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Old 07-17-10, 04:52 PM   #1
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Training for the Annual 50+ Blueberry (or other) Pie Ride

It is time to check your preparation and training for the 50+ Annual Pie Ride. This will be our fourth (or is it our fifth) year.

Last year we had some folks who did NOT do the pie ride - they claimed they didn't know about it.

So, I am posting this now so folks can get in training, and won't be scared by the difficulties of the ride.

The Annual Pie Ride takes place the 3rd Saturday of Sept. Riders are required to do at least a 15-mile ride with a stop for pie along the way. Recommended pie is blueberry, but any berry pie will do. Otherwise, any pie will do in a pinch.

So, to train for the pie ride, it is necessary to do these things.

1. Ride 15 miles on Saturdays.
2. Locate someplace that serves pies - preferably a traditional cafe'.
3. Learn to eat pie on Saturdays
4. Remember the 3rd Saturday in September is the 18th.
5. Pictures are encourgaed with proper reporting to the forum on the success of your pie ride.

The pie ride goes back a ways to a traditional ride by 50+'rs rck and skipper in Wisconsin who would always ride to Irma's on Saturdays and have a piece of blueberry pie, and then report to us with pictures, etc.

Don't miss the international event. We have folks all over the world participating.

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I believe I'm in good enough shape to do yet another succesful Pie Ride.

I'm working that weekend but I'll do the ride during the week assuming I get dispensation from the 'Grand Pie Pubba'! (um, is it O.K. Dnvr?)

Based on some promising recent developments I may be able to post a suprise in my Pie Ride Report. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and all my (our) bikes are properly prepared for what promises to be a big event!
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I believe I'm in good enough shape to do yet another succesful Pie Ride.

I'm working that weekend but I'll do the ride during the week assuming I get dispensation from the 'Grand Pie Pubba'! (um, is it O.K. Dnvr?)

Based on some promising recent developments I may be able to post a suprise in my Pie Ride Report. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and all my (our) bikes are properly prepared for what promises to be a big event!
Yes, of course, alternate dates are acceptable with major conflicts.
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Thank you DNVR for the heads up.
I have been training for two days
on a 12" Colossal Caramel Apple Pie.
I just knew there was some good reason for it.

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I don't have any trouble getting ready to eat pie.

Those pies better get ready for ME.
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I am so thrilled to see meaningful reasons to ride. I am still in my Rookie year and need more info?

Can I eat the blueberry pie "ala mode?"

In a pinch can I substitute Blueberry Cheesecake?

Is it 15 miles total or 15 miles out. then 15 back?

Are commemorative jerseys in the works?

OK, I'm in.
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Do we get extra credit if the pie "R" squared????? Or if it is pie in the sky??????????????????
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I am already training! I am riding a 45 mile leg of the MS150 City to Shore Ride (Philly) the week following the pie ride, so by the 18th I should be fit enough to afford to eat TWO pieces of blueberry pie! I am SO in!
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Stapfam: Parade out that previously posted photo of your bike sneaking up on your pie! Show the newbies what a real pie-ride photo should look like!
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I am so thrilled to see meaningful reasons to ride. I am still in my Rookie year and need more info?

Can I eat the blueberry pie "ala mode?"

In a pinch can I substitute Blueberry Cheesecake?

Is it 15 miles total or 15 miles out. then 15 back?

Are commemorative jerseys in the works?

OK, I'm in.
15 miles total Many will do more, but it will give them no extra points, and this is not a mileage bragging contest.

A la mode gives you extra points.

We need to vote on the cheesecake. What say you, 50+'rs?

And of course, there is a commerative Jersey. See below:



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Do we have to eat the entire pie or will a slice suffice?
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Do we have to eat the entire pie or will a slice suffice?
A slice - two slices give bonus points.
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15 miles total Many will do more, but it will give them no extra points, and this is not a mileage bragging contest.

A la mode gives you extra points.

We need to vote on the cheesecake. What say you, 50+'rs?

And of course, there is a commerative Jersey. See below:

I'd say the cheesecake is fine, as long as it is BLUEBERRY cheesecake.
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Our first Pie Ride was September 15, 2006, which makes this the 4th annual 50+ pie ride..

Here is the poll and thread regarding the first pie ride:
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I realize that this may be blasphemy or sacrelige or something, but there is only one kind of pie that I like and it is not available anywhere commercially that I know of. Is it ok if I bake my own pie and eat it when I get home? The pie is known in this household as cookie pie. It is like a big chocolate cookie in a pie crust. When it is warm and served ala mode it is insane! If I can do the pie ride that way, I am in :-)
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We need a recipe and a picture of the aforsaid pie so the suitibility of the pie can be assessed.
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I realize that this may be blasphemy or sacrelige or something, but there is only one kind of pie that I like and it is not available anywhere commercially that I know of. Is it ok if I bake my own pie and eat it when I get home? The pie is known in this household as cookie pie. It is like a big chocolate cookie in a pie crust. When it is warm and served ala mode it is insane! If I can do the pie ride that way, I am in :-)
Yes, of course. Sounds yummy!! As long as you send me some.
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Stapfam: Parade out that previously posted photo of your bike sneaking up on your pie! Show the newbies what a real pie-ride photo should look like!
Every ride for me turns into a Pie ride. Well if you had a cafe like mine that is in just the right spot after a warm up for a decent ride- or at the end of a decent ride and a stop is meritted- or if I just want a short ride for Pie- Then you would too.

Gooseberry PIE..jpg choc cake..jpg Pie..jpg

But watch out- The ultimate Pie of blueberry takes some working up to. Get in training now before attempting a whole slice of that one. Start on something more gentle initially and work up to it.

This ride will be hard for some so get in training now- Some of you have a long way to catch up to the experts.

PIES..jpg

And hate to say it but meat pies don't count- Steak and Kidney or Chicken and mushroom may be fine for a midday snack but not for this event--

And that goes for Pizza aswell.
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I'm going to have to start scoping out for places where I can stop for pie!

Annual event? I think it should be at least a monthly event!

This thread is making me hungry!
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Would it be appropriate to nominate a May, Cinco de Mayo-Nacho Ride, or would that be thread jacking?
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Would it be appropriate to nominate a May, Cinco de Mayo-Nacho Ride, or would that be thread jacking?
I was going to suggest a Palmier ride on July 15th for Bastille Day
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I was going to suggest a Palmier ride on July 15th for Bastille Day
You smart folks make me look up words!!

A palmier (French: palm tree) is a Spanish or French pastry in a palm shape or a butterfly shape, sometimes called palm leaves, elephant ears or glasses. It is thought to have originated in France around the turn of the century[which?], but appears to a broader geography than just France. There is no known first credit for the recipe.
Palmiers are made from puff pastry, a laminated dough similar to the dough used for croissant, but without the yeast. Puff pastry is alternating layers of dough and melted butter. The puff pastry is rolled out, coated with sugar, and then the two sides are rolled up together so that they meet in the middle, making a roll that is then cut into about 1/4" slices and baked. Usually it is rolled in sugar before baking. In the Puerto Rican version, it is topped with honey.
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You smart folks make me look up words!!

A palmier (French: palm tree) is a Spanish or French pastry in a palm shape or a butterfly shape, sometimes called palm leaves, elephant ears or glasses. It is thought to have originated in France around the turn of the century[which?], but appears to a broader geography than just France. There is no known first credit for the recipe.
Palmiers are made from puff pastry, a laminated dough similar to the dough used for croissant, but without the yeast. Puff pastry is alternating layers of dough and melted butter. The puff pastry is rolled out, coated with sugar, and then the two sides are rolled up together so that they meet in the middle, making a roll that is then cut into about 1/4" slices and baked. Usually it is rolled in sugar before baking. In the Puerto Rican version, it is topped with honey.
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Dude I am so in on this. I've got the perfect pie emporium already on my list. Its gonna be great. I do have one question though are extra points awarded if a meal is consumed before the pie?
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Not wishing to spoil my training when in Colorado I road almost all the way to Mesa Verde from Cortez and back for a totoal of 16 miles. I didn't want to jump the gun so I practiced on fresh Peach Cobbler with ice cream. I rode another 12 miles two days later but didn't have anything because I came up short on the mileage. But two days after that I once again had Peach Cobbler at the Grand Canyon. So I believe I have the pie part set up. Now all I have to do is drop by Sue' place and see if I can get down a piece of Cookie pie. It will be a struggle but I am willing to try it and report to the group if it qualifies.
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