Thank you for such fine leather gear

October 14, 2014 by

this could have been skin left on the highway instead of leatherDavid was wearing his Highway 21 Vest when he had an unexpected encounter with a deer. He and wife Nancy were riding with friends when a deer blindsided them. When David hit the pavement his Highway 21 Vest took a lot of the impact, protecting his torso from road rash. He slid so far that the snap on his Marine vest extender was ground smooth.

David, wife Nancy and sister Rae.
David returned the vest for repair after the accident – his leather held up pretty well, but the metal grommets and snaps were so scarred he wanted them replaced. David, wife Nancy and sister Rae returned to Fox Creek Leather last week to thank us for the quality of his vest and to design a new Build Your Own Vintage Vest.

David proudly displays patches on his Highway 21 Vest
Check out David’s patches – he’s got a few! He’s a two tour Vietnam Veteran, then on to Okinawa, Japan and served in the U.S. from Cherry Point, North Carolina, Yuma, Arizona and El Toro California.

David, we thank you for your service!

Customer Appreciation Ride 2014

August 8, 2014 by

5th Annual Customer Appreciation Ride

Fox Creek Leather’s resident geek, Terri, on her V-Star leading the crew on the Fox Tail Ride.

Saturday, September 20
(Rain Date: October 18)

Mark Your Calendar – It’s Coming in September!
Our Fifth Annual Fox Tail Ride is scheduled for the Third Saturday in September.

We’re leaving Fox Creek at 1:00pm for our Fox Tail Ride through Grayson Highlands. Bring your cameras and Fox Creek Leather gear – September might be a little nippy in the higher elevations – and you can’t go any higher in Virginia than Mt. Rogers.

After riding through some of the most scenic convoluted blacktop east of the Mississippi,* we’ll all head back to Fox Creek for some food and fun. Relax at the pond, toss some horseshoes, play corn hole, bring a deck of cards, BYOB (please, please ride sober – we don’t want you to be a statistic), bring a tent and just enjoy some southern hospitality.

We do have a request — if you are planning to attend, please email us: with “We’ll Be There” in the subject line. Let us know how many are coming and if you plan to camp at the pond. We just want to be sure to have enough vittles for everyone.

*It’s always fun to watch tractor trailers that ignored the VDOT warning trying to back their way to where they started.

B.R.O.A.D. Rides Again 1 Year After Crash

July 23, 2014 by

Fox Creek Leather Friend Ursula is Back in the Saddle Again

Ursula enjoying a cruise on a loaner Sportster before her Heritage purchase.

Just one year ago (July 17th) we heard the news that our gypsy / nomad friend and loyal customer Ursula aka The B.R.O.A.D. (TM) had been hit head on by a car passing a semi in a blind curve. Back then, she was touring the country and living solely from her motorcycle after selling all her worldly possessions and setting off on a dream. Among flatline and other injuries, Ursula lost part of her left leg in that terrible accident.

BROAD Rides Again

Her recovery was rocky and brutal for a while. She has since had many adventures just during her recovery with trips to take care of prosthetics and visits to her home state. She can’t just do things the normal way! When asked what she wants people to get out of her story, she will tell you: “I only hope folks can find in themselves the courage to overcome whatever challenges they face. And considering what so many did for me and kept me alive and away from the many narcotics that could’ve ended my pain … I feel that I want to say… It will get better if you help somebody and if you take the help offered. And for my journey, I know we can’t all be nor want to be nomad bikers, but you can make your own dreams come true with a little planning, a lot of faith, and a boat load of crazy.”

BROAD is Home

Luckily, the gypsy / nomad in her did not get squashed. Since Easter Sunday 2014 she has been touring full time with her new rig consisting of a Dodge Ram and a 7×12 trailer she has converted for living. We smile as we have learned that she purchased another bike just one day before the grand anniversary of her accident.

Ursula has now added a 2004 Heritage Softail to her rig and tells us, “I know there will be days that the body won’t let me ride, but since God has allowed me to keep breathing, then I have also been allowed to keep dreaming. I used to think I did the best I could with my life, but I have come to realize the hard way, my best can only get better. For myself and for all the folks that lifted me up and helped me out; I will persevere and I will not take this life for granted. I will continue The B.R.O.A.D. (TM) journey as best I can but it’s no longer really nomad as I now pay to set this rig at camp sites. That’s like paying rent which is what I tried to leave behind in the first place. The Write Hand, my virtual assistant business, is again getting some action but I must continue to grow it for this journey to work. For now, I do my best and I am living life with full vigor. And I particularly thank Fox Creek Leather for the love and support before, during, and now…”

Ursula and Nathan

Ursula told us that one of the greatest firsts she had the pleasure of doing all over again, was riding with her son when she got back on a motorcycle. “I knew on July 17, 2013 that I was going to die. I silently thanked God for all that he had given me. I asked him to look after my son and granddaughter and simply told Him, thanks for the ride. The day I got to ride with my son Nathan again was truly beyond description. At first I was so excited that we took off and dropped the gears like we had so many times before, like we never skipped a beat. When we reached a point in the ride where we sat back, took in the breeze and just rolled along; I began to cry. I was dead, didn’t think I’d be back, thought I’d never see my boy again, and here we were side by side – smiling and riding. There really are no words, it can only be felt inside.”

Ursula Speaks at Biker Sunday

Ursula calls this new adventure “The 2nd Leg of her Journey” and you can find out so much about Ursula and The B.R.O.A.D. (TM) journey by going to her website at – her story, her business, and her social media is all there for your enjoyment. She is now speaking to audiences of all kind on many subjects like female motorcycling, faith, forgiveness, and much more. Contact her via her site for more information.

Magic Mattress Ride

May 14, 2014 by

Doppler's Magic Mattress Ride
On February 21, 2014 I was headed from NC to Pensacola, Florida. with 6 other bikers. We were headed down for a club party on the beach.
We left at 4:30 a.m. that Friday morning. The weather called for rain, at least through Atlanta. We stopped for breakfast in Gastonia, NC and checked the weather again. The storm front was heading right for us but we pushed ahead. Just before we got to Atlanta the sky opened up with wind, rain, thunder, and lightning.
Doppler's Fatboy After the Meeting of the Mattress
It had been snowing a few days before and the salt on the road was covering our glasses and windshields, which made it almost impossible to see. We finally rode out of the storm and stopped to gas up and clean our windshields. As we walked into the store the lady behind the counter asked which direction we came from and we told her from NC. She said we had just ridden through tornados.
I thought that would be the worst part of the journey but I was wrong. As we were traveling through Montgomery, Alabama about 2 hours from our destination it happened. I was riding in position 5 with my friend Timbo riding road guard in the last position. As we were passing a pick-up truck a mattress flew out of the back, sailed into the air about 20 feet and landed, vertically, in front of me. With no place to go I had to hit the mattress and ride it out. Everything seemed to be happening in slow motion until I came off my bike and hit the ground. It then felt like I was traveling at around 100 MPH! I did a tuck and roll and traveled another 50′ before coming to rest on the side of the interstate. A trip to the local hospital confirmed a broken hand and broken foot. Needless to say we didn’t make it to Pensacola and headed back to NC the next day.
Doppler's New Softail Custom
Eight weeks later with my Brother Timbo close behind, I made my maiden voyage on my new bike. Our first stop was Fox Creek Leather where we were greeted by their friendly staff. I replaced some of my leather which was cut off me at the scene of the wreck and we headed back home. Fox Creek Leather saved me from road rash which would have made my “Magic Mattress Ride” even more painful.
Thanks Fox Creek!
by Doppler


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