Why do I coffeeneur? To keep the wheels turning, the mind stimulated (all the planning requires mental enterprise!), and to enjoy my surroundings. I started the challenge two years ago, visiting as many new coffee shops as I could, which has morphed into a more difficult but satisfying third year, brewing coffee or tea at scenic Lake Champlain vistas.
|En route to the Earth Clock, I ride under the golden colored Linden trees. From a distance, |
the tree shape reminds me of gumdrops.
I live in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, situated on seven miles of Lake Champlain shoreline. The Coffeenering Challenge occurs during the height of autumn foliage. It's a perfect opportunity to experience three of my favorite things: riding along the shoreline, admiring the changing colors, and using the camp stove - an exciting mini bike adventure during my favorite time of year!
|Coffeneuring roadblock: costumed revelers boarding a Halloween train.|
|A 40-hour filming venture was in progress and I was momentarily asked to step aside.|
And so I brewed my English tea and watched the world go by.
These stones have a commanding yet soothing presence which has as much to do with location as with the shape and placement of stones.
Solstice celebrations take place here and someday I would like to attend.
Date: Saturday, October 31.
Drink: Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold tea
Observation, Bike Friendliness: It's a contemplative spot to enjoy the lake amidst beautiful granite stones. By far, this has been my favorite Coffee Shop Without Walls experience.
Total Miles: 8