Things I Think I Think

Sports columnist Peter King has a popular segment he publishes after every NFL weekend which he calls Things I Think I Think, in which he gives his impressions on the week that was.  It is that spirit I offer my thoughts on last weekend’s brevet. 1.  I think I’m over my initial disappointment at my […]

Wilderness 200k Brevet (Part 1)

As is always the case with the DC Randonneurs, check in was a breeze and there were ample supplies of food and drink to help us store up some energy for the day.  I was very pleased to finally meet Mary, local cycling heroine and author of the blog, Chasing Mailboxes.  Mary was running a […]

How to Turn Your Carbon Road Bike Into A Touring Bike (Or Why I Am Not Cool: Part 7 In A Continuing Series)

Global warming continues to disappoint.  With one week remaining before my 200k ride, I threw on my cold weather gear and shoved off into the teeth of a brisk northwest wind, making the 37 degree temperature feel decidedly colder.  In addition to cold and wind, I was treated to some light snow flurries along the […]

Wilderness Campaign 200K ACP Brevet

See the fancy title I used for this ride?  I can do this because I am now officially a Randonneur and entitled to use the arcane acronyms of this exclusive club.  Here’s how it happened: We gathered at the Caribou Coffee in Bristow to register, pick up our control sheets (more on that later), prep our […]

My Next Stunt

I joined a bicycle club.  The club is called the DC Randonneurs.  As you may have guessed, they enjoy randonneuring. If you didn’t guess that this club enjoys randonneuring, that must be because you don’t know what randonneuring is.  Randonneuring is a cycling discipline which combines elements of racing, touring, and ultra-long rides to form a unique cycling event.  […]