Sometimes the most simple bit of advice is worth more than an entire book. This morning, the temperature equaled 30. Real feel equaled 20. Not the way to start a long ride. Especially when my warm gloves were left accidentally in the wash and still wet. I found two sets of fall gloves and put all four on to stay warm.
It didn't work. Fifteeen minutes into the ride, my fingers were ready to snap into pieces. I started complaining. John told me three words: "Fists in palms." Pull your fingers out of the tips and make a fist inside the palm of your glove. So simple and so good. Rather than ending the ride after seven miles, I managed to finish a forty mile glide along quiet roads.
"The simplest things are often the truest" said Richard Bach.
[Words to keep the attorneys at bay: Take turns on each side. Don't do this in a pack. Don't do while riding in traffic]