The Challenge of Making It Through Injury

Since the beginning of November I have been dealing with a right elbow injury. I had been dealing with it for a month or two before but continued to ride through the pain. Actually, riding the bike is not painful but afterwards my elbow joint and the tendons below it do not thank me. This…

The 2014 Coffeeneuring Challenge

The Coffeeneuring Challenge was created by local cyclist, Mary (aka The Queen of Caffeine) 4 years ago. Since then, interest in the challenge has grown considerably because…..welll…. coffee. And because bikes. People who ride bikes will ride for any tasty arbitrary treat, you just have to create a reason. Don’t believe me, read this. This…

Tis the Season for Fall Colors in Washington, DC

My riding often takes me through Rock Creek Park near my home in Washington, DC. Last weekend was no different. The difference this time was the full force of fall color all around. It was so nice, I felt like sharing. Ridge Road in Rock Creek Park is arguably one of the best cyclist roads…

The Brompton US Championships invade DC on their tiny British wheels

On the weekend of July 13th, the Brompton US Championships rolled into Washington, DC, tiny folding wheels and all, to crown the United States champion of Bromptoness. While this race was semi-serious, the winner received a free trip to England to compete in the Brompton World Championships at Goodwood Raceway. In true British style, racers…

People will ride bikes for any arbitrary food product

Individuals, such as myself, will find any excuse to ride a bike. The reasons can vary as well as the motivation for such reasoning. For example, “I need my base miles” or “Its a beautiful day out” or “I am going to the baseball game” (its spring right?). However, there is one universal truth in…