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Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »
Do you prefer to ride your Guzzi to the McDonald's in town, where you can sit and coddle your Senior coffee, whilst complaining about everything with the rest of the buzzards?    Or maybe you're the more, percolate your own  on stove top at home?   Hell, them grounds is just as good the second time around too!  (Guzzi content)
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 01:44:20 PM »
Why go to McDonald for anything, unless you are desperate to commit suicide - don't you have a proper coffee shop somewhere, one that sells home made cake?? If not, next time you are in the very bottom left hand corner of Germany (top left hand corner of Switzerland) let me know and I'll introduce you to coffee, cake and Guzzi Gossip Heaven!!

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 01:46:56 PM »
McDonald's coffee is like Coors light. Not worth the water it took to make it nor worth my time to drink it. 

Hard to bead a good pot of home perc 'ed coffee. Electric percolator is faster and easier than stove top percolators. YMMV.

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2021, 02:05:58 PM »
I'd rather ride to a spot a pleasant atmosphere. I'm no coffee snob as I happily drink Nescafe instant decaf daily. :bike-037:
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2021, 02:44:39 PM »
can sit and coddle your Senior coffee............. ................... WHAT???? Ain't nobody got time for that!   Could be getting those jugs in the BREEZE! And I'm "OK" with mc d's coffee. Better than some worse that others. I WON'T go to Starguts!
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2021, 02:45:39 PM »
I've never understood the affinity that many seniors have for McD's (or Hardee's depending on locale)

I would think they're the antithesis of anything the older generations would hold dear.

They're not comfortable
They're not nostalgic
They're not friendly
They lack any character

It seems like McD's is practically chasing everyone over 40 out the door with their kiosk nonsense.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2021, 02:46:25 PM »
But it’s never been about the coffee...

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2021, 02:55:20 PM »
I like Mcd's and I'm a shareholder.  I'd eat there all the time but I realize the stuff is deadly to my longevity & wallet.  My wife hates the place.  No, I don't ride my Guzzi's to McD's to shoot the breeze with the boys and coffee up....not my thing.  I preferred their coffee the way it was several years ago before they decided to compete with StarF's and other ridiculous $4+ latte places.  Anyway, I'm not a coffee connoisseur...I'll drink anyones swill they call coffee.  I've had Jetboil hot water in a cup with a one serving packet of Folgers Instant coffee a number of times at rally's and was damn glad zoom-zoom made it for me. :thumb:
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 03:01:06 PM »
can sit and coddle your Senior coffee............. ................... WHAT???? Ain't nobody got time for that!   Could be getting those jugs in the BREEZE! And I'm "OK" with mc d's coffee. Better than some worse that others. I WON'T go to Starguts!
Yeah I'm with ya on starguts.
Went there one time, they asked me if I want Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Mochas, Cappuccino, etc.
Told them I want normal coffee black. The look on their face was.... :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2021, 03:02:07 PM »
I've never understood the affinity that many seniors have for McD's (or Hardee's depending on locale)

I would think they're the antithesis of anything the older generations would hold dear.

They're not comfortable
They're not nostalgic
They're not friendly
They lack any character

It seems like McD's is practically chasing everyone over 40 out the door with their kiosk nonsense.

Yeah, the kiosk business is irritating imo.  It wouldn't surprise me one bit if McD's went back to not having a dining area like it was 50+ years ago.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2021, 03:30:19 PM »
Im not a fan of McDonalds coffee. When you get used to drinking Cafe' Bustelo at home its hard to drink McDs swill! I even prefer the keurig cup coffee costco sells under their Kirkland brand. The little yellow   medium roast  cups are awesome when I am too lazy to make a proper espresso.

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2021, 03:37:11 PM »
I'd rather buy a can of beer and relax by a river or creek when out riding.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2021, 04:54:50 PM »

 Summer heat,  McD`s  sweet tea, $1.00, 

free refills. I'm good for a couple.   :boozing:

I like 1/2 sweet and  1/2 not.


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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2021, 05:17:35 PM »
McD has coffee?  :cool:
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2021, 05:22:18 PM »
Yeah I'm with ya on starguts.
Went there one time, they asked me if I want Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Mochas, Cappuccino, etc.
Told them I want normal coffee black. The look on their face was.... :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2021, 05:26:07 PM »
Just like when I hike. My thermos has my percolated coffee, and bring PB&J.
It never goes bad if too cold or hot, goes great with coffee too.

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2021, 05:29:13 PM »
But it’s never been about the coffee...

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2021, 05:40:27 PM »
Home for coffee in bed with my wife every morning. McDonalds for two cheeseburgers about three times a year.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2021, 06:01:39 PM »
Yeah I'm with ya on starguts.
Went there one time, they asked me if I want Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Mochas, Cappuccino, etc.
Told them I want normal coffee black. The look on their face was.... :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
Yeah, the kiosk business is irritating imo.  It wouldn't surprise me one bit if McD's went back to not having a dining area like it was 50+ years ago.

They used to have the standing only tables. Put potatoes into a french fry making device with a big lever (not electric) which would dice the potato into fries. And of course the "dunk cup", $0.03 for ketchup.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2021, 06:33:59 PM »
Well my favorite coffee shop is right up the street and it is very comfortable. The owner gives me a hard time for drinking decaf, calls it brown sadness water, love the banter.

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2021, 06:53:58 PM »
Years ago as working stiffs, we would go to Mcd's for coffee break on the run for a quick cup of joe and would enjoy seeing some of our local retirees there enjoying there daily meet up for coffee time . Some were fathers of friends of mine and others were locals we all knew from a small town growing up. most if not all of them were WWII vets , some Korea and some Vietnam era. I remember them telling us to get back to work and cover there social security. We'd laugh and go back to work with our cheap brown water. I remember thinking, man these guys are here every day like clock work, I don't get it. Slowly over time I no longer saw them at coffee break but instead shared stories about the last time I saw them at a funeral  home with their families. Not long after that chapter passed  , still a working stiff I started seeing friends a bit older but of my generation at Mcd's starting the same ritual. Another generation of retirees following in the footsteps of the previous . I started looking forward and hoping I would get to join them someday before too many of us were not able to attended. I really wish I hadn't felt so obligated to get back to work and instead had sat with the earlier crew to listen to their conversations, I can only imagine. Once my helper and I were in line ahead of the elderly  crew and I paid their tab in advance and the cashier knew exactly what the total would be as it was the same every day they came. That day we sat and drank our coffee with them and shared a few laughs and I noticed when we all got up to leave that most of them had not even finished or touched  there coffee .  I joked with on of my friends dad about tossing the coffee I had just  so graciously paid for and he laughed and said , " son , we don't come here for the coffee , but thanks just the same.
Got to hand it to Huzo , nailed it again buddy!  It ain't about the coffee.

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2021, 07:06:32 PM »
Since a lot of states don't have rest areas on the two lane highways I use Mickey D's for my breaks. Usually a clean restroom, air conditioned, something to drink if you like, and the dang things are everywhere.

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2021, 07:08:58 PM »
Personally, McD is my standard breakfast place for “on the road” adventures.  Plenty of calories, quick and consistent.   Vastly better than the “free breakfast” stuff served at Holiday Inn and the likes.  Gag. 

But if I can find a popular local diner or Mexican place, I’ll go there instead. 

One of my best trips to McD was one morning near New Iberia, Louisiana.  I happened to sit next to a table of old, but animated Cajun men.  Speaking Cajun.  Fascinating to listen to, even though I understood very little. 
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2021, 08:15:05 PM »
the kaffee is drinkable,  well, not to you snobs...... :coffee:

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2021, 09:07:08 PM »
Years ago as working stiffs, we would go to Mcd's for coffee break on the run for a quick cup of joe and would enjoy seeing some of our local retirees there enjoying there daily meet up for coffee time . Some were fathers of friends of mine and others were locals we all knew from a small town growing up. most if not all of them were WWII vets , some Korea and some Vietnam era. I remember them telling us to get back to work and cover there social security. We'd laugh and go back to work with our cheap brown water. I remember thinking, man these guys are here every day like clock work, I don't get it. Slowly over time I no longer saw them at coffee break but instead shared stories about the last time I saw them at a funeral  home with their families. Not long after that chapter passed  , still a working stiff I started seeing friends a bit older but of my generation at Mcd's starting the same ritual. Another generation of retirees following in the footsteps of the previous . I started looking forward and hoping I would get to join them someday before too many of us were not able to attended. I really wish I hadn't felt so obligated to get back to work and instead had sat with the earlier crew to listen to their conversations, I can only imagine. Once my helper and I were in line ahead of the elderly  crew and I paid their tab in advance and the cashier knew exactly what the total would be as it was the same every day they came. That day we sat and drank our coffee with them and shared a few laughs and I noticed when we all got up to leave that most of them had not even finished or touched  there coffee .  I joked with on of my friends dad about tossing the coffee I had just  so graciously paid for and he laughed and said , " son , we don't come here for the coffee , but thanks just the same.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2021, 09:37:00 PM »
 I ate a McDonald's burger today, it's been a long time but the one dollar burger tasted just like they did 40 years ago. Dry and grainy but strangely interesting....McDo nald's has terrible coffee as most coffee shops...

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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2021, 10:48:47 PM »
Most of the McDonalds where I have been lately have closed their dining rooms.  Not convenient when on a bike.

I only drink a mug of coffee in the morning and that is it for caffeine.  Using a drip maker and Folgers 1/2 caffeine is what my wife buys. 

I have been on road trips where I pop into a McDonalds for a break and then find myself the center of attention while the locals ask me questions and regale me with stories of the bikes they used to ride, or have stashed away in the basement or barn. 
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2021, 09:49:59 AM »
I am a coffee snob and McD is not on the radar, for food or coffee. But hanging out with buddies is OK and I might make an exception..... but not at McD.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2021, 10:51:12 AM »
My wife and I are coffee snobs. We have a drip coffee maker that grinds the beans and then brews the coffee. I won't order coffee anywhere. McDonald's, rather not but my wife loves their fries. Once in awhile I will go in and order a couple of their crappy plain burgers and fries just for old times sake. Most of the other fast food joints a4e much better.
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Re: Which is preferable to older riders: McDs or home?
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2021, 03:10:40 PM »
I'm a spring chicken compaired to most of you old coots...  I prefer a nice solitary scenic overlook with a water bottle and an apple from my tail bag
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