Monday, November 21, 2022

Coffeeneuring 2022 Control Card

Ride Number: 1
Date: 10/15/22
Mileage (total): 8
Location Name: Breeds Pond, Lynn Woods Reservation
Address: Pennybrook Road, Lynn, Massachusetts
Drink: Iced coffee with oat milk (and zucchini bread)
Bike: Kona Kahuna MTB
Ride note: Gorgeous spots of foliage but mostly piney green. Breeds Pond is gone, decimated by this summer's drought. The whole pond. Gone.

Ride Number: 2
Date: 10/23/22
Mileage (total): 15
Location Name: Zestfriendz
Address: Humphrey Street, Swampscott
Drink: English breakfast tea (and lemon polenta shortbread)
Bike: Trek Domane
Ride note: Took my coffee to go and headed to the pier. It was a gray, sometimes misty afternoon.

Ride Number: 3
Date: 10/29/22 
Mileage (total): 18
Location Name: Mookie's at Mugford Cafe
Address: Washington Street, Marblehead
Drink: Chai tea latte (and avocado toast)
Bike: Trek Domane
Ride Note: Pretty ride around Marblehead, the leaves are already past peak. Headed downtown and stopped in at Marblehead Mercantile and also caught a glimpse of Tom Saltsman's Halloween installation, Meretseger, in progress. 

Ride Number: 4
Date: 11/2/22
Mileage (total): 20
Location Name: Zumi's Cafe
Address: Main Street, Topsfield
Drink: Iced latte (and chocolate chip cookie)
Bike: Kona Kahuna MTB
Ride note: Foliage is still looking lovely. The trail was really quiet. Riding midweek was perfect! 

Ride Number: 5
Date: 11/7/22
Mileage (total): 16
Location Name: Wolf Next Door
Address: Derby Street, Salem
Drink: Iced latte (and coffee cake muffin by AJ King Bakery)
Bike: Trek Domane
Ride note: 75 degrees in November! Nice to ride around Salem without the October crush of tourists.

Ride Number: 6
Date: 11/18/22
Mileage (total): 6
Location Name: Panera Bakery
Address: Vinnin Square, Swampscott
Drink: Hot chocolate (and a sugar cookie).
Bike: Trek Domane
Ride note: Cold! Wind! Rain! Changed my plans mid-ride and headed to Panera Bakery, cutting through the Forest River Conservation Area on the way. Was shocked to see the graffiti vandalism in the preserve

Ride Number: 7
Date: 11/20/22
Mileage (total): 16
Location Name: Front Street Coffeehouse
Address: 20 Front St, Salem
Drink: Coconut Maple Latte (and old fashioned donut)
Bike: Trek Domane
Ride note: Cold but sunny for my last coffeeneuring ride for 2022. (Took it down to the wire this year!) Rode through a very quiet November Salem -- vastly different from October Salem! Stopped into Front Street Coffeehouse and enjoyed a latte at leisure. Perfect wrap up ride for this fall's Coffeeneuring Challenge!  

Final Stats
Total Rides: 7
Total Mileage: 90
The Bikes: 1. Kona Kahuna MTB. 2. Trek Domane
Most Common Beverage: Iced Latte
Total Years Completed: 8 (of 10 attempts)

(Thank you, Mary G. (and intern!), at for this annual social coffee ride challenge. xoxo)