|MB-2 in winter mode.|
The Hakkapaliittas are going on their 6th or 7th winter.
Close to Glen's Waterfall.
|Minor route from middle to top.|
|I took one picture.|
This is it.
I’m looking for the perfect commuter mug. Here’s the scenario:
- I ride (coast) to a bus stop about 3 miles away every morning.
- I usually put my bike in a box, but sometimes, I put it on the bus for the evening commute. That’s kind of immaterial though.
- Ideally, I’d spend my 25 minute bus ride drinking a hot coffee.
I want an ideal mug.
1. No plastic touching the hot coffee (stainless inside is a requirement)
2. Good insulation – my coast is often into freezing winds. If coffee isn’t screaming hot and black, I don’t want it.
3. I can drink from it without disassembling stuff (i.e., I don’t want to unscrew lids) – think one-handed operation
4. It must not drip/splatter/leak while in commute mode
Nice to have:
Fits in a water bottle cage
I’m finding Requirements #3 and #4 make for tough bedfellows.
Hey John, I use the JOEmo, which I found at my local hardware store:
I've had it for several years now which I guess is a good recommendation as it means I haven't unconsciously lost it yet. I can say that it does keep the coffee hot for at least the length of my 1hr+ multimodal commute and it's been leak-proof over all of that time. I wrapped a band or two of cloth handlebar tape around it so it fits snuggly into my cheap ass PlanetBike bottle cage. The tape is now grimy and gross, but the coffee still tastes good and hot.
|You push that button on the drinky-spouty thing and coffee can pour out. It's a standard coffee mug design. And when closed, it holds the coffee in there. I wouldn't go tossing it in my bag, but if I were a drinking (coffee) -and-riding type, it would work great. Maybe I'll become a drinker-and-rider-of-coffee.|
|The money piece. It makes the solution a two-handed thing, but it's worth it.|
|Spycam shot #1 -- This Bike Life will go into that building on the right.|
Notes from my hired spy (not Pat): "There's construction going on inside, and a dividing wall has been installed between the two doors, so it looks like there will now be two separate spots, one small one and one larger one."
|That's a lot of stretch.|