Sunday, November 15, 2015

Coffeeneuring Ride #7, Gulu-Gulu Cafe, Mission Complete

Coffeenurring Ride 7, Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Seven weeks, seven rides, seven coffee shops! Today I wrapped up the Coffeeneuring Challenge with a pre-game ride to Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem. I had a longer ride planned for the afternoon, as Chip's FINAL football game -- a Championship game for the NECYFL title -- was local. But at the last minute I realized I left my road bike at the B&S Fitness Facilities after P2 last week! Ugh. Change of plans -- I took the mountain bike to Salem instead, no problem, just a shorter and slower ride.

It was busy at the Gulu-Gulu. I drank part of my coffee inside and then headed out to a cafe table where it was a little quieter before continuing on to Chip's game. The coffee at Gulu-Gulu was decent, though not as good as it could have been. (And sadly, Chip's game was a crushing loss for the Blue.) Just a bummer afternoon.

Coffee rankings during the challenge, from best to least favorite:
1. Atomic Cafe, Marblehead, BEST COFFEE
2. Jaho Coffee and Tea, Salem
3. Gulu-Gulu Cafe, Salem
4. Shubie's Marketplace, Marblehead, NICEST STAFF.
5. Ohlin's Bakery, Watertown
6. Russell Orchards, Ipswich, BEST CIDER, BEST RIDE.
7. The Driftwood, Marblehead

And that wraps up the Coffeeneuring Challenge 2015!

Window reflection outside Gulu-Gulu Cafe