Friday Light Thoughts & Product Review


After forgetting my gloves the other night when I had to ride home in the rain as the temperature plummeted, I realized I need to evaluate my glove situation.  I need a better solution.   Still the most pressing issue as the snow threaten more and more with each forecast is the footwear problem.  I still have no solution whatsoever for this issue and that may prove to be costly as the winter presses on and become real.

I pulled this review from the blog below, check it out if you are in the market for gloves.

Review : Novara Stratos Bike Gloves.

Angel and I both picked up new gloves for this winter cycling season. We got the Novara Stratos Bike Gloves (Men’s and Women’s) from REI. I have normally just worn whatever gloves I could find around the house. In Illinois I wore the cheap knit gloves you can find at most all stores, with wool mittens on over them. It worked for the short rides I had to work, but didn’t block the wind at all. Mittens don’t really work well with drop bars. So I started using some Fox River Gripper Gloves. They worked well for gloves but just ended up being too loose after a while, and also didn’t stop the wind. After moving out here to Oregon, I ended up just using those rubber palmed winter garden gloves that I also used at work, working in the freezers. That style of garden gloves work well in fall and spring, they cut out some wind and kept my palms dry if my bars got wet, but didn’t cut it for really cold days and rides longer than 15 minutes. I would sometimes show up to school with completely numb hands.

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