If you’re thinking, “Damn, Ari is a wuss,” chill out. I went years without heated grips, including a mid-winter, cross-country, 10,000-mile ride wearing $60 unlined leather gloves. I’ve paid my dues, done my roadside push-ups to stay warm, and earned the comfort offered by electrically enhanced grips. Suffering with cold hands might build character, but having numb, undexterous digits is unsafe. You forfeit control feel, reaction time, and strength due to deadened nerves and reduced blood flow.