Sunday, October 18, 2015

Garage Sale Coffeeneuring Ride

This morning a club at the high school I teach at was having a garage sale.  I promised my students that I would stop by and visit them on my bike and that I would bring Tsuki.  Since Kapua hasn't made it out on any of my coffeeneuring trips, I went to the garage to pack her up and found her back tire VERY flat.  I didn't have the time to fix the flat this morning so I took the Volvpe, again.  Tsuki LOVED the girls at the garage sale.  She ended up with a new toy that they threw for her, and many of the wanted to take her home.  You can see some her tweets if you follow her on twitter @dogonbike

After eating some cookies they were selling at the bake sale table of the garage sale, I headed over to Kingdom Coffee & Cycle for a hot cup of coffee, because this morning the temps were in the 40's and standing around got me pretty chilled.  Tsuki waited patiently for me outside, protecting the Volpe and even let this guy talk to her.  It helped that she could see me.  I know that we completely blocked the sidewalk, but since there was little to no foot traffic this morning, there were no complaints.  The coffee was perfect, warm and frothy, and since I didn't want Tsuki to wait too long for me to drink it, I poured the rest in thermos and we headed out to find some geocaches.  
There were a couple of geocaches downtown, near Kingdom Coffee & Cycle but they had several DNF's (Did Not Find) so after a quick attempt, we moved on.  We finally found Red Robin (GC4NW3K) back by the garage sale and I was able to drop a trackable coin off in the cache for someone else to find, and we headed home.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Coffeeneuring to Keen Bean @ the Farmers Market

Tsuki is ready to head out for a bike ride and some geocaching, although Kapua stayed home and the Volpi got to go with this time.  Juana meet us at a local park and we headed out around dawn.  It was a chilly 45 degrees and we were bundled up well and road several miles before stopping for our first geocache, Lock & Load (GC4C2MK).  This was Juana's first time geocaching, it is was a GREAT one!  The description stated that you needed to bring your own water bottle, and luckily we had some on our bikes because I didn't read the description before leaving the house.  But when I ride with Tsuki, I alway make sure I have enough water for her and myself, so we had plenty.
Juana signing Some Where Out There 1
                                  After leaving Locked & Loaded, we headed to the trail and looked for Some Where Out There 3, 2 and 1 but were only successful finding Some Where Out There 1(GLK508RN).  Unfortunately we got quite a few stickers on us trying to find the first on one the trail.  
Once we arrived at the market we looked around at some great food options and finally decided on getting some cinnamon rolls from some venders and coffee at Keen Bean's Truck.  Tsuki seemed very interested in my coffee this morning, but she doesn't get any.  Not a drink for doggies!  But I did let her lick the icing off the cinnamon roll container.  
Tsuki was model-ing her newly modified collar that has a patch that says Follow me on Twitter @dogonbike and there were a lot of people asking about it.  Most of these photos made it onto Twitter while we were at the Farmer's Market, but we still only have a few people following us. Maybe the patch will increase her following.  

After we finished our rolls we walked around and bought some produce, tasted some freshly roasted chestnuts and found out that whoever said the buckeyes were chestnuts didn't know what they were talking about.  We also discovered that Tsuki really likes chestnuts and the couple selling them gave her a couple of cold ones so I would have extra to give her later.                                                                                                     We went down into a green space near the market and found another nice geocache Hidey Holey Shoney (GS2NXM4) before riding back to Juana's house.  As I was back on Southcreek where I rode last weekend looking for geo-caches, I saw a couple of ladies looking for a geocache that I had been unable to find.  I stopped and helped them and together we found the cache, to bring the day's total up to 4 finds!  
I am enjoying this geocaching theme within my Tsuki blogging theme, and am enjoying the company of friends as well. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Coffeeneuring Challenge Begins Again!

The first weekend of October and a new coffeeneuring challenge has begun:  This year they are suggesting a theme within a theme and so I decided to include geocaching as my theme, while still keeping Tsuki with me from my last year's theme.  Even though I have a new bike, I want to try to ride Kapua for these rides, but unfortunately this morning she had too much in the garage blocking her from my sight.

So I headed out on the trail near my house to look for some geocaches.  I took Tsuki and my coffee along because I knew that geocaching may end up using a lot of my extra time.  I didn't spend too much time with on the first few geocaches, but was able to easily find Battleship #8 (GC61AT2) and moved on to the next one, Roadside cache (GLK3M98Y).
We stopped and enjoyed the rest of my morning joe at the nearest park, which is just over 3 miles from my house.  I guess I can't say "we", since Tsuki only got water.  It was a beautiful morning that started in the 40's and warmed up into the 60's.  I took Tsuki home and then met some friends to ride some more on the trails. Total miles for the day: 56.7 miles!