Expanding Adventures with a Sidecar

I’ve been toying with the notion of getting a sidecar rig for some time. Quite honestly, those thoughts first surfaced when I was facing the possibility of losing my leg or its ability to handle a two-wheeled machine. As that threat faded, so did the urgency to explore sidecar rig options. The seed was planted though and little musings about it …

Joining Progressive for Bikes, Blues, and BBQ

Bikes, Blues, and BBQ - Val in Real Life

A couple of weeks ago, I partnered with Progressive Insurance to ride to my first major motorcycle rally. Since my motorcycling interests skew towards adventure travel, most of my experience has been with events of the overlanding variety. I knew Bikes, Blues, and BBQ in Fayetteville, Arkansas would be a completely different beast than my typical haunts of Overland Expo …

On the Road to Bikes, Blues, and BBQ for Progressive

On the Road to Bikes, Blues, & BBQ for Progressive

Today is a big day here at Val in Real Life HQ. My Nina is loaded and ready to roll to Arkansas for the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ rally in Fayetteville. I’m taking on this challenge with the support of Progressive Insurance and I’ll be sharing the journey as well as the excitement of the rally over the next 9 …