From Moosonee to Memphis
On a motorcycle trip to North Eastern USA in September 2006, I picked up bits and pieces of bike clothing, each garment seemingly better and more functional than the last. As it turned out, I ended up with too much clothing and most of it too expensive and of a sub-standard quality. So after countless hours of surfing the net and looking through magazines for suitable gear, I discovered a quality leather shop in Independence, Virginia – Fox Creek Leather.
Fox Creek is only around 1400 miles from my home – hum – why not make it one of our road trip destinations? Early this September, my biker friend Pete Bruce and I departed from Moosonee on the Polar Bear Express for the 186 mile trip to Cochrane, Ontario. That’s where we have our bikes in storage as there are no roads leading to Moosonee. (You can only fly or take a train in and out).
After three days of riding over 400 miles per day we arrived at Fox Creek where we were met by very helpful and courteous staff who soon outfitted us in the highest quality road garments that you can get (and at a price that was far below what we had expected to pay). The rest of our trip was made in style and comfort.
The remaining 3200 miles of our journey took us to Nashville to see Ben Harper at the Ryman Theatre, Memphis to visit Elvis at Graceland, Lynchburg to visit Jack Daniels, then up to Indianna where we saw Eilen Jewel at the Royal Theatre in Danville and Iris Dement at the Blue Bird Cafe in Bloomington, then back down into Kentucky and then back to Memphis’ Beal Street (again!), up into Missouri where we attended a Willie Nelson Concert and eventually returning to Cochrane after riding over 4500 miles in 15 days.
Next year’s trip is currently being planned – out to Reno to see the air races we think, but where ever we go we won’t need to worry about having the proper clothing and gear thanks to Paul Trachy, his family and his employees who understand and market only “top of the line” quality clothing and riding gear.
Ryan Hutchison and Pete Bruce
No matter what your holiday budget looks like, you can count on Fox Creek Leather for gift giving. From vests and belts to toolbags and rollbags to gloves, hats, goggles, wallets and purses, we have a huge selection of gift ideas for ‘way less than you might expect. At this moment, there are 132 Fox Creek Leather products priced $100 or less, and we’re adding new items every day. Heck, drop a sample size leather oil or leather soap (only $1 each) in your biker buddies’ stockings. Great as party favors, too!