A common complaint among casual cyclists is discomfort: numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, shoulder tightness, and numbness or pressure in the crotch are the most common complaints. Usually, these issues are symptomatic of a bigger issue, though, and that issue is posture.
Cycle Shack serves one of the most bicycled communities in the United States: Naples Florida and the surrounding areas in Collier County. This is one of the few areas in the country where there are more bicycles owned than there are automobiles, and where bikes on public roadways comprise a meaningful percentage of overall commuter traffic.
Plenty of cyclists ride without gloves. We like to call these kind and well-meaning people “risk-takers”.
Along with a helmet, a good pair of riding gloves can save you from an E.R. visit and worse. Gloves protect against road-rash on the hands, sunburn, and of course, cuts. Wearing gloves certainly is preferable to picking glass or debris from your palms!
So how does one choose the right pair of gloves?
Due to popular demand, the Shack and Back group road bike ride is now weekly, every Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. at our Naples bike shop (location here). The group will travel to Ave Maria along Oilwell Rd. and return around 10:15-10:30. Pace will average between 17 and 20 MPH. This is a no-drop ride. Info on previous rides here.