After taking Sunday off (to take care of the yard and the garage), Monday presented a good opportunity to get the week off to a high-mileage start. The commute is typically a 9-10 mile affair, but I decided that with the past two months setting record highs in mileage for the year, that I may as well keep building on it. (more…)
Had to come into work this morning for some maintenance, so thought it would be a good idea to wrap the weekend commute into a longer ride. The weather was wonderful at 6:00 a.m. – no wind, 62° F and no traffic. I took off at a good clip, heading downtown for some coffee. (more…)
Coffee and bikes go together like Spock and Saavik during Pon Farr.
We visited the Orbea Taipei Flagship Shop today. They have lots of really cool bikes from Orbea, Bianchi, Argon, Cannondale, Dahon, and Pacific Cycles. They also have an espresso machine — the old school kind where you grind the beans, tamp the grinds into the portafilter, then pull coffee into the cup.
If you happen to schmooze the manager and buy a couple of Catlike helmets, the store manager himself might pull the shots himself.
The coffee is served in cute Assos cups.
As you drink the coffee down, you’re encouraged to have a good ride!