Coffeeneuring 2017 – a new challenge

Chasing Mailboxes (terrific title) is a blog about cycling by a woman who lives in Washington DC. This is the seventh year that she’s run the coffeeneuring challenge. She sets a few things to achieve that involve bicycles and coffee (or equivalent) between the middle of October and the end of November. At the end you can get a cloth badge. This year involves:

  • Seven rides over six weeks
  • Seven different locations
  • Each ride should be 3.2 kms minimum (2 miles)
  • Each ride must involve a drink and a photo
  • Reuseable cups are encouraged.

My first ride was to the Dior exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Fabulous frocks and close enough for me to test ride my husband’s electric bike.

Where – Melbourne – inner city suburbs

Distance – round trip of 8 kilometres

Drink – tea

Cafe cup/my cup? – my own thermos cup

My second ride was to a bike shop that specialises in electric bikes. My husband’s bike needed a service. I was given a courtesy bike to ride away in. I needed a break from riding it pretty quickly, it was just completely the wrong fit for me. Neck and wrist pain ensued. I didn’t take a photo of the courtesy bike, but got one of my husband’s bike after I’d picked it up again.

Where – Carlton and Melbourne CBD

Distance – 10 kilometres

Drink – tea

Cafe cup/my cup? – my own thermos cup




About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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4 Responses to Coffeeneuring 2017 – a new challenge

  1. ajft says:

    Happy melbourne coffeeneuring! Looks like I’m not the only one down here


  2. Pingback: Coffeeneuring rides 3 & 4 | Bobbins, Bikes and Blades

  3. Pingback: Coffeeneuring rides 5 & 6 | Bobbins, Bikes and Blades

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