Ain’t much to rake anyway in the fall

As the calendar now says "It's autumn, for real, now" and the pouring rain outside my window tells me that the carefree days of summer are now a memory, now is a good a time as ever to think back about my 2014 Camping/Touring Season. True, I may still get in an overnight or two before... Continue Reading →

Coming home…

Hello friends, I'm currently on an Amtrak train heading back into Portland. I cut the trip a bit shorter than planned due to technical difficulties. You can see more details of the trip over on my Flickr photostream. (I would have posted some here, but this phone app doesn't seem to want to upload photos... Continue Reading →

Fourth Annual Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge

It’s almost here!

Coffeeneuring season has arrived! Hard to believe that the Coffeeneuring Challenge is now in its fourth year, but I looked at my calendar and it really is true. From 12 participants that first year to over 125 last year, coffeeneuring continues to grow. I hope you will consider giving it a go this year.

Coffeeneuring is based on an idea from Joe Platzner, of the Seattle Randonneurs. As he discussed life after the 2011 edition of Paris-Brest-Paris, he noted:

A bunch of us have trained pretty hard for PBP. After PBP, I’m probably going to lobby RUSA for an official “Coffee Shop Run” medal. To earn it, you need to ride your bike slowly to a nearby coffee shop and enjoy a fine beverage.

Coffeeneuring, I thought. It’s perfect! I launched the Coffeeneuring Challenge that year.

The Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge is a relaxed weekend cycling endeavor for cyclists everywhere. If…

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