Kay is a Colorado cyclist and lives in Boulder. She likes a good adventure and maybe goes a little too far sometimes...

OK, even though I work from home and don’t really commute, I wanted to participate in the Winter Ride To Work Day so I rode a big loop into town and back. The event is an international effort to convince people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes at least once a year and hopefully more. To encourage riders to sign on, local restaurants and businesses offer riders breakfast – not a bad start to the morning!

It wasn’t snowing but baby, it was cold outside so I wore everything I had – wool base layer, thermal long-sleeved cycling top, insulated cycling jacket, cycling shorts, winter cycling tights, thermal headband, winter riding gloves, wool socks, and thermal toe covers. Digits take a beating when it’s that cold and my fingers and toes let me know about it.

Baby it’s cold outside!!!
I wore everything I had!

I rode the Boulder Creek Bike Path to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse for the best chai in Colorado and their awesome veggie frittata, biscuit, and strawberry jam. Conversations were held to a teeth chattering ‘hello’ as we huddled ’round our tea cups. The Teahouse was a gift from Boulder’s sister city, Dushanbe, in Tajikistan and has become a must see stop for locals and visitors alike. The traditional paintings and wall carvings will make you feel like you’ve traveled half way around the world.

The Teahouse does a veggie frittata and biscuit right.
I rode the Boulder Creek Bike Path to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse for the best chai in Colorado.
Next stop on the tour was Alfalfa’s, Boulder’s original natural foods grocer. First opened in the early 1980’s, the store’s mission was (and still is) to provide wholesome food – organic whenever possible – to customers with a healthy dose of friendly and knowledgable customer service. And they’re still doing that today. I always sing the ‘Alfalfa Song’ to myself when I come here, I can’t help it:)
Next stop on the tour was Alfalfa’s, Boulder’s original natural foods grocer.
One of the vendors at the Alfalfa’s breakfast was ‘This Bar Saves Lifes’. Buy a bar and they donate a meal packet for a child. The name is a mouthful but the bars are pretty tasty and they work for a good cause.  If you’re interested in finding out more you can check them out here: http://www.thisbarsaveslives.com
‘This Bar Saves Lifes’ – buy a bar and they donate a meal packet for a child.
Finally, biggest news of the day – Noosa yogurt has 3 new flavors! Salted Carmel, Vanilla, and Mexican Chocolate. Of course I went for the chocolate, with just a hint of cayenne and cinnamon to spice things up, I would say it’s more dessert than breakfast;)
Noosa Yogurt’s newest flavor is Mexican Chocolate with just a hint of cayenne and cinnamon to spice things up:)