The Rain Wear

October 25, 2017

How to stay dry in drizzling rain, do not break the bank, and look presentable on and off the bike? Uniqlo Blocktech Parka keeps out cold wind, rain, and snow. Design allows to wear a light down jacket. Uniqlo even recommends it for riding a bike! Wanna indulge into Goretex? Arc’teryx Codetta is a brand’s favorite.

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About front-mounted bike seats

August 29, 2017

As for any bike seat, we looked for protection and confort. OGK front mounted chid seat offers headrest and temporal protection – it provides support when the child falls asleep the head leaning on the side. Kids love the hand rest as they feel like co-pilots holding on to the bar and ready to ring […]

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Bike Road Trip in France

July 18, 2017

Looking for a bike trip? A bicyclette takes care of everything: drop-off and pick-up of fully equipped bikes, tailor-made trips to discover France. Imaging riding along the old towpaths of Brittany and stay in former charming lock houses converted into B&B. No need to invest into trekking bike, their bike rental service is so great: […]

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In her shoes

July 18, 2017

Vans Slip-ons, favorite of street fashion and bike commuters. Easy to switch under your office desk for formal shoes. The author of those lines wore a pair of Vans at her wedding party after 3am to continue dancing.  A quick hack to prolong the white & shine of your Vans: Magic Eraser.

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Splashguard

July 18, 2017

Let me introduce you SuperHubby, this wonderful guy who has been sharing my life for more than a decade. SuperHubby rides a SingleSpeed with no Splash Guard (= plenty of chances to get his clothes covered with mud and to sweat climbing hills). My family bike is equipped with mud guard and chain guard. No […]

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Training wheels

July 18, 2017

SweetGirl rides her bike by herself. SuperHubby and I we are overjoyed, let me tell you why. Looking back, we had the wrong tools and approach. I picked up a cute tricycle for her 2nd b-day. It came with a handle, easy to push for the parents, and so did we: our Princess hardly operated […]

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Kiddos’ favorite rain outfits

Rather than waiting for the bus, we ride our Mamachari happy under the rain. Japan has a rain season and bike’s battery and drive unit are made to resist to humidity and to break with 2 kids on board. Thanks to chain guard, fenders we are protected as much as possible from projections. Kiddos favorite […]

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Wrap it

Simple things change everything. Take a bike cover for instance. It keeps your seat and child seats dry on rainy days, because nobody wants to walk in the office/school/playground with a wet patch on the bottom. When Spring comes, it shields your bike from dust and pollens, and in hot Summer, it protects from sun […]

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Rain Alert!

Is a PVC rain poncho a fashion faux-pas? How to keep dry and figure out to combine bike/rain/office attire? I figured out there was only one way to go: dramatic entrance and humour.  Say “ TA-DA” and remove the poncho to unveil an impeccable dress. For Bike expo fashion Show, I tried on Cleverhood rain cape. Maybe […]

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Chin Up!

After some practice it gets easier to fit a helmet on a giggling 1 y-o. With little boy, we say “ chin up” as a code, to prevent pinching his tender skin.  Uvex has a unique system of Button-press closure with just one hand that prevents tender skin nips. Color variants “monkey- car -pony – […]

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Bike spa

Family bikes of Kaeru are equipped with chain guard. This said, all bike chains collects some dirt and need a chain clean up once in a while. It does not mean you have to get your hands dirty. Rockn’ Roll GOLD is the best product ever. It cleans and lubricates simultaneously. It is not greasy […]

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The helmet makes the hair perfect

In 15 years of bike commuting  I always asked hair dressers to cut my hair in a way I just have to wash and go. Bob, pixie cut?  The helmet makes it perfect.

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