Month: July 2011

Friday Shout-Outs

People, we’ve made it to the end of another week. Good job! I was a little tired this week from all my weekend fun, but it was still a pleasant week to be a D.C. resident, and a few things warranting some shout-outs happened, too. (See how hip I am, […]

Bikes to Like: Alec B.’s Velo Orange Randonneur

Randonneur Alec B. recently moved to our area and began riding brevets with the D.C. Randonneurs this year.  Alec lives car-free and impressed many of us by not only riding the brevets and the Shenandoah 1200K, but riding his bike from Annapolis to the ride starts, often camping under the […]

D.C. Commute Smells: the Fish Market

I’ve posted various photos on this blog of scenes from my commute to give a window into what my commuting life in Washington, D.C. is like. Some things, though, defy visual depiction. The Southwest fish market is one of those things. I pass the fish market almost daily.

Sheer Shorts Syndrome = Sheer Embarrassment

The booties, balaclavas, and jackets are long forgotten as the summer heat cranks up and the time for riding in bare arms and legs is in full swing. It’s glorious! Now is also the time for all cyclists who wear spandex to assess the state of their cycling shorts collection. […]

The Urban Forest Project D.C.

One day last month, I was out for a lunchtime walk in downtown D.C. when I noticed a poster on a nearby light pole. “See the forest and the trees,” it read. That is a really good poster to hang near an office full of analysts. A few days later, […]

Bikes to Like: Mike W.’s Custom Waterford

In randonneuring, you get to know people by what bike they ride. I first met Mike after seeing his bike in the parking lot. “Who owns this bike?” I wondered. “Someone with an excellent randonneuring aesthetic!” I found out the owner was Mike, who started riding with the D.C. Randonneurs […]