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Old 2019-01-11, 11:18 AM   #10666
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Hei Ruari,

What are those gloves you are wearing? They look quite fancy. I currently wear those thin KH gloves with soft protection, but even though the give some protection they are not at all warm. Do yours also have wrist beskyttelse?
No, they contain no protection. They are just winter cycling gloves that I picked up from a local chain of sports stores (XXL for any Norwegians here).

There are two nice things with them. First of all they are fluorescent, which is great for signalling. Secondly they are half way between gloves and mittens. Anyone who has used mittens and gloves in the winter will know that the former are usually much warmer (since your fingers are together) but of course gloves are easier to work with on a bike because you can brake or changing gears while holding the handlebars with your other fingers. So the solution here is that your first two fingers are together, then there is a separation and your next two are together. Of course this means that you look like you are either an alien or a member of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.

All that said, whilst it is a good idea, they are not as warm as they could be. They simply do not contain enough insulation. So, good plan… poor execution. However, it is really mild here at the moment and I get far warmer when I unicycle (compared to bicycling), so they were more than adequate for my needs today. In fact if anything my hands were way too hot.

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Old 2019-01-13, 05:22 PM   #10667
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No, they contain no protection. They are just winter cycling gloves that I picked up from a local chain of sports stores (XXL for any Norwegians here). All that said, whilst it is a good idea, they are not as warm as they could be. They simply do not contain enough insulation. So, good plan… poor execution. However, it is really mild here at the moment and I get far warmer when I unicycle (compared to bicycling), so they were more than adequate for my needs today. In fact if anything my hands were way too hot.
Hello Ruari, I have a pair of Pearl Izumi Lobster Gloves, made according to your gloves with the two finger pockets. And I love them as Winter Gloves (for riding my fatbike). Although the winter is not that cold in our part of Germany, they are quite warm, 0 - 3 degrees Celsius , they are sweaty.
And I guess they are very comfortable until -5 degrees and OK until -10 degrees.
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Old 2019-01-13, 08:24 PM   #10668
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Belated photo, but this was a group ride I organised back in November at Hamsterley Forest.

Most of the riders are members of JUST, which I used to attend regularly until a few years ago (due to other commitments), so it really good to catch up with them and have a great MUni ride!

More pics @unijoe on Instagram

Keep the photos coming, I love seeing them all, but I must post more myself!
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Old 2019-01-16, 03:09 AM   #10669
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My first ride up and down Summerset Hill. A couple miles from home, about 1/2 mile long with a maximum grade of 12%. I had to stop and rest on the way up but zipped right down with a hot brake at the bottom.





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Old 2019-01-24, 09:32 AM   #10670
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Ice

Only ice is flat surface for riding here, in russian winter city.
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Old 2019-01-29, 09:31 PM   #10671
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Got snapped by a rather good photographer (who's name I don't know) at last Saturdays Park Run
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Old 2019-01-30, 01:22 AM   #10672
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Great photo, Uni Lateral! Way to represent.
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Old 2019-02-03, 08:13 PM   #10673
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Seattle Tunnel Ride

The new tunnel opens this week, and they let the pedal-powered people have a go before the cars take over. It was fun! Some pix...



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Old 2019-02-04, 01:02 AM   #10674
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[QUOTE=YooNeeNoob;1702662]The new tunnel opens this week, and they let the pedal-powered people have a go before the cars take over. It was fun! Some pix...

Cool! I considered that but did not. Glad to see at least one unicycle in with the 12,000 (-1) bikes.
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Old 2019-02-04, 06:20 AM   #10675
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Cool! I considered that but did not. Glad to see at least one unicycle in with the 12,000 (-1) bikes.
....heh, yeah, I learned a new skill in the tunnel: riding ultra slow in a dense crowd. Never came off! hahaha.
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Old 2019-02-04, 11:55 PM   #10676
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....heh, yeah, I learned a new skill in the tunnel: riding ultra slow in a dense crowd. Never came off! hahaha.
I do a lot of these big closed road/newbie friendly cycling events in my city, this is definitely a skill worth learning!
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Old 2019-02-05, 08:15 AM   #10677
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The new tunnel opens this week, and they let the pedal-powered people have a go before the cars take over. It was fun! Some pix...
Why are they opening it to cars, shouldn't it be bike only all the time?
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Old 2019-02-06, 09:53 PM   #10678
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Spinning on day 22

The medical profession did not take me seriously when I requested them to install a Shimano SPD cleat in my cast. Spent a little time on my rollers last night. Still have at least three more weeks non-load bearing in a cast. Then hopefully they will let me transition to a boot.

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Old 2019-02-07, 12:12 AM   #10679
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The medical profession did not take me seriously when I requested them to install a Shimano SPD cleat in my cast.
Hahahaha "Hardcore" has a new definition. Nice.
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Old 2019-02-07, 04:12 AM   #10680
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I recently shattered my elbow (an altercation with a truck, the truck won) and the doctor told me no cycling for 3 months.

Half jokingly, I turned to the Wife and said "this looks like a good time for me to practice the unicycle then".

That didn't go over well.
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