The CYCLE ME HOME brand started in 2011 with a fixed gear trip from Madrid to Budapest. The team hadn’t stopped since and the movement got bigger and bigger. After spending 3 years travelling across Europe, connecting local bike crews and producing films, the newest project from the crew is to create a clothing brand - which is a collection of collaborations. Caps, jerseys, jackets, t-shirts, all handmade by the experts of their field - and our very good friends.
To introduce the first collection, a few of us went to Tenerife to climb and bomb hills, drink beers and as usual, take beautiful shots of the scenery and our gorgeous CMH girls…
here are the memories of Zsófi:
i arrived to igueste de san andreas on a sunny march afternoon.
levi texted that “we pick u up” and there I had a few more minutes being alone before the real trip started. i will never forget this moment.
i was just standing in this small dead-end village surrounded by mountains with a view to the sparkly wavering sea, while I was listening to the birds chitchat. after checking the landscape I took another look at the banana trees in front of me then up to the blue sky above me and i had this really good feeling. not only the feeling of a spontanous voyage, the feeling of being abroad, in a warm place, on the seaside but a very perfect type of calmness and happiness loaded up my body and i knew that im at the right place with the right people. again.
in this unusually rare happy moment Marta, Laura and Levi appeared on the horizont like they were stepping out of some kind of hip fashion magazin: all of them wore the brand nu cmh tanktops, Levi had a matching swimming short to his cap, the girls might had a tiny short but i didnt realize only their beautiful legs, their long hairs and their honest welcoming smiles.
in the garden of our HQ Flo was busy doing bbq - finally he had all the equipment and the possibility to prove his amazing skills of grilling sausage. Marco gave me a beer, I sat down on the bench and i felt im at home.
if i wish to continue my report with this elaboration of our island days, it might would fill a book and maybe once, later, when I’ll have the time and money to do nothing just to chill for a few months - eg. on tenerife - ill write about it. but now, just my impressions - because it was almost like a good sex: feels perfect at the moment but you can’t really describe or explain the ‘how’s and ‘why’s. (and fortunately you don’t have to!)
so basically we spent these few days as if we were on a field trip with a highschool class but without teachers…and not only because we drank a few beers every day! as usual we also ate a lot. just to whet you appetite i give you a few example: tapas all the time, delicious olives and the world famous spanish jamon, chorizo and just to be sure we had hummus, chips and cheese as well, all these served with some fresh baguette. I also have to mention our unforgettable home-grilled hamburgers in a ciabatta-bread, seasoned by Laura, Marta and myself and grilled by Flo. Levi was busy recording all these events. I almost forgot to mention one of the most important meals which you can not skip if you hanging out with cmh and these are muffins and donuts as desert - to be a bit healthier sometimes we ate strawberries or bananas too!
we spent most of the time outside: we walked down to the beach, we made a little jungle-trip around the house and nearby we all climbed on a tree to make a pause for a cigarette. against dehydration we carried along an awesome cooler with two liters of sangria - which were not enough.
we were driving to the south to find the sun (because according to an insider there is only a certain amount of clouds above tenerife and they were usually on the north part of the island where we stayed) so while driving we visited several beaches: one with small rocks to be adventureous (here we almost lost Laura’s phone which looked exactly like a little grey stone), another with black sand and waves to try surfing (here the majority of the group almost froze to death) , another with pure sun to chill out and get tanned (here we wrote message in the sand), and again another windy long beach to watch the kitesurfers and promenade on the boardwalk (here we made a lots of pictures and -what a suprise- ate something!
we drove through the mountains in the fog. it seemed mysterious, like a scoobydoo episode but we didn’t see any yetis or ghosts. we could have used the mystery machine to have more space to carry along all the bikes, t-shirts, food and ourselves of course but in this normal sized car it was more familiar. we stopped at a beautiful spot to check the view. first the guys got out of the car and froze so we, girls quickly changed our little shorts to jeans but still when we got out of the car it was extremely cold and windy - but the beautiful view to the valley in the foggy sunset worthed it.
of course we made some footage. recording the team riding their bikes was fun and a bit exhausting, from my point of view a bit dangerous which of course noone realized or mentioned. but we enjoyed every moment, it didnt matter that you drive, film, sit in the car or ride. after a long day we drank more beer, more sangria and some whisky, vodka and discussed a quite difficult topic. we still discuss it.
and then this awesome trip ended as sudden as it started.
but i treasure all the memories.
and wait for the next one!