New Gloves and the Giro d’Italia


Today I headed over to Performance for new gloves. It’s been over a yr since I got ones and the gel in the ones I have now are pretty shot. I decided on the Pearl Izumi Select Women’s glove. The gel felt good and it has a really thin mesh top. There is a lack of sweat/snot wipe though. Not sure what I’m gonna do come winter…maybe shoot snot all over the road.

Anyway the problem you usually see with any glove is that getting off is annoying. Most have this little tab at the wrist, but unless the glove is thin enough it only comes half off. And most of the time it inverts. I liked my Serfas gloves because they had loops between the fingers for clean removal.

However these Pearl Izumi’s have a tiny tab on the ring finger. That allows for seamless removal.

I have to say this is better than my Serfas gloves. Fit is great, the mesh is light and comfortable, gel is in all the right places, and the removal tab is a hidden plus. 4.5 Stars on design Pearl Izumi. We’ll see how the snot thing goes.

On another cycling note, the Giro d’Italia is starting tomorrow in Amsterdam and ending in Verona. If you follow cycling, it should be on Universal Sports tomorrow morning. I feel like I need to decide on a favorite rider, but really I have to learn more about them and the teams so I purchased a year’s subscription to Cycle Sport America. This looks like a much better magazine than Road Bike Action. I’ll tell you when the first one comes in. The Giro d’Italia Cycle Sport America edition is out on stands if you want a good look at the stages and what it entails.

Also I know I haven’t been blogging. I got tired of listing every time I ran 3 miles or went to a step class. I’m sure you were tired of reading those. It also got tiring feeling like I had to write. There isn’t always a constant flow of creativity in me, so when I don’t blog you can tell that my jar is low and I need time to refill. However with all my free time on the bench I took time to surf YouTube and found a lot of fun/interesting channels including KevJumba and WongFu Productions. And I decided, why can’t I do a video blog? So I’ve been trying to video tape events and stuff I go to. I did get a lot of good vid of the Sugarland Crits, so those will be up as soon as I figure out this editing software and am satisfied with my editing job.

Thanks for reading and watch the Giro.

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