Friday, August 16, 2013

Bike Fashion


Tandem with woman in front (source)
In response to my last post, Many of you wanted to know: "What's so wrong with riding a tandem around Stockholm?" Well, I didn't really get it myself, but it seems that a tandem is a sort of caricature of cheesiness, like seeing a newlywed couple wearing identical outfits on their honeymoon... sort of literal. Go figure! But I want to point out that we also brought a lot of joy to people, I think. One person called our bike the "kärlek cykel," the love bike. Pretty cute!

But oh, I'm so happy to report that we have made it safely back to Göteborg with not additional car malfunction. (Phew!) We are now planning our upcoming trip to Malmö, Lund and Copenhagen for the rest of the summer. Only this time, we'll be resorting to a far more relying means of transportation: our new tandem. If you're in the area, do get it touch. I would love nothing more than meeting fellow sewists or some of you, dear readers, for a beer or coffee! You can find my contact info in the navigation bar above!

Today, I'll be busy planning for and packing.We'll be mostly camping, carrying all our gear and clothes in four little bags, so I must tackle the challenge of looking stylish in extreme conditions. I refuse to believe that looking like a potato sack should be a necessary part of the camping experience! I love being outdoors, I love biking, and I also happen to love fashion. I think all those things are compatible!

So, what do you think? Is it possible to be stylish and practical, with a strong emphasis on practical? What are your tips for bike and camping fashion? My Minoru jacket comes to mind, but what else?

Thanks for reading everyone and happy sewing!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! I miss camping. As for clothes, leggings perhaps? They can be worn with tunics or even layered with the right skirt or dress. Above all else they will be comfortable!

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    1. Yes, defos bringing leggings. :-)

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  2. I don't know about practical, all I can think right now is "please, please, please do the matching clothes and get on that tandem bike and take pictures, pictures, pictures". Too much fun is going on my head just imagining it! Oh yes, please post those pictures for us to see! Please?!

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    1. Hehehe I will do my best to provide that for you! :-)

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  3. Hee hee hee. I saw a couple riding a tandem bike in my neighbourhood park once and couldn't help thinking "if I ever am in a relationship where we feel the need to tandem bike, kill me". Lol. But, something tells me you guys looked uber adorable on your bicyle built for two!! :) Bike on, my friend.

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    1. And here we have in front of us a very specimen of the kind of people who laugh at tandems. lol. I will consider it my personal mission to prove you wrong. :-)

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  4. I personally like simple comfy skirts for biking and camping, I feel like I look more stylish than in shorts and really, they're almost as practical.

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  5. Don't think I could ever do the tandem - we'd just wind each other up! I tend to go minimalist on bike tours so technical fabrics that wash and dry quickly, and a little skirt for rest days. I'm really not stylish so I'll be interested to see what you do so I can steal your ideas!!

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