I took a nice bike ride recently on the Northern Central Railroad Trail or NCR for short. It was an enjoyable ride that goes over 20 miles into Pennsylvania. There’s a few pot of golds at the end of this rainbow.
I’ve made the several hours ride to the Rail Trail Cafe before, so this was gold I expected to find. But this ride never gets old and I always look forward to grabbing a beverage, a snack, and a few minutes to enjoy the view. This time I look a lot longer, took some pictures, and then appreciated my surroundings.
The staff here is top-notch. They’ve always been so friendly and welcoming. There is a very folksy and small town vibe here and in the surrounding neighborhood. Even though they probably get outsiders on bikers, on a daily basis, they seem appreciative of everyone that pays a visit. It’s a good area to regroup, relax, and recuperate.
It was a warm Summers day and that means a cold, refreshing tea. And it was needed.
And speaking of gold, what kind of teas did I happen to see in their refrigerated beverage section? Well none other than Gold Peak Tea.
I’ve seen their drinks everywhere, including many restaurants, adjacent to the soft drink machines. As this is a beverage many establishments use as an alternative to sodas.
Their brand is not one I’ve had frequently and if I have I may have had it by default because I wasn’t in the mood for soda. This is not a dig at them, but just a statement.
I grabbed the Diet Tea from the fridge and as a snack I ordered a homemade Rice Krispies Treat. It was fuel need for the bike ride back. The treat was fantastic.
The tea was satisfying but I wasn’t wowed by it. I don’t think it had anything to do with it having zero calories and added sodium. I just thought it did the job and nothing more. That doesn’t mean that you won’t like it or that their other flavors aren’t any better.
It’s going to be warm for a while and I will absolutely try some of their other flavors again.
I took my time enjoying the riders and pedestrians go by. And to my pleasant surprise, a train passed through as well!
I will be back soon as I love riding through here. I leave you with some photos of this peaceful experience.