Coffeeneuring Challenge

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.

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2 thoughts on “Coffeeneuring Challenge”

  1. The “pondero rule” might actually make the event practical for me. Best wishes for the Coffeeneuring Challenge. I’m looking forward to your reports.

  2. Me too! I did the mapping, and almost every cafe in Santa Rosa is less than two miles from me. If I gang it up with another errand, it could work. Or lie.

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