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

Olek’s Yarn Bomb Bike

Remember when I spied a little yarn bombed bike in front of the Renwick Gallery a couple of weeks ago? Curiosity piqued, I returned to the gallery to find out if the staff there knew anything about it.

Bikes to Like: Scott G.’s Gunnar Sport

Last year, Felkerino and I started running into seeing Scott G. on D.C. Randonneurs rides and spent a lot of time following him and his friend Charlie around the Endless Mountains 1000K course. Scott is an international randonneur, having lived and ridden in Canada, Australia, and various parts of the […]

D.C. Randonneurs 600K Brevet

Hi, everybody. I’m still trying to catch up on sleep from the excitement of the weekend, but I  put together what I believe is a coherent summary of Felkerino’s and my 600K adventure. Find it over at The Daily Randonneur. Check out my photos here. Long story short, the ride […]

D.C. Commute Scenes: Yarn Bombing and Bicycles

Sometimes I think I’m the last to know about most everything. Yesterday I came across a bicycle with training wheels u-locked to the fence in front of the Renwick Gallery. It caught my eye because I don’t see that many child-size bicycles; and It was encased in knitting. Even the […]

1992 Bridgestone MB-4: Free bike = FIGHT!

Recently, I sent a bike of mine off to the hospital to be parted out. Last week after our morning ride to coffee, we ran into  saw a coffee buddy of ours who said he had an old mountain bike that he wanted to give away. Specifically, he wanted to give it […]

Bikes to Like: Russ’s Rivendell Custom

Felkerino and I used to see Russ quite regularly on D.C. Randonneurs brevets. Russ is great riding company. He loves wool, flat pedals, steel bikes, and being outdoors. Also, he always seems totally relaxed when he’s on the bike. Unfortunately, we don’t see Russ on D.C. Randonneurs rides anymore because […]

Bike to Work Day, aka Friday

Today was Bike to Work day! Of course you all knew that. In a fit of irony, Felkerino and I rode away from work  and headed to the Rosslyn stop to join the Bike to Work festivities. I have found Rosslyn to be a fun stop and not quite as […]

Commute Scenes: Tourist Photos Edition

In case you haven’t noticed or don’t live in the area, it’s PRIME TIME for tourists. I love watching tourists. It’s also a requirement if you are a pedestrian or cyclist, because you never know what a tourist is going to do. One minute they are walking on the right […]