human909 wrote: The Duckmeister wrote:
Because one can never know when unfortunate circumstances may occur. I still remember the Scout motto from my childhood: "Be prepared". Better safe than sorry, or any other cliche you may choose to add.
Oh, and you need something to wipe the snot on, don't you?
You still don't get it do you? There are a whole host of bigger risks that you are not protecting yourself against so why focus on something so small?
YOU are the one who doesn't seem to get it.
What risks am I apparently not protecting myself against because I choose to wear gloves? Last time I came off a road bike it's because some eff-wit in a car decided not to go around me and instead ran up my arse. I have pretty damn fine situational awareness, but how the eff am I meant to protect myself against that? By some amazing fortune I didn't suffer any broken bones, just some massive abrasions to a sizeable proportion of my body.
I fell off my MTB a few weeks ago, not badly though. I stuffed up, plain & simple. I lost a bit of skin on one arm, but my gloved hands remained intact. My shoulder & elbow were a bit tender for a while, but at least I didn't have a hand injury that would affect my work.
Here endeth my rant, I hope.
Sorry Squeaza for the thread hijack.