head, under the helmet.  Even when I'm wearing a skull cap. 
     
    Finally, wildlife and small children run from me.
     
    I haven't found a lip balm that doesn't cost a fortune or taste like baby diarrhea.  I use CarMax and lube up enough to find it hard to mumble.
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/23 19:40:19 (permalink)
    Yes, they can test for PSA with blood test but you still get the experience the pure joy of the finger wave. 
     
    Ben Marietta, GA
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    Or, you can just go in for the sheer joy of the finger wave. 
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/06/25 17:46:45 (permalink)
    Melanoma surgery on the shoulder last year. Squamous cell on the nose. Good luck Mark.
    My skin surgeon recommended Neutrogena Sport Face 70+. It won't clog the pores.
    If anyone has a better one, post away.

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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2014/07/01 21:20:39 (permalink)
    http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/
    post edited by Crit Rider - 2017/05/30 13:51:28
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2017/05/24 13:55:52 (permalink)
    Mark Colliton
    Mark Colliton, Bacchetta co-founder and head designer, would like to remind everyone to put their sunscreen on before every ride. Skin cancer is no joke! Make sure your sunscreen has some Zink in it! The good news here... Mark gets to keep the scar, along with his nose!




    Bringing up this old post as I "think" I've found the holy grail for nose protection while riding.  Since I live in the desert southwest and spend many hours a week riding I take skin protection pretty seriously.  My current regimen includes a head gaiter, and a headsweats billed cap which covers my head, neck, ears, and most of my face, but I've always thought the nose to still be most susceptible, especially when the sun is lower on the horizon.  I've been layering my nose with sun protection products but I've wanted a physical barrier for what I believe to be the best protection possible.  A few weeks ago I purchased a pack of 6 ($30 includes shipping) of these NozKon regular nose protectors, 3 white, 3 black, and here's what I've found thru testing:
     
    http://www.nozkon.com/shop_nozkon_regular.html
     
    My biggest concern was whether the wind on a high speed descent would get underneath this thing and create lift, this absolutely does not happen, I've done several 50 mph descents with no issues.  Also found side gust have no effect either.
     
    My face now contacts the nose protector instead of the bridge of the glasses, which creates a slight gap between the glasses and face, I've found this to be a benefit while climbing, my glasses no longer steam up.  I've also found this to be a negative on a cold 50 degree morning ride, felt like I was getting "brain freeze" with a little more air getting under the glasses, this gap "could" also allow dust or other particles to sneak in but not an issue in the two weeks I've used.
     
    These are made of neoprene and weigh 2g each, practically non-existent weight wise.  I think this pack of 6 will last many years.  These may not work on all glasses types but are now a mandatory part of my equipment.  These shipped out of California and arrived in two days.  I have no affiliation with this company, just thought I'd share as others may be interested.  Hope this helps.
     
     
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2017/05/24 14:16:54 (permalink)
    Cool, thanks for posting that. I also like the fact that they make you look like Batman!
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2017/05/28 19:13:06 (permalink)
    Looks like an excellent product. My order placed. Order processed.
    Lousy web site, though.
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2017/05/29 14:57:13 (permalink)
    Bogiesan
    Looks like an excellent product. My order placed.  



    Bogiesan - I'd be interested in hearing your review after you've had a chance to use....
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    Re: Bacchetta PSA 2017/05/30 19:12:44 (permalink)
    Crit Rider
    http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/
     


    Thanks for that link. Some interesting facts about high SPF sunscreens and their false sense of security.

    Larry

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