About

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

Dmitry Gudkov bike portrait - me and Quickbeam
Photo courtesy of Dmitry Gudkov

Bicycling

I commute, transport groceries, recreate, and explore by bicycle. My husband, Felkerino, and I also ride brevets, mostly on our Co-Motion tandem, with the D.C. Randonneurs. The “Events” tab summarizes brevets and other cycling events we’ve done.

Periodically we escape the city to bike tour, which I truly love.

Felkerino and me at PBP 2011 (c) Greg Conderacci
Felkerino and me at PBP 2011 (c) Greg Conderacci

Running

I am a fan of running, too. I run-commute and participate in a couple of marathons per year. Some days you might see me sneaking in a quick run on the National Mall.

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.

Coffeeneuring with Felkerino
Coffeeneuring with Felkerino

Press and Recognition

Get In Touch

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

4 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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