After I rekindled my interest in running marathons, I began to seek out ways to incorporate additional mileage on my two feet. Since Felkerino and I spend much of our weekend time together on the bike, the long weekend run typical for many marathon runners was not a method that worked for me.
In 2013, I read an article by ultrarunner Geoff Roes about run commuting, and it introduced me to the idea of running as transportation. Since 2005, I have embraced active transportation, but primarily by bike, with some walking thrown in. Geoff Roes’s piece helped me see how I could benefit from the run commute. Continue reading “My Errundonnee: Exploring Running as Transportation”
It all ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 15. Don’t let the 2016 Errandonnee pass you by; get on your bike – or your two feet – and ride or run your way to the finish line. Here is the mathematical breakdown: 5 days 12 errands 30 miles run (also known as Errundonnee), cycled, OR a combination of the two. This year you can even … Continue reading Errandonnee: Five Days Remain
Hey winter, stop bossing me around. It’s time for a March challenge designed for the utility cyclist and transportation runner with errands to do, even during cold winter days– the Errandonnee! Continue reading “The Errandonnee: Ride or Run and Get Stuff Done”
The moment to announce the Errandonnee 2015 Finishers and Honorable Mentions is finally upon us! Thanks to all for their patience as I homologated entries.
This year’s edition of the challenge boasts 62 Finishers and 4 Honorable Mentions, including one Honorable Mention from Boston. Yes, that Boston, the one that received record-breaking snow this year.
Overall, errandeurs completed 804 errands and rode a cumulative 4,668 miles over the 12 days of the Errandonnee. That averages out to around 68 miles and just over 12 errands per person. Impressive? I say yes. Continue reading “Errandonnee 2015 Finishers and Honorable Mentions”
To quote Bike Like Crazy, it’s the end of the the Errandonnee era– for 2015, that is.
Don’t be too sad, though. Spring is on its way, errands go on, and we’ll be back next year. Continue reading “The End of the Errandonnee Era”
Four days and change remain for those on a quest to complete the 2015 Errandonnee. On March 17, the Errandonnee is over and you can cry into green beers and return to your regularly scheduled errand programming.
You will also be able to pedal down memory lane when the Errandonnee is said and done with the posts, tweets, and pictures from this year’s participants. Here are the errandeurs I know who are blogging: Continue reading “Errandonnee 2015 Blog Highlights and Blogroll!”
As I write, there is warmth in the air and light in the sky here in D.C. Lots of people were out and about this weekend, not only to celebrate the warm weather and the arrival of Daylight Savings, but to make inroads on their Errandonnee quests!
If you haven’t started the Errandonnee, it’s not too late. You have until the clock strikes midnight on March 16 in your area to complete 12 errands and ride a total of 30 miles in the process. Continue reading “Errandonnee 2015 Update: Best Year Yet?”
By the time this post reaches you, the Errandonnee will have officially begun. You may be just waking up. You may already be out riding.
I’m not going to hazard any guesses about what the weather is doing as you read this. It’s March, and winter has a mind of its own.
Errands wait for no one– past a certain point, that is– and neither does the Errandonnee. Continue reading “The Errandonnee Starts Now!”
Hey winter, you’re not the boss of me. It’s time for a March challenge designed for the utility cyclist with errands to do, even during cold winter days– the Errandonnee!
The tweet version of the Errandonnee is:
Errandonnee: Complete 12 errands in 12 days and ride a total of 30 miles by bike between March 5-16, 2015.
Continue reading “Winter Challenge: The 2015 Errandonnee”
Errandonnee fans and scenesters! Cold and snow are here, and soon the Errandonnee will also join us.
Save the Dates: March 5 – March 16, 2015
30 total miles.
Continue reading “Errandonnee 2015 Preview”
Welcome to springtime, dear readers. At least, I hope spring has truly arrived. The flowers believe it’s here so that’s nice. Achoo!
Finally, the homologation has been completed (with a minimum of side effects) and it’s time to announce the Errandonnee finishers.
Continue reading “Errandonnee Finishers Announced!”
Before I announce the ultimate list of errandonneurs, I’m featuring @RetroTwenty‘s (Ted) excellent guest post of his Errandonnee. @RetroTwenty is a rider out of Massachusetts, a state with four Errandonnee finishers (good job, Massachusetts!).
As you will see in his post, Ted is fairly adept at securing bike parking, no matter where he might be. Here is his story:
I finally completed one of your challenges! I first heard of your blog during last year’s Errandonnee, which I tried but failed. I had the mileage, but not the number of errands – but I had fun, and I was hooked on both the challenges, and your blog.
Continue reading “Errandonnee Rewind: @retrotwenty in Medway, Massachusetts”
Congratulations to all who successfully completed the 2014 Errandonnee! I am still in the midst of tallying the final number of participants, but it currently stands at just over 55. If you sent in your Errandonnee stuff and I did not respond to you by email, that means I did not receive your submission. Please resend it to gersemalina “at” gmail “dot” com. Okay? Okay. … Continue reading Errandonnee Premium Announced!
It all comes down to this. All qualifying Errandonnee trips must be completed today, March 20. Will you finish? I’m rooting for you. Thirty-two official finishers so far, from lots of different places. Don’t forget to email me after you complete your rides and complete your paperwork so I can put you on the finishers list. Write-ups are not due today, but should be sent … Continue reading Errandonnee: Final Day!
Given today’s snowfall in the Washington, D.C., area there will be one additional snow day bonus day to meet the Errandonnee challenge. See? The Errandonnee is just like school. That means all errandonneurs/errandeurs/people who are riding their bikes to complete the Errandonnee have until midnight in their respective Errandonnee time zones on March 20, 2014, to complete all 12 errands. All other rules apply. Well … Continue reading Errandonnee Extension to March 20: Snow Day Bonus Day