Thursday, January 03, 2008

Global Warming

As I walked out to the garage this morning, I noticed the outside temp was 13.5F. Al Gore must be right, it's global warming! I discovered on last night's ride home that my Widder gloves were not heating up.

During the first year I owned them I had experienced this problem and called their support folks. They informed me that the gloves are simply a loop so that if one fails they both will not function. I ohmed thru both gloves and discovered the left one has failed this time. Last time I had one fail they were still under warranty so they replaced it. This time its on my dime. I'm a bit dismayed with the quality as I am not interested in having to replace them annually. So I may have to find another manufacturer.

So, I did what any good survivalist would do. I put on my summer gloves then put on my widder non-working electric gloves over them and made my way to work. I have to say I enjoy the stunned looks and comments when you walk in somewhere after riding in 13.5F weather :)


Kathleen Jennette said...

Amazing. You are a real Marlboro man riding in this weather... and a true lover of the ride! 13.5 seats me at the fireplace, heater and any other heating element I can find.

Aaron said...

I've got to draw the line somewhere. I believe mid-20s is as low as I'll tolerate without heated gear.

Sounds like it's time to move up to some Gerbing's. I suspect they wouldn't remain so pricey if they weren't worth the cost. Or, if people like me who didn't own them kept recommending them without prior knowledge.

irondad said...

That's one of the great satisfactins I get from riding all Winter in all kinds of weather. I admit it's sort of egotistical but that's how it is!