Like in 2016, I’m making this a Pittsburgh adventure tour. Seven trips, seven different parts of the area. So far:
Week 1 – OTB North Park (northern suburbs)
Week 2 – The Big Idea Bookstore (between the rivers)
Week 3 – Café 412, South Main St, West End (west)
Week 4 – Crazy Mocha, South Side Works (south near the river)
Week 5 – Coughlin’s Law Firm, Mt Washington (south up a hill)
Week 6 – Tazza d’Oro, Millvale (north near the river)
Week 7 will thus be either a distant diagonal (Emsworth, Aspinwall, McKeesport), or east of the Blue Belt. Haven’t decided yet.
All so far but #4 were new to me to consume anything, though I’d been in Big Idea to buy books several times before.
Ride #7 in and done! A rainy-day bike trip from West View to Ben Avon. (Sorry, I have a decided unappreciation for the three miles of Perry Hwy nearest my house, but I had to go to West View on an errand anyway, so simply took the bike with me and started from there.)
Anchor and Anvil at 7211 Church St in Ben Avon, for a huge medium cup of coffee and an Oram’s donut. This was my “distant diagonal” adventure destination; see post above for explanation. That, and it was in a steady drizzle, but I was not about to let a little rain keep me from getting a ride in.
This is at least the third year I’ve completed the challenge, and at least the fifth I’ve attempted it.