New bike: new avenues for consumerism

So, after posting my last entry, I realized that (a) I had nothing to do and (b) Cycle Gear is open until 8pm on Friday nights.

I drove down to the store with the intent to “just look around” (yes, ha, funny). I wandered around the motocross section for a little while before enlisting the help of Spencer, who ended up being the single most helpful employee I have ever encountered in a motorcycle store. If any muckity mucks from Cycle Gear are reading this, give Spencer at your San Jose store a fat ol’ raise.

To make a long story short, Spencer had me try on three pairs of motocross boots and about six pairs of textile pants. Everything he found me was on the clearance rack, earning him even more brownie points. 😉

Here’s what I ended up with:

Fox Racing Off-Road Tracker Boots


They’re black, they fit well, and I feel like a Stormtrooper. Thumbs up all the way around.

I couldn’t decide between two of the pairs that Spencer brought me, so since they were both on clearance, I bought both. 😉

Gericke Moto-Mesh Pants


These are summer-weight, mesh pants. I have to admit that part of the reason that I bought these is that they fit, ahem, really nicely. The armor most likely isn’t rated for any significant speed (I don’t think I’d feel comfortable wearing these on the SVS, for example), but they’ll be perfect for summertime dirt riding.

Frank Thomas Saboteur Pants


These pants are waterproof with a removeable winter liner. The armor is more substantial (and includes hip as well as knee pads) in case I go on any longer rides through more trafficked areas.

Overall, I’m thrilled with my purchases. Everything fits, looks good, and was on sale. 😉 Thanks, Spencer!

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