So these days when I refer to a 'Cafe Ride' I'm really talking about a different ride perspective and purpose, one intent on texture, esthetic & the splendid luxury of memorable experience that everyone desires in their life. There's a unique classroom and elegance that forms when a group of people share the roads together exploring planet earth on bicycle machines. 'Cafe Rides' are about such things.
Riding bikes just to train and training just to ultimately race have their perks and yeah I still love to compete; put on the war paint, lock-n-load and all that stuff, but there is a whole lot more out there too. And the 'Cafe Rides' by my definition are a gateway to these things. It's rolling just to roll and letting it happen out there in a healthy, connected and social way.
Cafe rides are now a staple in my cycling/racing lifestyle and I'll keep doing them. It's cool too to see that without any effort great people actually want to join me...as I write about the rides/journey's etc & as more people just hear about what we're doing they seem to want to be a part of it.
|Brad, me, Charlie Pearch, Pres Rapha Cycling Club, London, UK & Charlie's friend Sean (?)|
I hope to do Levi's Grand Fundo ride in late September, think it's in San Francisco? Some of the Rapha Pro guys are doing it, as is Charlie and there's a chance I may be able go. I almost forgot to mention that Charlie also gave me a rockin Rapha Condor Team Jersey which I still can't believe.
Peace and roll strong!
|Kel's first ride since shattering his collarbone in July|
|The Barrington Cafe. Seaport, Boston Harbor. High end, business sheik & great coffee|
|Lunch in Harvard Square|
|Last stop, Studio Cafe in Lexington. Sam Adams was there.|