About

Ride your heart out… randonneuring, transportation cycling, coffeeneuring, and bike touring. Since 2010, Chasing Mailboxes has been a space to share stories about bicycling – both long rides and short ones, as well as tandeming or single bike riding. And sometimes I write about running, too.

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My husband and I regularly ride with our local club, the D.C. Randonneurs. In 2011 we completed the famed 1200K Paris-Brest-Paris on tandem, and have completed a few other 1000K and 1200K rides together as well. Sometimes we participate in non-rando cycling events, and escape the city from time to time to go bike touring.

I also run-commute and have completed over 20 marathons.

Interviews

Through Chasing Mailboxes, I’ve interviewed people about various cycling-related topics, including:

  • Women BikeDC – interviews with women who live and ride in the D.C. area.
  • BikeDC Speaks – discussions with D.C.-based cyclists about riding in D.C.
  • Bikes to Like – featuring people’s bikes, particularly rando rides, but other bikes, too.
  • Freezing Saddles – talking with D.C.-area commuters about winter commuting, including gear tips.
  • On Writing and Riding – interviews with some of my favorite cycling-centric bloggers.
  • We Love Coffeeneuring – interviews with coffeeneurs about all things bikes and coffee, including some of the “original coffeeneurs.”

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Coffeeneuring and the Errandonnee

Chasing Mailboxes is home to the occasional utility cycling challenge, including Coffeeneuring, the Utilitaire (which was too complicated and thus retired), and the Errandonnee.

These challenges come to life through social media, and participants’ excellent guest posts.

Profiles

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Get In Touch

Thanks for reading! Have a comment, but don’t want to post it? Get in touch with me via the “Contact” tab. You’ll also find some of my randonneuring thoughts and experiences over at The Daily Randonneur.

Copyright: All photographs and written content appearing on this site are © 2010 – 2018 Chasing Mailboxes, unless otherwise noted. They are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without permission.

~MG

13 Comments

    • Having not toured cross-country, I can’t make a recommendation. My husband do most of our touring on tandem. I have friends who could give you ideas; one I recommend is Nicholas of Gypsy by Trade: http://gypsybytrade.wordpress.com/.

      If I were to set out on a solo tour tomorrow, I would take my Surly Long Haul Trucker. It is moderately priced, rides great fully loaded, and fits me well.

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