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On the Road Again: Getting Ready for a Washington State Bike + Ferry + Train Vacation

As Hubs and I got ready to set off on another multi-day bike tour because last year’s was so amazing and wonderful we first considered heading to the Route Verte in Canada, then decided we’d design an adventure that starts at our own front door. Washington state has so many beautiful and interesting places to explore […]

Play Bike Bingo! Great Excuse for a Bikespedition

Just for fun, a Bike Bingo Bikespedition card for you to play with during National Bike Month — or any time. It’s two-sided with activities chosen that try not to assume you do a certain type of riding. Some are inspired by my past participation in #30DaysOfBiking, #errandonnee, #coffeeneuring, the #BikeEverywhere challenge, and other bike […]

Beating the Bus, and Other Bicycling Benefits

Today’s riding had many of the experiences I appreciate about bicycling. The genuine health benefits of riding 8.5 miles to work. My ride to work gives me around 45 minutes of the 60 minutes per day adults should get, while getting me to work in a little less time then riding the bus would take. […]

Errands by Bike Are a Breeze (and Sometimes Breezy): Errandonnee 2018

I know I always make it sound so easy to do things on my bicycle. But here’s the thing [whispers]: It is. In saying this I want to acknowledge first that I have no physical barriers to biking and my job affords me at least some time flexibility so I can do something like take […]

Errandonnee 2018: The Initial Plan

Challenges do motivate me, although my results in past attempts at errandonnee have been mixed. The 2018 errandonnee (errand + randonnee) dates, March 20-31, present some difficulties; among other factors I’ll be in Olympia several days for all-day workshops during this time frame. I also don’t usually try to make errands longer. Thus I need to plan […]

Oh So Challenging: ‘Tis the Season to Track Your Riding

If you’re one of those who gets motivated when you have a reason to track something you’re doing, it’s your time to shine. We’re coming up on the season of multiple challenges related to bicycling. Some people are trackers, some are not. I’ve gone back and forth. I tried not tracking for a while but […]

Washington Counties Challenge: A Statewide Bikespedition To-Do List

Bike challenges motivate some people, while others say they just ride their bike to ride their bike. I ride my bike without needing a challenge to inspire me, but at the same time have fun with the sense of accomplishment that goes with checking something off a list (as with coffeeneuring, errandonnee, and 30 Days […]

Coffeeneuring 2017: Did It!

For the record I made it through the 2017 coffeeneuring season successfully. This was a notable run for the wide geographic range I covered, starting off along the way on our big bike tour in Williamsport, MD and then Harper’s Ferry, WV. Then it was back to Washington state with coffee in Burien and Seattle. And […]

Bike Touring Round-up: Bike the Gap + C&O Canal Towpath

Our first bike touring experience rocked our socks! (And made them very, very wet on a few days….). Bike travel for so many days felt unlike any vacation I’ve ever taken. We’ll be doing this again — a lot. Especially if we can find long, separated trail mileage for that get-away-from-it-all experience. (Hear that, small […]

More Coffeeneuring 2017–Past the Halfway Mark

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Mmmm, It’s Coffeeneuring Season

I love riding my bike. I love coffee. Therefore #coffeeneuring is a perfect fit. Or, well, I try to make it fit. Riding my bike to seven places over seven weekends for coffee or a similar beverage, or whatever else a challenge requires, always sounds easy. Then life intervenes. I’ve taken a run at it […]

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