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    Is meat an acceptable substitute for pie? (ride report w/pics)

    Went for a ride in the Green River Valley today.

    Tried to be loyal to the spirit of this 50+ forum by stopping at a bakery for a cinnamon roll, but didn't get a picture of it. However, later in the ride I ran across this country meat market...




    ...so I got a beef chimichanga for lunch, a bunch of home made sausages to grill for dinner tonight, and, of course, some meat Pet Treats for the dogs. So, sorry, no shot of pie, but I thought this might do.



    My big shock of the ride was to run into snow. It was about 39 degrees but warming up when I left, I climbed a bit but had no idea I would climb high enough to run into snow (according to Google Earth, this spot is still less than 1,000 feet elevation):





    I've posted the shot from this bridge over the Green River Gorge before...



    Cattle grazing in the snow...



    Strangest sight: a High Security Christmas Tree Farm. This was in a vallley full of horse farms, plenty of $$$ horses wandering around. But the only security was at the Christmas tree farm...

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    I've eaten meat more often on rides than pie. As I've written before, when out on a longer (30+ mile) ride, I like to stop and have a burger.
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    Thanks for the photos!

    I think that security will be quite useful on the first December on which those trees are big enough for people's living rooms. Picture rednecks with saws at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    Thanks for the photos!

    I think that security will be quite useful on the first December on which those trees are big enough for people's living rooms. Picture rednecks with saws at night.
    Or drunk college kids

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    I have seen some sausage and hot dogs in production.
    Pie for me please.
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    Nice pics... and I like that bag on your scoot... what is it?

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    Nice scenery aside from that hideous nuclear green meat market.

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    Well, with the exception of that white !#$#@!! on the ground, that looks like a beautiful place to ride. I can hear the water rushing over the rocks! Peaceful.

    Have you tried the elk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Nice pics... and I like that bag on your scoot... what is it?
    It's a Carradice - I forget which model, I think the Pendle.

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    Boy, we (most of us) ride in beautiful places. Thanks for posting. I think the pet treats look pretty good. They ought to warm up nicely in your jersey pocket on a long ride. Easy to eat while you're pedaling!
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    When I was in Washington in the fall of '07, I was driving down Whidbey Island to catch the ferry to Port Townsend. Beautiful drive. Around Oak Harbor, I came across a restaurant that had a large sign promoting their oyster burgers. Being that I love to sample regional fare, I stopped to try one. The entire parking lot was covering in crushed oyster shells. The burger patties were 2/3rds beef and 1/3rd fresh oysters. Can't say it was the tastiest thing I've ever eaten, but it was different and very distinctive.

    I'm sure if I came across the same meat market that you did, that I would go home with a few treats. As it is, there is an organic meat market just 2 mles from my house that carries buffalo and elk (and other meats), so I do occasionally indulge.
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    We are big on savoury pies over here. The "Old" standby of sausage rolls and steak and kidney pies still takes a lot of beating but cornish pasties must rate amongst the best. Meat and veg with carbo-hydrates all in one meal
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    Nothing like a steak on the grill after a long ride.............or blueberry pie with a little vanilla ice cream............or an ice cold beer...........and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    I think the pet treats look pretty good. They ought to warm up nicely in your jersey pocket on a long ride. Easy to eat while you're pedaling!
    I took a close look at the Pet Treats last night. I figured out (duh!) that they aren't really a separate product, they appear to be just "factory seconds." They are the same spiced meat sticks that they sell for humans, except they are a little misshapen one way or another -- too short, too long, funky casing, whatever.

    I had just a little taste of one to confirm my suspicion, then had an unexplainable urge to go pee on a tree.

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    That was yesterday or Saturday?? Wow. I wouldn't have expected snow down there either. It rained and was a little cool up in Burien, but it wasn't snowing.

    That little meat shop is pretty nice. I've purchased from there. I like a little protein on my rides more than I like sweets. You had the sweets covered, though, earlier, eh?

    Looks like you had a nice ride. It looks like the river's running fast and high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    We are big on savoury pies over here. The "Old" standby of sausage rolls and steak and kidney pies still takes a lot of beating but cornish pasties must rate amongst the best. Meat and veg with carbo-hydrates all in one meal
    I'm with my compatriate, on this and on most other subjects

    Steak and kiddely pie. Why the 'either/or'?

    Oh, and, anyone been in a football (soccer) stadium when the crowd unites in a chant directed at a possibly 75 kilo soccer athlete - "Who ate all the Pies - you fat b*st*rd, you fat b*st*rd" - I mean, it's inexcusable, it's unfair and incorrect, but golly it's funny

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    really like the pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    We are big on savoury pies over here. The "Old" standby of sausage rolls and steak and kidney pies still takes a lot of beating but cornish pasties must rate amongst the best. Meat and veg with carbo-hydrates all in one meal
    You can get cornish pasties at many places around here. The town of Mineral Point, WI was settled by miners from Cornwall, England. Many of the buildings still standing today were made by them out of cut stone. The miners ate the pasties, which are very high in calories (and cholesterol) when working down in the lead mines. They become somewhat popular around here. You can get them at almost any restaurant in Mineral Point, at bakeries around the region, and even frozen at several grocery stores.

    I eat a pasty every time I visit Mineral Point. And I have a frozen one in my freezer at home right now.

    http://www.mineralpoint.com/history/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I took a close look at the Pet Treats last night. I figured out (duh!) that they aren't really a separate product, they appear to be just "factory seconds." They are the same spiced meat sticks that they sell for humans, except they are a little misshapen one way or another -- too short, too long, funky casing, whatever.

    I had just a little taste of one to confirm my suspicion, then had an unexplainable urge to go pee on a tree.
    Which explains the security fence around the Christmas trees.
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    I recently went on a 45 mile ride, and stopped in at the Alton Belle Casino halfway through to fill up at their buffet. I had both meat and pie.
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    Only if it is made into Pot Pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Only if it is made into Pot Pie.
    Maddmaxx likes it on pizza pie.
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    Cornish pasties are definitely a fave, if made correctly. Hard to find that in NA though.

    On a hard ride, deep dish apple pie works best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
    Cornish pasties are definitely a fave, if made correctly. Hard to find that in NA though.
    They are deadly if made correctly, for that requires using lard and butter, and leaving a fair amount of fat on the meat.
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    Steak and kidney pie? Cornish pasties in northern Michigan? Fried blood sausage and onions?
    My mouth's watering!

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