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

Randonneuring, Twitter, and #PBP2011

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 […]

#CyclingCapTuesday

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 […]

The Army Ten Miler

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 […]

Coffeeneuring Rules Update! Columbus Day Weekend

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 […]

Weekends are for Coffeeneurs

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 […]

WABA 50 States Ride, 2011 Edition!

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. […]

Post-PBP Funk and New Challenges

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 […]

How I Learned to Love Spandex

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, […]