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

Rain Welcome, but Timing Needs Improvement

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 […]

Extra Credit to This Week’s Commuters

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 […]

4th of July Preparations. DO NOT ENTER!

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 […]

Washington, D.C., Commute Scenes: Argyle

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 […]

Let Us be Mindful and Caring

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 […]

The Journey

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 […]

Summer Solstice Dahon Hon Solo Ride

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 […]

New Bike! Rawland dSogn

Felkerino liked his Rawland dSogn so much, he bought and built me one, too! Today Felkerino and I took my new ride on its maiden voyage. I love it! This is my first bike with 650B tires and disc brakes.

chasing mailboxes

There he is.  See? Just down the road. There. Yes.  Yes!  I see . Pedal hard. We will catch him. Let’s do it! Pedal pedal pedal. I think we’re gaining. We can do this! Pedal faster! Almost. There. Wait. It’s not what we thought. No? No. It was fun giving […]