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    Saturday 16th. September

    Get training now or Suffer.

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    Plenty of time

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    Fine, I should be ready by 2017.

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    Stap,
    Looks as if you will be ready for the 15th of this month. Keep up the training "rides" How is the back doing now?

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    Back not good but a few short gentle rides have not proved a problem. No hills done yet and won't be for a while but "Possibly" a Pie training ride tomorrow if I haven't put it back today. Got to get fit for next Friday as a trip to the paraOlympics is on that day. I will not be missing that for anything.
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    Stap,
    Er, the 3rd Saturday is the 15th BTW.
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    16th of September. That's my Birthday! I don't think I'm going to try going 51 miles though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    Stap,
    Er, the 3rd Saturday is the 15th BTW.
    Just testing

    Realised that last night when I found out that Friday is the 14th

    Must be the difference in Time changes--Either that or I am getting ahead of my self.

    Save a new post--- 3rd. Saturday in September is the 50+ Annual Pie ride. Rules are simple- You go for a ride and you have Pie. Mileage is not that important but the recognised distance is 15 miles or more. Newcomers and those struggling to get to 15 miles just have to ride the distance they can but the important part is Pie.

    But just a warning to newcomers--Get training now. It takes practice to reach the upper levels of this event- do not ecpect to jump in and have the Ultimate of Blueberry on your first attempt. That takes some working up to so I suggest you start with Apple and gradually work up to Blueberry.

    We do not have many blueberries over here but it is Autumn. We have a similar High end pie in "Autumn Fruits" and I presume some of you have a similar problem.

    So just 12 days of practice before the ride so get training.
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    Great news and bad news.

    The great news is that Trailnet in St Louis is sponsoring an organized ride on Sept. 16 that visits the Grant Fork historic Diamond Mineral Springs restaurant in Illinois. They changed the name but this used to be called the "Foot High Pie Ride". How perfect is that? Actually, only the meringue topped pies were a foot high (and I never actually measured one) but the double crust pies are pretty deep too. I highly recommend this option for all 50+ folks in the St Louis area.

    The bad news is that I might not make it. Only the 42 mile and longer routes go to the restaurant and Mrs. grouch's knee doctor isn't going to approve that long of a ride. I'm not going to abandon her for a piece of pie. We'll see what else is going on that day.

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    Ah yes, we have a similar ritual here on the central coast, it takes place at Gizdich Ranch....
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    YEA!! The only BF ride I feel that the Mrs. and I are, "up to the task", with the rest of the membership!! The only bummer is I REALLY don't like the taste of Blueberries, sorry.
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    Just curious, other than the scrumptious looking fare, what is special about Saturday, September 15?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    Just curious, other than the scrumptious looking fare, what is special about Saturday, September 15?
    That's pie ride day. I don't know why that particular weekend got chosen, but it's been a 50+ feature for several years. Maybe Denver will give us a clue.

    While you're at it, you need to find someone who will show you our secret hand signal too.

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    ... we have a secret hand signal? Is it the "Get off my lawn!" fist shake? The "Ooh, my aching back!" lumbar clutch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    That's pie ride day. I don't know why that particular weekend got chosen, but it's been a 50+ feature for several years. Maybe Denver will give us a clue.

    While you're at it, you need to find someone who will show you our secret hand signal too.
    Ah, that makes sense that I didn't know. I've only been here since Oct '11.

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    Which is more important for training? Pie training or Riding training?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Which is more important for training? Pie training or Riding training?
    Whichever you're more deficient. That'd be riding for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
    ... we have a secret hand signal? Is it the "Get off my lawn!" fist shake? The "Ooh, my aching back!" lumbar clutch?
    It's just one finger. I've been surprised at how many friendly 50+ ers flash me the secret hand signal every day.

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    This should work out well since I have scheduled to ride the "Flatlander" that Saturday in Newton, Ks. The scheduled distance is 65 miles which is more than my age.
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    That very day Jethro and I are doing the Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country ride in Arthur, IL. In past years the ride included an Amish meal afterward that featured pie for dessert. This year for some reason they changed to BBQ. We'll have to see what desserts are offered. Or I could stop in Champaign on my way home for my very favorite pie:

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    That day will work just great for me. It's the "Bike for the Health of It" program with the local parks and the scheduled ride is just under 20 miles. We always stop it eat after the ride.....I'll be sure to have a piece of pie!
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    Sept 15, 2012. Think I'll ride this year. I might even get my wife and daughter to do the 2 miles Family Fun Walk/Ride together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    This should work out well since I have scheduled to ride the "Flatlander" that Saturday in Newton, Ks. The scheduled distance is 65 miles which is more than my age.
    65 miles--That's 4 slices of Pie in my opinion so hope you are up to it.

    Said the training was hard so start now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    65 miles--That's 4 slices of Pie in my opinion so hope you are up to it.

    Said the training was hard so start now.
    Well I just put in 59 miles today for a belated birthday solo ride. I am now 57. So I don't think that 65 will be a problem. There should also be plenty of younger riders that I can tuck in behind and draft off of.
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    Well, I did a practice ride today -- it's almost exactly 15 miles to Marie Callender's from my house. Since it was just a practice ride, I had Key Lime pie. I'll have blueberry on the 15th, though.

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    I'll be riding the 92 miles out and up to Luray, VA for a men's conference on Friday the 14th. I can guarantee that there will be pie when I stop in Luray. I've decided on the touring bike, so there will be plenty of low gears as needed. Then it's 92 miles home on Sunday the 16th, with a lot more downhill, but less daylight.

    This will be my first-ever pie ride. Phil

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