When I bought my first motorcycle - my dad was pretty excited, I think. He sent me a bunch of random stuff a new motorcyclist should probably have. One of the things he sent me.... a pair of gloves. Olympia perforated leather gloves. (Keep in mind, this was in 2001).
I rode those gloves (unless it was very cold) for the duration of my ownership of that motorcycle. I LOVE those gloves. When I got my new bike last year, I dug out the gloves and wore them most of the summer. (I got some other gloves that are better when its not quite as hot).
Imagine my sadness when I looked down and saw this...
Now - the quest for new gloves (I like) begins. Something with a little more protection might be good.