Well, that was a bust: we Did Not Finish. I had high hopes, though. Schedules were tight, so I knew that succeeding at Errandonnee 2015 would be tricky. To start, Basil and I set out to knock off as many errands as possible on a very short ride.
First we headed to a bookstore, and checked out the biking magazines (Errand 1). (We weren’t too impressed; they seem to be getting less relevant and less inspirational every month. Of course, Basil is a Brompton, so why would I need a buyer’s guide. Heh, heh.)
After popping into a sporting goods store (Errand 4) in search of a wool Buff (a fail; they’re hard to find in stores; also I forgot to take a photo), we got lunch (Errand 5) at a pizza place. (“Mediterranean Salad”, yum!)
On the way back, we stopped to admire the icy waters of a pond. Ice: that was this winter’s theme, all over our world.
We managed five errands, covering only about six miles/9.6 km. Unfortunately I had only one day free left during the challenge period to complete the full slate of 12 errands and the remainder of the 30 miles/48 km required.
All would have worked out fine if that particular day hadn’t coincided with our final storm of the season. That storm was a doozy — a doozy which vanished in 24 hours, but, even so, that was a day too late for us.
No matter; Coffeeneuring is next up, in the fall, and next March we’ll give Errandonneuring another go.