Nolan and I wrapped up our coffeeneuring adventures a couple of weeks ago but I neglected to write it up. On November 6, we did our 7th coffeeneuring. We had gone to Clemyjontri playground on the tandem, as we often do. On the way back, we had lunch and drinks at Chesapeake Bagel Bakery in McLean. I had a drip coffee, which was fine. Nolan had chocolate milk. We ate ham sandwiches. Bike-friendliness? Same as most other McLean locations, maybe a little less friendly as I had to park the tandem a couple doors down. Nolan had a Keen Sports class at Kilmer Middle School, so we had to hurry. I dropped him off, rode the tandem solo to Café Amouri, where I got a good cup of coffee (ginger spiced latte), and then picked Nolan up and rode home. Had to fix a flat, first we’ve had on the road that I recall. Total distance with Nolan was about 14 miles.
On November 19, for coffeeneuring #8, we rode to Bentley’s Family Restaurant on Route 50 for breakfast. I had drip coffee and bacon and eggs; Nolan had chocolate milk, Belgian waffle, and bacon. This is a great place for breakfast. Easy to access by bike (maybe one mile from the W&OD by side roads), and easy bike parking. We’ve been there twice since in fact. Nolan’s a happy kid. His new wool jersey is rather long, and his old wool trainer is getting too small!
After the restaurant, we rode to Bikenetic to purchase spare tubes, then to Clemyjontri, and then home. About 18 miles total.
That wraps up the official part of coffeeneuring, but then Nolan and I are always coffeeneuring.