|Admiral Bird and the Passage|
I didn't get started until about 1 pm, I had lots of excuses about not riding today:
- It was cold, it didn't break 50 until after noon
- my knee feels stiff
- I haven't been riding much
- I'm broke and have mostly been French pressing at home lately
- I wanted to ride the Passage but it needed air in the tires
In other words one long whine! So I put on my big boy pants, shorts actually, and made it happen. I had thrown together a quick list of places earlier in the week and had decided to start with the Admiral Bird.
I have walked by this place a number of times thinking someday I will have to have coffee there. And today I finally did. Its a store with a coffee shop in the front have and a flower shop in the back. The sign in the first photo above rotates and has Admiral bird on one side and Flower lab on the other.
The coffee shop portion has a mid-century diner vibe and great light with tall windows on two sides. They also have some breakfast items; waffles and breakfast sandwiches on offer.
I just opted for a standard coffee and pastry option, which was fine but won't be stealing me away from C&P anytime soon. I confess I started my day at C&P not sure I was going to ride so I am well caffeinated today.
- Where: The Admiral Bird, West Seattle.
- Date: October 14th at 1 pm.
- Consumed: Americano and a Cinnamon roll
- Details: Cool day but no rain, bike rack near the front, a place I had never visited before.
- Mileage: 6.60 KM/4.16 Miles
The ride was fine and I didn't even need the granny ring on the slight incline on my way there. That bodes well as with this years theme I will need to go farther afield and that will mean real hills.
The Admiral Bird is right next to Alki bike and board so I spent some time ogling the shiny blue Jamis Aurora in the window with painted to match rack and fenders.