When people first started talking about this new thing called “Twitter,” (which I know is not new anymore) I didn’t get it. I understood Twitter was supposed to work as a social networking tool, but social networking about what? What you ate for breakfast? Who cares about that? Twitter struck […]
Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.
Hi, all. I’ve been doing a little work on that “other” blog, The Daily Randonneur. It’s Rando Q&A time again. About time, right? This week we feature Rob Hawks, the RBA of the San Francisco Randonneurs. Read all about it here and enjoy!
I know that few hours remain in our Tuesday, but I want to apprise you of something that is currently under way in the Twittosphere. It’s #CyclingCapTuesday, the brainchild of Twitter users @travcaldwell and @SognRider. As the name suggests, #CyclingCapTuesday is the practice of wearing a cycling cap on Tuesday […]
How was the weekend, everybody? Did you get out for a cup or two? I did, and I know I wasn’t the only one. A quick search through the tweets shows that several tweeps went coffeeneuring over the weekend. And what a lovely weekend it was. Here are just a […]
One of Washington, D.C.’s premier running events took place today, the Army 10 Miler. Felkerino, Lane, and I were leaving town on our bikes just as the race was getting going, and converged with some of the participants as they crossed the Memorial Bridge. It was a beautiful morning to […]
Coffeeneurs, look up from your Kindles and cappuccinos! I bring you a special update about the Coffeeneuring Challenge! Tara, a Chasing Mailboxes reader and coffeeneur (or technically, a coffeeneuse), noticed a potential loophole in the Coffeeneuring Challenge, and asked: Does Columbus Day Monday count as a “weekend” day if I […]
Coffeeneuring Ride: Peregrine Espresso. 10-mile ride. Because our favorite coffee spot, Swings, is not open on the weekends, Felkerino and I have had to venture out into the coffee wilderness. Our coffeeneuring of late has taken us to a few new places, one of them being Peregrine in Eastern Market. It’s […]
More cyclists than I realized have been out coffeeneuring in hopes of successful completion of the Coffeeneuring Challenge and some fine cups of coffee along the way. Who are these coffeeneurs of note? I mentioned a few of them yesterday, and I just found out about three more.
The Coffeeneuring Challenge is in full swing, and coffeeneurs everywhere are rising to the occasion. If you haven’t started yet, stop fretting. You’re not too late! You still have four full weekends to complete the challenge of riding your bike to 7 coffee shops. Some of the coffeeneurs are blogging […]
Today I won an Urban 180 commuter light from Light and Motion for an essay I wrote about “Why I Commute By Bike.” That made for a good Friday treat! Read what I wrote below.
In the next few weeks, I’ll be featuring some of the coffeeneuring destinations that Felkerino and I have been checking out, focusing mostly on my coffee experience. I’m up to riding almost anywhere for coffee, but I do like knowing that the payoff was worth the journey. That’s another reason […]
This past weekend the Washington Area Bicycling Association (WABA) hosted its annual 50 States Ride. This urban cycling event meanders through all four quadrants of Washington, D.C., and passes over all 50 state streets. It’s the only ride I’ve ever done that’s 65 miles and takes 193 cues to complete. […]
Felkerino and I spent the past year gearing up for Paris Brest Paris, and the ride was definitely one of the great highlights of my summer. Since PBP, Felkerino and I haven’t been doing much riding. We unpacked, put the bike back together, and tried to catch up on sleep […]
If you read The Daily Randonneur, you may recall my interview last month with Joe Platzner. At the end of it, he noted: A bunch of us have trained pretty […]
Today I’m featuring a guest post by Severna Park Peloton cyclist and fellow D.C. Randonneur, Dan Oldale, who writes about the evolution of his affinity for spandex. I thought it made a perfect Friday post, as it sends us all happily into the weekend ready to ride our bikes. Thanks, […]
I’ve enjoyed commuting in Washington, D.C., because it has helped me learn new things about my country without really trying. Now that I have my National Parks Passport, I’m even more incentivized to learn about the historical landmarks and memorials around town. For example, my ride takes me by this […]