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The Right Leather Chaps Do Make A Difference

Getting up early for a long motorcycle ride is a wonderful thing, unless it is October 31 in New England. The early morning hours in Maine can be down right chilly. A person has to be half crazy to drag them selves out of bed, gulp down a quick cup of coffee and head out on their motorcycle. Brrrrrrrr! It sounds worse then it really is. You will find you can be sufficiently comfortable if you have the correct riding gear. The right gear for me consists of a Classic Leather motorcycle jacket, a braided buffalo leather vest worn over the jacket, and a set of genuine leather chaps, all from Fox Creek Leather.

I used to think that riding gear was riding gear. It didnít matter much to me what the brand name was or what kind of material they used to make it, as long as it claimed to be leather that was good enough for me. Then one autumn day, while I was riding with a friend, it started to get later in the afternoon and the temperature had dropped to around 40 degrees. Now 40 degrees may not sound all that cold to some but when you add wind chill factor into it can get down right cold.
I wasnít sweating it, pardon the pun. I had my warm riding gear, or so I thought. I had a sweat shirt, a leather jacket, a pair of diamond plate chaps, leather gloves and a helmet. Good to go you might think. Well it wasnít.

See on the way to our destination we had ridden strictly on the back roads at
an average speed of 50 to 55 miles per

hour.  However, because it was getting late and cold we decided to take the highway, the quickest route home. As our speed reached around 70 miles per hour, at 40 degrees, with the wind chill, the temperature dropped to right around 10 degrees ferinheight. Your damn straight skippy, thatís cold.

I donít know if it was a good idea or not to take the highway but there I was. My head was fine because I had on a helmet and visor. My hands were fine as well, leather gloves. Even my upper body wasnít all that bad thanks to the double layer of sweatshirt, leather jacket and my vest.

My legs though, they were freezing. Even though I had ďchapsĒ they were just about useless. The chaps I had were an off brand name pair of diamond plate leather chaps that I bought for real cheap. It didnít matter if they were lined of not, those chaps were so flimsy and the cold air seeped straight through the stitching of the plates.
I made a decision that evening; as soon as I got home and thawed out; I was going to find myself a good, no great pair of leather chaps.

Shivering and shaking as I headed for home, I was a little uneasy because I was shivering so hard it made it difficult to ride my motorcycle. But, by the Grace of God, I managed to make it. I was so cold by the time I got home I had a hard time getting off my motorcycle and going into the house. Thank goodness for hot coffee and a hot shower.


Once I drank my steaming hot coffee and took a very long hot shower the feeling came back to the lower half of my body. So I went on line to order a good high quality pair of leather motorcycle chaps. I already knew where to start looking for good quality motorcycle leather good because I already had the best leather vest I had ever worn, and I bought that from Fox Creek Leather.

I know what you are thinking. If I already had a good quality leather vest from Fox Creek Leather, why didnít I already have the best quality leather chaps as well? Well itís like this, I am thick headed. Like a lot of other riders that I know, I didnít think it would matter that much. I mean chaps are chaps, right? Wrong! I had to learn the hard way. I almost froze my butt off in the process but I did learn.

I logged onto my computer and went straight away to Fox Creek Leather, clicked on the Menís tab and selected the Motorcycle chaps link. I already had the breaded Buffalo nickel vest so I decided to stay with the same theme and I ordered the Braided Motorcycle Chaps.

The price was reasonable, as a matter of a fact, it was less then I had planned to pay for a set of chaps. The shipping was also free and that was a bonus in my book. The ordering process was also really quit easy. All in all it might have taken me fifteen minutes to complete the order and it wouldnít have taken that long but I had to refill my coffee cup.
 


After I placed my order it only took a couple of days and my Fox Creek Leather, full leather, breaded motorcycle chaps arrived. I was surprised and delighted to see that they had been delivered so quickly. I was so excited that I tore the box trying to open it just to see what they looked like up close.

Wow! Now this was a pair of chaps. I have to admit, even though I had already owned a great vest from Fox Creek Leather, I didnít expect the thickness and quality of my new chaps. They were fantastic! I just had to try them on. They fit like a glove and looked really good on me I might add.

Once I put them on, I thought to my self, there is no need to waste all the effort I had put into trying these chaps on, so I had to go for a bike ride to see how they felt. Really though, it was just an excuse for me to get out on my motorcycle and go for a ride. It also gave me a chance to show off my new chaps.

I am very happy with my new Fox Creek Leather braided motorcycle chaps. They are made from genuine leather and the quality craftsmanship that has made America great. Also, I donít have to worry about riding in the chill of autumn or winter for that matter.

If you plan to buy chaps for the first time or upgrade from a pair of not so good ones, take my advice. Get your chaps from a reputable leather goods manufacture that specializes in motorcycle leather. One that is home grown and makes their motorcycle leathers right here in the good old USA. There is only one place that I know of that fits that bill. Fox Creek Leather is the name. And tell em, papamike69 sent ya!

Michael Walrath Owner: AKA: papamike69

 Fox Creek Leather - Leather chaps

 
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