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Old 10-06-08, 12:46 PM
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What's up with PIE?

Okay, sort of new here and I keep seeing PIE all the time. What and why is it so important?
Apple pie? Pumkin pie? pie pie pie what are you all talking about?????????
Good food after a ride? I know I like pie but too much is why I am riding to get rid of the after affects of a good piece of pie. ( okay I can't eat just a piece either multiple pieces for me.)
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I love PIE rides. I ride them whenever I can.
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While different pies are all loved by various folks here, BLUEBERRY pie has risen to the level of cult status. There really aren't any hidden meanings. It just seems that many 50+ers just really like a good pie..... myself included.
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Old 10-06-08, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by kr32 View Post
I keep seeing PIE all the time.
If you want to fit in here you're going to have to stop thinking of pie sightings as being a problem and start recognizing it as an opportunity.
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One of the problems with cycling is the dietary requirement to be able to do it successfully. We may not all realise it- but the best way of staying fit enough to ride- is to eat the right food. For some of us- that could mean losing a few lbs or 20 before we start excerting ourselves or it could mean many months of eating Rabbit food to lose weight to be able to start cycling.

But on the 50+ forum we have found the Magic formula that saves all this starving yourself or eating food that you cannot stand. To be able to ride - you need Carbo-hydrates and Fruit. Both these essential foodstuffs give you energy so you can get on a bike and providing you have enough of these two items within the system- you can ride all day.

The best way of taking in these two essential foodstuffs is to combine them into a conconction called a PIE. Even more beneficial is if you have to ride out to a cafe or restaurant to be able to take them. Doesn't matter what form the pie is- providing it tastes good and some of us are still trying to find the Perfect PIE so keep taking rides on a frequent basis to find that perfect PIE.

The purists' among us will only take certain flavours of PIE- but for those of us fortunate enough to realise that nothing is perfect- Will try all forms of PIE to see if it is worthwhile eating. (See Attachment)

And hence to the next question of Shorts or Bibs? (See attachment)
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Old 10-06-08, 02:06 PM
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Blueberry is high in anti-oxident thingies.
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Just remember pie r not square.
Pie r round.
Cornbread r square.
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This link will provide some info on the tradition of eating pie

http://50pluscyclist.googlepages.com/traditions
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he rides carbon, right?

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I do not eat pie but this guy may like it.

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Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
While different pies are all loved by various folks here, BLUEBERRY pie has risen to the level of cult status. There really aren't any hidden meanings. It just seems that many 50+ers just really like a good pie..... myself included.
Yes, blueberry gets noted in posts, but in our favorite pie poll, not many voted for it. Even when included in a much larger group of all berry pies, so that it was combined with the votes for blackberry and raspberry and boysenberry and brambleberry and other berry pies, that group didn't win and didn't get a very high percentage of the total.
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
Yes, blueberry gets noted in posts, but in our favorite pie poll, not many voted for it. Even when included in a much larger group of all berry pies, so that it was combined with the votes for blackberry and raspberry and boysenberry and brambleberry and other berry pies, that group didn't win and didn't get a very high percentage of the total.

You realize, of course, that the blueberry pie folks were too busy searching for, finding, and eating blueberry pie to vote in the poll.
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Banana cream pie......carbs, fruit plus needed potassium....YUM
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Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
I do not eat pie but this guy may like it.

Can we take up a collection and get him a 50+ jersey?
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Can we take up a collection and get him a 50+ jersey?
He had a relationship with a drama queen. It ended badly...
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Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
You realize, of course, that the blueberry pie folks were too busy searching for, finding, and eating blueberry pie to vote in the poll.
MMmmmmm.........blueberry, i love pie, and stories

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He had a relationship with a drama queen. It ended badly...
Pity. He seems like our kind of guy.
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I'm pretty new here myself but already the peer pressure is getting to me.
Every time I get off my bike I feel the urge. Heck, I feel it just seeing a cyclist ride by.

Preliminary results are that Coconut Meringue doesn't stain jerseys the way Blueberry does. More field work needs to be done on this however. I'm on it- or vice versa.

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PIE!
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If there's one thing I miss about the UK, it's PIE. Well there are actually plenty of things to miss, but PIE used to be a big deal when I was a kid in the 70s.

Tuck shop across the road from my school in Pompey sold hot pies of all sorts, Steak & Kidney, Minced Beef Pies, Chicken Pot pie-type pies, Cornish Pasties and so on.

I don't know if you can still find shops that sell such hot pies liberally sprinkled around the country, but you could ride on and eat pie forever and a day with that kind of pie action going on.

In a nutshell, or a pieshell, if you prefer, pies and cycling have abit of linkage going on.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Can we take up a collection and get him a 50+ jersey?
I am not sure if there is enough material at the factory to make the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL XXXXXtremely relaxed fit. BTW, he rides a GM.
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Historically, Blueberry Pie started with a couple of 50+'rs who journeyed regularly to Irma's pie shop - I believe it was in Wisconsin somewhere, but I may have forgotten that.

Anyway, they described their rides (and their delicious pies) and that is where pie and 50+ started. I was the starter of the first pie ride, but I notice that this year the participation has dropped off, which is sort of sad.

Traditions are fun.

I believe Rick was one of the Irma's patrons. But, likely, I now have all the facts wrong. I will try a search, but I understand from the "technical" thread that search may not be working too well.
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SOME MORE FROM THE ARCHIVES IN 2006:

Today, across the world, from Germany to the UK to Taipei and in all corners of the United States, folks 50+ years old will be completing the FIRST ANNUAL BLUEBERRY PIE RIDE.

http://members.aol.com/bfn50gallery/....htm#50+%20Pie

Each participant will report the results of their ride on this thread:

www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228731

Great literature has been written about this event:

"'Twas the night before the Ride for the Pie
And all through the house,
Not a cyclist was stirring,
Nor clicking his mouse.

The bike was set by the door with care
In hopes that daylight soon would be there
I was nestled and snug in my bed
While visions of pastry danced in my head.

When out on the street there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon overhead gave off such a glow
It was practically mid-day on objects below.
What to my wondering eyes should appear
But a pelaton of cyclists each with a beer.

More rapid than eagles these bikes they came
Guys whistling and shouting and calling my name.
"DeeGee you knucklehead you 50+ phart
Get your piehole out here -- it's time to start!"

I ran back to my bedroom and jumped in some clothes
A teeshirt and shorts and what else Heaven knows
I thought of coffee -- wished I had some joe
But the group kept yellin' it was time to go.

So I tossed a wallet, the cell and my keys
Into the saddlebag with ease
Grabbed a bottle of water cold from the fridge
I'd probably need it when we hit the ridge.

And sooner than the blink of an eye
I was off and out -- Riding for pie!
The miles flew by under the the moon that night
The group of us must have been quite a sight.

We rode, and we rode, and we rode some more
'Till we'd put twenty miles from my front door.
The sun had just begun to show its face
When someone cried "There's Irma's place!"

I'd ridden this route countless times before
But I never saw Irma's compelling front door.
'Twas a vision of culinary delight
A diner with scrumptious pies to bite!

We took every seat there was to be had
And traded stories about bikes gone bad
And sooner than you can say "oh me, oh my!"
Irma was bringing us all some pie.

I've lived over half a hundred year
I've had great meals and unbelievable beer
And never, in all that time, I must say,
Have I tasted a pie that tasted that way.

Words can't capture that taste so sublime
Bite after bite, time after time.
We stuffed our faces 'till we nearly burst
No one was able to stand, at first.

But at last with the sun up so high
We mounted our bikes and heaved a sigh
We turned for home and began to ride
One after the other, some side by side.

Our Ride for the Pie was a huge success
We forgave ourselves of our dietary excess
And vowed to return the very next year
From two counties over you could hear us cheer.

Then suddenly -- maddeningly I head a buzz
I couldn't for the life of me figure what it was
But the noise continued until my hand
Reached over for the alarm clock on the night stand.

It was time to awake and time to arise
Time to wipe the sleep from my eyes
Time to drink some coffee and eat a breakfast bar
Time to Ride for the Pie -- fifteen miles ain't far!"

Read even more about this ride here:

www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=218894
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I made a pie ride this year, but as it was mixed in with my recent trip to Lanesboro, I neglected to cite it in the official pie ride thread. So there was at least one more participant.

I didn't know that "rck" from Monroe, WI was one of the originators of the blueberry pie tradition. I wasn't around on the forum back then. Irma's is a little restaurant in Argyle, WI.
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