Week two of the Utilitaire 12. Already? Yes, already, so if you’re thinking about jumping in on the fun, now’s the perfect time!
While some football game played, I surfed around to see what kind of utilitairing the tweeps and peeps have been doing. Here is a litle rundown of what I unearthed:
- Alexandria-based Rootchopper needed a haircut, and he took the scenic route. Read about it at his post Utilitaire Gone Wild.
- D.C.’s Pedal ‘n Purl went to the National Building Museum to take in an evening lecture about architecture.
- John, of the D.C. blog Porta-John, attended a community meeting with several other D.C.-area cyclists at Friday Coffee Club.
- Annapolis, Maryland-area commuter and randonneur Mike, aka Chesapeake Sailor, pedaled to his local bike shop, transporting a bike wheel on his back. Nice vest! Also, on a non-utilitaire note, Mike and a few friends rode a memorable 200K permanent out of Rockville, Maryland, this past weekend. Cold, rain, darkness, and snow. All the winter fun you want in a ride!
- Shebicycles, of Tennessee, spent an active day on the Surly Long Haul Trucker/Xtracycle that included picking up some axe handles at the hardware store. I don’t think I’ll ever do a utilitaire that involves axe handles.
- Austin-based cyclist, An Old Guy on Two Wheels, fetched a book from the library and took his Big Dummy to Lowe’s this past week.
- D.C. blogger Bicycle Bug completed his first utilitaire by riding to work. In the dark!
- Berlin by Bike purchased some literature at the bookstore. Bike-centric literature. Extra credit!