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2008 Pie Run Schedule

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#51
Yeah, I would like to do the Corpus Christi run in January, but the very early start may kill it. I can't always do an overnight trip, although this one is a candidate.

Chuck....I am going to weekends off starting in late Feb....if you want to make a Corpus Run weekend run in March, I would be all over that.
 
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#52
just a thought......i know you guys put a lot of work in this and i commend yall for it. but the last two runs are real close to the holidays and a lot of people travel to be with family those weekends. so i was wondering about moving Nov. to the 22nd and DEC. to the 6th.????? i would say the 20th for DEC. but last weekend shopping.....you know. just typing out loud.:duck:
We typically have the November one the weekend before Thanksgiving and the December one is the overnight year end party the Saturday after Christmas in College Station. The first December one we had was a New Years Eve party. We have also shifted the May one around to avoid Memorial Day weekend and maybe a few others. I am sure the schedule will be changed to reflect these conflicts.

In fact the first "Test Pie Run" was in Hico on New Years Eve Day 2004, we met that afternoon with the Pie Man from Temple, Rocket Cowboy from McKinney, Gixster (on STN and Cycle Forums) from OKC and me coming up from Austin. I can say it was cold coming back in the dark, all I had was a mesh jacket with a liner at the time.
 
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#54
Rats! The first one that's close enough to get to on my S40 (with the Seat-o-Death) is Ponder on March 29, and I'll be on my way home from a camping trip in Smoky Mountains National Park. Oh, well. I'll probably make the Hico run.
 
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#55
The November one I could really care less about. But I'm all for having the year end one at the end of the year. I'm already off on vacation that week anyway and it's an awesome way to end out the year.
 

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#56
agreed but no one answered my question. I'm curious on how many members we have in Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Del Rio, or El Paso? Why don't we do one in south TX - Brownsville or Zapata? I would think that it would be good to know the geographical distribution of our membership and use that information to determine candidate locations.
I believe we have one member down in McAllen and Im in Laredo. They dont do a lot of pies down here. I know plenty of good taco joints though. Although we could screw with my neighbors and do TWT party at the house complete with loud pipes. ;-)
Ingleside is about the closest Ive seen to down here. It would sure beat 150 miles of IH35 before I even get to anything resembling scenery. I could do some looking if all yall are really interested in coming this far south.
I know if yall go to Zapata, Paraiso is a good place for the Chicken Fried Steak fans. No pie though. or at least none that Ive ordered, the Ford hubcap sized steak is usually enough. :eat:
 

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I believe we have one member down in McAllen and Im in Laredo. They dont do a lot of pies down here. I know plenty of good taco joints though. Although we could screw with my neighbors and do TWT party at the house complete with loud pipes. ;-)
Ingleside is about the closest Ive seen to down here. It would sure beat 150 miles of IH35 before I even get to anything resembling scenery. I could do some looking if all yall are really interested in coming this far south.
I know if yall go to Zapata, Paraiso is a good place for the Chicken Fried Steak fans. No pie though. or at least none that Ive ordered, the Ford hubcap sized steak is usually enough. :eat:
I'd love to have some places down in deep south Texas for pie. I understand that they may be fewer in number than elsewhere, but that just means a greater challenge to finding them!

Based on several members' feedback, I will move the Ingleside run to another date. My initial idea is to move it to March if that works better. Let me know.

As for the holiday dates, I can certainly move them. In 2007, I noticed that we had several holiday weekends where TWT members went out for rides, so I figured hosting the Pie Run on the same weekends might allow more folks to come that would otherwise have to work. If the dates need to be changed, though, I'd be happy to do it.
 
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#59
I'd love to have some places down in deep south Texas for pie. I understand that they may be fewer in number than elsewhere, but that just means a greater challenge to finding them!

Based on several members' feedback, I will move the Ingleside run to another date. My initial idea is to move it to March if that works better. Let me know.

As for the holiday dates, I can certainly move them. In 2007, I noticed that we had several holiday weekends where TWT members went out for rides, so I figured hosting the Pie Run on the same weekends might allow more folks to come that would otherwise have to work. If the dates need to be changed, though, I'd be happy to do it.

That is great!! March 15th or 29th would be great for me..those are my four day weekends, I could ride down on Friday, explore on Friday/Saturday and ride back on Sunday...would be a cool way to celebrate my very first Official TWT Pie Run!!!
 

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I made some adjustments to the schedule to try and meet everyone's needs:

1. There is a location close to Houston as soon as Feb.
2. The Deep South Texas run is moved to March as requested
3. The DFW folks get the first Pie Run of 2008
4. The West Texas run is moved to May (more time for a Scounting Trip ;-) )
5. The new location in Marshall for E. Texas is now in April

Thoughts?
 
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I made some adjustments to the schedule to try and meet everyone's needs:

1. There is a location close to Houston as soon as Feb.
2. The Deep South Texas run is moved to March as requested
3. The DFW folks get the first Pie Run of 2008
4. The West Texas run is moved to May (more time for a Scounting Trip ;-) )
5. The new location in Marshall for E. Texas is now in April

Thoughts?
My only thought is "thanks!!"....I am really looking forward to heading to Ingleside in March.
 
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REF: Floyd's Ranch House in Ingleside, TX

I have yet to attend a Pie Run, but if I am correct (am I ?), part of the fun of Pie Runs is after eating some pie of course, there is a nice ride with everyone. Well unfortunately we don't have those great riding roads you guys have up North, mostly all the roads here are flat and straight. :doh:

Since I live within 15 min of the Ingleside location, I wanted to throw some potential activities to do out there for those attending which may make up for roads that don't have as much of a fun quotient as you're used to.

ALL of these places are within a 15 - 25 min ride of the Pie Run location :




USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum

http://www.usslexington.com/


Texas State Aquarium

http://www.texasstateaquarium.org/


Corpus Christi Museum Of Science & History

http://www.texasstateaquarium.org/


Art Center Of Corpus Christi

http://artcentercc.org/


Corpus Christi Visitors Center

http://artcentercc.org/


I'll see you guys in Jan. ! :rider: :eat:
Do you think that the aquarium and the Lexington can be done decently in half a day each? I am thinking of heading down on Thursday, seeing both (if possible) on Friday, doing the Pie Run and then heading back....that way I will have Sunday to recover.
 
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#64
Do you think that the aquarium and the Lexington can be done decently in half a day each? I am thinking of heading down on Thursday, seeing both (if possible) on Friday, doing the Pie Run and then heading back....that way I will have Sunday to recover.


They are actually pretty close together, like about less than a mile apart if I'm not mistaken...I've been to the Aquarium and you should be able to do it easy in a 1.5 to 2 hrs and that's laid back and taking your time to soak it all in. The Lex I haven't been to yet so I can't really say but if I had to guess maybe 3 hrs max...
 
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I made some adjustments to the schedule to try and meet everyone's needs:

1. There is a location close to Houston as soon as Feb.
2. The Deep South Texas run is moved to March as requested
3. The DFW folks get the first Pie Run of 2008
4. The West Texas run is moved to May (more time for a Scounting Trip ;-) )
5. The new location in Marshall for E. Texas is now in April

Thoughts?
Thanks! Looks great!
 
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#67
I made some adjustments to the schedule to try and meet everyone's needs:

1. There is a location close to Houston as soon as Feb.
2. The Deep South Texas run is moved to March as requested
3. The DFW folks get the first Pie Run of 2008
4. The West Texas run is moved to May (more time for a Scounting Trip ;-) )
5. The new location in Marshall for E. Texas is now in April

Thoughts?
Better! I think locations that are very close to major cities like The Ranchman's are better in questionable weather months due to the shorter ride for most folks, leaving the more rural runs for the better weather months. :thumb:
 
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#68
It is an improved schedule but now I'm going to miss the one in my backyard.:doh:

Didn't figure I could make it way south in January so my Wife and I have other plans........... :trust:
 
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#69
It is an improved schedule but now I'm going to miss the one in my backyard.:doh:

Didn't figure I could make it way south in January so my Wife and I have other plans........... :trust:
Same here... I'll be down doing the East TX DS ride. But no big deal, I'll just make it to one of the longer ones that people were whining about....:rofl:
 

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I'm still a noob at this. What time do we plan to meet at the restaurant?
The time is generally 11AM, however a new change this year will be a varying meet time depending on the location. Some locations are more remote and a later meet time allows for a more sane start time.
 
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#75
Pie? What is pie? I think we learned something about that in high school algebra. There's no pie down here.

Just kidding folks. While pie is not commonly served in most establishments down here, we do have one notable exception. Lone Star BBQ makes some very fine homemade pies. My personal favorite, when it is in season, is their grapefruit pie......Mmmmmmm!:eat:

P.S. I almost forgot, they also have some might fine BBQ!
 
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The new Ride Texas magazine includes three of our pie run destinations -- Koffee Kup, Bluebonnet Cafe and The Shed -- on their list of the Top 10 dessert stops in Texas. (As if we need another reason to ride for food.)
 

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The new Ride Texas magazine includes three of our pie run destinations -- Koffee Kup, Bluebonnet Cafe and The Shed -- on their list of the Top 10 dessert stops in Texas. (As if we need another reason to ride for food.)
:clap:

I think they should contact us to write their next issue of Best Dessert Locations. We will have covered most of the state by the end of this year, not to mention all the locations we already have from the previous 3 years of Pie Runs.
 
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Just a note looking at these dates, shouldn't this thread be stickied, and maybe the 2007 one unstickied (de-stickied? :huh:) or something? I hope to at least make the Sealy and Blessing dates nearest me...
 
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:clap:

I think they should contact us to write their next issue of Best Dessert Locations. We will have covered most of the state by the end of this year, not to mention all the locations we already have from the previous 3 years of Pie Runs.
Maybe we should contact them to ride along and possibly do an article about the Pie Runs and the TWT connection. :eat:

We could make Squeaky world famous.
 
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Been wanting to play around with this google maps tagging site, so I created a map with points for all the scheduled pie runs so far. Did not add a point for the May (West Texas) date, and I assumed College Station for the December date. These points are just the cities, not the exact locations. Just thought it might be fun to see them dropped on a map...

http://www.tagzania.com/user/crawl/pie+twtex
 
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Been wanting to play around with this google maps tagging site, so I created a map with points for all the scheduled pie runs so far. Did not add a point for the May (West Texas) date, and I assumed College Station for the December date. These points are just the cities, not the exact locations. Just thought it might be fun to see them dropped on a map...

http://www.tagzania.com/user/crawl/pie
Thanks crawl. This is a great feature. Is there a way to get the event numbers to show on the map?
 
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I just started playing around with it today. I'll see what I can do and maybe get the exact addresses, along with the numbers and such.

edit... Added more info to the tags. Looks like you have to hover over one, or click the red dot next to a name on the left for it to appear on the map.

-Paul
 
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Saw the May "pie run" will be in West Texas. When and if any May date and location is determined, please post it. I'll be coming in from San Miguel de Allende, Mx. to San Antonio and would love to make a run to west texas.

Also thinking about going on up to Ruidoso for the Aspen rally there. Anyone ever been and is it worth the trip, even though I know the area and it's a beautiful ride, is the rally worth working into a short schedule?

Bucky
 

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We could make Squeaky world famous.
Huh? How'd I get mixed up in this? This puppy is all Wizzerman! ;-)

Saw the May "pie run" will be in West Texas. When and if any May date and location is determined, please post it.
It's typically the last Saturday of each month. It moves around for major holidays sometimes, but I don't see any reason why the May run won't be on Saturday the 31st (since the weekend before is Memorial Day weekend and shouldn't interfere).
 
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I live in Lubbock, Texas. There are several riders in the midland area.
We would love to be included in the pie run.
You are welcome at any pie run you can attend. :bigokay:
May is the West Texas pie run in Fort Davis as far as I know. But the list has not been update for that pie run.:ponder: :shrug: If you know of a better place, post some pics of the location and the pies.:eat:
 
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Pie Run in Marshall on April 26th still happening? I'm new to the pie run. Do we just ride from wherever we live and meet in Marshall, for example, and have a pie party with all of us two wheeled texans?

Barry
 
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Pie Run in Marshall on April 26th still happening? I'm new to the pie run. Do we just ride from wherever we live and meet in Marshall, for example, and have a pie party with all of us two wheeled texans?

Barry
Yes. Usually, groups will self-organize in different areas like DFW, Houston, Austin, etc, and pic a time, place, and ride together. We all meet for talking, looking at and talking about bikes, and, of course, eating lunch and some pie.

Look in the "story telling" section about previous pie runs. We just had one today in Ingleside (near Corpus Christi).

You can also see the pre-run planning in the "TWT Sponsored" section. This time there was an additional thread for the Houston riders.

Lots of fun - hope you can join in on the next one...
 
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