17 September 2009

Summer Bridge and Riding Gloves

Summer Bridge
Complete with driving gloves. Not something you see everyday. But looking splendid in the Copenhagen summer.

13 comments:

kfg said...

". . .driving gloves. Not something you see everyday."

I beg to differ, I pretty much do. One of the advantages I find in wearing fingerless gloves though is that I am a fingerstyle guitarist, and the nails on my picking hand wear through the fingertips of my driving gloves too quickly.

I think I'm going to try lining the wear points on the inside with Plasti-Cote and see how that works out.

Anonymous said...

Uuh, driving gloves... i.e. cycling EQUIPMENT! Shouldn´t you be against it? ;)

Mikael said...

lol. elegant gloves are NOT cycling equipment. au contraire.

getinlost said...

I enjoy the effort difference between the two in the photo.

Jon said...

Anyone notice that she's not actually wearing gloves? She appears to be carrying both of them in her left hand (right hand is bare, fingers are in an odd position if the glove is on her right hand).

Tinker said...

It looks like she is wearing one (on her left hand) and carrying the other. So How does that change anything? I mean, maybe her left hand was cold, or sweaty or otherwise not comfy or able to get a grip on the handlebars? And the right hand was fine.

Or maybe we should advocate more actual glove boxes on modern bicycles.

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kfg said...

The downside of driving gloves is that they, well, ya know, fit like a glove. If you've taken them off and are just going to make a short hop it isn't worth the trouble to put them on again.

The other way round is true as well, once you have them on you tend to leave them on; so I suspect she had to take a single glove off to pick up change from a counter top or some such and just jumped back on the bike still holding holding the odd glove. Or at least that's what happens to me.

I'll also ride holding both gloves now and again if I've had to take them off. To air them out. They CAN start to feel a bit "icky" if they've gotten sweaty.

She does have the full complement of really useful cycling safety equipment though, gloves (good grip on the bars and if you fall and put a hand out your palms don't get ripped up), glasses (eyestrain, of course, and I've had "handling issues" when a bug flew into my eye) and fuzzy bunny (well, just because everyone feels better and safer with a fuzzy bunny).

Denis said...

Agree with Getinlost & Mikael...

Riding gloves are not necessary in general and face expressions really tell everything...

And who rules Copenhagen, I wonder *_* ?

Marty said...

The fuzzy bunny is actually the key! The only thing better is a small dog in the basket.

Tinker said...

And the red thing,apparently trash? I presume it's NOT for color contrast. Maybe it's just awaiting disposal?

"Sometimes a bit of scrap is just a bit of scrap", I suppose

John Nelson said...

I agree with the effort comment. It's a bit of a stereo typical observation but this picture captures what I've noticed before: Women seem (in general) more stylish, calm, cool, collected and they look like they're actually enjoying the ride. While the males, are often hunched over with a look of distress and over exertion. This difference might be more common in the States? Guys in general are frumpier.

Anonymous said...

fuzzy bunny? A newfangled gadget everyone's supposed to know about?