It is getting cold here in Portland. This morning it was about 25 F at 5 am when I ride to work. For us, at this time of year, that is unusually cold. It gets colder but not usually until mid winter, and by that time I am used to it. I am not used to it yet.
Most of my body is fine, if I ride vigorously for the first half mile or so, but my fingers were numb for half the ride. I was wearing so called "winter cycling gloves" which are sort of a lightweight cold weather glove, very far from a real winter glove or ski glove. I own great ski gloves and wear them when I have to, but it is not much fun to ride a bike that way.
So . . . I broke down and ordered some Bar Mitts. These are covers that go over your bars, you stick your hand into the cover and grip the bar and levers. They make some for drop bars, which is what I ordered.
What do you think? Have you used these? Would I have been better off wearing ski gloves?