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Old 09-01-07, 01:29 PM   #1
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The pi(age) birthday ride . . . with space aliens

You know how your mind wanders while on a long ride?

Well, a few weeks ago I was riding along and started thinking about my birthday, which is today. I decided to do a 2x age ride, 102 miles. Then I stated thinking about doing a pi(age) ride. I knew I couldnít do 3.1416 x 51 miles, so I thought about doing 3.1416 x 51 kilometers, and I started doing the math in my head to figure out how far that is and estimated it around 160 km. And I realized that 160 km is about 100 miles, which is approximately 2 x51.

So I went home and did the math:
2 x 51 = 102 miles = 164.15 km
3.1416 x 51 = 160.22 km

That means that pi kilometers is within 3% of 2 miles. A strange coincidence? An ancient human artifact? Or further evidence of a pervasive control of human affairs by space aliens, as it has been since time immemorial? We report, you decide.

So I tried the ride today and got about 71 (114 km) miles into it and decided to knock off because it was over 90 (32 C) and very sunny. Iíll do the other 31 tomorrow.
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Old 09-01-07, 01:40 PM   #2
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Thats the trouble with these brainy people- They think too much

Still a good distance but hope you managed some REAL pie on the ride somewhere.

And Talking of Pie-- 3rd saturday in September is The 50+ Ride for pie ride. See the link for details.

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Old 09-01-07, 04:40 PM   #3
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It's this type of thinking that lets me ride with nothing on my handlebars. I don't know how far I ride or how fast. I do know that just out riding in the area I've never had anyone pass me! And I always seem to go just far enough - never overshoot my house, work, or the places with soft serve ice cream!!
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