I am Booted Harleydude (aka "BHD" or Rick). Welcome to my personal website and my blog.
I am just your average guy-next-door who enjoys living in the Maryland 'burbs north and west of Washington, DC. I enjoy motorcycling, boots, leather, and men's dresswear. I think of myself as a "gentle mentor" and am happy to guide guys who are exploring interests in motorcycling, current motorcycle riding gear, as well as boots, shoes, and leather.
Since I retired from full-time work in 2019, I keep busy serving my career profession and my community as a volunteer. I also travel for photo adventures in the USA and Canada.
I have ridden motorcycles since 1978. That explains the large motorcycle boot collection and variety of motorcycle gear and leathers that I have written guides for for motorcycle riding as well as leather fetish wear.
I am a cowboy at heart. I have ridden horses since I was a kid growing up in Southeastern Oklahoma and iron horses since college. That explains the large cowboy boot collection. Having grown up in boots, I have an extensive list of boot reviews on my boot wiki knowledgebase.
Boots, leather, shoes and suits are an avocation, but aren't all who I am. I pull on my work boots to do work around the house and help out family, friends, and neighbors with home repairs and small construction projects.
I wore dress boots and shoes with business attire, including suits, to work. Nowadays I wear business suits and dress shoes rather often because they are comfortable. Dress clothes are comfortable in warm weather, while full leather is comfortable when it's cold.
I was married to the love-of-my-life and lived our marriage vows until my husband's untimely death in January 2021.
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