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Old 09-08-05, 07:30 PM
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Starbucks and cycling

I'm just wondering...do any of you stop for morning coffee on your bike? This is a habit I had when I rode in my car and now I'm just wondering if there is a way I can still stop for coffee? I'm not gifted enough to drive one handed.
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Buy a non-handled travel mug to fit in your water bottle cage.
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I drink espressos. I can toss down 3 double espressos in less than 5 minutes before my ride and I'm good for the day in short order. It's roughly the equivalent amount of caffeine as 6 small coffees. I do it at home on my own machine though. You can get an espresso at *$, but it would be about the same as trying to get a steak at McDonalds. *$ is better suited for their overpriced double Venti Latte Foo-Foo Mocha Capiquinos or whatever they're calling them now.
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When u talk bikes and coffee this is what come to my mind

https://bicyclecoffeesystems.com/
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I like the cup holder that kinda looks like an oil filter wrench.
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Starbucks? Nah, not me. I like coffee.

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Originally Posted by New2Cycling
I'm just wondering...do any of you stop for morning coffee on your bike? This is a habit I had when I rode in my car and now I'm just wondering if there is a way I can still stop for coffee? I'm not gifted enough to drive one handed.
You need to move to Anchorage where there's a "drive-through" espresso stand on every corner. (I'm not kidding) Then get/make a handlebar-mounted cup holder, a travel mug, and sip your coffee out of a loooong stiff straw stuck through the sipping hole. Kind of like the triathalon drink systems.
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Old 09-08-05, 08:19 PM
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Well, not Starbucks, but I used to stop by a locally-owned coffee shop and have my small, stainless-steel thermos filled up.

Was still plenty hot when I arrived at work.

My current commute doesn't take me by a coffee shop, so I only really drink coffee on the weekends.

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Old 09-08-05, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dfw
I drink espressos. I can toss down 3 double espressos in less than 5 minutes before my ride and I'm good for the day in short order. It's roughly the equivalent amount of caffeine as 6 small coffees.
A double shot of espresso has between 40 and 60mg of caffeine.

A 12oz cup of brewed coffee has about 200 mg of caffeine.

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Old 09-08-05, 08:46 PM
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I love coffee. I usually take some in a water bottle for the ride. I make mine fairly strong. It's great in the winter.

However, since you mentioned it, there is a new coffee shop on my way to work. It looks like an Italian theme. I should stop and check it out!
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Old 09-08-05, 10:12 PM
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Speaking as a reforming Starbucks (or as I call it, Fourbucks) addict, my intake of caffeine has dropped dramatically since I began commuting via bike. The ride in to work wakes me up plenty, and I have more energy throughout the day as a result. I might have my first cup in the late afternoon if I have one at all. I've also found that I crave healthier foods and am eating much less junk food. This biking stuff really does wonders!
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Old 09-08-05, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dfw
I drink espressos. I can toss down 3 double espressos in less than 5 minutes before my ride and I'm good for the day in short order. It's roughly the equivalent amount of caffeine as 6 small coffees. I do it at home on my own machine though. You can get an espresso at *$, but it would be about the same as trying to get a steak at McDonalds. *$ is better suited for their overpriced double Venti Latte Foo-Foo Mocha Capiquinos or whatever they're calling them now.
Hmmm everyone thinks Espressos have more caffeine then Drip Coffee... but you'd be wrong...

You see... With Espresso, the water goes thru the Grounds way too fast to pick up as much as Drip Coffee Makers.
The water in Drip Coffee has more contact time with the Coffee grounds. Hence more caffeine.
I found this out long time ago... I was in the Espresso trap also... Sure it's strong, but it is Weaker...

Believe it....or Not

up to you...
 
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Espresso has a comparable amount of caffeine as an 8 oz cup (that is still the official imperial definition, yes?) of coffee. Ask the Google if you don't believe me.

But no, I find that drinking coffee makes me very thirsty. I'll have one in the morning after I get to work and then slosh water all day to make up for it.
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Old 09-09-05, 12:03 AM
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Okay, so I can't stand Starbucks coffee. However, I drink a lot of coffee and they make a good travel mug.

I couldn't find it anywhere on the American Starbucks site, but here's a link to the Australian Starbucks site I have seen these on the shelves at nearly all of the Dallas Starbucks, (my wife loves their Peppermint Mochas).

The best part of this mug is that it does not leak and it fits perfectly in my Planet Bike Cage


I brew up coffee and take it on every ride. I have water in one cage and coffee in the other. If you can drink from a water bottle while you ride, then you can probably take hits off the coffee mug.
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Old 09-09-05, 12:31 AM
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No way. My commute is a non-stop flight with no in-flight services.
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Soma makes a coffee mug with a handlebar mount for about $30.
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I love that Giant Peach iced tea they have though, goooood stuff!
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Originally Posted by Bart5657
When u talk bikes and coffee this is what come to my mind

https://bicyclecoffeesystems.com/
Thanks, Bart. That is one of the most unique websites I have seen. A site devoted to drinking coffee on a bicycle. What next?
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Here is a thermos that fits in a water bottle holder. (It's best to have a plastic water bottle holder for this stainless steel thermos to reduce scratches.) This thermos has a button latch with a spring lid. The result is the thermos can be opened and closed with one hand.

Here is a picture:



Here is the link to purchase:

https://www.cafemaison.com/thermos-ni...mw500-sbk.html
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Old 09-09-05, 04:54 AM
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I tell ya, honest to goodness, I look forward to winter if only for drinking hot beverages (liike coffee) while riding. I liked stopping at the stop-lights and taking a sip of that hot coffee while riding in the cold weather.

That really is a pleasure. It also makes me look forward to stop lights. Ironically, it seems that when I really look forward to a sip, all the lights will be green
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When I found myself waiting in line for 10-15 minutes to get a latte, I decided I had had enough of Starbucks. The one down the street from me is real busy. It's the hip place to be I guess. I didn't mind paying $3.50 for a latte, but waiting 10 minutes isn't my bag. Then I realized how much money I was spending there.

So, I got an espresso machine, a Rancilio Silvia. It rocks. You might think $400 or so is a lot to spend on a espresso machine or coffee maker, but it's a bargain compared to a trip down to Starbucks 3-4 days a week. Plus, no lines. Straight espresso, Americanos, lattes, hot chocolate. On demand.

Plus, I've found some damn good beans from home roasters like this guy. Not cheap, but it's a nice departure from the carbonized, overroasted Starbucks beans at the grocery store. Try the Code Brown there. It's what espresso should be.

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Originally Posted by gcasillo
When I found myself waiting in line for 10-15 minutes to get a latte, I decided I had had enough of Starbucks. The one down the street from me is real busy. It's the hip place to be I guess. I didn't mind paying $3.50 for a latte, but waiting 10 minutes isn't my bag. Then I realized how much money I was spending there.

So, I got an espresso machine, a Rancilio Silvia. It rocks. You might think $400 or so is a lot to spend on a espresso machine or coffee maker, but it's a bargain compared to a trip down to Starbucks 3-4 days a week. Plus, no lines. Straight espresso, Americanos, lattes, hot chocolate. On demand.

Plus, I've found some damn good beans from home roasters like this guy. Not cheap, but it's a nice departure from the carbonized, overroasted Starbucks beans at the grocery store. Try the Code Brown there. It's what espresso should be.

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My workplace installed a nice Miele machine in the office, so as long as I don't need to drink en route to work, I'm good to go.

[poor me]It's really hard to keep milk around for cappucinos though... [/poor me]
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Not a coffee drinker.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a guy riding one-handed because his other hand was holding a $tarbuck's cup.
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Not a coffee drinker either.

I saw one guy on the bike path who spilled his latte(?) all over the place. Guess he was trying to one-hand a Starbucks cup but it all ended up on the pavement. For some reason I just don't see drinking a very hot beverage and biking at the same time no matter what container it's in.
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