Every day I see a bike that attracts my attention. If I can, I’ll try and take a photo of the bike or at least tell the rider, “Hey, I like your bike!” Recently, Felkerino and I saw a bike that turned our heads so much we chased the rider […]
Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.
The ho-hum commute became not so ho-hum this evening. A brief shower passed through our humid city and left behind a little present for the Washingtonians. The 14th Street Bridge may not make the most picturesque backdrop, but it made my day to see this colorful arc extending over the […]
I am so lucky to live in Washington, D.C. Despite the large metropolitan area in which Felkerino and I live, we are a stone’s throw away from beautiful cycling (with mountains, yay!) on quiet back roads. This weekend, Felkerino and I headed out to the Shenandoah and the mountains of […]
One of these things is not like the other One of these things just doesn’t belong… Can you figure out what it is? This was the status of the bike rack at my local grocery store Thursday evening. I know it’s not always easy for people to find a place […]
Did you know that in the past six days, the Washington, D.C., area has received over 3.77 inches of rain? Capitol Weather Gang told me so! I’m glad the area is getting rain because apparently we are at the beginnings of a drought. However, I do have an issue with […]
One of the reasons I like walking and riding around town is that I see more of the city than when I’m in a car or going subterranean on Metro. Today, over a lunchtime stroll, I came upon these.
Sometimes the city is so beautiful. These clouds we saw tonight on the commute home are amazing! Now, if they could just get rid of that fence in the middle of the Reflecting Pool. Have a great weekend, everybody!
As some of you may know, Felkerino and I are big fans of the wool and try to regularly infuse it into our cycling attire. However, when the weather takes a turn for the toasty, we both switch to the light synthetics. While I favor the mono-color synthetic cycling jersey, Felkerino […]
Is the sun on a collision course with Earth? It sure feels like it! Temperatures this week have been rising and staying in the triple digits — yes, triple! According to Dan Stillman of the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang: yesterday’s highs of 102 at National and 100 at Dulles were […]
As I’ve previously noted, commuting is a great way to maneuver back and forth to work. However, when my cycling consists only of commuting miles, it becomes a drag. That’s why Felkerino and I planned a Virginia Highlands Mini-Tour for this past 4th of July weekend. (Plus, Hains Point was […]
As the 4th of July approaches in Washington, D.C., there is a gradual devolution of our landscape. Port-o-potties are imported from all areas of the country and plopped throughout the National Mall. Fencing and chicken wire crop up everywhere. Worst of all, one of the local cyclists’ favorite spots to catch […]
Yesterday, I was on my way home and spotted this rider. As he paused to take a phone call, I couldn’t help but notice his fancy argyle socks. They’re awesome! Now, argyle has become somewhat trendy in some cycling circles, with companies making argyle arm warmers, cycling-specific argyle socks, and […]
Today, as I walked to work I spent a lot of time thinking about Stan Miller. I don’t know why thoughts of him kept creeping into my head. Perhaps because it was such a beautiful day to be outside and there were lots of people out riding their bikes or […]
Today, I thought I’d take some time to consider the beauty of commuting by bike, despite the daily risks that cyclists face out on the roads. Be safe, everybody. I regularly commute to work by bike. I used to take the Metro, but I gradually discovered there is a much […]
Today we learned that one of our cycling and randonneuring friends, Stan Miller, was killed by a suspected drunk driver. The story regarding this tragic accident may be read here. […]
Summer officially arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday, and I decided it was time to pull out my summer bike, the Dahon Hon Solo. This is a limited edition folder with 16 20″ wheels from (guess?) Dahon and is also (guess?) a single speed! This bike is so much fun […]