Coffeeneuring Rewind with Julie and Steve in Maryland

Today’s Coffeeneuring Challenge edition is brought to us by Julie up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Julie and her husband visited various Maryland coffee destinations during the weeks of the challenge, and perfected the cyclist with bike in front of the coffee shop photo along the way. Julie completed all seven trips for an official finish, and her husband finished 6 out of 7  for an honorable mention!

Thank you, Julie, for your guest post and congratulations to both you and Steve on your coffeeneuring honors!

Coffeeneuring #1:  Caribou Coffee  
5562 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD
Saturday 10-06-12, 9.43 miles

Caribou Coffeeneuring
Caribou Coffeeneuring

My husband Steve and I rode in the cloudy 70’s through Rock Creek Park and took a back way to the Norbeck shopping center. After a lovely brunch with sangria at a Tex-Mex place, we had Cafe Mochas and cookies at Caribou Coffee. Unfortunately, I forgot to order them without whipped cream, so they were just too much sweet for both of us, and we pedaled home with too full stomachs.

Coffeeneuring #2:  Mark’s Kitchen,
7006 Carroll Avenue  Takoma Park, MD
Monday 10-08-12  (Columbus Day — worked on Sunday, so counted either way 🙂 )
23.37 miles

Mark's Kitchen
Mark’s Kitchen

Steve and I rode to Takoma Park to meet my friend Sandy for lunch at Marks’ Kitchen. We planned for riding in the cloudy low 50’s but it stayed in the 40’s a lot of the time. Good thing we packed extra clothes and I thought to bring Toe Warmers for the way back. Hot cuppa Earl Gray when I got there and then a Cafe Latte after lunch.

Coffeeneuring #3:  La Madeleine,
11858 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Saturday 10-13-12, 6.23 miles

La Madeleine
La Madeleine

Steve wasn’t feeling too well, but we rode off to Rockville anyway. First stop was Safeway to get my flu shot. Then on to La Madeline for lunch and a Cafe Americano accompanied by their mini strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Yum!  Last, shopping at REI.

Coffeeneuring #4:  Mon Ami Gabi,
7239 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
Sunday 10-14-12,  14.64 miles

Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi

Steve and I rode to Bethesda for Sunday brunch at Mon Ami Gabi complete with Cafe Au Lait with warmed milk. We sat outside in the cloudy, breezy 60’s, which turned to sunny 70’s as we finished. We made a quick pop in the bookstore across the street before heading home.

Coffeeneuring #5:  Panera,
13521 Connecticut Avenue, Aspen Hill, MD
Saturday 10-20-12, 6.82 miles


Steve and I biked to Panera for lunch. Then we sipped on a couple cups of house blend coffee in some cushy chairs while we read our ebooks.  Sunny & 60’sF.

Coffeeneuring #6:  Capital City Cheesecake,
7071 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD
Monday 10-22-12 , 23.82 miles 

Capital City Cheesecake
Capital City Cheesecake

This week I worked Sunday and was off Monday. After riding with my husband to the metro, I continued on via Sligo Creek Trail to Capital City Cheesecake in Takoma Park, where I met my friend Sandy for lunch.  I had an Earl Gray tea upon arriving and then a Cafe Americano with dessert. It was tricky dressing for 46-71 F, so I ended up carrying an extra bag full of clothing layers on the ride home.

Coffeeneuring #7:  Starbucks,
1621 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Saturday 10-27-12, 6.44 miles


Sun filtered in through the cloudy afternoon sky as we rode in the 60s to Starbucks. After our cafe mochas no whip, we headed over to REI. We were hungry after, so split some vegetable fried rice at Rolls N Rice. The ride home was cloudy at dusk.

Thanks again for sharing your coffeeneuring with us, Julie. I have new places to visit on my ever-growing coffee shop list!


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