Two coffeeneuring rides in one weekend? I'm getting after it.
I did tone it back, though. A 20+ mile ride was a little too ambitious, and I was still shell-shocked from the last Brooklyn ride that resulted in multiple hours without a sandwich.
I set my sights on Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ate a sandwich BEFORE I left this time, and departed around Noon. It was partly cloudy in the high 50s, and kind of windy.
|7.8 miles to Blue Bottle Coffee|
|Blue Bottle Coffee. All kinds of bikes.|
The shop itself looks like it was a converted garage, so the front windows are nice and open so it's great for people-watching. The menu was simple and I decided on a cappuccino. Apparently the Coffee Gods are looking out for me, because when I was paying, I was offered an extra iced coffee for free. Winning.
|Cappuccino and Iced Coffee a la gratis|
The cappuccino and iced coffee were delicious. I swear that there might have been some chocolate in that iced coffee. Also, I did get a little warm riding to the shop, so the iced coffee was a welcome refreshment before my ride home.
Also, by ride home, I mean with a quick stop at Standings to watch the 1pm NFL games.
|Blue Bottle to Standings to Home - 8.7 miles|
I rode across town this time over to the Hudson River, because I am NOT falling into the Midtown trap again. The ride up the river today wasn't nearly as nice as yesterday. It was cloudy and windy, so much so that I couldn't really keep a good cadence against the headwind.
Sorry I didn't include as many bridge pictures today. (I'm not sorry...i just forgot.)
Ride 5: check.