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    Did a Pie + 6 ride....nearly a metric century

    Well, Monday was the record, but now, today, Thursday, I rode 60 miles(pie + 6, (age)54+6=60). I nearly did a metric century which I thought I was doing but forgot that a metric century is 62.1 miles. This was a tough ride as the closest I have ever done was 42 miles last Monday. Additionally, it was bloody windy so a good 60/65 % had a headwind of some sort. The wind decided to get even more blustery the last third of the ride. During the first 23 miles I managed an overall avg of 17mph. The last 15 miles or so were tough. I ended up with an overall avg of 16.3 mph.

    As for pie, I'm going to hold off until Saturday when we have my birthday party(actually will be having giant fruit tart rather than traditional pie).

    almost metric Century.jpg

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    Pity about not registering the correct miles but headwinds must have sent the wheel backwrds at some point. Close enough to count- but watch out for tomorrow. Recovery ride and get some food inside you tonight. If not you will not even feel like getting out of bed.

    Good ride- Fruit Tart "May" count as Pie- but we want Pics and DnvrFox has to get a taster to verify.
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    Way to go Mike, great things you are doing in your battle with Diabetes. Keep up the good work.

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    Good ride, Mikey.

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    My plan tomorrow is to do at least my usual 23 miles. I'm going to try to do 30 or 34(full extra loop makes it 34 miles).

    Before I rode today, I ate a banana, a slice of rye bread, and drank 16 oz of water. Around 23 miles into the ride, I ate a Quaker Oats Breakfast Bar while riding and drank some water. At around 40 miles, I stopped at the LBS and asked if I could refill my water(they said of course you may) and I ate a apple I cut into 6 pieces that I brought along, drank some water, and continued on to finish the ride. Ate lunch which included 2 bananas and an apple to go with my sandwich and PoP Chips(not fried, low fat). Tonight I'm making Kung Pao Chicken with rice for dinner--will have another apple and some no sugar added chocolate thin mint cookies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    My plan tomorrow is to do at least my usual 23 miles. I'm going to try to do 30 or 34(full extra loop makes it 34 miles).

    Before I rode today, I ate a banana, a slice of rye bread, and drank 16 oz of water. Around 23 miles into the ride, I ate a Quaker Oats Breakfast Bar while riding and drank some water. At around 40 miles, I stopped at the LBS and asked if I could refill my water(they said of course you may) and I ate a apple I cut into 6 pieces that I brought along, drank some water, and continued on to finish the ride. Ate lunch which included 2 bananas and an apple to go with my sandwich and PoP Chips(not fried, low fat). Tonight I'm making Kung Pao Chicken with rice for dinner--will have another apple and some no sugar added chocolate thin mint cookies.
    should stop the weight loss.
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    I have to watch my weight now to ensure I don't lose or lose too much. I like being between 144 and 146. I'll probably still lose some as I would have to eat 3600 calories to maintain today. Figuring about 30 cal/mile, I burned 1800 calories biking add that to needing about 1800/day without biking. I doubt I ate more than 2300/2500 calories today--this is fine as I weighed nearly 147lbs on Tuesday morning.
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    Good Job

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    Not exactly pie, but a large(10") fruit tart from the local Harris Teeter grocery store.

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    Hope you have a license to eat that. It looks dangerous
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    I seem to be missing something here. When did age rides and pie rides become the same thing?
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    I have no idea, but somehow I got the impression that a Pie ride equaled no. of miles = to one's age. Hey, I'd love to know the supposed true definition. I also had the idea that the first real ride on a new N+1=Pie.

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    I believe a "pie ride" is any ride over 15 units of measure so if that's the case you still have three pieces of pie owing to consume with out any guilt. If I'm wrong, somebody please feel free to correct my presumtion.

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    Geez, if pie = 15 units(miles/kilometers/whatever) I'd be eating pie all the time, getting fat, and my blood sugar would be sky high.

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    I like to think of every ride as a Pie Ride. I got to ride my bicycle, it was a great day, I was at 50+ in BF and I am glad to be alive in spite all of my health problems. We earn our PIE every day. YMMV

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