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Old 12-27-11, 11:03 AM   #1
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SS & FG riders connection with coffee shops.

What is the connection between bike riders and local coffee shops? I've been watching alot of mission workshop videos and other bike related videos and there has always been some reference to coffee shops.
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Old 12-27-11, 11:13 AM   #2
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those aren't coffee shops, those are espresso bars in high end boutique cycling stores. look up prestige amsterdam, bicycle store paris, etc... they all have their own espresso bar.

that or you're talking about the paris one where the dude goes to a coffee shop to browse velospace. i think that was just to show that he had the ideal trust fund existence. whatever.
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Okay, so what is the connection between espresso drinkers and cycling stores?
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I don't think there is a connection between bikes and coffee shops specifically. Millions of people who are not particularly connected with bicycle culture (if there is such a thing) frequent coffee shops on a regular basis. I prefer to brew my chock full o' nuts at home for a fraction of the price (and subsequently a fraction of the social interaction associated with those shops).
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Old 12-27-11, 11:36 AM   #5
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Because it takes more energy to ride a FG.
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because they haven't progressed to caffeine pills like i have.
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There is a stronger connection between suburban moms in SUVs and Chick Fil A. Basically because it's fast food (that they don't have to cook) that they don't feel guilty about feeding their children.

Everybody likes coffee, not just cyclists. It's a part of the daily routine of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world.

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Sure I understand the love of coffee. Here in Boston, we have like 5 Dunkin Donuts on every single street.

But to me, the "urban" cyclist likes to go to local coffee shops and drink espresso and espresso based drinks. I feel like the if you are a "bike snob" you are also a "coffee snob".
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Hipsters like coffee shops. Hipsters ride fixed gear bikes. It's really that simple.
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What! 50% of Americans at 3-4 cups a day?

I am guilty of soda for breakfast.
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I have the simple answer: coffee tastes good. Craft beer is the same way. Tons of craft beer in the cycling world. Half-Acre, Dogfish Head, Fat Tire (used to be craft...), Three Floyd's, Stone... They, among many others, all have teams and sponsor events.
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So your saying that beik sonbs ride tarck bikes to coffee sohps?
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I've been a coffee addict through every adult phase of my life and only the last not even full year have I been a cyclist.. so a big +1 to Carleton's post.
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It is just a simple observation I had when I walked by a local coffee shop, a lot of bikes out front. Starbucks which has a more cafe sitting area, rarely do I see any bikes out front.
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It is just a simple observation I had when I walked by a local coffee shop, a lot of bikes out front. Starbucks which has a more cafe sitting area, rarely do I see any bikes out front.
heheheh you sure they weren't hipsters?
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So what your actually saying is that coffee shops are good places to go look at bikes.
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face-****ing-palm. lots of people ride bikes. lots of people also, coincidentally, drink coffee. just so happens that you stumbled upon people that fall into both categories. (i'm really trying to cover up the giant fg conspiracy to throw coffee beans into the atmosphere and black out the planet. then they'll have to buy our glow in the dark aerospokes and we'll rule the world.)
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face-****ing-palm. lots of people ride bikes. lots of people also, coincidentally, drink coffee. just so happens that you stumbled upon people that fall into both categories. (i'm really trying to cover up the giant fg conspiracy to throw coffee beans into the atmosphere and black out the planet. then they'll have to buy our glow in the dark aerospokes and we'll rule the world.)
(dood your not supposed to say that.. even in the thought bubbles, they might catch on!)
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I've noticed a lot of smokers at bars latly.
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I've noticed I don't find other smokers that ride...
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I understand this, but to me there seems to be some underlining connection. I never see anyone's bike at dunkin donuts or starbucks...and they are the very popular coffee standard around here. Every time I walk by a local coffee shop there is always bikes out front, and a lot people inside with bike gear. That was one simple observation.

Then I was just looking at some videos online today of mission workshop and alot of their videos...have coffee shops or these espresso bars. Then I was watching a video on a TiGr lock, and introduction video, it says " lock up your bike and visit your favorite coffee shop and not have to worry".

Sure coffee is very popular, but when I watch a video on someone riding a scooter or show casing cool new shoes, never do I see them chilling at a coffee shop or heading towards one. I see no connection between a cyclist and franchise coffee places, but I do see one between a cyclist and a local coffee shop. Maybe it was a coincidence I stumbled upon a bunch of different videos that both had bikes and coffee, why haven't I stumble upon any videos of bikes and chocolate?


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I understand this, but to me there seems to be some underlining connection. I never see anyone's bike at dunkin donuts or starbucks...and they are the very popular coffee standard around here. Every time I walk by a local coffee shop there is always bikes out front, and a lot people inside with bike gear. That was one simple observation.

Then I was just looking at some videos online today of mission workshop and alot of their videos...have coffee shops or these espresso bars. Then I was watching a video on a TiGr lock, and introduction video, it says " lock up your bike and visit your favorite coffee shop and not have to worry".

Sure coffee is very popular, but when I watch a video on someone riding a scooter or show casing cool new shoes, never do I see them chilling at a coffee shop or heading towards one. I see no connection between a cyclist and franchise coffee places, but I do see one between a cyclist and a local coffee shop. Maybe it was a coincidence I stumbled upon a bunch of different videos that both had bikes and coffee, why haven't I stumble upon any videos of bikes and chocolate?
I guess us cyclists on this site are too cool for that and build bikes for bar crawling instead... although you got me thinking it would make sense they'd be going to the local shops, probably more tolerant of gear/locking up out front I'd think and friendlier too boot.
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