Sunday, October 4, 2015

#Coffeeneuring 2015 - Week 1

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

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