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rcannon100
02-21-2015, 02:47 PM
http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2012/03/picycle-23746237846234.gif.492x0_q85_crop-smart.jpg

Unofficial Made Up Schedule along with made up, there is a slim chance we might follow, route (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7172270). Note that this is a revised route per Pete.

Saturday March 14
* 9:00 am Gathering at Bikenetic (coffee and pie)
* 9:26 am Depart (look it up)
* Get lost in Holmes Run and Cameron Run
* 10:38 am Arrive at MISHA's in Alexandria for 30 min Pie break #1 (Buy your own)
* 11:08 am Wander north through Del Ray
* 12:12 pm Arrive District Cycle Works in G'Town for 30 min Pie Break #2 (Buy your own)
* 12:42 pm Journey up the C&O
* 1:08 pm Arrive Java Shack for Pie Break #3 (Pi Festival!!!!!!)

Participants who complete this tremendous feat will be treated to Pie at the end of the ride at the Java Shack. Please feel free to join us at any point in the ride.

This will be a coffee style ride. Maybe break into groups of faster riders and slower riders.

We will be enjoying the Acme Pie Co. pie!

This is a disorganized, unsupported ride, brought to you by the same people who brought you Freezing Saddles. Ride at your own risk. Follow any route. Join at any point. Leave at any point. It's up to you. The most important this is: enjoy some pie


Those Freezing Saddles participants who complete this tremendous feat will be treated to Pie at the end of the ride at the Java Shack. Please feel free to join us at any point in the ride.

This will be a coffee style ride. Maybe break into groups of faster riders and slower riders.

If you are planning on attending, please like - or say "in" - or join the ride on FB (https://www.facebook.com/events/430648837091093/) (trying to guess how much pie to order for the last stop)

http://classiccycleus.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Bike-for-Pie.jpg

peterw_diy
02-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Should be 9:27 if you're leaving at the top of a minute.

rcannon100
02-21-2015, 03:02 PM
Should be 9:27 if you're leaving at the top of a minute.

We'll be going through your 'hood. You going to join on the Pie Train?

peterw_diy
02-21-2015, 04:05 PM
We'll be going through your 'hood. You going to join on the Pie Train?
I'd like to, but need to check with my scheduler, especially since I already have a morning ride on the Ides.

Phatboing
02-21-2015, 06:01 PM
(trying to guess how much pie to order for the last stop)



Order more pie.

DismalScientist
02-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Y'all realize that none of this makes sense since time is organized in base 12, not the decimal system.

rcannon100
02-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Order more pie.

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/National_9ba16f_363888.jpg

DismalScientist
02-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Sorry, pi is irrational and its decimal representation will certainly not fit on a postcard.

peterw_diy
02-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Y'all realize that none of this makes sense since time is organized in base 12, not the decimal system.

Apparently Dismal has never seen a digital clock!

vvill
02-21-2015, 08:08 PM
I don't think I can make it, but thanks for the invite. Maybe I'll order a pi(e) for home.

rcannon100
02-21-2015, 08:11 PM
I don't think I can make it, but thanks for the invite. Maybe I'll order a pi(e) for home.

You can always simply meet us at one of the pi festivities en route.

DismalScientist
02-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Apparently Dismal has never seen a digital clock!

I'm new to these new technologies. Digital clocks are like brifters to me. I like analog devices like friction shifters. Do digital clocks have 20 hour days?

ronwalf
02-21-2015, 08:36 PM
Sorry, pi is irrational and its decimal representation will certainly not fit on a postcard.
No, no, we've got this covered (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PiFormulas.html).
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20150212.png (http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3639#comic)

dkel
02-21-2015, 10:19 PM
Y'all realize that none of this makes sense since time is organized in base 12, not the decimal system.

Wait—I thought it was base 60. :p

ShawnoftheDread
02-22-2015, 10:38 AM
I had a Greek friend who insisted the Greek letter is pronounced pee. She made little headway converting the rest of us. Pee day just seemed so lame.

peterw_diy
02-24-2015, 08:30 AM
Looks like I just might ambush y'all at Misha's. Or maybe wake early and put in another 10 Octothorpe miles to join you at the start. ;-)

[I am wrecking my 2016 handicap!]

jrenaut
02-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Do you have ballpark estimates for when you'll be arriving at the various stops? I realize this is tough to figure, but I was thinking of meeting you at the DC stop with the kids and possibly tagging along to Java Shack. Wouldn't want to miss a chance to haul two kids up the Custis.

rcannon100
02-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Yes. When we get a little closer, I will post the 100% reliable ;) agenda. Definitely the goal is to allow people to hop on and off the ride. It will look something like this

9:00 am Assemble at Bikenetic
9:26 am Depart Bikenetic
10:10 am Misha's for 30 minute pie break (Buy Your Own)
10:40 Depart Misha's
11:40 District Cycle Works Pie Break (Buy Your Own)
12:10 Depart District Cycle Works
12:40 Java Shack final stop Pie Break

I have one part of this ride I want to fuss with (I have us cycling thru holmes run and cameron run - which I always love. But how do we get from Bikenetic to Holmes Run? The WOD? Is there a good way through Lake Barcroft? Probably so we will probably see some revisions).

The Rock and Roll Get in Your Way Marathon is also that day, so we have to time it to miss Elvis running down Constitution Ave.

Again, if you are coming - please note it on the FB page or like the original post - so that the Pie Guy knows how many bourbon pies to bring!!!

Tania
02-25-2015, 04:03 PM
Wait wait wait WAIT.

There are MULTIPLE PIE BREAKS?????

DismalScientist
02-25-2015, 04:04 PM
But how do we get from Bikenetic to Holmes Run? The WOD? Is there a good way through Lake Barcroft?
WOD to Bluemont Park. Across 50 on Manchester. Glen Carlyn over to the Lake Barcroft dam.

rcannon100
02-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Wait wait wait WAIT.

There are MULTIPLE PIE BREAKS?????

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/2_5_226(1).jpg

http://www.districtcycleworks.com/images/logo_black.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YzcieuW4BYU/VDwmsfe8muI/AAAAAAAACSk/U0uUdglVIbQ/s1600/DSCN1321.JPG

Note: These are all Pie Guy vendors and friends.

Tania
02-25-2015, 04:18 PM
We might need a practice run. You know, to make sure everything runs smoothly on the 14th.

Rootchopper
02-25-2015, 04:19 PM
This whole pi thing sounds subversive to me. I may very well have to intercept you at Misha's to investigate

slowtriguy
02-25-2015, 04:20 PM
Would it be permissible for me and Miss Slowtriguy to join the group for the last stop? The full loop would be a bit much for her, but I think she'd be up for a shorter Pi Day ride, considering this (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6e7e/) is one of her favorite shirts...

rcannon100
02-25-2015, 04:23 PM
We might need a practice run. You know, to make sure everything runs smoothly on the 14th.

I thought that was this weekends ride with Vin.


Would it be permissible for me and Miss Slowtriguy to join the group for the last stop? The full loop would be a bit much for her, but I think she'd be up for a shorter Pi Day ride, considering this (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6e7e/) is one of her favorite shirts...

Please do. That is the design. Phoenix may join us at the Java Shack as well. Please either LIKE the first post or join the event on FB so that we have something that remotely resembles a pie count.

consularrider
02-25-2015, 05:33 PM
... The Rock and Roll Get in Your Way Marathon is also that day, so we have to time it to miss Elvis running down Constitution Ave.
...

Oh crap, I guess I won't volunteer this year to bike marshal the race. It was always fun being able to claim that I was the fifth or sixth finisher in the marathon. ;)

kmbader
02-26-2015, 03:53 PM
This sounds amazing! I just joined the ride on facebook, I hope that's ok - is it open to everyone participating in Freezing Saddles or only the more advanced riders? I'm new to the forum/freezing saddles/biking as a hobby in general :), but would love to join for one or two stops (I'm pretty slow and definitely wouldn't be able to keep up for the whole ride).


Edit: I'll no longer be able to join, I'm so bummed! Have to head out of town instead and missing the Vasa ride too :( Hope you all have a wonderful ride! If there are any other future group rides that involve stopping for tasty treats, I'm in!

rcannon100
02-26-2015, 04:07 PM
We will post a fictitious agenda probably a week before the ride that will remotely resemble the agenda posted above. Yes, please, that is the design, join us for any legs or stops of the ride. And yes, we will probably break into different groups of different speed riders. Let ArlingtonRider and all the ELITE riders take the lead - and us slow FREDS will follow with dreams of raisin-bourbon pie driving us forward as we ford the gullies of Holmes Run

rcannon100
03-09-2015, 09:29 PM
Unofficial Made Up Schedule along with made up, there is a slim chance we might follow, route (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7043572).

Saturday March 14
* 9:00 am Gathering at Bikenetic (coffee and pie)
* 9:26 am Depart (look it up)
* Get lost in Holmes Run and Cameron Run
* 10:38 am Arrive at MISHA's in Alexandria for 30 min Pie break #1 (Buy your own)
* 11:08 am Wander north through Del Ray
* 12:12 pm Arrive District Cycle Works in G'Town for 30 min Pie Break #2 (Buy your own)
* 12:42 pm Journey up the C&O
* 1:08 pm Arrive Java Shack for Pie Break #3 (Pi Festival!!!!!!)

Participants who complete this tremendous feat will be treated to Pie at the end of the ride at the Java Shack. Please feel free to join us at any point in the ride.

This will be a coffee style ride. Maybe break into groups of faster riders and slower riders.

We will be enjoying the Acme Pie Co. pie!

This is a disorganized, unsupported ride, brought to you by the same people who brought you Freezing Saddles. Ride at your own risk. Follow any route. Join at any point. Leave at any point. It's up to you. The most important this is: enjoy some pie

Boomer2U
03-11-2015, 06:02 AM
Unofficial Made Up Schedule along with made up, there is a slim chance we might follow, route (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7043572).

Saturday March 14
* 9:00 am Gathering at Bikenetic (coffee and pie)
* 9:26 am Depart (look it up)
* Get lost in Holmes Run and Cameron Run
* 10:38 am Arrive at MISHA's in Alexandria for 30 min Pie break #1 (Buy your own)
* 11:08 am Wander north through Del Ray
* 12:12 pm Arrive District Cycle Works in G'Town for 30 min Pie Break #2 (Buy your own)
* 12:42 pm Journey up the C&O
* 1:08 pm Arrive Java Shack for Pie Break #3 (Pi Festival!!!!!!)

Participants who complete this tremendous feat will be treated to Pie at the end of the ride at the Java Shack. Please feel free to join us at any point in the ride.

This will be a coffee style ride. Maybe break into groups of faster riders and slower riders.

We will be enjoying the Acme Pie Co. pie!

This is a disorganized, unsupported ride, brought to you by the same people who brought you Freezing Saddles. Ride at your own risk. Follow any route. Join at any point. Leave at any point. It's up to you. The most important this is: enjoy some pie
Will you be serving sacramental pancakes at Bikenetic?

Alcova cyclist
03-11-2015, 09:17 AM
In! (plus one kiddo)

Powerful Pete
03-11-2015, 10:17 AM
IN [unless it is too late - in which case I will follow the group from a respectful distance and try to steal plates of half eaten pie and/or pick up any crumbs from the ground].

;)

Arlingtonrider
03-11-2015, 02:47 PM
In, but will join up from Misha's. See ya'll there!

peterw_diy
03-11-2015, 05:23 PM
In! (plus one kiddo)

Tandem?

rcannon100
03-11-2015, 06:26 PM
Since the plan is to bike through Holmes Run, maybe someone could bring a towel for Steve Claeys?

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/400x/53310047.jpg

peterw_diy
03-11-2015, 06:52 PM
Obvious alternative is WOD to 4MR to Commonwealth to a slow few blocks on King to Misha's. Quicker option for Old Town: Commonwealth to Daingerfield to Prince, then E to Patrick

Steve O
03-11-2015, 09:08 PM
Since the plan is to bike through Holmes Run, maybe someone could bring a towel for Steve Claeys?



There's an alternate route that skips the 5 fords and connects to Holmes Run just past them.

https://app.strava.com/activities/249354089

rcannon100
03-11-2015, 09:36 PM
Are y'all questioning Dirt's ability to lead us to certain death?

Alcova cyclist
03-11-2015, 10:16 PM
Tandem?

Sadly, no. My 15 yo will be under his own power and control.

We actually had a pair of tandems at one point so we could ride 2 adults and 2 kids on 2 bikes (a Burley Zydeco Mixte and a Bike Friday family tandem).

But somewhere around 12 years old, kids change from "The tandem is the coolest!" to "OMG -- No. just. no." So we sold the Burley and are keeping the Friday, but only so I can ride it with Mrs. Alcova.

peterw_diy
03-11-2015, 11:59 PM
somewhere around 12 years old, kids change from "The tandem is the coolest!" to "OMG -- No. just. no."

I hope at some point that changes again, though my guess is that point is 25-30 yo.

We just bought a Friday triple (!) from somebody whose kids hit that tandem aversion point. We haven't taken it out for any significant rides yet but I do wonder if we'll normally run it assembled as a double -- turning that 9.5' long bike feels really weird!

Boomer2U
03-12-2015, 03:04 AM
Count me "in," especially for the pre-ride, sacramental pancakes.

peterw_diy
03-12-2015, 08:17 AM
Am I the only one discouraged by the weather forecast?? Nice job with Rule 9, everyone!

Phatboing
03-12-2015, 10:17 AM
Am I the only one discouraged by the weather forecast?? Nice job with Rule 9, everyone!

The pursuit of pie transcends all.

consularrider
03-12-2015, 08:53 PM
You will be keeping the pie dry for us, won't you?

rcannon100
03-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Mao's owner posted a revised route on the Pi Day FB page. Check it out. He promises to lead us to certain Pie!

http://nwmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/galleries/Features/Issue_01/grand_traverse_pies.jpg

rcannon100
03-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Someone has been busy


8095

Brünř Moore
03-13-2015, 10:14 AM
Given that it seems that The Powers That Be will be catering to my refined tastes and serving the only two kinds of pie I like,* I'll try to make it—meet up with y'alls in Georgetown, probably.

*Hot and cold

Powerful Pete
03-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Oh my that is a beautiful picture. I am almost speechless (and that is quite an accomplishment).

Yum.

bobco85
03-13-2015, 12:20 PM
I'm excited for the ride, but it looks like a small part of the route will conflict with another event. I saw that on Saturday morning will be the Four Courts Four Miler https://www.runpacers.com/race/four-courts-four-miler/map/ in Arlington which will use Wilson Blvd between Clarendon and Courthouse among other roads. It starts at 9 a.m., but I do not know how long any road closures might last. I'll post something about this on the FB page, too.

I'm really looking forward to all that pi ;)

kwarkentien
03-14-2015, 07:47 AM
Hate to be a last minute cancel but I'm not feeling 100% tip top and the thought of riding for a few hours through the rain has lost some of its appeal I guess that means more pie for you! Enjoy!

peterw_diy
03-14-2015, 02:38 PM
Many thanks to Bob, Pete, Sol, and everyone else who made this ride happen! I really enjoyed riding the first leg with you all. And thanks, Mike, for pushing me a bit on the WOD so I didn't miss Sol's yummy treats!

rcannon100
03-14-2015, 02:54 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7609/16606799977_bb997309f5_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7649/16812995572_c2120b4dcb_z.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16788226526_0d2357afd2_c.jpg

Alcova cyclist
03-14-2015, 04:14 PM
A great ride! Thanks to all who organized (and bought Pie & coffee!)

Powerful Pete
03-14-2015, 04:40 PM
Thanks to all those who organized, marshaled, offered pie, and helped make what have been a dreary day into a great, pie-filled ride.

Arlingtonrider
03-14-2015, 05:17 PM
Echoing the posts above, many thanks to all involved (including my fellow riders) for making this a very fun pi-filled day!

Steve O
03-14-2015, 05:20 PM
Bummed I couldn't make it. Pictures look great. Boomer may have told you I am really sick--some sort of intestinal virus it seems.

Boomer2U
03-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Misha
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/14/a9928804ea62f2e364e9999b4ac76c91.jpg

District Cycleworks
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/14/b577ce1b038f1d512be3e8f84d7dd63d.jpg

Java Shack convoy with Powerful Pete pulling the pelotón
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/14/5775cfc4e1a1fa90c96b4216a169b29d.jpg

Bikenetic, where it began and ended
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/14/bc81b75429ca3c0b251bc9de879696ed.jpg

Boomer2U
03-15-2015, 06:12 AM
Misha pie
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/3bfdb60d0fbd762cb62f4eee40a531c8.jpg

Java Shack pie
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/2cea33fb1cd36eeda6a730ce6961ef5d.jpg

Powerful Pete & Boomer2U
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/e79f2e2552a8108ba6da20ae7d8f86ca.jpg

Sunyata
03-15-2015, 01:55 PM
Hahahah! You took a picture of me taking a picture of my pie! :cool:

It was an awesome ride, and a great comeback for me after a couple of weeks off the bike for surgery and recovery. Thanks to everyone who made it happen and everyone who checked with me to make sure I was still doing okay throughout the ride! The cycling community here rocks!

Steve O
03-15-2015, 05:01 PM
Ya know, everyone keeps talking about how epic this pie day was--3/14/15 etc. But no one ever mentions how we missed an even better one--3/14/1592 6:53:59. I wonder if there was a good bike ride that day?

ian74
03-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Ya know, everyone keeps talking about how epic this pie day was--3/14/15 etc. But no one ever mentions how we missed an even better one--3/14/1592 6:53:59. I wonder if there was a good bike ride that day?

Probably. After all the witches were burned of course....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Berwick_witch_trials

Boomer2U
03-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Chris & I representing team 5 and eating Pi(e) @ District Cycleworks
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/f1143ea1cea8edb1d03321fe8c7d9ed1.jpg

ShawnoftheDread
03-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Since the ancient Egyptians used 22/7 as their equivalent calculation for pi, I move that this ride be repeated on July 22.