Indeed, but the biggest danger is abrasion against the road surface. Decent gloves or mitts prevent your skin, muscle and tendons from being abraded down to the bone.I was wearing gloves but they dont stop your fingers from breaking and tendons from snapping and skin from splitting.
And they did that. But like I said it doesnt stop your fingers breaking and your skin splitting like a sausage. They do stop gravel rash though.Indeed, but the biggest danger is abrasion against the road surface. Decent gloves or mitts prevent your skin, muscle and tendons from being abraded down to the bone.
No. If people asked me why i'm wearing a helmet in town and i reply "A log fell on my head a while back... now I wear my helmet all the time, just in case." they'd probably reply with . Plus, I'd keep knocking it on the A frame when getting in and out of the car....
So I ask those of you who not normally wear one your opinion on my choice. Namely if you had looked death in a face and gotten away with it would still not put one on when you pop into town etc?
Me too. Glasses are essential, mainly for eye protection, but also to improve the vision with my distance prescription. I've got to add a cap (makes me look 10 years younger) to prevent sunburn in the summer, with a skull-cap added to prevent cold ears in the winter.There's only two things I won't cycle without. Gloves & glasses. I can't stand riding without either. Gloves can be fingerless when it's warmer or wafer thin when timetrialling but I've just got to have them. Glasses can be shaded or not as appropriate but again, I just can't ride without them. Sorry, I digress. As you were.