Friday, April 13, 2012

#30DaysofBiking: Day 13

Happy Friday the 13th! I managed (for once) to get up early and ride downtown to take part in #FridayCoffeeClub at M.E. Swings Coffee Co. This is a bike meet-up that's been going on for awhile, but I've never attended before because it's super early in the morning for me.

I actually had a dream that I woke up, got dressed and rode down to the coffee shop. I was a little aggrieved when I really did wake up and discovered that I was still in my bed. I was even more put-out when I saw the temperature reading of 45. Brrr.

Still, I got dressed and headed out. It was pretty early so the morning rush hour hadn't really gotten into gear yet. I took the 15th St cycle track to the White House and then swung over to the coffee shop. Very uneventful. Not even a single rude honk.

There was only one bike out front, so I knew I was early. It was a whopper of a bike though-with huge Surly balloon tires. It caught the attention of everyone passing by (ssshhh don't tell Betty but I think she was jealous). It belonged to someone I follow on twitter, so it was cool to meet them in the flesh.

I went inside and ordered myself a double americano and a muffin. Sure enough, more bikes appeared outside and folks trickled in. It was nice to see some familiar faces, meet some new ones & to put twitter names to real people.

M.E. Swings

Lot of bikes & people riding them!

Even the Zombies made an appearance. I think this Zombie was a little jealous that Bert had two arms.

It was a lot of fun and I look forward to attending again. I think I can get up early at least once a week ;-)

Miles: 4.6
Number of awesome people met: all of them
Number of hours to come down from caffeine high: 4


  1. Great seeing you there! For me it's one of the only reasons I'll wake that early - fantastic people!

  2. What time is the coffee meet-up? I'd like to go sometime, although it might require some schedule shuffling.