As I write, there is warmth in the air and light in the sky here in D.C. Lots of people were out and about this weekend, not only to celebrate […]
Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.
If you’ve been around bikes long enough, you’re likely familiar with the “n+1” principle. Velominati describes it as follows: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1. While the minimum […]
The last time I ran a 5K race was in 1991. As a long-distance touring cyclist and occasional marathon runner, I don’t participate in many short-distance running events. I have many excuses for […]
An unexpected trip to Iowa gave me renewed practice with the geographic vagueries I use when describing my childhood home. North-central Iowa. Sixty miles from Des Moines. Seven miles off the […]
Hey winter, you’re not the boss of me. It’s time for a March challenge designed for the utility cyclist with errands to do, even during cold winter days– the Errandonnee! The […]
During a week of intense uncertainty and worry, the running routine has become an effort to keep emotions in check and preserve some aspect of normal.
After a few hours spent contemplating Facebook and the gray of the day, I convince myself that I am letting something good slip away by not going outside for a few […]
Errandonnee fans and scenesters! Cold and snow are here, and soon the Errandonnee will also join us. Save the Dates: March 5 – March 16, 2015 12 days. 12 errands. […]
My dad ran every day when I was growing up. Weekdays, weekends, even when he wasn’t feeling so hot. Every day I saw my father configure his days around work, family, and […]
Since beginning my glamorous randonneuring career in 2005, I’ve not only ridden in places I never imagined, but I’ve dozed in an assortment of spots I never before would have considered […]
Recently Elly Blue put a question out to the Twitterverse, asking people about the things they found difficult when first taking up cycling. Her question took me back to 2003 or so […]
Like a lot of randonneurs, Felkerino and I have developed a method that serves us well in our preparation and training for brevets. I see our approach as one that […]
As I was padding around the Mall on a meditative lunch run, I pondered what keeps me writing about time spent on my bicycle.
January– a cold month prone to dreary days and shades of brown on all sides– is generally an optimal time for me to hang out inside and ponder big ideas […]
Today we celebrated three years since that first tweet from Felkerino introducing Friday Coffee Club, a weekly D.C. meetup of commuting cyclists around the area. Three full years, and we’re still meeting and enjoying morning […]
After a month spent in delightful lollygag mode, Felkerino and I pumped up the tires on the Co-Motion Java tandem for our first century ride of 2015. As I rode […]