About

Dmitry
Photo by Dmitry Gudkov

Those times out riding, convinced you’ve spied someone up ahead, only to realize upon approach that your eyes had been playing tricks. All along, you were chasing mailboxes.

The pursuit of something deeper. An optimistic belief that if you go out in the world, if you work out, read more, eat better, if you try and stretch yourself in some way, eventually you will find it. Your personal pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Chasing Mailboxes is a space to explore that something deeper I’m frequently trying to uncover. I write about dreams I thought I had that look different in reality, and unexpected sublime moments. Chasing Mailboxes helps me gain a better understanding of myself and my relationship with bicycling. And through writing, I gain perspective.

Photo by Bill Beck
Photo by Bill Beck

Chasing Mailboxes

Randonneuring, bike touring, transportation cycling, and running, too. On two wheels in Washington, D.C.

Coffeeneuring and the Errandonnee

Chasing Mailboxes is home to the occasional utility cycling challenge, including Coffeeneuring, the Utilitaire (which was too complicated and was thus retired), and the Errandonnee.

These challenges come to life through the blogging and Twitter community, and participants’ excellent guest posts.

Press and Recognition

Get In Touch

Coffeeneuring with Felkerino
Coffeeneuring with Felkerino

Thanks for reading! Have a comment, but don’t want to post it? Get in touch with me via the “Contact” tab. You’ll also find some of my randonneuring thoughts and experiences over at The Daily Randonneur.

Copyright: All photographs and written content appearing on this site are © 2010 – 2014 Chasing Mailboxes, unless otherwise noted. They are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without permission.

~MG

6 thoughts on “About”

    1. Having not toured cross-country, I can’t make a recommendation. My husband do most of our touring on tandem. I have friends who could give you ideas; one I recommend is Nicholas of Gypsy by Trade: http://gypsybytrade.wordpress.com/.

      If I were to set out on a solo tour tomorrow, I would take my Surly Long Haul Trucker. It is moderately priced, rides great fully loaded, and fits me well.

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  1. Thanks for the feedback. Is the Surly Long Haul
    Trucker available at local bike shops, or only via mail order? Thanks for the link to Nicholas…very interesting blog, photos and narrative.

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    1. I test rode and purchased mine from a local shop here in D.C. a few years back– City Bikes in Adams Morgan. I believe that BicycleSPACE also carries them.

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