My Last Motorcycle Boots

For a long, long time, I have had my eye on harness boots made by White’s Boots. After a somewhat difficult adjustment to their engineer style “Nomad” boots, I was uncertain how the harness boots would fit or feel.

But this year, I “pulled the trigger” and ordered a pair…

…in brown.

These boots are built like a tank. Solid, rugged, exceptionally crafted at the White’s Boots manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington.

The boots have a Vibram 100 “big lug” sole that provides superior traction to motorcyclists.

There are many other fine features, including double-stitching throughout, thick quality Horween chrome excel leather, and just being solid, rugged, boots that will last forever.

These boots compare with Wesco harness boots in every way. Both companies are based in the State of Washington and have roots in the logging industry.

Honestly, other than price, there is not much of a difference between White’s Boots and Wesco Boots, though Wesco boots are more costly.

Now… the subject of this post may be intriguing. Some of you have noticed that I have not been posting for a while.

2020 has been a serious year of change for me. I retired on the last day of 2019. My future was going to involve a lot of travel with my husband around the U.S., Canada, and the world.

Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and the U.S. response just.sucked.big.time. Like most other rational people, we chose to cancel travel plans and stay home.

But worse… my Spouse is not well. At all. 110% of my time is to care for him, love him, and show him through words and deeds that while tomorrow is never promised, we can love and live today for all it is worth.

Because my focus has changed, I am not interested in riding my Harley any more. In fact, I just don’t have the energy, time, or interest to take pictures of these new boots on the bike. I will sometime soon.

I probably will sell my Harley sooner than later. I will not get another motorcycle. I will hang up my leathers, sell most of them, and move on. My days of carefree motorcycle riding while leaving the Spouse home alone are over. I want to spend every minute I can with my beloved husband.

That’s okay — I thought this transition would happen a little later in life, but well…

Life is short: show those you love how you love them. Each and every day.