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Life and bikes in Washington, D.C. Sometimes a marathon. Started in mid-2010, Chasing Mailboxes has evolved into a space to reflect and share bicycling and running experiences. Initially, these were only my stories, but now the blog hosts stories from many people.

In addition to my around-town cycling, my husband and I regularly participate in events with our local club, the D.C. Randonneurs, and we completed Paris-Brest-Paris together on tandem in 2011. We escape the city from time to time to go bike touring, and participate in other non-rando cycling events. I run-commute and enjoy the occasional marathon. It feels good to spend time on two feet as well as two wheels.


Through Chasing Mailboxes, I’ve interviewed people about various bikey things, 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.”

Always Be Coffeeneuring

Coffeeneuring and the Errandonnee

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

These challenges come to life through the blogging and Twitter community, and participants’ excellent guest posts.

Press and Recognition


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 – 2016 Chasing Mailboxes, unless otherwise noted. They are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without permission.


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    1. 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:

      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.


  1. Thanks for the feedback. Is the Surly Long Haul
    Trucker available at local bike shops, or only via mail order? Thanks for the link to Nicholas…very interesting blog, photos and narrative.


    1. I test rode and purchased mine from a local shop here in D.C. a few years back– City Bikes in Adams Morgan. I believe that BicycleSPACE also carries them.


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