Sunday, November 01, 2015
Coffeeneuring with Christine: Noisette Pastry Kitchen
It was a damp morning in Eugene, but that did not deter us from our coffeeneuring ride.
We rolled down Broadway. In our neighborhood, Broadway is a quiet, bike-friendly street.
Our destination isn't far from home.
It's Noisette Pastry Kitchen, a bakery that Christine has been wanting to check out.
Christine good-naturedly puts up with my "we've got to take pictures of the food and drink" thing.
I had a wonderful goat-cheese biscuit and a slice of coffee cake. Christine had a savory brioche. We both had Earl Grey tea. It poured rain while we were eating, but it was only lightly drizzling by the time we headed out.
Noisette is only 0.9 miles from our home, so we went slighly further downtown to add a bit of mileage to make sure our total trip was long enough to meet the coffeeneuring distance rule.
We turned south at Kesey Plaza.
We rode through the little inter-building tunnel that connects 12th Avenue for bike traffic.
12th Avenue is another street that is optimized for bike travel. Most of the car traffic sticks to the faster one-ways of 11th or 13th.
The trees are quite beautiful this time of year.
We turn on Tyler Street.
The tree in our front yard is a deep red this time of year.
Here we are at home. This is our seventh coffeeneuring ride this year, so we've completed the 2015 challenge with a couple of weeks to spare. I'll tally up the miles, consolidate the reports and submit the paperwork to Coffeeneuring HQ back in DC.
We've had a lot of fun and found a bunch of great places for food and drink. Coffeeneuring is a great way to get to know a place.
Keep 'em rolling.