Based on a suggestion from San Francisco ciclista Meligrosa I tried a new way to capture some of the Coffeeneuring Challenge action– Storify. Follow this link for a glimpse of week one’s coffeeneuring Instagram images. Hashtag: #coffeeneuring. Please let me know what you think about the Storify method for sharing […]
Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.
Following along with people’s coffeeneuring has really lifted my spirits after a crazy week. Thanks to all who are embracing the challenge and taking time to tweet and post their outings. Today’s is the first of many update posts, and this one exclusively features a roundup of tweets from the […]
The government shutdown continues, much to many of our dismay. Also, the Coffeeneuring Challenge is in full swing, much to many of our great delight! Today I did a six-mile shutdown run (all activities will hereby be prefaced with “shutdown” until this ends, I tell you), which took me near […]
Today is the day! After another year of waiting, the Coffeeneuring Challenge begins again. Where will you ride? How will you plan your weekends to complete all seven coffeeneuring trips?
Day Four of the government shutdown and for the second consecutive day I called on my Excepted Intermittent Bike Friday Tikit. It was cowering in a corner, licking its wounds from yesterday’s century, trying to be invisible. No doubt I had ruined some trust between us. “Tikit, you gotta give […]
Having designated all of my bicycles “Excepted Intermittent,” they are all required to help me with any “excepted” rides I might perform. Today, I called on my Bike Friday Tikit to assist me with such a ride. I departed my house around 10:30, figuring that my Tikit and I would […]
To help manage my shutdown anxiety I have spent the last couple of days away from the television, the computer, and the depressing barricaded and closed areas of downtown. I’m also trying to get in some exercise. After all, I want my work clothes to still fit when this $%&! […]
As the realization sank in last night that no agreement would be reached to fund the federal government past the end of September, I was filled with frustration and dismay. It’s disheartening to work earnestly to neatly wrap up the fiscal year only to be informed a few hours after […]
Coffeeneuring is based on an idea from Joe Platzner, member of the Seattle Randonneurs. As he discussed life after the 2011 edition of Paris-Brest-Paris, he noted: A bunch of us have trained pretty hard for PBP. After PBP, I’m probably going to lobby RUSA for an official “Coffee Shop Run” […]
After almost one year of waiting, the Coffeeneuring Challenge starts late next week. A look back at the 2012 participants reminded me of the coffeeneur-centric cities.
Chasing Mailboxes readers, if you follow me on Twitter please kindly change your follow to @coffeeneur. I still consider myself a gypsybug at heart (my former Twitter handle), but for now I’m making that account inactive to be @coffeeneur. We’ll still use the #coffeeneuring hashtag for the upcoming Coffeeneuring Challenge. […]
Save the Date! 7 Weekends, Six7 Cups What: The Coffeeneuring Challenge When: Weekends between October 4 through November 17, 2013 Where: Anywhere a hot beverage is served at a location greater than one mile from where you started pedaling Old Rules Along with New Ones, Based on Participant Suggestions! Formal […]
In my very first ride report about the WABA 50 States Ride I described it as a 65-mile ride that feels like a daily commute that keeps on giving. At the end of my summary I expressed my doubts about ever doing the ride again. That was 2010, and every year […]
A few weeks ago, fellow #BikeDC’er Hyunoo came over to test ride my new Rawland Nordavinden. Since bikes like Rawlands are hard to come by for test rides I was happy to help him out in deciding 1. if the Nordavinden was “the right bike” and 2. what size frame […]
The WABA 50 States Ride is fast approaching (this Saturday!) and it’s important to be ready for the District’s ultimate concept ride. Are you? Before you answer that question, I’ve put together some handy taper and training tips that you can follow for the rest of the week. Remember, you […]
The alarm sounds at 5:40 a.m. Ugh. I turn over, fumble with my clock, and seriously consider ditching the International Peace Marathon for an extra hour or two of sleep. Having spent the night before carefully preparing a pre-run meal and assembling all my essentials for the day, I reluctantly […]