Do I need fingerless gloves – no way! That was me up until about a month ago. Being not young as I once was, and having been riding for over 50 years, I’ve never worn gloves, with the exception of a few cold weather rides – and to get that cold – they were few and far between. See the photo below and you will see why now I’m wearing fingerless gloves. Seventy five year old hands are very susceptible to sun caused skin cancer. Actually, it probably begins much younger, but I never noticed it. Recently I’ve had to have precancerous lesions ‘frozen’ off by a dermatologist, not only on my hands, but on my lower arms as well. I was cautioned to wear long sleeves and gloves if I continued to ride a motorcycle. So, I bought a pair of ‘mechanics’ gloves from Walmart a few days ago, and have now cut the fingers out of them. They are bothersome, hot, and uncomfortable – but if gloves will keep me riding, I guess that’s what it’s come to. So the essence of this message, if any, is to alert ‘younger’ riders to the danger the sun can, and will, inflict on your hands and arms over time. Now, I’m having to say- no way, without gloves.