Errandonneuring #1, #2, and #3Posted: February 10, 2013
Mary, writer of Chasing Mailboxes and creator of most excellent riding challenges modeled after the structure of a randonnee, has unveiled a thing to do in February: errandonneuring.
I only completed two coffeeneuring controls last fall. I wasn’t really trying! I like the errandonneuring challenge because it somewhat relies on not trying—all the controls are things I have to do anyway. Hopefully, I’ll have to do all of them within a 12-day span, and the total mileage will equal thirty or more. I will be an accidental errandonneur.
If I’ve read the rules correctly, I’ve knocked off three different controls: I attended MoveDC’s Idea Exchange at the Martin Luther King Jr. library yesterday. (I’ll write about it for WABA’s blog soon; no need to say much here other than it was good to see a number of D.C. cyclists out in force.) On the way home, I stopped at District Taco for lunch. This evening, I went to the Adams Morgan Yes! to stock up on juicing supplies. So that covers a public meeting, a lunch (7.4 miles together), and a grocery store trip (2.1 miles, for a total of 9.5 miles).
Behold, Garmin outputs screenshotted from Strava:
I rarely take pictures of my rides, but here are some tangentially related shots:
I’ve got 20.5 miles and six errands (a bike shop, coffee or dessert, dinner, any store that’s not the grocery store, personal care and health, a library, work, and a wild card) to go. I live about a mile away from most of the things I do—including my job!—so sometimes I get lazy about running the Garmin, and my mileage is pretty low compared to many of those in #bikdc. But I’m interested to see how far I get.