Famous D.C. Bike Blogger Rendezvous (Tales from the Sharrows)!

Do you live in the Washington, D.C., area and did you commute on Tuesday? Yowza, was the weather nice or what!? I love commute days like this. Low winds, temps going into the 50s, and sane traffic flow. Gotta appreciate those days.

Did you know that famous local bike blogger and tweep, @sharrowsDC, is selling buttons featuring his Tales From the Sharrows logo to raise money for the Washington Area Bicycling Association? It’s true!

For five dollars, this great button can be yours and you will be contributing to an excellent cause. These buttons also give you extra street cred when you are out riding around, AND if you wear it while traveling, people will know you are a D.C.-area cyclist. Or at the very least, they will know that you read and support a D.C.-area cycling blog! I wore mine at the office, and a few people asked about or complimented my new fancy suit jacket button. So you see? These buttons make you more popular at work! Oh, and they would also make excellent stocking stuffers for your resident D.C. bike commuter/scenester.

Tales From the Sharrows buttons

Guess what? Both Felkerino and I purchased buttons (unbeknownst to each other), but Felkerino’s arrived intact and I received an empty envelope due to some post office snafu. Instead of asking for a new mailing of the buttons, @sharrowsDC and I arranged a morning bike commute button rendezvous at Swing’s coffee. It was great fun to see @sharrowsDC and talk bikes and bike advocacy for a little bit. I loved getting my buttons, too. As you can see above, they are quite nice and the logo is clever.

Bloggers unite: Me, @sharrowsDC, and Felkerino

If I had a logo, do you know what it would look like? It would look like this. No, I have no professional (or even amateur) art training.

chasing mailboxes logo

Do you know that @sharrowsDC also wrote about meeting up with us on his blog? He did, and you can read about it here!

Did you know that today is #CyclingCapTuesday? It is! Felkerino and I rode into our favorite pre-work destination and bike commute button rendezvous spot sporting our Little Package cycling caps.


Did you know that Swings makes fantastic coffee? They do! Felkerino and our friends Lane and Eric happily slurped coffee and chatted the pre-work time away.

And you know what else? @sharrowsDC is such good energy. It really got my day off to an excellent start to meet up with friends and a famous cycling blogger before starting my workday.

What kind of day was my Tuesday? A very good day.

P.S. Did you notice I started all my paragraphs with questions? Yup! Don’t worry, I won’t be doing that on a regular basis. I just felt interrogative today.


  1. Bummer. I missed a great day for riding. No worries. Today was pretty fabulous too. I might even toss the wind pants and ride in shorts on the way home tonight. Take that, winter solstice!


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