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!
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.
Distance for the day: 16.2 miles