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Old 03-14-15, 06:20 AM
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Anyone taking a pi day pie ride?

It is raining and miserable here in DC so no ride for me. But some of you must be planning to stop for pie this morning at 9:26 (3.1415926.....) in honor of a once in a century PI day, right?
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Definitely taking a Pi day ride, this afternoon. hopefully it won't be in the rain.

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This is my first week back riding in nearly a year my goal for this week is 20 miles (I know that isn't much but you have to start some where) I am at 19.2 so I will ride at least a mile some time today. That rain is just leaving southwest Ohio so later I should be able to take a some what dry ride
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Old 03-14-15, 09:49 AM
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I forget it was pi day and did my ride yesterday -- Friday the 13th. Fortunately no bad luck. Just great weather and a nice ride.

But to redeem myself I may take my bride out for some pie later today.
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Old 03-14-15, 09:53 AM
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This is a special Pi Day, with the extra two digits. 3-14-15. I may get out for a bit, if rain permits. I think I see the sun trying to peek out at this very moment...
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To a Bakery .. Rain is being permitted, it would rain even without a Permit issued .. It's doing that Now ..
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Old 03-14-15, 11:33 AM
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Our engineering school held its 4th annual Pi run yesterday, because Pi Day falls on a weekend this year. My elder son, who is a PhD candidate in plasma physics, joined me. He decided to hang back with me for the first couple of miles, then took off for the finish.

I missed my goal of 30 minutes for the 3.14 miles, but at least beat 35 minutes with an official time of 34:57. The heart and lungs could very easily have handled a faster pace and/or another 5 kilometers, but 11-minute miles are about all my legs are good for without risk of damage. (Maybe this is why I prefer bicycling. )

To answer the key question for this group, yes they do serve pie at the end of the run. The run was for a very worthy cause, the San Diego Science Alliance, of which I am a member and mentor for aspiring STEM (I prefer STEAM, since my wife is an oil painter and I am a music lover and amateur pianist) students.

Pi-Mile Run/Walk at UCSD, March 13, 2015 | San Diego Science Alliance
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Rainy and blustery here, but braved the weather for the 5.5 miles to Freddy's and back to grab a blueberry pie for me and the missus and served it up by 9:26.
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Old 03-14-15, 12:18 PM
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At 3.14 a slice? That is a bargain.
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Pizza counts, right??
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
At 3.14 a slice? That is a bargain.
$2.99 for the whole pie. I'm not made of money!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
$2.99 for the whole pie. I'm not made of money!
I'll take the whole pie, regardless.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
I'll take the whole pie, regardless.
If it was sunny out today, I'd be:

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Speaking of Pi (count the number of letters per word)

Poe, E.
Near a Raven

Midnights so dreary, tired and weary.
Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore.
During my rather long nap - the weirdest tap!
An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber's antedoor.
"This", I whispered quietly, "I ignore".
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Yes, the rain finally quit here about 3:14 pm and I rode about 31.4 miles give or take a few. Now we are going to get some pie, pizza pie that is. Would it be too much to ask them to arrange the pepperonis in the shape of pi?
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Raining all day today. I did eat pie today, MIL's Bday, and will do a belated π day.
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Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
This is a special Pi Day, with the extra two digits. 3-14-15. I may get out for a bit, if rain permits. I think I see the sun trying to peek out at this very moment...
Except I think the real value is 3.1416
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Except I think the real value is 3.1416
That's why you celebrate at 9:26 (I forget the seconds to get the next two digits.)

Next year we'll omit the time of day and just round it off to 4 decimal places.
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Curse you, round off error! Well, I went out almost to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, but turned around early, because I didn't want to ride across the mushy mud that crossed the levi access road at one spot. So I only got in 20 miles, but I finished it off with some hot apple pie, and a scoop of Ben and Jerry's Vanilla icecream. I give it a 22, on a scale from 1 to 7!
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Except I think the real value is 3.1416
The first 50 decimal digits are 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510
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I'm an engineer, Monica was a mathematics major/teacher, of course I got in the ride on Pi day! No pie to eat, can't eat any of them with the CKD and I just don't care for sweets.

Pizza, of course, counts!

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Yup, pi ride done. Didn't have a lot of time because we had to get to our destination to check in, but we managed to get in a 10 mile ride on the Withlacoochee between Ocala and Tampa.



The pie came later for dessert after supper. Chocolate cream.

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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
The first 50 decimal digits are 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510
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Except I think the real value is 3.1416
We can use your version next year for a Rounded Pi Day. Maybe it will be nice in DC.
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