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Old 03-10-06, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ponchotempest
Is it wrong to drink coffee while riding? I don't normally, but I did get some weird looks doin it today.

It was nice to ride in a t-shirt though.
Dude, I'm a muffin short of an entire breakfast on some days. I get to ride mostly through neighborhoods so I usually get in a comfy gear, have a drink in the left hand, and something I don't mind dropping (or latching on to with my teeth) in my right hand.

Of course, I crashed in a pile of leaves (conveniently strewn across the street 2-3 inches deep) the other day with both hands on the handlebars, so maybe this isn't the greatest idea. Who knows...maybe if I hadn't been holding on...
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Old 03-10-06, 10:24 PM
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I almost forgot! As a result of my crash one of the cages is now ready to accept larger size bottles, so my coffee travel mug will fit! Woo!
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Old 03-10-06, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by zorak8me
I almost forgot! As a result of my crash one of the cages is now ready to accept larger size bottles, so my coffee travel mug will fit! Woo!
Now THATS karma
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Old 03-11-06, 10:29 AM
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I tried this once. Had a stiff neck the rest of the day. I was using a standard yuppie type vacume insulated coffee mug. You need a very upright ride to pull it off. My bars are the same height as the saddle. No can do on the sipping coffee manuver.
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Old 03-11-06, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by lyledriver
I generally brew a pot in the morning, drinking one cup before I leave.
I pour the rest in a thermos that I bring along.

I never really drink on the bike though, unless I stop somewhere.
Yep. that is exactly my routine. My pre-ride warm-up starts with one of these machines.

http://www.sweetmarias.com/zassenhaus/zas169dg.jpg
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Old 03-11-06, 10:43 AM
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In the summer, I'll roll out early on a Sunday morning and grab a latte from one of the local dealers. Held in the left hand, I can brake with my right hand. I can't stand and sprint, but it's business as usual other than that.
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Old 03-13-06, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by sbhikes
Sitting in this thing is like sitting in a little cockpit. So I made a coffee cup holder next to my handlebar grip. I...proceeded down the road toward the railroad tracks where I swear about half the cup splashed through the little hole in the lid and all over me.


I was thinking about a trike recently. How heavy is it, and how well do you climb on it?



Oh, this thread is about coffee! Is it easy to drink coffee since balance is not such an issue?
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Old 03-14-06, 01:40 PM
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I don't see why more people don't just upgrade to cocaine...
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Old 03-14-06, 02:15 PM
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but i like the guy with a soda and cig in one hand, cell in the other, palms precariously resting on his bike grips....
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Old 03-14-06, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Satyr
I don't see why more people don't just upgrade to cocaine...
Yea, that's a fair comparison.
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Old 03-14-06, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MMACH 5
Yea, that's a fair comparison.
While I was joking, on some levels it is. I've known benzydrine addicts that were as functional as coffee addicts. I don't know if this comments more on benzydrine or coffee, heh.

I just figure if you need (or think you need) something to kickstart the old noggin, might as well make it good and strong!
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Old 03-14-06, 03:58 PM
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I know I could never manage riding one handed let alone drinking coffee as I was riding. But I do have a zefal water bottle that also can handle hot liquids. On cold mornings I load it up with coffee or black tea. It keeps it warm for about a hour depending how cold it is outside. I usualy stop at a intersection or something and have a few gulps and am on my way, since its in a water bottle i dont get weird looks, just have to be careful if its too hot.
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Old 03-14-06, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ponchotempest
Is it wrong to drink coffee while riding? I don't normally, but I did get some weird looks doin it today.

Not at all, as long as you know what you're doing! oh, and you can't sue 'em when you burn yourself.
I often cruise with one on those not-so-fresh days when a little cheap recharge is needed.
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Old 03-14-06, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Satyr
While I was joking, on some levels it is. I've known benzydrine addicts that were as functional as coffee addicts. I don't know if this comments more on benzydrine or coffee, heh.

I just figure if you need (or think you need) something to kickstart the old noggin, might as well make it good and strong!
Are you saying that my daily Benzedrine might be a problem?

Side note: Back in my younger days, I tried cocaine on three different occasions and each time I fell fast asleep. I guess my body metabolizes it differently than most.
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Old 03-16-06, 01:18 PM
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Hezck no. My daily commute starts with a large French roast from Java Beach. I love passing the "serious bikers" huffing up Lawton (street with a big hill) with a hot cup in one hand, and jeans on my legs.
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Old 03-16-06, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by spencerdav
What a great topic! I love the coffee. I tried it once, and almost spilled coffee all over my self, then again I am a very unexperienced coffee drinker.
ahahahhhaa!!
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Originally Posted by Satyr
I don't see why more people don't just upgrade to cocaine...
That would just blow away...
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