Monday, October 9, 2023

Coffeeneuring 2023 is underway!

10h Anniversary EOD Ride

Two things to celebrate today! 

One, it's the tenth anniversary of the 2013 Undefeated EOD Ride, a charity ride for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. Wow! Ten years!? Hard to believe that was one of my last epic rides. I wore my Undefeated EOD  jersey today in honor of LCDR Kevin Childre -- one of the ride founders and a good man. I appreciate everything he did for me during my time in San Diego.

And Two,,, welltoday I kicks off my 7th season of bikes and coffee with the 2023 Coffeeneuring Challenge! There's something so ironic about being excited for a coffee ride challenge in 2023. LOL Ten years ago (tomorrow) I was riding 200 miles down the California Coast with members of the US Navy elite -- and today I'm content to just ride five miles or so for coffee.

It was a gorgeous day to be out on the road bike! I headed to a new place in town but realized I didn't have a bike lock on me, so circled back to Cafe Avellino which has outdoor seating, I ordered an an iced latte and three small Italian cookies, then sat outside where I enjoyed chatting with an elderly gentleman who lives nearby. He walks to the cafe everyday with his tiny, dog Sonny, so Sonny can get his daily meatball. (Adorable.)

Gorgeous day in town

Coffeeneuring Ride 1, Cafe Avellino