- Happy Anniversary to the best parents anyone could ever want....51 years and counting! ❤ . . . #valentinesday #weddinganniversary #honeymoonisland #IFB
- In the world of COVID restrictions not all #coffeeride stops are glamorous! Rode out to @riseupcoffee in Edgewater, awesome coffee as always but with limited capacities it was had while basking in the morning sun in the parking lot. Life could be worse.... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #riseupcoffee #iridespecialized #cycling #cyclingphotos #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #ultramantri #xterratri
- Time to start going long. Getting 15miles in close to home and no need to stop for traffic or lights! Races are approaching..... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #xterratriathlon #ultramantri #running #ironmanmaryland #wahooligan
- When these @iamspecialized shoes get pulled out you know that the @xterraplanet race season is around the corner. The holy grail of Xterra equipment .....if you have a pair you have to take good care as they are no longer made! . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #xterratriathlon #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #xterraoakmountain #mtbracing #mtblife #triathlon #triathlete
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Required: One Coffee Press......
In what turned out to be a pure accident (or so it seems!) my treasured French Coffee Press managed to hit the kitchen floor from a substantial height and smash into a thousand pieces. I hasten to add that I was not in the kitchen at the time and the only other person in the immediate vicinity was Sarah, who as background doesn't drink coffee and highly dislikes the smell (although she is slowly coming around to the smell....12 years and counting!).
Now I ask you...was it an accident or was it made to look like an accident? Either way I am in survival mode and making do with the good ole' Mr Coffee machine until we go shopping at the weekend. That's the kind of shopping I like, it brings about the same enthusiasm as shopping for bike bits....
It's a funny obsession that most triathletes/cyclists seem to have with coffee....in what other sport can you get energy gels with the double espresso flavor and added caffeine! Perhaps it is just expected of cyclists to like coffee, after all the professionals always appear to be sipping their espressos right up until the race start and that has been the habit for as long as pro cycling has been about....at least they have now kicked the Gitane habit!
I know that the first thing I do after getting back from a ride is to start the coffee making process and as Sarah will testify, if the coffee isn't consumed shortly after then grumpy Iain can surface (unless I grab a handful of chocolate covered coffee beans).....the same grumpy Iain that is brought about by workouts being missed!
Behind triathlon and soccer, coffee is certainly my 3rd passion.....now back to the internet to search for the latest and greatest coffee presses :-)