This morning's brief respite from the rain opened the door for me to give a go to the 2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge. I have started the challenge more than once in its 5 year history, but never successfully completed it. Maybe this year, but who knows. Doesn't matter, though - I like coffee, I like bikes, no time spent with the two is ever wasted, regardless of any parallel goals.
I threw my dual fuel Coleman stove, my moka pot, a thermos full of grits, a banana, my bluetooth speaker and a book into a waterproof bag and headed out.
After a quick stop at a gas station for some unleaded for the stove, I rode about 5 miles south on the American Tobacco Trail to CM Herndon Park for a "coffee shop without walls" trip. The forecast gave me about two hours of 0% chance of precipitation, but that turned out to be 0% accurate. I didn't get drenched, but I was less than comfortable.
The concession area at the park gave me the break I was looking for from the wind and rain and I sparked up the stove and settled in for my warming cuppa.
Coffeeneuring 2015, so far so good.
Week 1, Coffee 1
- Destination: CM Herndon Park, Durham, NC
- Distance: approx 10 miles round trip
- Bike: 2007 Surly Long Haul Trucker
- Coffee: Ethiopian from Sweet Maria's, roasted yesterday.
- Brewing: moka pot
- Book: Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Soundtrack: Radiola with Andy Senior