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Old 10-17-06, 02:25 PM   #1
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Do 50+ Canadians ride their age in kilometers?

Given my birthday is coming up, what better way to honor our good neighbors to the north by riding my age in kilometers!

Not a bad idea, eh?
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You've got it all wrong, DG - you have to convert metric age to SAE - so multiply by 1.6!
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Old 10-17-06, 02:49 PM   #3
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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.
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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
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costume?

So long as you wear a Santa suit & have a Huskie trotting alongside...
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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?
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Luckily the pie factor is universal - no conversion required.
But would that be a Gram/Ounce or a Kilogram/Pound of pie?
And the size of the pie, would that be centimeters or inches.
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Old 10-17-06, 04:25 PM   #8
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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...
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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.
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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!
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no kidding...

...this was what we looked like last Friday
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Age in Kilimeters?

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?
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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?
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But what is the national pie of Canada?
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But would that be a Gram/Ounce or a Kilogram/Pound of pie?
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!!
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Old 10-18-06, 11:55 AM   #16
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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
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Old 10-18-06, 12:07 PM   #17
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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.
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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!!!
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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!

http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-69-1371...ian_food/clip6

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
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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...?a=7&d=21&p=82


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

Proud to be Canadian !
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The "I am Canadian" rant from Joe might help to dispel some of the misconceptions y’all have aboot Canadians.

http://www.coolcanuckaward.ca/joe_canadian.htm

My vote is for Sugar Pie (Tarte au Sucre) and it only has a 3 kilocalories per slice
tarte au sucre.jpg

Happy birthday and enjoy the ride!!
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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!
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In Canada, you have to do everything metric.
Then his ride should be called "the joule of the mile"
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Given my birthday is coming up, what better way to honor our good neighbors to the north by riding my age in kilometers!

Not a bad idea, eh?
Come on DG, you're about as far from the Canadian border as you can get. Do your ride in Mexican kilometers instead.

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.
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