2014 Coffeeneuring Challenge, Ride #3

20141018_Coffee-EmilysIt had been a while since I last led a club ride. Given my participation in the Coffeeneuring Challenge, I decided to lead a ride and add a stop for hot chocolate. I plotted a course that passed by two coffee-type shops. My club’s groups had ridden past Emily’s Donuts & Café many times. We normally stop at a convenience store down the road. I opted to make Emily’s a primary stop on October 18th. Six riders left Newport News Park and rode ten miles to Emily’s in Williamsburg. The six of us had no problem finding enough wall or glass to lean our bikes. The shop is very small, making it easy to keep an eye on the bikes outside. Only two of us opted to make a purchase. After a cup of hot chocolate and a single blueberry donut hole (imagine the look on the guy’s face when I asked for just ONE), three more riders joined us for the quick, ten-mile stretch to Yorktown via the Colonial Parkway. The Parkway was a little busier than expected. The cars gave us plenty of room on the three-lane road and we held a good pace along the gentle, rolling terrain. We stopped at another coffee place that I’ll reveal in a future entry. Our stop was brief. We then made our way back to Newport News Park for a total of 31 miles.

We rode a tame pace since a few of us have plans to ride a metric century the following day. The 100-kilometer ride should prove to be popular since it’s part of our group’s “Pub Series” rides. I may knock out another coffeeneuring ride beforehand. If I do, I’ll combine the reports into one entry.

No, Really, Just One…

Scott

About Scott

I grew up near Houston, TX and joined the U. S. Coast Guard in 1986. I am trained on electronics and taught myself the basics about automotive systems and to perform some of my own maintenance (cars and bicycles). I became involved with Amateur Radio and computers in 1995. The explosion of technology has made my job and several of my hobbies quite interesting. I retired from the Coast Guard in 2016 and continue to work in the the electronics systems engineering field. My hobbies include Volkswagens, bicycling, electronics, amateur radio, web management, and reptiles. Visit my websites to learn more.
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One Response to 2014 Coffeeneuring Challenge, Ride #3

  1. Pingback: Unplanned Coffeeneuring Ride (#5) | Captain Overpacker

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