Well I got Coffeeneuring Ride #4 under my belt! For the last two weekends I’ve wanted to knock off two on each of my weekend days but as life is want to do, it conspired to allow for only one per week. As seems usual, at least in my life I’ll have to squeeze rides five through seven towards the end of the challenge and bring up the rear! Someone’s got to do it! It might as well be me.
On this ride I choose to ride the new to me 1984 Trek 660. I picked up this frame from another Coffeeneur and blogger some of you may be familiar with Pondero it just so happens he has a new build of his own check it out. Anyways, the frame hung out in the rafters of my garage for some two years. I acquired a Campy Veloce 10 speed group from my Brother with a set of Fulcrum Wheels, some other miscellaneous parts and Golden Saddle Cyclery built it up. I’ve been riding it all week and working out saddle height which I nailed!
I met old friend Randy who I used to ride with a few years ago when I rode strictly road bikes, so this was the perfect opportunity to reconnect. We met at the Sunland post office and I was pleasantly surprised to meet a new friend Eddie. The three of us rode out to the Hansen Dam Recreation area up and over the Dam and through Burbank with a stop at the San Marcos Coffee Roasters which I’ve always passed but never stopped in for a cuppa. Since someone else was making me a drink I choose to splurge and ordered a cappuccino. Man it was tasty!
We three did a little climbing up to Kenneth Road, Eddie peeled off at Sonora and Randy and I climbed back up Verdugo Road through Glendale and into La Crescenta. We made it back home to Sunland and off our bikes before 11am this was a good thing as the projected high was for 88ºf.
Looking forward to knocking out my last three rides. Stay tuned!
As always thanks for reading and keep the rubber side down
Strava route is here
Stats: Strickly a Skinny Tire Coffeeneuring Challenge Ride #4:
- Distance ridden: 34 miles.
- Elevation 1749′
- Temp range: Warm
- My bike ridden: 1984 Trek 660
- Coffee: San Marcos Coffee Roasters (Cappuccino)
- Date: Saturday October 31th 2015. Halloween!! My all time favorite holiday.
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