If you haven’t noticed, many (most?) bicyclists wear cute/fancy biking gloves that have holes where the fingers stick out, so that you can feel/grip the brakes and shifters better, like this:
or, if you’re feeling particularly retro:
As you can imagine, this gives you some interesting tan lines. I find myself to be particularly proud of my biking glove tan lines.
But, that’s not really why I decided to write this post. So, why this post? Well, over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a strange propensity for different types of gloves to show up at different spots along my regular routes. And here’s the key question – these gloves mark my route somewhat like a dog marks its’ favorite bushes. Are these gloves marking territory? I’ve seen heavy welders gloves marking the areas along foothill where PG&E is putting in new gas lines (aftermath of the big explosion ?two? years back). Along the 85 corridor, where they’ve been doing various road upgrades for a couple years now, there are workers gloves at two different places. No big deal, but a solo glove on the ground is such a strange object to encounter when out riding.
Plus, I get bonus points for using propensity in a sentence.