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    How many of y'all wear gloves even when not riding?

    I wore gloves when I used to bike commute and now I've started wearing them on my walks. I do it for a couple of reasons:

    -As my vision goes, I've noticed that the frequency of tripping over rocks, uneven pavement, tree limbs, and other things has increased. I haven't taken a tumble yet, but it is just a matter of time and the last thing I want to do is to get road rash, have goat heads embed themselves, or cover my hands with mud (or some other brown organic material...eww) when attempting to break a fall.

    -They come in handy when encountering low hanging tree limbs or overgrown brush.

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    In winter I wear gloves when I'm sleeping to keep my hands warmer. And I've been known to forget to take my cycling gloves off when shopping or running errands.
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    I'm not big on gloves - unless it's to protect my hands against cold or rain.

    Cycling gloves never made any sense to me until I lived in the South. I mean - what's wrong with some gnarly calluses on your hands? These days, I try to avoid longer rides in particularly hot weather - sweaty palms are just not right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    I wore gloves when I used to bike commute and now I've started wearing them on my walks. I do it for a couple of reasons:

    -As my vision goes, I've noticed that the frequency of tripping over rocks, uneven pavement, tree limbs, and other things has increased. I haven't taken a tumble yet, but it is just a matter of time and the last thing I want to do is to get road rash, have goat heads embed themselves, or cover my hands with mud (or some other brown organic material...eww) when attempting to break a fall.
    Have you considered wearing a helmet also due to your increased frequency of tripping over rocks, uneven pavement, tree limbs, and other things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
    Cycling gloves never made any sense to me until I lived in the South. I mean - what's wrong with some gnarly calluses on your hands?
    Nothing. For me, after a few decades of riding, I needed some padding to protect my hands from road shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Have you considered wearing a helmet also due to your increased frequency of tripping over rocks, uneven pavement, tree limbs, and other things?


    Frankly, I don't see the need. I'm walking and if I do take a tumble, it will most likely be towards the front and I've got two good arms that will act as shock absorbers if I can't regain my balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
    I'm not big on gloves - unless it's to protect my hands against cold or rain.

    Cycling gloves never made any sense to me until I lived in the South. I mean - what's wrong with some gnarly calluses on your hands? These days, I try to avoid longer rides in particularly hot weather - sweaty palms are just not right.
    Ever 'skin a knee'? Now imagine that happening to the palm of your hand- been there, done that as a child. That is why I tried to ride with gloves as much as possible.

    Besides, I'm in OK- my palms would be sweating after 10 minutes anyway, and some gloves have a terry cloth/microfiber insert on the back of the glove that can be used to wipe sweat away from the forehead/eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    ...some gloves have a terry cloth/microfiber insert on the back of the glove that can be used to wipe sweat away from the forehead/eyes.
    Oh...I thought that was to wipe your nose.


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    I have worn cycling gloves for a long time, after I tore up the palms on both hands. We strongly recommend that our guys wear gloves at work, so I have to set an example I have gotten in the habit of carrying lightweight abrasion gloves in my back pocket and put them on anytime I need to handle anything that has rough edges or surfaces. Seldom wear them while walking unless it is cold.
    @no1mad... I don't think a helmet while walking is a bad thing, especially if you are unsteady on your feet. There are some really nice helmets out there that don't look like helmets. I have had a couple of friends end up in the hospital with concussions after taking a tumble while walking, one had a known balance issue the other tripped over something in the dark. I consider walking to be a low risk sport as I do cycling. I also believe in both cases wearing a helmet is a personal choice. Now about all them people dying in car accidents from head injuries?....



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    When cycling, I use gloves (short finger in summer, long finger in winter) ... and I use a helmet.

    When I'm not cycling, I don't like wearing gloves unless I absolutely have to ... like when it is freezing cold. I also don't like wearing hats. I'm not even all that keen on much in the way of clothing in general. In an ideal world, we'd live in a place warm enough and remote enough I could go about in next to nothing most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I have worn cycling gloves for a long time, after I tore up the palms on both hands. We strongly recommend that our guys wear gloves at work, so I have to set an example I have gotten in the habit of carrying lightweight abrasion gloves in my back pocket and put them on anytime I need to handle anything that has rough edges or surfaces. Seldom wear them while walking unless it is cold.
    @no1mad... I don't think a helmet while walking is a bad thing, especially if you are unsteady on your feet. There are some really nice helmets out there that don't look like helmets. I have had a couple of friends end up in the hospital with concussions after taking a tumble while walking, one had a known balance issue the other tripped over something in the dark. I consider walking to be a low risk sport as I do cycling. I also believe in both cases wearing a helmet is a personal choice. Now about all them people dying in car accidents from head injuries?....



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    One year we had a bad spell of cool rainy weather. My good riding gloves never had a chance to dry out and I didn't want to spend the money for another pair. So I bought a bunch of cheap cotton work gloves at the hardware store--I think it was 6 pairs for five bucks. I stuffed them all in a jacket pocket. When one pair soaked through after a few miles of riding, I would swap them for a dry pair. The six pairs were good for three or four hours of riding. When I got home I would throw them in the dryer and be ready to ride out again.

    When the weather is colder, I sometimes wear work gloves over my riding gloves to keep them drier and cleaner. I also keep a pair in my backpack in case I have to mess with the greasy parts on my way to work or a meeting.

    To answer the OP's question, I do not wear gloves when I'm not ridding unless it's cold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post


    Frankly, I don't see the need. I'm walking and if I do take a tumble, it will most likely be towards the front and I've got two good arms that will act as shock absorbers if I can't regain my balance.
    And frankly I haven't found a need to wear gloves when I ride a bicycle or walk, unless it is to keep warm. I am probably older than you and have been riding for 61 years and walking for even a longer period.

    I do see one middle aged fellow in town who does wear a helmet while he walks outside. He is disabled and uses a cane to help his shaky mobility; since he seems susceptible to falls at walking speed (or is worried about them,) a helmet makes sense. Maybe he should consider gloves too.

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