The riders tan, is a tanning pattern that some riders develop in the warmer, sunnier seasons of the year. The tan is at its darkest on the exposed arms [if rider is wearing a t shirt] or the exposed arms, shoulders, chest, and sometimes upper back of the rider wearing a tank top. From that point on the rest of the body [especially the legs covered by breeches/jeans] is extremely pale. The hands of the rider may also be pale with a distinct line at the wrist, indicating the rider often wears gloves.
I'm currently sporting one of these tans myself. I always wear tank tops when I ride and gloves so my upper body is extremely dark [Like, almost as if I was of Latino descent] But every other part of my body, especially my legs, are ghostly white! I never wear shorts except when I go running at the local reservoir [mostly shade] so I'm literally like a ghost on my legs!
Anybody else sporting their seasonal riding tans?