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Take your bike on a glamping trip!

Well, we love to get out of the city on weekends and obviously spend lots of time in the country side to explore mountains, fields and forests by bike. But when it comes to staying over night we prefer a proper bed over sleeping bag and tent. And luckily glamping became a thing: The perfect combination of campfire smell, waking up to the sound of birds chirping, a comfortable bed and  …yes… a hair dryer. Especially after a long bike ride, there’s nothing better than a shower, being able to rest properly and having a place to escape from mosquitos. WE LOVE GLAMPING!

Btw. check out glamping.com – The world’s leading authority on everything glamping!Camping by bike

Image: hearthandmade.co.uk

Camping Van Glamping

Image: Amber Apple

Cycling and Camping

Restored 1961 Shasta Compact (Little Suzy Shasta) Image: littlevintagetrailer.com

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White vintage camper and lovely bike to match. Image: Remain Simple

Tour de France 2015

Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2015, the Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360 kilometres. Wow! The tour will reach Cambrai in France on tuesday 7th!

We’ll keep it easy and rather enjoy some french treats while watching the Tour on TV! (Frommage and croissants formerly known as the best doping ever!)

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Frommage and Bikes. Two of our faves! Photo: Tassels

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Bike Burgundy

Burgundy, France (Photo: Allana Fallon)

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Beach Bound

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Part of the Allthatiwant team is based in Honolulu, HI and when it comes to cycling to the beach, there’s probably no one better equipped than Allthatiwant Co-Founder Mela.

“Of course the most mandatory beach essential is SUNSCREEN. Make sure to apply enough in the morning and re-apply several times while sunbathing. It’s really up to your skin type, what kind works best for you and what SPF you should use. My personal favorites are Burn Out Eco-Sensitive Sunscreen available at Whole Foods or hypoallergenic sunscreen from Ladival.

For the ride I prefer to pack light. Put water, sunscreen and snacks in a cotton back pack like the Notabag. When you arrive at the beach it transforms from a backpack into a colorful beach bag with just one pull. Cotton bags also make great beach bags, since they most likely will get wet and sandy and after beach season you can simply put them in the laundry.

More bulky stuff, like a beach blanket, bbq grill or watermelon;) goes into the wooden crate by Fietskrat (the Fietskrat also has a cup and water bottle holder – how awesome is that?)

Saddle Covers are not only for rainy days. They protect your saddle from sand and salt water and when you bike in your swim wear it’s definitely more comfortable.

Outfit: I personally like to combine colorful accessories with flowing fabrics. And on the ride back wider dresses or shirts in light colors can help reduce sweat and help protect you from nasty sunburns.”

Yay to summer and aloha,

Mela

Beach Bike Day

Images: Allthatiwant, Pinterest.

The Kit Bike by Lucid Design

 

For all cycling design lovers with small apartments in uber hip cities: The Kit Bike by Lucid Design. It contains 21 parts, twists apart and back together quite easily and can be transported and stored in a beautiful looking leather backpack. The project received a Red Dot 2014 Design Award earlier this month and let’s hope they are going to produce this sleek bike beauty.
 
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Kit Bike by Lucid Design from Dezeen on Vimeo.

 

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Radkappe: Keeps Your Head Safe and Your Ponytail In Place

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We love to look good on our ride and luckily over the past few years a ton of beautiful gadgets, accessories and design products for style savvy cyclists came on the market. But unfortunately there’s still a lack of affordable hair-friendly bike helmets that not only save your head but also keep your hair in shape.

Some people might argue: “Why do you care so much about your hair? It’s only important that your head is safe.” Yes, that is true – without a doubt. Safety has priority. But why can’t you have both?

We do care about our hair and after following this tutorial video each morning and spending a good amount of time putting your hair in an effortless looking bun (Yes there’s sience in creating a messy bun), there’s no way you want this early-morning-piece-of-art be messed up by your bicycle helmet. Luckily we got introduced to Janna, the founder of radkappe – the helmet that keeps your head AND pony tail safe. For the past 3 years Janna developed the idea of ‘radkappe’ and launched the first collection in April 2014.

We immediately liked the touch and feel of the light-weight helmet and the pastel colors are matching most of our spring and summer outfits.

Top feature: The cut out in the back of the helmet leaves enough space for your bun or pony tail while the helmet shields protect your mascara from rain and wind.

Wanna learn more? Check out the certified helmets in our shop!

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Looks great on guys too:

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Sagafest Iceland – Creating a Cultural Movement

Part of the team is flying out to Iceland this week and after spending some time in Reykjavik exploring Icelands thriving fashion and art scene, we’ll be joining Sagafest. On May 23-24 a group of very inspiring people from around the world is coming together to co-create an arts and music festival on the Stokkseyrarsel sustainable farm in Iceland.

The festival serves as a space where people can collect and share stories, and build authentic connections. It will be focused on vulnerability, community, sustainability and transformation. Saga Fest will feature 65+ artists, musicians,  entreprneurs and friends from all over the world, including local showcases of artists and musicians from the villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri.

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“We believe in the power of sharing stories to connect us to each other and our shared purpose.”

“In Iceland, we have been told by scientists, writers, politicians and community leaders that our world is suffering from large-scale challenges like climate change. But many feel that these issues are “too big” to change, and that there isn’t much we can do to build a more thriving and just world.

But we will not idly stand by and accept this fate. We know that a small group of people, driven by shared purpose, can truly catalyze large-scale movements. They always have. Our vision is to help create this community through arts, music and storytelling.”

If you want to learn more about Sagafest and support a great movement and cause check out their Indiegogo campaign here.

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This photo was taken by Jeremy Vito Ramirez. The photo captures a few of the Sagafest Artists wearing Huck DelSignore’s masks (also an artist-in-residence) as they wander the local black sand beaches.

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Iceland SagafestImage source: Sagafest.is

 

SPIN LONDON – You’re invited to a celebration of cycling

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If you’re in London this weekend, you’re invited to Spin LDN – The Urban Cycle Show, to check out the lastest trends in bike fashion, cycle style and bike innovation. Plus there will be bere and good coffee by Peloton and Co!

Where: You can do all of this at Spin London 2015 | The Sorting Office | New Oxford Street.

See you there bike loving folks!