Archive for March, 2016
In the last 40 years, the road trip has become an American rite of passage. Some would credit the New Hollywood feature “Easy Rider” with introducing the road trip into the public consciousness. Some people take the lone wolf mentality, while others converge at annual events like the Sturgis SD bike rally. In any case, a cross-country trip is as informative as it is exhilarating. With gas prices at a relative low, there’s never been a better time to take to the open road.
But before you ride out on that souped-up Harley, you’ll need to figure out a luggage solution. Even those who pack extremely light will require several changes of clothes and some other essentials. Leather motorcycle Xelement saddlebags provide space and convenience that any biker can appreciate. Just load them up with your indispensable gear and head off down the road – enjoy the scenery!
Most bikers on the road these days take precautions to ensure a comfortable ride and protect themselves in the event of a crash. Helmets, jackets, gloves and boots have become the standard uniform for bikers of all stripes. One part of the body, however, is often left exposed: the legs.
While jeans may seem like adequate covering, the fabric is breathable and tears easily, leaving your legs cold and unprotected if you crash. The best bet for cyclists is to invest in a pair of leather motorcycle chaps. Leather is a strong, impermeable fabric, offering protection for the wind and cold, as well as from scratches and burns in a spill. Since chaps can easily be put on over your pants, and stored in your motorcycle luggage when you reach your destination, they are also quite convenient.