As much as we push the wondrous effects of coffee before you hop on your bike what do you do when you're fully caffeinated but motivation to ride isn't there yet? Simply put, you don't "feel" like riding today. What do you do?
The way you brew your coffee is also a thin-slice into your personality. Do you doubt? If you tell me how you brew your coffee I can begin telling you a little bit about who you are. No, this is not like the middle-aged magician dude at the carnival guessing random things. So tell me ... how do you brew your coffee?
As we're smack dab in the middle of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rest of the shopping spree known as Christmas there are articles upon articles that decry our over-consumption. This time of the year brings out this madness. Look sweetie, a new Lexus! This weekend in particular brings out the worst in the human race as ordinary grandmothers-turned-professional-wrestlers give forearm shivers to unlucky shoppers who're about to grab that microwave she was reaching for.
Unless you live in arid sunny climates and/or southern latitudes then winter is a real thing. Depending on where you live "winter" can mean different things ... from meters of snows to unrideable rain-saturated trails. Either way, riding can come to a screeching halt. While winters in the Pacific Northwest are generally wet and dark last winter was snowy which meant we weren't able to ride for months at our favorite local trails. So what do you do when the weather turns bad and the trails are unrideable?
I moved away from the desert this year ... two hours north and 3,000 feet higher. There hasn't been a single regret. Daylight brings unspeakable vistas. Night reveals new clarity previously shrouded by the light pollution of my former city. The air in this new place stinks of adventure.
While it is essential for any brand in any industry to truly showcase their products and even carve out a growing following (which we're doing) the how becomes the critical component. From the very beginning I've always wanted Loam Coffee to informally adopt the WYSIWYG mentality ... What You See Is What You Get. That's us. Nothing to hide.