gorgeous and funky leather scarf by Sara Gay
On a motorcycle everything has to serve a function, and often I sacrifice form. Case in point: I look like the Pillsbury Doughboy in my bulky, yet highly visible and protective Olympia Motorsports gear.
When I put on the Frogg Toggs raingear - that keeps me perfectly dry and toasty warm when we're riding through a driving downpour or high mountain passes - I look like a double version of myself.
Periodically I wish I could ride pillion wearing flip-flops, short-shorts, and a skimpy leather top - then I come to my senses and realize that in motorcycle travel, safety trumps style.
Sometimes we get lucky and our gear serves a necessary function along with great form and style. Our BMW motorcycle boots are stylish and they're also 100% waterproof and extremely comfortable. Our feet stay perfectly dry, even riding for hours in the rain.
I'm excited to have the opportunity to test and blog about gear from Motorcycle House and Viking Bags. They're sending us a couple of items, we'll try them out, and I'll blog about them. We have a couple of extended trips coming up plus spontaneous shorter rides when the mood strikes us to get out and explore. Stay tuned!