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

On Writing & Riding: Family Ride

Not having much familiarity with family biking (except for my own family bicycling tales growing up), I wanted to see how others made transportation cycling with kids work. Through last year’s Errandonnee I caught a glimpse into how Family Ride out in Seattle, Washington, does it. Filled with stories that make […]

On Writing & Riding: An Old Guy on 2 Wheels

Bike advocate, transportation cyclist, bike blogger, community bike shop volunteer. These are a few of the terms that describe Tim, the writer behind An Old Guy on 2 Wheels, who lives and blogs in Austin, Texas. I began reading An Old Guy on 2 Wheels when I was going through my Surly […]

On Writing & Riding: The Hudson Valley Randonneur

I’ve become a regular reader of several randonneuring blogs, including today’s feature, The Hudson Valley Randonneur written by George S., who is based in the Hudson River Valley of New York state. I was already a regular reader of The Hudson Valley Randonneur in 2010 when Felkerino and I were […]

On Writing & Riding: Kent’s Bike Blog

If you read blogs about bicycling, it is quite likely that you know of Kent’s Bike Blog. Kent is based in Issaquah, Washington, and his was one of the first blogs I turned to when I first became interested in long-distance riding. I wanted to read others’ stories of long […]

On Writing & Riding: Town Mouse

On Writing & Riding goes back across the pond (as the farmers in my hometown would say) to talk with Sally of Town Mouse. I began reading Town Mouse over a year ago. It caught my attention because I really know nothing about Scotland or its bicycling infrastructure. The posts […]

D.C. Iced Over

A week of freezing weather fostered some icy ambience in the city. We’ve all been out taking cell phone pictures of the Potomac River’s icy overlay on our bike commutes.

On Writing & Riding: Pondero

I began reading Pondero late last year and it quickly became one of my must-read blogs. Pondero has a good sense of humor and an affinity for bike rides, coffee in the country, and relaxed moments hanging out with his bikes (at least two of which are Rivendells). His recent […]

On Writing & Riding: Pennine Pedaling

For this edition of “On Writing & Riding” we’re taking a trip to the Pennines in England to chat with Georgie, the author of Pennine Pedaling. I first “met” Georgie through the 2012 edition of the Coffeeneuring Challenge and quickly learned that she has a love for dirt roads, hilly terrain, […]

On Writing & Riding: A Few Spokes Shy of a Wheel

This week begins a new series of posts called “On Writing & Riding,” and is titled after Stephen King’s book “On Writing.” On Writing & Riding features some of my favorite blogs about bicycling, and the upcoming interviews discuss various parts of the blogging and writing process, particularly as they […]

100 Miles: D.C. to North Beach

During the winter months I like rides that start from home. I wake up, put on my cycling clothes, drink an espresso, and wait for the sun to take the chill out of the day before heading out. No car needed, just the way I like my bike riding, especially […]

Friday Coffee Club Turns Two

Can you believe it? Two full years of Friday Coffee Club. Thanks to Felkerino for starting it all, and to #bikeDC for keeping it going strong. Happy 2nd Anniversary, Friday Coffee Club! Photo credit to Felkerino for the top two pics.

Goals versus Plans

In one of my 2013 roundup posts I noted that I had not written down any goals in 2013. However, I did make a variety of plans and spent a great deal of time making sure they came to fruition. I see my plans distinctly from my goals. For me, […]

Original Coffeeneurs: Where Are They Now?

Yesterday someone asked me if I had numbers for those who have completed the Coffeeneuring Challenge three times, i.e., every year I have held the challenge. Yes, I do, and it is the subject of this post. In its inaugural year, the Coffeeneuring Challenge boasted 12 official finishers. In year […]

Coffeeneuring States and Cities

The total number of official coffeeneuring finishers reached 125, with 11 of them being from places outside the United States. Of these 11, there were three coffeeneurs from Canada, two from Scotland, two from Sweden, one from Australia, one from Finland, one from Ireland, and one coffeeneur from England.