Enjoy the Sun, Snow and the Clouds.
Oh and the flight too
Welcome to Austria.
Enjoy the Sun, Snow and the Clouds.
Oh and the flight too
Welcome to Austria.
Breathe, Inhale and release yourself.
Don’t exhale – free your mind.
You are full of filth if you can’t … Or for that matter I am.
We are abundant source of energy within ourself but only to waste it, simply put together how many of you have been doing something which frees your body/mind/soul.
I have been surprised by the gift we have which we don’t really use because we have too many obstructions around us. To be out in nature, to connect to yourself and feel the power we need to spend several £££’s a year to pay for gym and all.. Seriously have you ever considered making a monkey out of yourself – if not, do it. Do a monkey to yourself, be crazy and see how you spring back to life. It’s sad that we are connected to the world but just not to ourself. That is the gift of our modern life – thanks the technology and virtual presence. Embrace yourself if you can today for tomorrow you will regret.
That is what I’m doing right now – M is for Monkey, that will give me more happiness than you ever could.
All these years riding in winters and yet knowing that I do not like the cold fingertips I was on the hunt for the heated gloves. There are lot of options to choose from at first and too many questions as each seller has its own selling point. A lot of time spend finding out the real good ones as these all heated gloves are well over £150 mark in general. First few brands that come to the mind are GERBINGS, KEIS, EXO2, WEISE(latest), ALPINESTARS and few others (I possibly don’t know of).
I had my own limitations in terms of what I want – as I wear a HG leathers jacket which has a zipper and cuff that is not too big to take any wide cuffs from the gloves inside it yet close it perfectly fine for riding in rains. I wanted something that would slip inside my jacket at the same time. I was surprised that none of the glove makers think of this thought that biker would want to avoid the water coming down the gloves and letting that water get inside of your gloves. Really a shame as that was my biggest deciding factor.
I headed to the Infinity Motorcycles store, Hanger Lane as I wanted to be 100% sure before investing into something that I would regret later. Jack was kind and courteous enough to explain me the inner workings of these gloves and which one would suit me as I was cutting down on my options as I was sure that I do not want any glove going over my jacket instead it needs to go under the cuffs.
Coming to the point where nothing really fits to what I wanted KEIS inner gloves at £59.99 was the only thing I could think of. I would say, a bit of limitation but yet that is all I could get. I was offered a external charger at £59.99 if I want these inner gloves to be operated separately without fitting them into the battery but it would have proved too costly in real essence of it. Most other products from the KEIS gloves range have heated element on the top end near knuckles. This was the only pair that has heated element on the fingers as that is what I actually need instead of heated upper knuckles or upper part of the hand.
Now, after the first day of its usage I can officially tell you the good, the bad and the ugly about it in practical scenario. My ride to work is about 100miles and just under two hours in the early morning rush hour on the variable tarmac conditions from country roads, Motorway riding and city traffic.
Fitting/getting into one : Ok, all said – these are not the thinnest of the inner gloves you would think of. If you have got the thick fingers be ready to check these with your ideal over gloves. I have decided to use them with the lobster kind of over gloves as my HG normal finger leather gloves are too tight and very uncomfortable to wear these inside. I also bought SPADA Eighty 2 Lobster kind of gloves along with these to enjoy the toasty fingers. I later ending up ordering HALVARSSONS JOX Gloves as the SPADA length was issue fitting it inside my leather cuffs again. Fitting wise these would take one to either getting used to feeling comfortable or ordering a different type of over gloves. I found it quite annoying joining these to the power supply coming from the battery when wearing lobster kind of gloves.
Heating/Comfort : Alright, here comes the good part – you would have your fingers feeling toasty within first 2minutes and you would feel quite good warmth getting generated around your fingers. Lovely to feel the warmth but soon you would know that this will get to the point where you may want to stop it from heating but there is no kill switch. Either you take the heat as it comes or remove it from the power supply. There is no science around these very basic gloves but when on the move you would realise they just maintain the equilibrium for the fingers when on the motorway as the wind-chill factor eventually pushes the limits of real testing. These do come out quite good on the motorways and full marks on the heating elements in it. You can use these gloves for hiking in snow or even cold climates if you shell more £’s for external battery that can last for couple of hours as the selling peeps say.
Price : These are towards the higher end of pricing but then it does offer what you want out of it. I would possibly add to this blog when I have thoroughly tested these to the use . I do feel these are expensive as anything under £50 would have made these hot sellers for all the winter riders. Just a tenner over £50 and it kills the general riders approach to it.
Alternatives : WEISE Montana Heated Gloves @ £199.99 but they would keep you full on blast warm and the comfort wise too good for what they offer. I did not find KEIS fully heated gloves to the price they are selling them for – they seem pretty normal for the price you would not want to pay for them. Alpinestars heated gloves are fairly out of stock on most online and in-stores so they do not have niche market in real scenarios for them.
My Ratings : 4.5 out of 5
Bottomline: If you can afford these for few winter rides you accomplish then go for these without a doubt. You will struggle for first few times getting used to them but once you find the right comfort with them – these will keep your finger frostbites as things of the past.
Feel free to ask if any questions.
Can we humans ever believe in existence of peace and living peacefully ever!? The endless question of faith, religion and human beliefs shred people to fight within themselves. All this is about is – (Does doing YOGA makes you a HINDU ? ) – An article by BBC which makes me feel shredded in the way people, their thoughts and media makes all this look so irrelevant of whom you should be.
Yesterday, I saw a picture on FB about a comparison between Islam and Christianity where one religion forbids the intake of bacon and other one forbids the multiple wives. But both in common have a point to not let the woman take the command (Man is the Master). How ridiculous are the examples, we live in modern life – believe in science – study and use technology to stay connected. Still the common sense of brain and how you make your decisions in life are commanded by religion – as if your whole life depends on it. For some I do understand they never outgrow to see out of their own existence – the point I raise is – what if you ever started asking yourself for what you believed all your life with reasoning. This is all about how you see life. Your religion gives you a faith of string to hold on to when your world breaks but it will not help you to establish how to be yourself – who to trust – how to know what you see outside your world is right or wrong because you see in the walls of your knowledge written in your faith.
When I was 13, a wise man once told me – Don’t grow on your age but grow on your experiences. I did as I was told – Believed to see this world not as it was shown by the masses but rather I believed in exploring it myself to understand – I travelled. This did not mean disrespect or arrogance but all it meant was to be open to make your choices what the world offers you. People fight all over the world in name of religion – the biggest ever weapon we humans developed and killed more humans than the deadliest bacteria known. That was the day I ceased to belong to any religion but decided to know them all for knowing but not being a part of one.
Today, for once when I thought someone uses Yoga for exercise some nerd of religion somewhere raised a question that this was more about Hinduism! Oh yeah, it is but if you are so hell bent on religion don’t go beyond your knowledge of understanding what is what. As I said, religion is the weapon people will use – all their lives to fight – create doubt and remove the parity of understanding. I sound like a well grown out of religion but that is what it does when you ask yourself – can you live without one – Answer is you will. Use your common sense of prevalence as to what is right and wrong. Your religion tells you to eat one form of meat over other but the question I ask is – Can we not exist without meat? Killing a living being is still a killing? Your common faith and common sense will tell you a lot more if you ever asked a genuine question to yourself – Science has the answers.
Now that all said, a lot of BS – I know but the question stands – can we ever not take something for essence of its right and wrong than digging where it all came from. Another great example of how religion now shreds the healthy exercise some just did for sake of being fit than being followed to be a part of another religion. Yes, Yoga comes from Hinduism but if you do it – it will not certify put a stamp on you to be Hindu – you can still follow your religion but what now it does is put a lock on your head once again.