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Old 09-02-10, 09:02 AM   #1
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Pie Ride - Would this count or do I have to do two?

Trailnet is a local St Louis organization that promotes trail construction and bike rides. On Sept. 17th they are hosting a "Foot High Pie Ride". FWIW, I've had the pie before and it's good. My question is: Would this ride count as a 50+ pie ride or do I have to do two?
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So doing two is a hardship?
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Somehow, I see this as asking permission to eat pie twice. I don't think you'll have any problem getting clearance here.
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although before we give premission we should have pictorial evidence that said "foot high pie" exists.
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Old 09-02-10, 11:15 AM   #5
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although before we give premission we should have pictorial evidence that said "foot high pie" exists.
I thought "foot high" was a reference to the amount of climbing in the ride.

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Retro, rules is rules. You gotta do it twice. Sorry.
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Iv'e had those mile high pies before and they are exceptional!!!!! Just need them to come out to Colorado where
mile high could have a dual meaning. Wish I were close enough to participate it that ride. But yes you do need to do two pie rides...
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This is the club I've started hanging with's idea of a pie ride. 82.6 miles with with 7,578 feet of climbing and a max grade of 21%. Lunch at the "Strawberry Lodge", which apparently is known for its pie.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/120631

http://strawberrylodgeaz.com/

Not sure I'm up for this one - I have trouble getting back to the start/finish of the club rides while anyone else is still in the parking lot. But this ride would most definitely make the pie well deserved and tasty, even if I end up eating by myself after the others are long gone. I'll need to either go my own way that Saturday, or really and truly HTFU.
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dogonnit.... I'll be out of town...

Retro - where is the ride taking place?
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dogonnit.... I'll be out of town...

Retro - where is the ride taking place?
Starts in Highland Il. I can't imagine anything you would have to do out-of-town that could possibly be more important.
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although before we give premission we should have pictorial evidence that said "foot high pie" exists.
The foot high's are cream pies. I think that they might overdo the whipped cream a tad to achieve the height. I've always had double crust fruit pies (ala mode) which, while not actually a foot high, are still mighty tasty.

Uh - Retro doesn't do internet photos. You'll have to trust me about the pie.
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Retro, you may be right. I'll be working in Dominica - in the Caribbean between Guadelupe and Martinique....
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Retro, you may be right. I'll be working in Dominica - in the Caribbean between Guadelupe and Martinique....
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I'm thinking that cycling around Highland, Illinois is going to be better than bicycling from island to island.
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Silly Question--a double portion of Pie is worth two rides so ride both days.

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Methinks you already know the answer to your question.
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