World Traveler Lobo Chooses Classic Sheepskin Gel Seat Pads to Ride Farther

The stock seat on Eric Lobo's trusty Dyna had given up the ghost in Nova Scotia and he had ridden the rest of the way to the Rally sitting on the frame rails.

Motorcycle adventurer Eric Lobo has explored 45% of the world from the seat of his Harley! His travels have taken him around the world twice and he has ridden more than 50,000 kilometers… so far. However when he rode up to the Royal Riding display at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, he was hurting. The stock seat on his trusty Dyna had given up the ghost in Nova Scotia and he had ridden the rest of the way to the Rally sitting on the frame rails.

Lobo is known for having a different outlook on life and travel. His first trip he recreated Columbus’ trip from Spain to Cuba. This latest global circumnavigation saw him use skis to cross the Arctic circle, riding from Siberia to Alaska and then across Canada on his way to Sturgis. “My goal for this trip is to ride from the coldest place in the Arctic to the warmest place in America,” he explains. “But I had to stop in at Sturgis for the Rally first!”

“We didn’t know Lobo’s incredible story when he rode up, we just saw an opportunity to help a rider in pain ride farther,” says company President Rod Derifield. “Although we were right in the middle of introducing our RodeMaster™ gel integrated seats, purist that he is, Lobo immediately gravitated to our Classic Sheepskin.” Given that he is on the road in the middle of nowhere for weeks at a time, the Sheepskin’s washability and hypoallergenic nature will enable the seat pad to double as his pillow. “Lobo’s idea, not ours,” laughs Rod.

“The natural characteristics of sheepskin, combined with Royal Riding’s exclusive contour-cushioning foam  and medical grade viscoelastic gel insert offers the highest level of comfort available — priceless for long distance riders like Lobo,” adds ergonomic expert Lars Roulund. “The foam and wool work to  softly conform to your shape and eliminate localized pressure pressure points or ‘hot spots’ that can cause discomfort. The gel insert absorbs vibration, small bumps and road irregularities and will not bottom out… looking at Lobo’s battered seat, he needed this!


Royal Riding

Eric Lobo

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