The fine fall weather from Friday carried on though the weekend. Was it awesome or what?! I bet you went outside. Maybe I saw you. It certainly felt like every single person who lived in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area was taking advantage of the low humidity, cool morning temperatures […]
Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.
I wasn’t going to post today, but the weather was so gorgeous in Washington, DC that it demanded some blog lines. Coming on the heels of a rainy and humid week, I’m certain this Friday was appreciated by many commuters.
While Alberto Contador was informing the world about his recent bout with food poisoning, I had my feelings hurt by a cyclist. You be the judge about which is worse. I know it’s difficult to believe that a cyclist would hurt another person’s feelings, given that all cyclists are nice […]
As I like to keep telling people, last week was mostly work on location in Tennessee. That said, I still eeked out time to poke my nose into some of the local bike shops. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Shop number 2 for the week was Suck Creek […]
Want to do a ride in the District that’s 65 miles long, takes 212 cues, and feels like a daily commute that keeps on giving? Then maybe you would be interested in the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s annual 50 States Ride. That’s where I was this past Saturday. The course […]
This past week I’ve been on location in Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s been mostly work, but as soon as I had a break I asked the hotel clerk where I might find a local bike shop that leaned more toward the touring and utility cyclist. The clerk helpfully pointed me in the […]
No, silly, I’m not talking about the black and white animals you see at the zoo eating bamboo. I’m talking about “panda portraits,” photos you take of yourself while riding your bicycle. Panda portraits are one of the best ways to memorialize your participation on bike rides. You can’t always […]
Felkerino and I had a great time at the D.C. Randonneurs Civil War 200K on Saturday. We didn’t do any pedaling, either. Instead we volunteered, took pictures (along with our RBA, Bill Beck) and spent a fantastic day on rural roads and Civil War battlefields. Bill organized a great ride, […]
Rain couldn’t keep me away from the famers’ market today. It didn’t daunt a lot of other people, either, and there was a nice assembly of people patronizing the White House farmers’ market after work.
Hey, everybody! Since I wasn’t able to get out this weekend and ride much, I spent a few hours at the computer with my favorite mug and some lemon herbal […]
Back on the bike, finally! Only for the shortest of rides, though. No matter. I still see cool things, even on the short route. Like this commute scene.
I had a great time hitting the Thursday evening Farmers Market by the White House. I was on foot, of course. Post-1000K walking, remember? Check out these awesome veggies.
One of the things I loved the most about summer commuting was navigating the tour buses. It was great. My commute went from a somewhat sedate ride to one filled with anticipation of the unknown. Now the summertime bus traffic has ebbed somewhat, but there are still plenty out there. Many […]
As many of you know, I have not ridden my bike since Felkerino’s and my completion of the Endless Mountains 1000K on August 28, 2010. “Gersemalina, are you going to keep mentioning that 1000K in every post?” Why yes, I think I am. “Isn’t that bragging?” Probably. “Isn’t that socially […]
Recently, one of my cycling/randonneuring friends said to me, “I can’t but help to notice a lot of pictures of pastry on your Flickr site. Does your bike gravitate towards bakeries?” I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. Was it this?
Since the recent Endless Mountains 1000K, I haven’t pedaled one bit. Residual knee pain and general fatigue are the culprits. Knee pain is the randonneur superhero’s kryptonite, I’ve decided.