Marilyn and I met in 1977. Our first date was to a movie; the original release of Star Wars. I drove her in my 1968 Chevelle Malibu SS, because she hadn't yet been introduced to a motorcycle...and because both of us had nice hair! We eventually got engaged, and then married in 1978. We've been together since then.
I owned a Honda CB750 in those days and we rode it all over our region. When we moved to a farm we sold the motorcycle and used the money to buy an angus bull. It's true. Life took over and so did careers, a daughter, college, a farm, and our business. No more riding until 2017 when we both decided it was time to do something we'd put aside far too long. Together we shopped and evaluated bikes until we purchased a new 2017 Ultra Limited from our Harley dealer. We went from no riding for over 35 years to putting about 3,000 miles on our new ride last summer. This summer we hope for many more miles and scenic roads. Part of the enjoyment has been customizing the big bagger, as well as customizing our personal gear. Marilyn has not and does not ride on her own. We ride together always.
Backing up a few decades: My first two wheels with a motor was a Rupp Roadster Minibike in 1970. I followed that up with a Honda SL175 which carried me everywhere as a teenager. Next came the Honda CB750, and many years later our dream realized...the FLHTK Limited. So it is 47 years minus a 35 year hiatus. Pretty amazing.
Part of our dream was to someday own full sets of leather for riding. That's what led us to find Fox Creek Leather and make the drive down. We walked in with curiosity, but we left with total confidence. What a superb experience. We both just want to say thanks...thank you for helping us make our dream a reality. We love our FCL leathers. Many miles in them await.
All our best,
Kevin & Marilyn Dill (aka the Dillbillies)
The Season of Giving Use Code Cameron and Fox Creek Leather will Donate 10% of the profit from your order to Cameron's Playground.Cameron is a spunky beautiful 5 year old little boy. He has a loving family, a big smile and a fiercely independent personality. He was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around. His dad [...]
Mountain Thunder – Motorists and farmers give right-of-way on narrow back roads to the mile long line of bikes touring Grayson County, VirginiaGrayson County, Virginia, USA – September 16, 2017 – 100 Motorcycles descend on the small town of Independence, Virginia for the 8th Annual Fox Tail Ride In July 2010 Fox Creek Leather put together the first Customer Appreciation [...]
I Worked my first Sturgis Rally in the early 80's. At that time There were a fraction of the vendors that now exist. It was a small tight knit community. Although we competed fiercely with each other there was a degree of cooperation, comradery and honor that was fostered by our enforced [...]
John Brown is a repeat customer from Kirksville, Missouri who came down here to get Leather Motorcycle chaps and Fingerless deerskin gloves. Clay and Tekla from Greensboro, NC came up to get a men's Highway 21 Vest.Annie and her husband from Maryland came to ride the Claw of the dragon and stopped by to get [...]
We had the pleasure of meeting Donita (aka Minnie) and husband Carlus Breland in May. Standing at 4'10.5" tall, every motorcycle Minnie has ridden has had to be modified for her. This particular bike, a 2007 Victory Jackpot, has been converted to a trike and received a special Disney motif paint job by her husband.Minnie [...]
Ursula Wachowiak has had a passion for motorcycles since a young age. Her enthusiasm for the biker community has spread as she motivates people to get out there and ride, chase their own dreams! In 2013 she decided to chase her long time dream of touring the US solo on her motorcycle. She camped wherever she could find [...]
Effie Hotchkiss was only 26 years old when she made her historical trip across the US on a Harley Davidson with her 52 year old mother. Avis rode in the sidecar dubbed “The Bathtub”. Leaving from Brooklyn, New York in May of 1915 she traveled across many dirt roads where service stations were sparse and arrived in San Francisco, California [...]
Did you know July is Women’s Motorcycle Month? This month we celebrate the growing number of women who ride motorcycles. We love to see women on two wheels and this month we’ll be featuring a few special ladies who have helped influence this growing trend. Bessie Stringfield was considered the Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s. She began her 60+ [...]
Pete and Seth started working on the road for Fox Creek Leather when Pete was seven and Seth was four. Working on the road meant sleeping in motels, vans, trucks, tents and stores in Daytona and Sturgis. Pete built Fox Creek Leather's first website and Seth is currently coordinating a comprehensive regeneration of Fox Creek Leather. [...]