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    Late Pie Ride & Milestone

    I was unable to complete a "Ride for Pie" last weekend, so we did it today. I organized a Plumas Sierra Bicycle Club ride. Instructions were for all interested parties to arrive at the Mohawk Cafe at 11:30 for lunch, then we would ride the 2 miles to The Village Bakery in Blairsden for pie. I had called the day before to reserve a "Berry Berry" Pie, which turned out to be a good idea.

    The two of us who left from Quincy had the longest ride. We left at about 9:40am in 44 degreee weather. About 5 miles out on Highway 70 the headwinds started. And in this direction, the rolling hills are more up than down.

    Milestone: At 10 miles, my odometer read 6000 miles in 354 days on my "new" bike. At 13 miles we were shedding windbreakers.

    There were eight there for a very good lunch. I had the Lunch of Champions: Fish'n'Chips and a Pepsi. Then 2 miles to the bakery. Two of the eight went elsewhere, but we picked up another club member on the way. We bought the whole pie, 2 more Pepsis and a milk. Frivolity ensued. For most of the time, we were the only ones in the bakery, and we got a bit loud. The pie was fresh blackberry and fanstastic.

    The ride back was easier and faster. Less wind and minimal headwinds. We made it TO lunch at about 12.7 mph. I'd estimate the return and something over 18 mph. 53 miles total. Lots of laughs, good ride and some new friends. Let's do this again.

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    sounds like a great ride

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    very nice account - thanks for sharing - do you vote for the Pumpkin Pie Ride proposed for later this fall?
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    PIE1 Keep the rewards simple and they come more easily and more frequently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by centexwoody
    very nice account - thanks for sharing - do you vote for the Pumpkin Pie Ride proposed for later this fall?
    I vote for anything that involves riding and eating.
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    Hey, there's only three people in that picture and half the pie's gone! Did just the three of you eat the whole thing? If so, I'm envious and impressed... in that order.
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    I can't lie . . . well, I can, but I won't. There were seven of us. Eight pieces of pie. Somehow, that 8th piece disappeared, too. I think it was some squirrel or something.
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    That's a huge slice of pie! YUMM!!
    Ride your Ride!!

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