Month: February 2012

Utilitaire 12 Roundup, Week 4

Utilitaires are a great way for me to get out the door when I might be swayed to stay inside otherwise. This Saturday the winds were howling in the D.C. area, but I had a baby shower utilitaire to attend. I pedaled my way diligently to the shower, totally focused […]

Link Love: Another Day in Paradise Edition

What fantastic weather this week. Made for some lovely night riding. The sliver of moon illuminated while you could still see its fullness in shadow, suspended over the Lincoln Memorial on a clear night? Stunning. I only took a photo with my mind cam so you’ll have to trust me […]

Guest Blog Post by Me

I’m totally copying this post title from Bicycle Bug. Earlier this week, the man behind the D.C. bicycling blog Tales from the Sharrows put out the call for a guest post. Both Bicycle Bug and I drafted up the happenings from one of our commutes as potential posts. However, another […]

Link Love: To Be Inspired Edition

I blinked my eyes and the now the weekend is upon us. I like weeks like that. Hope all is well with all of you. I’ve been spending some evening hours perusing the utilitaire posts. Thanks to everybody who is taking the time to write up and tweet their trips. […]

Bikes To Like: Pedro Gringo’s Surly Troll

Avid cyclist and stalwart commuter Pedro Gringo is one of my favorite people from the flickrverse. I regularly check in on his two-wheeled activities, which range from power naps and puppy rescues to mountain biking and gear tests. When I saw his fat bike (see how hip I am saying […]

Utilitaire Rules Update: Pedestrian Allowance

Hi, blog readers! I’ve added an additional provision in the Utilitaire Rules.  While the name of the game in the Utilitaire 12 is ride your bike, I also recognize the following things: It’s winter so there may be inclement weather that prevents a person from riding;  Some people have jobs that […]

Utilitaire 12, Week Two Roundup

That was a chilly weekend! Wouldn’t want the Utilitaire 12 to be too easy. Good to have a little winter weather (at least for the D.C. area) to spice it up. Two updates to the rules. They are listed below and I also added them to the Utilitaire Q&A.

Link Love: History Lesson Edition

How was your week? Did you get in some good riding? I mixed life up by throwing in some run-commutes. It made for a nice change of pace. Also, my perspective is lower to the ground when I run, which makes me feel like I’m in a booster seat when […]

Bikes to Like: Dan’s 1987 Trek 330 Elance

I recently met Dan during a lunch stop on a 200K permanent that Felkerino and I were doing. Dan was riding a populaire with some friends out of Frederick, Maryland, and his group had stopped for lunch at the same establishment. Everyone had placed their bikes wherever space allowed alongside […]