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.
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
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.
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.
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
Winter got you down? Craving the warmth of spring days? Feel down no more and hop on that bike. It’s time for a March challenge designed for the utility cyclist with lots of errands to do, even in winter– the Errandonnee!
The tweet version of The Errandonnee is:
Errandonnee: Complete 12 errands in 12’ish days and ride a total of 30 miles by bike between March 7-19, 2014.*