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Old 09-02-06, 02:33 PM   #1
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I don't understand Pie!

Okay, at age 49.75 (approximate) I realize I'm probably "the kid" here. So here goes:

I keep seeing references to pie in this forum. I am confused. What are you gents referring to? is it:

Store bought pie, like Mrs. Smiths?

The kind of pie your better half makes for you, while you're out and about riding?

The Mathematical Pi? 3.14159265358979?

Or, the kind of pie that, uh, doesn't cause tooth decay or unwanted weight gain?

I am very, very confused. Thank you.
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Old 09-02-06, 02:35 PM   #2
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It will all become quite clear when you reach 50. Trust me!
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Old 09-02-06, 03:27 PM   #4
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It will all become quite clear when you reach 50. Trust me!
Thats the problem with youngsters- They don't appreciate the finer things in life- Perhaps we ought to arrange a session at Irma's for these younger members
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Old 09-02-06, 05:33 PM   #5
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Trackhub asks. . .

>>> What are you gents referring to?

Let me refer you to the Tao Te Pie.

The pie that can be described
is not the eternal Pie.
The pie that can be spoken
is not the eternal Pie.
. . .etc.


You see, Pie is beyond thought. It is beyond reason. It just Is.
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Insider? Outsider? Which do you really want to be? I'd encourage you to read over several days worth of posts found here in 50+ and see if you are sure you want to know about pie.

There are simply a lot of folks here who like pie, and mistakenly believe that if you ride enough miles you are entitled to eat as much as your heart desires. Additionally, the only pie that counts is "real" pie, i.e., baked by a real person as an act of culinary passion. While Mrs. Smith's pie may be quite decent for a commerical product, placing it on the same level with "real" pie can get you run out of town. It really will make sense in a few weeks when you cross the magic 50th anniversary of your birth. Patience young man, patience.
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I have a home baked blueberry sitting on the kitchen counter right now. Debating whether a 15 mile after work ride merits a slice.
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Nothing to debate. Of course it does!
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Absolutely does!
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Pie is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer. After riding eat 3.1415927+/- pieces.
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Allrighty then!!
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pie haiku

wheels turning freely
fueling the engine demands
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Only one slice?
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Yes, but the size of the slice is arbitrary
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I have a home baked blueberry sitting on the kitchen counter right now. Debating whether a 15 mile after work ride merits a slice.
I'm just trying to figure out where this guy lives so I can steal a slice of pie......
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No it doesn't, but to keep yourself from being too tempted, you should somehow pack it up and send it to me!
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The reason 50 is the magic threshold for grokking pie, is that once you're 50, you don't need to worry about weight any more. Not giving a damn takes over. So it seems in American anyway.
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Okay, at age 49.75 (approximate) I realize I'm probably "the kid" here. So here goes:

I keep seeing references to pie in this forum. I am confused. What are you gents referring to? is it:


Or, the kind of pie that, uh, doesn't cause tooth decay or unwanted weight gain?

I am very, very confused. Thank you.
That kind of pie can drastically reduce the weight of your wallet and bank account.
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I would like some pie advice. Anyone try making grape pie? Working at a winery I have access to kilotons (yes We processed 7 Kt last year) of various wine grapes. Which grape is best? Some Cabernet Sauvignon pancake syrup I made was delicious. Chardonney was insipid. Seedless would be too easy. Is pectin needed? What wine goes best with normal type pies? My favorite is Chocolate Chip Cookie pie. A late harvest 2003 Rockpile appelation Zin would likely be good with that.
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How come nobody talks about my wifes favored (and my) Tiremasu? I think that it is the greatest thing since sliced .......Pie.
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How come nobody talks about my wifes favored (and my) Tiremasu? I think that it is the greatest thing since sliced .......Pie.
And where would you find that at(besides home)?
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I have a home baked blueberry sitting on the kitchen counter right now. Debating whether a 15 mile after work ride merits a slice.
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Absolutely does!

Any ride merits a slice. And you merit a slice for breakfast too!
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