Saturday, May 9, 2009

Diedrich Ride

The road bike is all sparkly clean thanks to my friend Mike. Steven and my Dad were planning a ride that involved coffee, so of course I was on board.

Diedrich coffee is my all-time favorite California coffee. A couple of years ago they shut down almost all the coffee houses, or turned them in Starbucks. I was beyond sad. Then last year I discovered a taco shop / cafe that serves Diedrich's. And even better - it is on a bike route!

The cafe is 30 miles from my home, and I hardly ever drive that direction, so stopping to get coffee beans is a bit out of the way. Thankfully my Fat Cyclist jersey has big pockets. 

If you look closely you can see Steven in the background texting like a 13-year-old-girl! If there were speed texting competitions he would take me down in a flash!

This was my view for most of the ride. 
Although it didn't look quite so blurry through my eyes.

"May gray" came back to Southern California this week. It will lead to "June gloom". I actually kind of enjoy it for the first month, but by June I usually get tired of the gloomy, foggy weather. Happy riding!

11 comments:

D said...

We FINALLY have some sun up here! I'm sure it won't last long though. And it's still cool enough for me to go out in sweats. Boourns.

FLATOUT JIM said...

Amazing how a bag of beans, or a Tim Hortons Chicken Sandwich fits nicely in a back pocket.

rocketpants said...

Looks like a great ride! Fortunately the 'gloom' goes away by the afternoon. :-)

Teresa said...

Love coffee rides....makes the ride so much more enjoyable!! Love the jersey too!

Seattle got your sun today ;)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

This post is like a trifecta for me...cycling, coffee and Fatty! Love it.

solarpowered said...

Looks like a good day :) Love the pics!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Yep - that scenery looks familiar :) (biking, that is). Ooohhh - a coffee shop! You'll have to give me directions... next time I bike out in that direction, I'll know where to stop!

Running and living said...

It's amazing that you just pick up and go for a ..60 mile bike ride. Wow! And Steven texting...And your dad riding along...
Ana-Maria

Beth said...

What a fun ride with your husband and dad! And coffee!

I'm so slow at texting. Not even funny. I think it's because I try to type out every word with proper punctuation. I need to learn the texting language. :)

Hope your day is great!

jameson said...

what taco shop/cafe?

ADC said...

Coffee??? Someone mentioned coffee?