2014 Brewvet Challenge

Who is in? Same game, new (better) rules.

8 rides. 8 craft beers.

May 1 – June 10

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A rainy weekend read.

A rainy weekend read. #DCbeer #craftbeer #history

There is nothing stopping me from getting on my bike an riding in the blowing wind and rain. Except for the comfort of home and warm, dry clothes.  Instead of a journey on two wheels, I set off for a journey back in time this weekend – reading local D.C. author Garrett Pecks latest work, “Capital Beer – A heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.”.

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Filled with interesting facts and stories…

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The proper way to spell errandonnee is clearly indicated amongst to rules of this years edition of the Chasing Mailboxes spring game/non-competition/encouragement activity. Pronunciation however, is as varied as the eleven categories that a ride may qualify for. I opt for the “air”-”an”-”Don”-”ay” method, which is easily remembered with the following mnemonic strategy: “I put AIR in my bike tires before I head out for AN errand where I may bump into my co-worker DON, who doesn’t often shout AY like the Fonz, but I wish he did”.

Simple right? Well the errandonnee was at least pretty easy to accomplish this year. Take a look:

And of course, the documentation:

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Double R, Double N, Double E #errandonnee wrapup The proper way to spell errandonnee is clearly indicated amongst to rules of this years edition of the…

This Never Happened

A warm Tuesday and a light workload led to dinner plans in Annapolis. But if anyone asks I’ll deny everything.

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65+ miles in relatively new territory was a pleasure.

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Thawing Saddles: A Town and Country Ride

Thawing Saddles: A Town and Country Ride #bikeDC #thawingsaddles

Saturday was marked with sunny clear skies, temperatures creeping into the 60′s and the last vestiges of winter slipping out of grasp (hopefully). After a harsh winter by D.C. standards, there was no question that this was a day to ride!

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Breakfast..

Breakfast..

Last minute bike tweaks.

Last minute bike tweaks.

Justin, Ryan and myself decided on an adventurous route through notoriously bike un-friendly Prince Georges County Maryland…

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Review: Pat’s Back Country Beverages - Adventure Beer #craftbeer #adventureView Post

Review: Pat’s Back Country Beverages - Adventure Beer #craftbeer #adventure

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Things Worth Having: Acorn Boxy Rando BagIf I remember correctly, I was sitting on the couch in my parents house well past midnight in…View Post

Things Worth Having: Acorn Boxy Rando Bag

If I remember correctly, I was sitting on the couch in my parents house well past midnight in…

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Can we do better?It’s a snowy day in the mid-Atlantic – lots of people are cooped up inside, myself included. Time…View Post

Can we do better?

It’s a snowy day in the mid-Atlantic – lots of people are cooped up inside, myself included. Time…

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Gifts for your beer loving cyclist - A naughty and nice list. #craftbeer #bikeView Post

Gifts for your beer loving cyclist - A naughty and nice list. #craftbeer #bike

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Dates you can’t forget - a fundraising request. #bikeDC #givingtuesday #tourdecure #stopdiabetesView Post

Dates you can’t forget - a fundraising request. #bikeDC #givingtuesday #tourdecure #stopdiabetes

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