Coffeeneuring Challenge 2020 #7: Cartel Coffee Lab and Bike Cellar via Papago Park
- Ride #7
- Date: 2020-11-23
- Distance: 23.57 miles – Strava
- Drink: Iced Americano
- Location: Cartel Coffee Lab, Papago Park, Bicycle Cellar
Down to the last day of the challenge, I just needed to ride my bike somewhere to get coffee that I hadn’t already been to. I also needed a new stem for my bike. Good thing Cartel Coffee is right by my favorite bike shop The Bicycle Cellar in Tempe!
I took University all the way down to grab coffee and make my Bicycle Cellar appointment on time. They are an awesome shop that does super safe socially distant appointments. I texted them that I needed a shorter stem and they texted me back right away that they had one in stock and I could make an appointment to stop by.
On the way back I went through Papago and hit some climbs that I had to hike-a-bike to get up! I also came across a part of Papago I didn’t know existed which some small dirt jumps. There’s no way I was touching any of those so I did some downhill hike-a-bike also and walked my bike down and rode over to the nice flat canal.
An 80 degree day in November meant it was still iced coffee weather. I went with a small Iced Americano (since it was already the afternoon and I didn’t want that much caffeine) and chugged it. It was just too good to savor it.
One Good Thing
New bike stem! I’m getting more comfortable with how this bike feels, and I could tell I was reaching a little far with the Moloko Bars. So I went down from a 90mm to 60mm stem and it feels much better. And props to the Bicycle Cellar for confirming that the fit looked better with the new stem.