Month: September 2010

A Cyclist Hurt my Feelings Today. Boo hoo.

While Alberto Contador was informing the world about his recent bout with food poisoning, I had my feelings hurt by a cyclist. You be the judge about which is worse. I know it’s difficult to believe that a cyclist would hurt another person’s feelings, given that all cyclists are nice […]

WABA 50 States Ride

Want to do a ride in the District that’s 65 miles long, takes 212 cues, and feels like a daily commute that keeps on giving? Then maybe you would be interested in the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s annual 50 States Ride. That’s where I was this past Saturday. The course […]


No, silly, I’m not talking about the black and white animals you see at the zoo eating bamboo.  I’m talking about “panda portraits,” photos you take of yourself while riding your bicycle. Panda portraits are one of the best ways to memorialize your participation on bike rides. You can’t always […]

Tour Buses and My Commute

One of the things I loved the most about summer commuting was navigating the tour buses.  It was great. My commute went from a somewhat sedate ride to one filled with anticipation of the unknown. Now the summertime bus traffic has ebbed somewhat, but there are still plenty out there. Many […]

Saving Up Nice Days for Rainy Ones

As many of you know, I have not ridden my bike since Felkerino’s and my completion of the Endless Mountains 1000K on August 28, 2010. “Gersemalina, are you going to keep mentioning that 1000K in every post?” Why yes, I think I am. “Isn’t that bragging?” Probably. “Isn’t that socially […]