Why Wear Lobster Gloves?

Last day in Michigan. Another wondrously bright, sunny day down by the lake. Following up from the last video on Lobster Gloves.

Why do we wear these crazy things? Well, it’s pretty darn simple.

A Lobster Glove is half way between a warm fuzzy mitten and a glove – a little bit of mitten at this end, a little bit of glove at that end. It just gives us extra manual dexterity but keeps us warm at the same time. So we can use the finger part to shift gears, hit the brakes, ride in whatever position that we need, and keep the rest of the hand warm.

I guess our warm weather riders just don’t know these things so we let them know.

Anyway, it’s that simple.

Getting ready to head to Thailand tomorrow. See ya there.

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How to Select Good Road Bike Gloves

What to look for in a good road bike glove

I go through a lot of road bike gloves and after being road bike gloves they get recycled as my motorbike gloves. I’ve just feel “safer” wearing gloves. In the Thailand heat having non-sweating hands feels better.

I wear gloves when riding back in Northern Michigan.  When it’s cold I wear warm lobster gloves.

In my opinion, gel-filled gloves are better than gloves without padding or with simple foam padding. Gel-filled gloves are generally a bit more expensive. I’ve paid a lot and I’ve paid relatively little. Expensive does not mean good, comfortable, well made, or smart. In fact, some of the more expensive have simply stupid designs. They were obviously created by some marketing department with connections to the bicycle accessory sales chain – but not real riders.
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