After riding for many months in regular Levi’s jeans which didn’t compare to the full-piece race leathers I wore years ago, I’d been longing for a pair of proper riding pants. I don’t ride as hard as I once did, so there’s no need for a full leather suit. Also, I’m not a fan of the “motorcycle streetwear fashion movement” at all. I was looking for something that would actually function for protection rather than just “look the part”. I did countless hours of research on many trusted internet sites and read a ton of reviews - AS many as possible. So in an attempt to save anyone who might be in the market, the time I spent researching, read on for my saga of finding the “perfect” pair of every day riding pants.
For nearly a year I’ve been following moto coffee shops on Instagram dreaming of someday opening one of my own. Finally for the first time, I was able to visit one in person - New Tradition in Worcester MA. It was everything I hoped for - and beyond tasty too!!!
Another amazing dream came true this weekend - I took ownership of a URAL Gear Up! The previous owner purchased it from Alpha Cars in Boxborough MA. So he suggested we take it there for service. So upon picking it up, we took it straight there. And on the way back to the Cross Island Ferry, we were able to stop at New Traditions in Worcester MA. Although Clayton thought I couldn’t possibly be taking him somewhere cool as we weaved through back alleys of downtown, when we pulled up, we both were instantly pumped by how cool the place is - an old factory turned garage/coffee shop/barber shop (YUP)!