Fifty Plus (50+) - Do 50+ Canadians ride their age in kilometers?

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Digital Gee
10-17-06, 03:25 PM
Given my birthday is coming up, what better way to honor our good neighbors to the north by riding my age in kilometers!

BlazingPedals
10-17-06, 03:28 PM
You've got it all wrong, DG - you have to convert metric age to SAE - so multiply by 1.6!

jisaak
10-17-06, 03:49 PM
That would work Gary as long as you report back what the temp was in C and the litres of fluid you consumed during the ride.
Luckily the pie factor is universal - no conversion required.

stapfam
10-17-06, 03:59 PM
That would work Gary as long as you report back what the temp was in C and the litres of fluid you consumed during the ride.
Luckily the pie factor is universal - no conversion required.

From what I can remember- it is Cold in Canada at this time of the year so you have to do it with 3 extra jerseys on and 2 pairs of trousers- And paint your goggle glas with a thin coating of whitewash to give the right effect of the scenery

centexwoody
10-17-06, 04:18 PM
So long as you wear a Santa suit & have a Huskie trotting alongside...

NOS88
10-17-06, 04:46 PM
You guys are missing the point. D.G. has a birthday coming up! Seems he was talking about camera lenses or another bike in a different thread. Wonder if birthday gift planning is already underway?

fifty5
10-17-06, 05:16 PM
Luckily the pie factor is universal - no conversion required.

But would that be a Gram/Ounce or a Kilogram/Pound of pie?:D
And the size of the pie, would that be centimeters or inches.

Big Paulie
10-17-06, 05:25 PM
You guys are missing the point. D.G. has a birthday coming up!
Really. The guy is so transparent with his pleas for attention it's sad... :D

jisaak
10-18-06, 07:34 AM
From what I can remember- it is Cold in Canada at this time of the year so you have to do it with 3 extra jerseys on and 2 pairs of trousers- And paint your goggle glas with a thin coating of whitewash to give the right effect of the scenery

stapfam - today it will be 15 C or roughly 60 F for our non-metric friends - I don't think I will be requiring too many layers today but I will chow down on some extra whale blubber for insulation value before I strike out for my ride this afternoon.
Having said that it won't be long and the snow will fall but the winter gear is ready to go.

snailmale
10-18-06, 08:44 AM
Wonderful idea, DG, and thanks for the nod northward. In honour (note Cdn spelling) of your effort I will cap off that day with a big slice of harvest-fresh pumpkin pie, raising the first forkful southward to salute you. Please advise on your plans so I have time to buy some fresh cream to whip.

Happy birthday!

jm01
10-18-06, 09:01 AM
...this was what we looked like last Friday

RockyTopBiker
10-18-06, 09:51 AM
I'm hitting 65 in December and plan to ride my age in miles, although several of my buddies are begging for kilometers. I just got back from a week long bike tour in Canada and was confused about the distances the whole time.

I'm wondering about one thing though, if I was born in Canada, would I be 100?

jm01
10-18-06, 09:58 AM
I'm hitting 65 in December and plan to ride my age in miles, although several of my buddies are begging for kilometers. I just got back from a week long bike tour in Canada and was confused about the distances the whole time.

I'm wondering about one thing though, if I was born in Canada, would I be 100?

104

Artkansas
10-18-06, 12:30 PM
But what is the national pie of Canada?

10-18-06, 12:47 PM
But would that be a Gram/Ounce or a Kilogram/Pound of pie?:D
And the size of the pie, would that be centimeters or inches.

And I thought that Π was a constant.

The character "Π" looked different from here!!

howsteepisit
10-18-06, 12:55 PM
DG,

In another thread you mentioned the urge to buy a whole pie, so here is the deal.

Ride your age in miles, then celebrate with a birthday pie!. You some time ago mentioned the urge to do or not do a century. To quote a famous specialty film maker...If you wait you will only be a year older when you do do it. New road bike as a birthday gift would be good, then start piling up the miles. and be a bit conservative on the pie. Anyway, Happy Birthday:bday:

jisaak
10-18-06, 01:07 PM
But what is the national pie of Canada?
Being the cultural & ethnic melting pot that we are, plus having a distinct society in Quebec - it would be unfair for one pie to be "the" national pie. Therefore it is strongly recommended that Canadians sample the many pies that make up this great nation to ensure each Canadian has a well rounded appreciation of the almighty pie.

Personally I think it should be apple, warm with a french vanilla ice cream or a slice of aged Canadian cheddar.

Digital Gee
10-18-06, 01:15 PM
Being the cultural & ethnic melting pot that we are, plus having a distinct society in Quebec - it would be unfair for one pie to be "the" national pie. Therefore it is strongly recommended that Canadians sample the many pies that make up this great nation to ensure each Canadian has a well rounded appreciation of the almighty pie.

Personally I think it should be apple, warm with a french vanilla ice cream or a slice of aged Canadian cheddar.

I'm sooooo with you on this choice. Yum!!!

jm01
10-18-06, 02:02 PM
I'm sooooo with you on this choice. Yum!!!

Wait...there's more

the Tortiere is Quebec's national pie, a unique blend of beef, pork, and potatoes

However, the BUTTER TART is Canada's national pie (a little one, but well worth it)...butter, molasses, brown sugar, egg, and raisins in a lard based crust...unique to us!:)

We have friends (Canadian Xpats) in Switzerland who insist we bring as many as our luggage will allow every time we visit

Both are habit forming

snailmale
10-18-06, 02:12 PM
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However, the BUTTER TART is Canada's national pie (a little one, but well worth it)...butter, molasses, brown sugar, egg, and raisins in a lard based crust...unique to us!:)

Folks, I think we've found a quintessential 50+ ride:

Tour "The Butter Tart Trail" and stop at bakeries for luscious home made butter tarts and other fine baked goods.

http://www.wellington-north.com/dept-page.php?a=7&d=21&p=82

* Good grief: I've put on over 200 grams (er...several ounces) just typing this out...

10-18-06, 07:18 PM
In Canada, you have to do everything metric.
As far as time is concerned, the second is the same in Canada as in the USA
However, there are 100 seconds in a metric minute.
There are 100 metric minutes in a metric hour.
There are 10 metric hours in a metric day (especially since the sun sets much earlier in the winter).
There are 100 metric days in a metric year.

So there are 3.15576 (approximately) metric years in a US year.
If you are 60 in the US, you would be 189 in Canada (that's one of the reasons Canadians live longer).

As for riding your age, you would ride 189 kilometers which when divided by 1.609344 comes to 117.6 miles (give or take a fathom).

This is especially easy to do since in the winter you don't have to pedal uphill because your momentum on slippery roads will help you to slide up them.

Deej
10-18-06, 07:33 PM
The "I am Canadian" rant from Joe might help to dispel some of the misconceptions y’all have aboot Canadians.

My vote is for Sugar Pie (Tarte au Sucre) and it only has a 3 kilocalories per slice :D
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Happy birthday and enjoy the ride!!

jm01
10-19-06, 10:44 AM
Tour "The Butter Tart Trail" and stop at bakeries for luscious home made butter tarts and other fine baked goods.

OMG...how long has this been going on?

sign me up!:p

jm01
10-19-06, 10:47 AM
In Canada, you have to do everything metric.

Then his ride should be called "the joule of the mile"

Cassave
10-19-06, 11:37 AM
Given my birthday is coming up, what better way to honor our good neighbors to the north by riding my age in kilometers!

Since I'm about 120 miles north of you, I think I'm too far from any metric border to qualify. My b-day ride on Sunday will be in good ol' Amurican miles.

Happy Birthday to us both.

Digital Gee
10-19-06, 11:54 AM

Since I'm about 120 miles north of you, I think I'm too far from any metric border to qualify. My b-day ride on Sunday will be in good ol' Amurican miles.

Happy Birthday to us both.

Happy Birthday to you as well! You've got me thinking...is Mexico on kilometers as well? I once rode the Rosarito to Ensenada 50 miler; that was fun. My buddy had just crested the last hill (and the first 35 miles are a LOT of hills!) when his fork broke (he was riding an old beater bike). He had to have the SAG wagon take him to the finish. He missed the 5 miles downhill and ten miles of flatland. But he didn't miss the beer!!!

Cassave
10-19-06, 12:09 PM
Happy Birthday to you as well! You've got me thinking...is Mexico on kilometers as well? I once rode........

Yup, they measure distance in kilometers and fuel in liters (litres for the literate and or foreign among us).

snailmale
10-19-06, 02:50 PM
' ...Tour "The Butter Tart Trail" and stop at bakeries for luscious home made butter tarts and other fine baked goods.'

OMG...how long has this been going on?

sign me up!:p

Not sure, jm01, but I have half a mind - and whole a stomach - to try at least a short loop on this next summer. Let's remain in touch about it, shall we? I'll start fasting now.

spry
10-19-06, 04:08 PM
My neighbors to the north(30 mi.) cannot guage their distance this time of year.A ski is affixed to the front tire,due to climate conditions, causing the odometer not to function.
Another factor is,"slit glasses",to prevent snow blindness,makes it difficult to read small guages.

Artmo
10-19-06, 04:15 PM
The "I am Canadian" rant from Joe might help to dispel some of the misconceptions y’all have aboot Canadians.

I love that video!!

lhbernhardt
10-20-06, 02:15 AM
...is Mexico on kilometers as well?

Everybody else in the world is on kilometers, for crissakes! When are you Yanks going to wake up and get with the program? Even the US military uses metric!

And yes, the cars they sell in Canada have the speedos graduated in metric. The Subaru I owned prior to the one I drive now even had a speedo calibrated solely in kilometers, so anytime I was in the States, I'd have to do the calculation from miles to kilometers in my head.

Back a few years ago when the Canadian dollar was at its lowest point in relation to the US dollar, it was hovering at around .625 cents. I was waiting for someone to start calling it the kilodollar, but nobody was clever enough...

- L.

Big Paulie
10-20-06, 03:03 AM
Everybody else in the world is on kilometers, for crissakes! When are you Yanks going to wake up and get with the program?
With that progressive Bush administration at the helm, it's only a matter of months!:eek:

centexwoody
10-20-06, 08:17 AM
With that progressive Bush administration at the helm, it's only a matter of months!:eek:

And every day it just gets progressively _________ :(

BP: welcome back (if you were ever gone...). You are to be congratulated for remaining above the wild controversy and over-the-top postings over whether you actually exist and could therefore be photographed for the Rogues' Gallery.

If I had your reputation, looks, and smarts, I wouldn't have to respond either...

jm01
10-20-06, 09:30 AM
' ...Tour "The Butter Tart Trail" and stop at bakeries for luscious home made butter tarts and other fine baked goods.'

Not sure, jm01, but I have half a mind - and whole a stomach - to try at least a short loop on this next summer. Let's remain in touch about it, shall we? I'll start fasting now.

looking forward to it...but have to go easy on the tarts...too much sugar and I glow in the dark

doing my own version tomorrow...Wasaga Beach to Creemore to check out the brewery, then to Glenn Huron for the apples, up to Duntroon and on to Collingwood for dinner at a B&B

Maybe try 3-Stage on Sunday if the trails are dry

Wishes for a good weekend

Big Paulie
10-20-06, 12:33 PM
BP: If I had your reputation, looks, and smarts, I wouldn't have to respond either...

Reputation? :o

Looks? :p

Smarts? :eek:

bcoppola
10-20-06, 02:18 PM
' ...Tour "The Butter Tart Trail" and stop at bakeries for luscious home made butter tarts and other fine baked goods.'...

OMG, my wife and I visit Elora and environs regularly and that's not far. And I LOVE butter tarts!