Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Review: DH Cycling Gloves

For the longest time I have been looking for a pair of long fingered gloves that I could wear in the summer months. Wanted something that wouldn’t make my hands warm but full coverage and still be able to use the touch screen of my mobile.

A friend of mine in the SimRacing community told me about some gloves he got for SimRacing.. Ofcourse this peaked my interest and asked if he could send me the link. And guess what they also come in yellow.

  • Breathable Fabric: The silicon tab makes it easy for them to wear on and off. The back of the bike gloves with good elasticity breathable material, allows sweat to evaporate and hands stay dry. Palm breathable holes releases the heat and ensures the comfort to wear.
  • Super Anti-shock Performance: Three pieces gel pad in different shapes are distributed at the bearing position of the palm. Besides,the mountain bike gloves have anti-slip and anti-shock pad design.Strengthen your grip while cycling due to its anti-slip properties and material that conforms naturally to the shape of your hand. And avoid stuffiness of palm even in vigorous exercise.
  • Super Light Gloves: The back of the cycle gloves is made of high elastic lycra fabric,which deliver high-performance with a lightweight design. The thermal cycling gloves are softer,lighter,ore comfortable, and completely unrestrictive during exercise.Besides,the gloves can prevent wind and keep warm on some level.
  • Touchscreen Compatible: Our biking gloves feature small touch sensitive pads on the thumb and index finger, allowing you to use your smartphone, tablet or other touchscreen devices without removing the gloves.
  • Multi-purpose Use: The long cuffs are better wrapped in on piece,and the one piece quick-pull design is used to quick wear on and off the the gloves.The gloves for bike are suitable for casual biking or professional cycling, MTB, bicycling, motorcycle, driving, weight lifting, workout, training, gym and other sports exercise or leisure activities.

I'm not to sure about the touch screen fingers as I've tried to use them on my smart phone and it wouldnt requester my inputs.

I have to say I'm pretty impressed with them have been wearing them mostly for simracing to be honest. I have used them a couple of times cycling and even with the hot weather found them to be very comfortable and my hands don't end up sweating. 

I will probably buy another pair, one for cycling the other for simracing but currently out of stock of yellow at time of writting.

Amazon Link Available in White, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Grey & Red

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Thursday, 30 April 2020

A shift in human behaviour

So its been a good long while since I have put anything into the blog. so maybe a little update in what me and the legend have been up to.

Well been working pretty much though out the COVID 19 situation that's currently gripping the world. Because of this public transport has been reduced to a Sunday timetable as everyone is staying at home, staying safe. But as a keyworker we still work to keep the capital ticking over for other keyworkers and people needing to make ESSENTIAL journeys. Some people need to learn what ESSENTIAL journeys mean, but I wont get into that....

I finally received my prize of a pair of Brompton sized Continental tyres, thank you guys. Have no idea when I'll put these bad boys on though.

Central London is very quiet at the moment especially at night, seeing that most of the shops, clubs etc are closed up. Some even got boarders up like this cafe below. It was plain to begin with but then a few nights ago I saw an artist painting the tribute you see below for the emergency services. Seen his/her work dotted around London a few times and pretty good. After about 4 days though it got painted over with black :(

With all this happening I got myself a face mask ok a couple. I asked a wonderful talented Joanna if she could make a special one for the legend and she didn't disappoint. Kudos girl :D I love it

Also another mega talented Sam from Skye Caps made me this great facemask with bumble bees on, ofcourse :D Sam also made a few face mask for my fellow work mates which was gratefully received

Other than commuting to work I haven't done much in the way of cycling tbh, Other than looking after myself, family and working.

In other things I have been doing more virtual reality stuff and getting more and more into simracing. I've been enjoying it and have been editing a few videos to a my gaming BumbleBee VR channel as well as streaming my game play on BumbleBee_VR on twitch. If your into that please like, subscribe.

Just a little update, once we are on the other side of the current situation you bet your sweet ass the legend and I will be out there cycling for 2 BIG REASONS.

1:  My ass has gotten BIGGER
2: To ride with my cycling family that I haven't seen in a VERY long time.

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Review: BumbleBee BT Speaker

As some of you may have know I'm a bit of a fan when it comes to anything Bumble Bee related in anyway. This also includes characters in movies. So when Transformers film BUMBLEBEE came out I went and watched it. It was okish but I wasn't expecting anything awesome. What I really liked the was character BUMBLEBEE himself and that he was a crazy but lovable transformer.

So when someone sent me a link to this Bluetooth Speaker I had to get it. It came in 2 versions, clean  and battle scared. I went for the battle scared as I always like BUMBLEBEE looking abit rough. This was a cheap import so I wasn't expecting great.

First switch on and I was abit surprised as his eye glowed and the sound effect of a transformer transforming as hear.

Yeah I had to giggle at that.

  • Communication:Bluetooth
  • Audio Crossover:Full-Range
  • Battery:Yes
  • Built-in Microphone:Yes
  • Number of Loudspeaker Enclosure:1
  • Speaker Type:Portable
  • Cabinet Material:Plastic
  • Channels:2 (2.0)
  • Power Source:Battery
  • Feature:Play Video
  • Support Memory Card:Yes
  • Playback Function:MP3
  • Model Number:Bumblebee
  • Output Power:3W
  • Frequency Range:60Hz-23KHz
  • Material:Plastic
  • PMPO:3W
  • Bluetooth Version:5.0
  • Battery Capacity:1200mAh
  • Built-in Voltage:3.7V
  • Mode of Operation:Button
  • Playing Time:6 hours
  • Charging Method:USB
  • Frequency Response Range:100HZ-20KHZ

over all not to bad a unit tbh. Good for the giggle factor and well I got a Transformer BumbleBee. What more could i ask for :D

It's got a FM Radio and can take a micro SD card with music on.

till the next ride, bee safe.....