15: How We Drink Coffee

We open today’s episode with follow-up on last week’s episode and a preview of what events are going on this weekend. We attempt to clarify the recent news of Camp Pendleton restricting base access to bicyclists. Carl B. Redding, the Director of Public Affairs for the base, announced in a statement: “By Mar. 1, bicyclist will be required to register in order to have access to the base. An online process will be complete mid-February and base access will be good for one year…Until the registration process is finalized, bicyclists will still be able to enter the base with their U.S. or State government issued identification card just like now. After Mar. 1, all bicyclists will need to be registered and show their U.S. or State identification when entering the base.” They have not released a link for registration yet, but once they do we will share it on our channels. We also touch on the recent news story of the Irvine resident Sidney Siemensma, who was found dead on the San Diego Creek Trail by the Los Olivos apartment complex. A bicycle was found next to him, so it is possible that he was cycling the trail. The police are investigating this as a homicide. If you have any information, please contact the Irvine Police Department.

The bulk of our conversation was inspired by the podcast called “Stuff You Should Know” and the episode in particular, entitled “The Duality of Caffeine”, was released January 14, 2016. Besides Victor, we agree that coffee before cycling enriches our experience on a ride. But each one of us has a different way of preparing a cup of joe, and some of us are particularly particular about the steps it takes to make the perfect cup. We also play a “would you rather” of gas station coffee or no coffee. What’s would you do? Keep the discussion going and tells us how you like to take your coffee: [email protected].

This week’s episode is sponsored by: the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundations annual Reaching for the Cure Run and Ride on March 19 to the 20th. Your registration and support will further PCRF’s efforts to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. This is an important charity to support because the reality is that less than 4% of NIH (National Institute of Health) cancer research dollars are spent on pediatric cancers. The Ride: The bike portion of the event is on Saturday March 19. The event starts and finishes at Irvine Valley College on Irvine Center Blvd. There are three different routes you can choose from – 15 miles, 35 miles, and 50 miles. The 15 mile route is a beautiful ride down Jeffery, across Portola Pkwy, and back down on Alton Pkwy to Barranca to end back at IVC. The 30 and 50 mile routes go through E. Santiago Canyon Rd, and the 50 miles goes a little further into Mission Viejo. Additionally, there will also be a KOM/QOM competition on the 50 mile route. Visit reachingforthecure.org to register and save 10% on your registration by using code: BICYCLIST2016

Mentioned Links:
PCRF’s Reaching for the Cure
Stuff You Should Know
Camp Pendleton Information
Irvine Homicide News Story
Southridge Winter Racing Series
Cinematastic! Electric Bike Tour
California Bicycle Racing Criterium
Tim’s Hand Grinder
Vistuoso Electric Grinder
San Francisco Coffee Biodegradable K-Cups
Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops

Coffee Shops Mentioned:
Chocxo
Kean Coffee
Cafecito Organico

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