That's funny because I've always done that while riding. It become a habit I was teaching myself so that I was aware of my grip on the clip ons and to keep it light not forceful or heavy. This also forces me to use my legs, knees and abdomin to hold onto the bike and not my hands.
In turns I just found it natural that the palm area between my thumb and forefinger basically come off and create a small gap because I was always instructed to lean my shoulder down and toward the mirrors, same as my head. This was more instinctive to allow the gap.
I originally picked up the habit from golfing. In creating a V in my grip. To keep your hands light. When riding I still have that V gap in the thumb and forefinger pointing outward. Taught me to have a light grip and to steer/accelerate/brake with my fingers and not my hand.
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Last edited by Bullet; 01-22-2013 at 03:56 PM.