My Brief Flight and Gloves as Landing Gear

I got into riding about a year and 3,000 miles ago. The more serious I became, the more I realized why cyclists dress funny.

In order of purchase:

  • gloves
  • shorts
  • jersey
  • shoes

In the non-clothing area:

  • clipless pedals
  • Camelbak
  • Niterider Digital Pro12-E

I don’t ride fast, but I do spend lots of hours in the saddle enjoying myself.

Gloves offer more protection than you might think. I went over the handlebars onto blacktop in March. Every time I look at the rips in the palms of my right glove I am reminded of that brief flight.

The gloves also help with numbness. They are a worthwhile investment.