Last Sunday Keelan (who's team created our website & packaging @ me&him) and I rode the Norwich 100 around the beautiful county of Norfolk...pity about the rain and wind. However, that was all made up for by the great banter between us as we ticked off the miles. Keelan, a seasoned sportive rider, was kind enough to be my wind break, and it was much appreciated. If I ever get as fit as Keelan, I'll return the favour one day.
Rather than the HYperlights, which I tucked into my bib pocket just in case, I wore the FLUX zeros as it was a little cooler with the rain and wind & the early morning start. They did me proud, keeping my hands comfortable all the way and drying out fast when the rain finally stopped halfway round. My first 100 in the saddle has me looking forward to a couple more over the summer and autumn. It's a great opportunity to test out new ideas for apparel and gear (I had a couple of prototype products on my bike) and to see what the keenest cyclists are up to.
Run Hard, Ride Far
Today I did my final long ride the week before the Norwich 100. It was a great training ride, nothing ballistic here, but I got to chase down a couple of fellow riders when I was feeling fresh...and feel the humbling experience of being chased down too once my legs had a few miles on them! The weather went from cool, to hot, to wet; it really provided a great opportunity to test the HYperlights out in all conditions.
Firstly, the gloves are so light and well fitted that you don't feel them. You get a glove free feel, which I personally love, as I have always struggled with the standard stiff and bulky offering causing me discomfort, particularly in between my fingers. The HYperlight's comfort lasts mile after mile.
When the sun was out and I had a good sweat on, I was regularly wiping my brow and lip with the glove, which kept me feeling fresh and comfortable. When the sun hid, the gloves kept my paws warm enough without being the cause of sweaty hands. When it rained, everything got wet fast. But the HYperlights dried out fast after the deluge due to light weight and hybrid fabric.By the time I got into the last few miles the gloves were once again dry.
We didn't really know if such an extreme road cycling glove would appeal, until we tried it.
Ride safe, Run far...