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

Bikes to Like: Bill B.’s Trek Madone SSLx

That’s right, people. It’s a double feature of Bikes to Like this week on Chasing Mailboxes. Today, I highlight Bill B.’s Trek Madone. Bill, the excellent RBA for the D.C. Randonneurs and our head photographer, has completed many MANY brevets on his Trek Madone. I was curious how he managed […]

Bikes to Like: Rick B.’s Merlin Extralight

There are some people I know from being on the bike and nowhere else. Rick B. is one of those people. We’ve never seen each other in our “real lives,” only our cycling lives.  I’ve come to know Rick from my morning commute, where our routes occasionially cross paths. Rick […]

Reverse Tandem Double Panda Shot

Previously I wrote about “panda portraits,” which are typically self-portraits you take while riding your bicycle. This past summer, though, Felkerino and I worked on taking photos of each other while we were riding the same bicycle. See?

Bikes to Like: Titanium One-Off

Whenever I ride my bike, I try to: follow of the rules of the road; take a panda photo; and keep an eye out for bikes that interest me. Sometimes all three of these things happen, and sometimes only one of them does. However, one morning commute after taking my […]

Cake Commuting: the Gersemalina Way

You may recall that I recently had a birthday and that Felkerino birthday-cake-bike-commuted with a somewhat messy, yet still savory, outcome. I also embarked on a cake-commuting expedition earlier this year, and was waiting for just the right moment to write about it. I now realize that the right moment […]

The 15th Street Bike Lane: Pros and Cons

Did you know that the Washington City Paper recently named the 15th Street Bike Lane (or “cycletrack,” as the City Paper said), the “Best Bike Lane of 2011?” I did not even knew this was a “Best of” category. For those who may not have ridden it yet, the 15th […]