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Old 06-13-06, 11:48 PM
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gloves or no gloves

??
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Old 06-14-06, 12:08 AM
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Ever had road rash? Ever had numb hands? Again, ever had road rash?

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P.S. I'll never ride, bike or motorcycle without gloves. I'd probably wear gloves before helmet, but I always wear that too!
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Old 06-14-06, 12:24 AM
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I've had glove rash...don't want hand rash...it doesn't take much.
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Don't wear gloves.
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Old 06-14-06, 06:09 AM
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Padded weight lifting gloves X-mart $6
I go through a couple pair a season.
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I wear gloves, and actually prefer the full-finger, padded/venter variety even in the summer months. I am so used to the armlet style monster gloves that I use in the winter here in Illinois that it feels odd to ride with no gloves regardness of the temperature. I picked up a pair of the PI Gel-Vent series this season which so far have worked out well. Of course, now I have nicely tanned arms, but nearly bone white shoulders and hands. An interesting look!

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Old 06-14-06, 06:21 AM
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I don't go riding without gloves.
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Gloves yes, I find it really makes a difference in hand comfort.
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will not ride without full finger gloves


too many reasons. the main reason is I ride friggin hard and that
involves lots of risk to the digits when things go south


and unlimited grip under any situation. sweat or mud or sand...you got grip
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I have never worn gloves.
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99% of the time I wear gloves (typical half finger gel-padded palm thingies in Spring/Summer/Fall, full finger neoprene jobbies in the Winter). That other 1% of the time I don't wear any, specifically just to give my hands a "change of scenery" ...and that's only for short rides or commutes.
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Old 06-14-06, 08:03 AM
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A must, makes things comfortable... One less thing to worry about on the long push. I dont know about the full finger shot though, I always wear the short finger ones....
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Originally Posted by badkarma
Don't wear gloves.
You will when you go down on and your hand are trash.
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50% of the time I wear half-finger gloves. Rest of the time, I let my hands feel the marvelous wind
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Gloves, but only when performing rectal exams.

Actually, last ride my gloves were still soaked from the previous day's ride in pouring rain so I didn't wear them. I found it very uncomfortable. I didn't have as good a grip on the bars and that soft, flappy area between my thumb and pointer finger would get chaffed and sore while on the hoods or in the drops.
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Originally Posted by shokhead
You will when you go down on and your hand are trash.
Until then, no gloves for me. I just like the feel of the bars on my hand better than having padded gel gloves on. Plus it's too hot wearing gloves.
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Old 06-14-06, 08:33 AM
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[QUOTE=Jacobi]Ever had road rash? Ever had numb hands? Again, ever had road rash?


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Actually I've tried gloves, but my hands went numb whenever I wore them.... ah well. I just love the gloveless feel
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Old 06-14-06, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by shokhead
You will when you go down on and your hand are trash.
Gloves don't actually protect you in an accident. It is a plot. There have been no fewer deaths due to bicycling since the increased use of bike gloves in the 1970's.
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I use gloves. After all, I need something to wipe my runny nose on. Snot rockets only handle so many forms of phlegm. After that, the nose needs a good wipe.
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UGH!!!! well.... my intelligent side says GLOVES! i have fallen! both with and without gloves... and they DO protect that soft skin on your palms!!!!!

however..... i'm anal about tanlines... and i HATE HATE HATE white hand syndrome in the summer.... so for the majority of my rides.... i don't wear gloves in the summer! (or when i have on sleeveless or racerback style jerseys!)

i always take a pair... don't know why.... maybe if i crash or fall.... and hurt my hands.. i'll put the danged things on**********
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i can do just about anything around the yard with a good pair of gloves, boots, and cap.

i apply this reasoning to the bike. safety first.
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depends on my mood
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I wear one white glove - just like Michael Jackson.

Not really.
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I wear a pair of lightweight mtb full-finger gloves. Road rash protection and snot rocket wiping, and they also help keep grime off yer hands, perchance you have to change a tire er somethin....
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Originally Posted by badkarma
Until then, no gloves for me. I just like the feel of the bars on my hand better than having padded gel gloves on. Plus it's too hot wearing gloves.
Not all are padded gel.
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