Nigel and I - the Grimpeur Bros. - have talked a lot about the inextricable link between cycling and coffee. It’s just there, and as a serious cyclist, YOU KNOW. We might not talk about it all the time. But it’s understood. Coffee is part of the ritual of cycling.
The Grimpeur Bros. are OBSESSED with that bond…just as we obsess about our bikes, components, kits, sock length, stem height, crank length, tan lines, wheelsets, etc., we also obsess about varietals, tastings, blends, burr grinder settings, extraction methods, 1:17, water temperature, and pressure settings.
When Nigel and I rode together putting on winter base miles in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, we talked about coffee and cycling. On long rides up 9W or to the Orchards, we talked about coffee and cycling. On our way home riding through the buzzkill that is Riverside Drive, we talked about coffee and cycling. After we dropped off our kids at school and stopped at Cafe Grumpy in Park Slope, we talked about coffee and cycling. And today, even with Nigel in Brooklyn, NY, and moi in Austin, TX, we still talk about coffee and cycling.
DISCLOSURE #1: I am a Co-Founder and one of the Grimpeur Bros.
DISCLOSURE #2: The photo above is from a ride to the Orchards in Rockland County, NY. It kicked my arse. It was a good day in the saddle.