Sunday, October 25, 2015

2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge 4/7

This was a fun one! Got out for a couple hours to bang around on my mountain bike. Riding on actual trails even!

A fun 20 mile ride, out my back door, and onto some great dirt. After that, dropped by Stell's coffee on the way home (mile 18) and picked up a Macchiato. And in the process learned that a Gibraltar is a Macchiato with a little more milk. Between that and a Cappuccino. Must get next time!

Starting here:

Oakmont Park

And ending up here:

No room to complain there!

1. Stell Coffee & Tea
2. 10/25/15
3. Macchiato
4. 20 mile round trip, with caffeine factory at mile 18.
5. Better look at the specifics of it:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge 3/7

Combining CicLAvia with Coffeeneuring, what could be better?

Pics from the day, showing a good time had by all:

By three in the afternoon, starting to get a bit tired after all those miles. And what should we find at Grand Central Market? G&B coffee purveyors! Small, unassuming stand, but some great coffee. Located at the west end of the market, right off the Hill St. entrance.

Coffeeneuring 3/8 #grandcentralmarket

The barista at G&B was really kind and accommodating, filling up five ice waters for us when I asked for the direction of a fountain. Have to recommend!

Ended up covering about 13 miles over four and a half hours, ate sliders, Thrifty ice cream, great coffee, finishing the day at In N Out. Success!!!

1. G&B Coffee
2. 10/18/15
3. Macchiato
4. 12 whole miles over 4.5 hours!
5. Better look at the specifics of it:

Thanks L.A., it was a great day!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge 2/7

Twenty three miles for some coffee!

Dirty mountain bike ride over the hills and through the woods.

Crafton Trail Summit

Ended up back in Redlands and went to Augie's Coffee. One of the most delicious macchiatos I have ever had!

Drank it down the alley at the Bike BBQ, where fun is always to be found!
A photo posted by @bikebbq on

So, to get the details in one place...

1. Went to Augie's Coffee, 
2. Oct 10, 2015 
3. Best macchiato ever! 
4. Augie's is about a mile from my house, and a lot of local rides start there. I instead ended there after riding the back way through Mentone and up the backside of Crafton Hills. 
5. 23 mile total there and back again.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge 1/7

Something always got in the way previous years, but I have high expectations for this year! Week number one involved a 20 mile RT ride up to Yucaipa to the White Rabbit for some Kona blend. Yummy stuff!
Ended up being too much to drink in the middle of a ride, and had to toss half of it though :-( Better stick to espressos from now on! 2015-10-03_03-47-21

The details:
  1. White Rabbit Coffee, Yucaipa
  2. 10/3/15
  3. Kona blend coffee
  4. About 12 miles to get here. Steady climb up. Decently bike friendly. No actual racks, but plenty of railing to lean against.
  5. Stats: