Monday, October 15, 2012

Coffeeneuring #2

Building on the success of last week's inaugural coffeeneuring outing, I once again attempted to rope in riders  via the ORRando Facebook page.    As the weather was looking to be somewhat iffy, I scanned my list of  coffee-shops-I-want-to-visit and settled on Edge Good Coffee in Beaverton.   Centrally located, it seemed like a close-in enough location to attract riders even if the weather turned poor.  The suggestion generated some interest on the Facebook page, so I had high hopes for the day.

My partner, Jeff and I set out from home ~9:25 and covered the 7 miles to Edge at a leisurely pace, arriving just at the 10am meet-up time.  Rolling up, I spotted a tall upright Rivendell, and was surprised to see Michael W sitting outside next to it, enjoying a hot beverage.  I'm not sure I've ever seen Michael on anything other than a recumbent, so it took me a moment to mentally link the two.

Michael's giant Atlantis and my teeny tiny Sweetpea.
Michael enjoying his coffee and flying the ORRando colors.

We headed inside to order drinks and a snack, strategically draping helmets and clothing on a grouping of chairs to stake out our territory.   Soon enough Bill turned up, as did Jeff A, Lynne and shortly thereafter, her husband Fitz.  

Jeff A and Fitz.

Jeff awaiting coffee goodness.

More dragging of chairs ensued so that we could all fit around the coffee table.  Bill commented that seven attendees set a new record for his coffeeneuring outings.  Sweet!

The assemblage.  Photo by Bill A.

While the latte art may have been lacking - er, non-existent - the conversation and great company certainly wasn't!   We whiled away more than two hours gabbing about bikes, route design ideas for next year, and more.

Food porn

Distance for the day: 16.2 miles