Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 23, 2016

Landa wins Trentino overall, Kangert doubles stage wins Zoidl takes stage and overall lead on queen stage in Croatia; Joe Martin Stage Race kicks off with uphill TT; Meet Logan Owen, U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner; Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Tensions with Sanquer at Cofidis; Velon team up with FACE Partnership; Braf Huff: How I won the US criterium national championship; Bike path collapses above beach in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two; Safety notice for Cannondale Slate tubeless wheels; Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride; Video: Liege-Bastogne-Liege preview; Video: Teams recon Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride

by VeloClub

Coffee and cycling, cycling and coffee. It’s a beautiful, long-standing pairing and the coffee culture among cyclists is bigger than ever before. The coffee shop ride is an integral part of a cyclist’s routine, and cyclists who travel are rarely seen without carrying an aeropress and their own favourite local coffee beans. Meanwhile there is no shortage of coffee shops that are welcoming to the clicking and clacking of cleats or the less-than-appealing sweaty appearances of post-ride cyclists.

Those who do not appreciate coffee may dismiss the coffee culture as snobbery or even dependency (caffeine being one of the few legal stimulants in bike racing), but the coffee gathering is so much more. It’s precious bonding time with friends, fuel for the day ahead and support for local businesses. It’s a simple joy that we all revel in.

Now, a growing trend among urban cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts is bringing the coffee gathering outside and during the week. “Coffee Outside” takes the morning cup of joe routine and adds in the elements of adventure, community and even some zen. Instead of rushing out the door with a thermos or some money for an office coffee run, Coffee Outside brings people together over a relaxing cup of coffee while enjoying the parks and riverbanks your city has to over.

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