About the gloves ... I go through a pair of these every couple of months or so. I've found it easier to just keep several pair waiting in the wings so that as soon as a finger pokes through the end, I have a new pair ready to go. If I run out of the gloves, I have a tendency to wear them until all ten fingers are poking out. Not very classy, eh?!
The fly sheet is to replace Sydney's last year's worn out model, and the ear net is an experiment. The gnats drove Sydney bonkers last summer as we rode. I am hoping $8.95 will fix that problem.
So why am I buying summer fly gear now ... in February? Well it's a simple answer. Winter has skipped central California so I have no reason to believe that spring will make much of an appearance either. I have a sneaking suspicion that summer is literally around the corner. It was 77 degrees on Friday. I already bought fly spray and fly masks, so the fly sheet and ear net seemed to make sense.
Let's hope I am wrong about the early summer!