Saturday, October 31, 2015

Coffeeneuring Ride Week 5 - 31 Oct 2015

Coffeeneuring Week 5 The weather finally changed from "good" to "awful" this morning for the ride this week. The effect was to dramatically reduce the number of riders this week (from about 11 to 2)! Thanks to Wendy for joining as otherwise this would have become a solo ride.  We shortened the planned 30 mile / 1800 feet ride route to about 10 miles and negligible elevation although we still had heavy rain and big winds during the ride! [We are also filing for Rule #9 Style Points]. Double espressos hit the spot today. Stayed on the Sammamish River Trail to avoid cars, slippery downhills, etc. - we did notice that the few trail users out and about in this muck were a) very dedicated to their activity (running, biking, dog walking, etc); and, b) generally pretty cheerful to be out and about in this stuff. We went to the Starbucks at 15738 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA. 

1. where you went, 

2. the date you went there:  Oct 31, 2015
3.  what you drank - Double Espresso
4. a detail or two about your coffeeneuring ride, including your assessment of the “bike friendliness” of the location:  Steady rain all ride with big winds!  Good day to throttle back on the distance and difficulty given the tough conditions
5. total mileage.   10 miles

Ready for a Rain Ride

 Weather is pretty grim - lots of rain and high winds

Wendy and moi getting ready to ride!

Wendy with her espresso  - nice fairy in the background!

Al with his espresso

It sure is dark this morning!

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