Oh yeah! I forgot about the Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge! You rode King Ridge with Levi’s Grand Fondo this weekend? Sweet. I’m going to ride leisurely…ly to Joe’s and get a cup. Maybe the Village Bakery. Flying Goat? Maybe find someplace completely new. Someplace near Annadel? Every weekend day you have a chance to ride to a coffee shop more than two miles away. Do seven in seven weeks, and you have completed the challenge.
I actually live right downtown, which puts a number of cafes INSIDE the limit line. Maybe there’s a “bad taxi” route I can craft to eke out two miles to the Peet’s, Starbucks, and two other coffee shops three blocks away from my house. I’m going to save this post and start a sort of Adventure Cycling map tour-planning festival with Google Maps.
There’s a new rule, which I’ll call the Pondero Rule, is that you can ride out someplace nice and brew coffee yourself. I may try this, but I never did spring for a $60 rad stove kit from Ocean Air Cycles.
How do I get credit for this? Is there a patch I can sew on a bag? Aha! (I actually read the rules) – submit proof to Chasing Mailboxes in one swell foop at the stroke of midnight, Nov. 25, 2013: links to pictures, tweets, powerpoint presentation, etc. And… There’s SOME kind of prizeishness.