Saturday, March 28, 2009

It Begins



How do I start this thing?  Words, words, words. 



Welcome!   This is The Chai Cyclist blog.  Spring has come and it has made it necessary that I find some new digs, due to the fact that my original blog is iciclebicycle.  It melted with the snow.  Nobody can get too excited about a snowy blog when all they want is to see the green of Spring.  With that understanding, I have started up this blog.  Keeping the bike, but replacing the icy emphasis with a chai(same as tea) one.   

What do they have to do with each other?  Nothing but the fact that I like bikes and tea with equal abandonment.  Tea is often a prime motivation for me getting on my bike, some days.  When it was -10F, the thought of a warm chai at Namaste Cafe, tipped the balance in favor of riding.  The reverse is often true.  I want to go for a ride, but where to?  Ah, some tea and conversation.  I have a good feeling about this new blogs mix .  They say write about what you love.  And I have deep love of both of these pursuit's.  Let the fun begin!

10 comments:

Sigrid said...

Nice. Thank you for officially saying goodbye to winter. Onward and upward!

Dottie said...

You're off to a beautiful start!

Lynn said...

Love that first photo! I'm looking forward to seeing your favorite tea destinations (and more of handsome Harvey, too, of course).

anna said...

Hi, I love tea too. Learned proper tea drinking when I lived in Ireland (strong black tea with milk and sugar in a huge mug :-)). Had such a tea this morning as well, after cycling to the university in light rain. Enjoyed both.. But I also love coffee - well, it's impossible to avoid that then when one lives in Vienna.

All the best for your new blog. I'll keep watching it.

spiderleggreen said...

lynn~ I have tons of ideas about tea topics. But I'd gotta remember to keep blogging about bikes, too.

anna~ I don't have anything against coffee. I used to love it. My regular drink was a double espresso with equal parts cream and some honey. Mmmm! I used to be able to have one and go straight to sleep. But something changed and it's too potent for me, now.

ps. I did enjoy Viennese coffee when I was there in the 90's.

My regular morning tea is a black tea from Nepal.

Elisa M said...

Lovely! I also love tea and bikes so am very excited about this. And what a great photo you started with.

Chiara Kael said...

great blog... Kael is such a spiced Chai drinker.. mmm cardamom cinnamon and ginger spiced tea.. perfect for melting icicles..

MamaVee said...

Hi. I also love Chai and becoming obsessed with bikes. I can't wait to see what's in store for the spring.

The Bronze Bombshell said...

I love tea (and tisanes)! Oolong (and Rooibos). This blog is such a good idea.

spiderleggreen said...

I love Rooibos! I have a blueberry one that is a lot of fun. How about Honeybush? Tastes like Rooibos with honey. I have drifted away from oolongs but had some Ti Quan Yin, this weekend. I tend to be more toward the Pouchang end of the spectrum of oolongs and will be picking some up in the near future.

Thanks for everybody's encouragement. I have a had a little distraction, but will be refocusing on tea and bikes, very soon.