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Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.

#BikeDC Meets #BikeNYC IRL: Dmitry Gudkov

Tuesday, the mighty social networking tool known as Twitter paved the internets to an in real life (IRL) encounter with photographer Dmitry Gudkov. Among other projects, Dmitry is the photographer behind #BikeNYC, a dynamic series of portraits of the people who ride bikes in New York City. Through it I have learned […]

Winter Challenge: The Errandonnee, 2014 Edition!

Winter got you down? Craving the warmth of spring days? Feel down no more and hop on that bike. It’s time for a March challenge designed for the utility cyclist with lots of errands to do, even in winter– the Errandonnee! The tweet version of The Errandonnee is: Errandonnee: Complete […]

Standing Desk Diary: The Beginning

I work in an office, and since last year I have been contemplating a transition to a standing desk, when I began reading articles about how sitting all day is responsible for my slow but certain demise. Yes, I bike commute. Yes, I run regularly. I ride on weekends. But […]

On Writing & Riding: The Full List

With the On Writing & Riding series reaching its finale, I wanted one last post of all the blogs featured over the past month. My blog selection process was not based on any particular criteria. Rather, I simply asked these questions, “What bicycling blogs do I like and look forward […]

On Writing & Riding: Iron Rider

Today is the final installment of the On Writing & Riding Series. These interviews evolved out of a desire to learn about the behind-the-blog thoughts of some of my favorite bloggers. Many thanks to all who took the time to contribute and be part of this series. We close On […]

On Writing & Riding: Tales From The Sharrows

 “Sometimes you’re the lead guitarist, thrashing through power chords with a raw energy and other times you’re in the back with the tambourine, beating it against the front of your leg and swaying side to side.” -from Ride In 2/21: Have a cantaloupe, Lassie If you live and ride in […]

On Writing & Riding: mmmmbike!

It’s the final week of the On Writing & Riding series. Only three blogs remain! I hope you’ve liked following along. Today we go to San Francisco for a conversation with mmmmbike!, another of my favorite randonneuring blogs. When I read mmmmbike!, this is some of what dances through my mind. […]

On Writing & Riding: anniebikes

I first came to know anniebikes through comments she made on other blogs I read. She is one of few bloggers I know who not only takes time to write her own content, but regularly reads and thoughtfully comments on others’ posts. Annie writes frankly about day rides near her home […]

On Writing & Riding: gypsy by trade

Your bicycle can take you to faraway places, if you let it. It can take you out of the familiar city into terrain you’ve only heard about and maybe only previously considered in an abstract way on some map you saw once That’s what I think about when I read […]

On Writing & Riding: BicycleKitty

BicycleKitty is a high-mileage bike rider who hails from Portland, Oregon. Her cycling interests range from alley cats to randonneuring… and most recently, cyclocross. Direct and engaging in her writing style, I always look forward to reading BicycleKitty. She’s also the kind of rider who wants to try new things […]

Winter Run on a D.C. Snow(man) Day!

After yesterday’s dumping of snow over Washington, D.C. many schools and businesses, including my employer, declared a snow day. Yahoo! I fuel up on espresso, throw on my Gore-Tex Salomons, and hit the road. Snow days allow me to be a tourist in my own city. This “found time” frees me, […]