I remember my first triathlon. I was in my early 20s and I signed up for an indoor triathlon at St. John. The race was run in waves, starting with a short pool swim, transitioning to a stationary bicycle, and ending with a run around their short indoor track. I was so nervous that I called my friend Chris Willis, who was a pro triathlete from my hometown, and I asked her a thousand questions. She told me to practice the transitions in my living room, to relax and not worry, and to have fun. So that’s what I did. And it was fun. And I think I did pretty well in that race. This was my first contact with triathlon in Tulsa and the local club, TAT.
This weekend is a big deal for area triathletes. The Tulsa Triathlon is taking place on Saturday and Sunday. They have expanded from the original “olympic” distance, to include shorter and longer distance races, as well as a kids race. As a sponsor of our local club, we want to wish the members of Tulsa Area Triathletes good luck this weekend. Several members of our Sunday cycling crew will be competing!
If you want to go out and cheer for the racers, or maybe you’re interested in getting involved in triathlon yourself, head out to Birch Lake near Barnsdall, Oklahoma and enjoy the excitement. Read more about the races here: http://tatraceseries.com/tat-tulsa-triathlon.html#myPage
This is one of the coolest items we've sold here (besides the delicious coffees).
A couple of years ago, dissatisfied with all the hand grinders on the market, I started designing my own. I worked with a friend who drew up all the designs in 3D so I could print a working model. Time passed and more urgent matters prevailed until the whole idea faded into bits of 0's and 1's.
Then this past April, Andrew and I flew to Seattle for the Specialty Coffee Association annual conference. There we were on the hunt for new, amazing products. And we found this:
TheComandante C40 Nitro Bladehand grinder. It is made in Germany, if that tells you anything. I took one home for camping and travel, but I've found myself using it every morning instead of my electric grinder, theBaratza Virtuoso. Read more about it on our website:https://www.doubleshotcoffee.com/products/comandante-c40-nitro-blade-grinder
Independence Day is just around the corner. If you know the DoubleShot, you know that we honor our independence. We also want to know what you want. So tell us what you think.
What hours should the DoubleShot be open on the 4th of July?