I chose a picnic bench between two hole’s (actually basket is the proper lingo) with the proper amount of shade and a safe distance from the fairway and errant throws.
An interesting thing happened. I have always added milk or half & half (or powdered milk when doing coffee outside) to my coffee but this time I chose to drink it black. It was in line with doing something I wouldn’t normally do and I was surprised how much I enjoyed the flavors! I wouldn’t categorize myself as a coffee enthusiast just yet more of an advanced novice but I’m enjoying the journey.
The disc golf action picked up adding to the coffee outside ambiance/experience.
Keeping the ramble going and packed I continued over the Devil’s Gate Reservoir and slipped down into Pasadena making a stop at Jones Coffee Roasters off Raymond St which has been on my list for a while now. I picked up a lb of their Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 a low acid roast.
Continuing to roam, I headed in a southern direction down to Heirloom Bakery & Cafe in South Pasadena and since I had no sense of time I missed the 11:30 am breakfast cut off! So no eggs, bacon and home fries. Instead I settled for a Broccoli, cheese & bacon quiche with a dark roast cup of coffee black!
I think one of the best aspects of the Coffeeneuring Challenge along with getting out on your bike are the amazing experiences that unfold for you. Case in point, I met a trio of wonderful soul’s Cindy, Danny and his wife Gloria while at Heirloom. The intro happened with a compliment of ol’ Willy which segued into a robust and inspired conversation.
The roaming had to end, I made the climb back to my auto and beelined it home to help the Mrs. with household choires.
Strava route is here
Stats: For A Rambling Coffeeneuring Challenge Ride 3:
- Distance ridden: 25 miles.
- Elevation 1516′
- Temp range: 86ºF to 76ºF
- My bike ridden: ’03 Rivendell Atlantis (Aka Ol’ Willy)
- Coffee: Trystero’s Lot 49 Guatemaula/Rwanda/Java. (ground coarse)
- Coffee Method: Pour Over.
- Coffee Equipment: Snow Peak Giga Power Stove (auto), Trek 1400 Cookpot, Titanium 600/ 20 oz Dbl walled mug, Helix Coffee Dripper with Melita #2 Natural filters and Porlex Stainless Steel hand grinder (Japan).
- Date: Friday October 23rd 2015.
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