Basil, my Brompton bicycle, and I are in Northern Michigan. We rode from Traverse City to Suttons Bay (and back) to do our Coffeeneuring this weekend. (And tried out a new GPS tool, but more on that later.)
I had my latte at the aptly named 45th Parallel Cafe. Basil tucked behind my chair, but I did get told later (nicely) that if they’d noticed he was a bicycle, they wouldn’t have allowed him in. (The question didn’t come up until two cyclists asked to bring their full-sized bikes inside the cafe, well after I’d been seated.) Tourist areas have their own sets of issues; staff here was very nice, but maybe a bit worn after a long summer season.
Day 6 Observation (for Basil): A Brompton is a fine stealth companion.
Tally for the day
Day 6 Location (for Basil): Cafe in Suttons Bay, Michigan
Mileage today (for Basil): 30.01 miles/ 48.2 km
Total Mileage for Coffeeneuring 2014 to date (Basil): 63.81 miles/ 102.5 km
Back home, Argyll and Dr. Diarist were keeping up their end of the Coffeeneuring challenge by stopping in at a local Wawa — a much-loved local institution that, in another geographic location, might be described as a mini-mart. To its many fans, though, Wawa is something else entirely. Wawa started as a local dairy and is now a favorite of thousands who swear by the coffee, which Dr. Diarist enjoyed al fresco.
Day 6 Observation (for Argyll): That Argyll has an excellent sense of balance!
Day 6 Location (for Argyll): Wawa Coffee (it’s beloved!), enjoyed alfresco.
Mileage today (for Argyll): 2.9 miles/4.6 km
Total Mileage for Coffeeneuring 2014 to date (Argyll): 36.7 miles/58.9 km