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Riding without gloves - why?

Old 03-21-18, 06:01 PM
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Definitive proof that not wearing gloves is faster: I was running late and would have missed my bus had I taken the time to put gloves on this morning.
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Old 03-22-18, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
Definitive proof that not wearing gloves is faster: I was running late and would have missed my bus had I taken the time to put gloves on this morning.
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Old 03-22-18, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Asked and answered.

See post no. 34, then the conversation in posts 35-39, and again in 44 & 45.
Nevertheless, pretty crappy way to interpret a question.
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Old 03-22-18, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Stratocaster View Post
Nevertheless, pretty crappy way to interpret a question.
You're entitled to your opinion.
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Old 04-12-18, 01:05 PM
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Ironic post: As the OP, I'm riding without gloves today and it's 46F.

Long story, the weather has been a serious roller-coaster lately. I didn't look closely at the weather and took the winter gloves. It's in the mid-40s (F) and my hands were sweating in a couple miles. So the gloves are in the bag and I'm riding with naked hands.

Side-Note: These temps in Minneapolis always bring out the full spectrum of bike clothing. People that rode through the sub-zero temps of winter are riding with lots of skin showing. The people that left the bike in the basement all winter are geared up like I was when it was 0F.
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Old 04-12-18, 01:24 PM
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I hate wearing gloves, though I will do it when it's very cold. I do get numb hand sometimes so I guess I should get some better handle bars and if possible padding/grips.
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Old 04-12-18, 01:32 PM
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I'm too cheap to buy some.
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Old 04-13-18, 01:30 PM
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I've rode without gloves a couple of times on my road bike... because I forgot them. Luckily my bar tape is thick.
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Old 04-13-18, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I'm seeing more and more competitive riders go without gloves, both local club riders and the pros. I'm a fan of gloves to manage sweat on my hands for better grip, plus they're great for wiping away snot. I get that gloves are not necessary for every ride, but when it's cold, I want to keep my fingers warm. While watching spring classics I'm seeing many pros riding with bare handed in cold/wet temps - Why?
Because with the pros its all about winning. Enhanced comfort, and to an extent safety, are secondary. A good pair of glove (which I need a new pair now that you mention it) offers both of these.
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Old 04-13-18, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jack002 View Post
I always ride with gloves, I don't know why everyone doesn't. Never thought about it much. Insurance against lost skin in a crash at the very least
+1 This is why I wear them. If it's really hot, might wear fingerless.
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Old 04-13-18, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jack002 View Post
I always ride with gloves, I don't know why everyone doesn't. Never thought about it much. Insurance against lost skin in a crash at the very least
Just about to mention this.
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I can understand gloves helping road rash, just not so sure something that's going to cut through an inch of flesh is going to be stopped by a bit of fabric!
You never heard that saying, "a degree more and it would have cut, severed, punctured, etc.? Having taken many stumbles I say without equivocation that something is always better than raw flesh.
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Old 04-14-18, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
When I first started riding after a several year hiatus, I fell over and sliced the side of my palm open on a sharp metal object. Had to go to the ER and get some stitches. The Doc said I was a fraction of an inch away from severing the nerve that worked my little finger. Guess who now wears gloves?
This is rich! A Dr getting advice from the Doctor!
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Old 04-14-18, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Because with the pros its all about winning. Enhanced comfort, and to an extent safety, are secondary. A good pair of glove (which I need a new pair now that you mention it) offers both of these.
Because pros know better than to stick their hands out to break a fall.
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Old 04-14-18, 04:29 PM
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Hope the OP doest mind me piggybacking off of this rather than starting a new thread for basically the same thing.

Its spring so went for my first bike ride of the year 6K there and back and now i looks like i have some callus forming on my right hand probally from shifting gears so would gloves help with this?
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Old 04-15-18, 11:18 AM
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If you ride a bent and especially if you ride a trike they are just not needed.
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Old 04-15-18, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by shadowsspy View Post
Hope the OP doest mind me piggybacking off of this rather than starting a new thread for basically the same thing.

Its spring so went for my first bike ride of the year 6K there and back and now i looks like i have some callus forming on my right hand probally from shifting gears so would gloves help with this?
I'm pretty sure that's one of the main uses of gloves.
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Old 04-15-18, 11:59 AM
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most of the time, I just forget to...
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Old 04-15-18, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
I'm pretty sure that's one of the main uses of gloves.
Thanks i haven't actually used gloves since i was a kid so was unsure
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Old 04-15-18, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
If you ride a bent and especially if you ride a trike they are just not needed.
You ride through the cold days in the NE winter without gloves? And I've seen several recumbent crashes that included road rash to the rider's hands. Since those are my main reasons for wearing gloves I don't see why they wouldn't still apply when riding a recumbent.
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
This is rich! A Dr getting advice from the Doctor!
Lawyers have lawyers.
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Why I wear gloves:

1) Shock absorption
2) Grip
3) Protection: cold, accident.
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Reasons' gloves are handy-
No finger prints.
Keeps nacho cheese from getting under the nails.
Secondary snot catcher.
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Gloves because who doesn’t remember road rash hands after wiping out on a skateboard and bmx as a kid.

I continue to wear them because the one time I’ve crashed in my adult life, it was nice being able to use my hands.
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Gloves because who doesn’t remember road rash hands after wiping out on a skateboard and bmx as a kid.

I continue to wear them because the one time I’ve crashed in my adult life, it was nice being able to use my hands.
Like why I wear a helmet, I think you have to go through the experience to truly appreciate its value.
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Like why I wear a helmet, I think you have to go through the experience to truly appreciate its value.
Indeed. Wisdom grows like nose hair- mostly in old age.
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