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International Pie Run Day 2009

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Well, even before the lunch menu was decided I had the pie crust getting prepped:

 
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And they absolutely have indoor plumbing! Neat place, great burger, better day to ride. It's all good!
 
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Went to Floyd's in Ingleside for IPRD with MsBehavin; pics later. We missed the pie run here in July because my bike was in pieces and she didn't have one yet. See y'all next time!
 
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I couldn't make it to Ponder so I did the next best thing, I went for a ride in search of courthouses. I got Montgomery County, Madison County, Robertson County and Brazos County.

Madisonville was the planned lunch stop but the Walker Cafe was a HUGE disapointment. Service was almost nonexistant, got my tea and was forgotten. Told the owner/manager as I went out the door. Took the back roads (FM978 to FM39 to FM1452 to OSR or FM1940 to US79) to Franklin, Tx. Robertson County seat. Found the Horseshoe Cafe. This is a find. Good food, fast friendly service. Not big enough for a full blown TWT pie run but a good ride to eat destination.

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CFS was about 8-9 inches across and that was the SMALL one! :giveup:
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lemon pie that was pretty good.
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The remains...the damages...$11.18 One pass at the salad bar, CFS and fries, pie and tea. I would go back in a heart beat.

Only drawback? You have to walk thru the smoking section to get to the nonsmoking section. :eek2:

No problems with the bike or police. Saw a bunch of bikes out and the usual amount of LEOS. Beware of Conroe PD. They've got an officer riding an ST1300 in black and white colors. He had on a modular helmet too. He road up beside me at a light. Scared me to death! :doh:

Hope everyone made it home ok.
 

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I did say it was SEVERAL YEARS ago, But first BAD MEMORIES LIVE. AND that was when I was living in the Southlake Getto before moving to my ranch in Mills County. THE MAIN THING I REMEMBER IS WALKING THE 11/2 blocks to the one outside restroom. OH Yes, not near the 30s. I'm old but not that old. We still don't plan on going back. I love it well southwest of the Metromess.
 
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I did say it was SEVERAL YEARS ago, But first BAD MEMORIES LIVE. AND that was when I was living in the Southlake Getto before moving to my ranch in Mills County. THE MAIN THING I REMEMBER IS WALKING THE 11/2 blocks to the one outside restroom. OH Yes, not near the 30s. I'm old but not that old. We still don't plan on going back. I love it well southwest of the Metromess.
Strange... they added the dining room to the place in the 70's, and the restrooms look to be a around that same time period. I know that as of three or four years ago, they still had restrooms and they did NOT look new even then. I'm wondering if someone was wanting to play a joke on a set of customers for some reason.

At any rate, it was a great day. Perfect weather, my burger was awesome, and the cherry cobbler was kick butt. Then it was a pleasant ride over to Denton for a stroll into a bookstore for a bit, then off to ice cream on the square. All in all, pretty much a perfect day if you ask me.
 

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I'm proud of the Arizona Contingent... 19 bikes and 22 bodies and this is only the second month we've done it. I think I've honored the memory of the TWT IPRD. Now, where's my "Second Annual TWT IPRD" t-shirt?!?! ;-)

My ride started at 0700 with a few hiccups. I got some nice heated gear a week or so ago. I got my plugs installed on the bike yesterday. I suited up, went to plug in and then discovered that the male plug is the (I assume) BMW plug as it's skinny and doesn't have a friction fit in the lighter plug. Oh well, I'll just bundle up and wear the liner under the leather jacket and wear the winter gloves. It was only 51 but I didn't want to freeze like I did the prior morning.

So after a few minutes of delay I'm out the door and on the road. Gee, the bike sure is noisy today! Only then do I realize that after putting on the balaclava, helmet, silk liners, and winter gloves I had forgotten to put in the ear plugs. With 60+ miles to go just to meet everyone for the ride I'm not going to suffer this noise so into the first gas station to de-glove, de-helmet, add the plugs and reverse the process.

Then off I go, a few minutes behind schedule, but I've got almost 90 minutes to cover the 60 miles. 30 minutes later I reach the freeway, wick it up a little, mosey into the HOV lane and then cruise to the meeting destination. I was the second to arrive but the others came rolling in quickly so we parked and chit-chatted for a while.
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Brands represented were Harley, Victory (including a Vision), Honda, Kawasaki, and BMW. I think I saw a Suzuki too but don't recall for sure.

After the basic safety talk, we saddled up and hit the road. Where to? I have no idea. I just followed the leader. I know we went through Buckeye but I couldn't tell you the names of most of the towns we passed through. We hit the road right about 9 am, stopped at the bridge for perhaps 15-20 min, made a gas stop along the way for those with small capacity (I was barely off Full at that point) and then made it to the Rock Springs Cafe right about 12:30.

Mandatory "everyone stuck at a red light photo".
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It wasn't ALL straight and smooth.
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Very cool bridge in the middle of nowhere.
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Yep, those mountains in the distance are where we're heading...
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Soon enough we reach the Rock Springs Cafe. This place has quite a bit of history behind it. Check it out.
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Yours truly about to wolf down some Pumpkin with whipped cream. I was VERY disappointed in the thin slice of pie. This place is renown for their pies and I've had the Cherry before and was really impressed. I guess they just don't put the effort into the pumpkin the way they do the others. I'll remember that for the next trip.
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And to show that I wasn't the only one stuffing my pie hole...
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John, the BMW rider. 450K miles under his belt and just back from a trip to Alaska. One of the IBA members.
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Laura, another IBA rider.
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Wayne showing off his dinky pumpkin pie.
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Diane, (MSWING) another IBA rider who hardly ever eats sweets showing us that she really does eat once in a while. She is recently back from a solo 6000 mile trip on her Goldwing.
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Some more of our Motley Crew.
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And a parting thought as you throw a leg over the saddle. This was on the windshield of yet another IBA rider in the group. I think her license plate was SQKLA which probably means Squirrel Killer. :mrgreen:
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Oh yeah, I mentioned that it was 51 when I left the house. It was almost 90 when I got home at 4 pm. I'm glad I took my summer gloves with me. 9 hours and 295 miles for the day. Good people, good food, good ride.

Until next time...
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Lava Rider and I had a GREAT time today...it was a perfect day to ride...eat PIE and hang out with some great Texans!















We did a little country Geocaching after the PIE

 

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I did say it was SEVERAL YEARS ago, But first BAD MEMORIES LIVE. AND that was when I was living in the Southlake Getto before moving to my ranch in Mills County. THE MAIN THING I REMEMBER IS WALKING THE 11/2 blocks to the one outside restroom. OH Yes, not near the 30s. I'm old but not that old. We still don't plan on going back. I love it well southwest of the Metromess.
the menu paper thing stated that bathrooms were added when the back dining room was built in 1978. before that there was a bucket next door in the blackmith shop.:eek2:
 

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there are others if you'd be so kind to upload the good ones :) :) ...:clap:




Here's a face I recognize...









Wow, did you cut the cheese? No, I thought you did... cough... cough...



Just scoot, scoot, scooting along...



Don't blink... or we'll multiply...



"Tiny" discussing the weight capacity of his motorcycle...






The more I see of these, the more I want one...



Have kitchen sink, will travel...






"What did you call us?!"
 
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Darn, darn, darn! I forgot.

Does having lunch with my wife and a family friend at Escalante's in Sugar Land count? (No pictures, but I rode there and back)


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Sorry I am late to getting my pictures up, but trick or treating took front stage once I got home. And the kids had fun too. :rofl:

Anyway, here we go...

Obligatory sign picture

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A big crowd gathered early on

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Large Scooter contingent was there

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This is the first F800GS I had seen in this color. Looks great!

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Does anyone know what model of Beemer this is?

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This gots lots of attention and deservedly so

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I recognize this bike! :trust:

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We had the paced packed! :eat:

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It was a fun day and we could not have asked for better weather. This was my second pie run and I am looking forward to many more in the future and meeting more new TWT friends.

- Bill
 
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Enjoyed my first Pie Run as an offical member of the site. Robin and I capped it off by making a little 220 mile loop around Fort Worth and the south side of the metroplex to get back to the East side of Dallas. I only had my cell phone camera with me so just one not very good picture.
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Like I mentioned yesterday, we observed IPRD at Floyd's in Ingleside; here are the promised "pics or it never happened":

Me with a sliver of the Pecan:
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MsBehavin with a taste of the Lemon Meringue:
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Gearing up after the "show":
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the menu paper thing stated that bathrooms were added when the back dining room was built in 1978. before that there was a bucket next door in the blackmith shop.
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... Yep that sounds about right --Early to mid 70s. Although the bucket must have been reserved for the help because they pointed us off down the FM to the old outside toilet on the side of an old service station a block and a half away. ----My wife wasn't too happy with it which kinda explains her reaction when I suggested pie at the PONDER Steak House.
 
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man, i miss pie runs! hope to be back in the mix soon. looks like y'all had fun. keep up the good work Chuck!
 
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Unfortunately the designated ride was just a bit too far from Houston and I had several other things that I needed to get done yesterday so I had to come up with an "alternative pie run"

In the time I had I grabbed a different kind of helmet:
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Grabbed a different kind of two wheeled vehicle:
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Said sorry to my motorcycle who was sitting in it's corner:
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And headed out of the complex:
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Luckily I live in one of only a few areas of Houston where there is a bike trail. Although it is under construction right now so it's all grooved up:
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The ride was nice, the weather was wonderful, and the pie?
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It was pretty good too.
 
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the menu paper thing stated that bathrooms were added when the back dining room was built in 1978. before that there was a bucket next door in the blackmith shop.
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... Yep that sounds about right --Early to mid 70s. Although the bucket must have been reserved for the help because they pointed us off down the FM to the old outside toilet on the side of an old service station a block and a half away. ----My wife wasn't too happy with it which kinda explains her reaction when I suggested pie at the PONDER Steak House.
Dang, remind me to never give you a reason to hold a grudge!!!! Almost 40 years later and an owner change and still hate the place!!!:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

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Awesome day to ride. Fall colors were nice. Traffic was light.
Sat with Bob from NY/Sugarland & had a nice burger.


Gary,
Great to see you again, thanks much for lunch and the pics of Suzy and Chucky. (that double cheeseburger basket was a killer, no room for pie. :doh:
Got out yesterday with Travis and the Magna for a nice 100 miler, was the first ride we've done together of any distance, we had a blast, didnt even have any opportunities to test the newly installed Stebel horn. :trust:
 

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No Bill, We moved well away from the DFW area many years ago and haven't felt a need to fool around big city traffic especially on two wheels. We never even gave Ponder a thought until now and didn't really feel the need to see if they had changed any after all these years, but we did get a laugh thinking of our first visit. Had to sell the ranch in Mills County and moved to the Whitney Lake area because of health but this is as close to the big city as we plan on getting.
 

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Yeah I spent my day taking my little brother to scope out bikes and whatnot. We now have a Victory dealership in town so we wanted to give it a look. Some of the bikes were nice, but occassionally out priced Harleys, which blew my mind.

Then we spent the remainder of the day finding stuff to make a Speed Racer costume for a party he had that night, he's always a Last Minute Larry.
 

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Yeah I spent my day taking my little brother to scope out bikes and whatnot. We now have a Victory dealership in town so we wanted to give it a look. Some of the bikes were nice, but occassionally out priced Harleys, which blew my mind.

Then we spent the remainder of the day finding stuff to make a Speed Racer costume for a party he had that night, he's always a Last Minute Larry.
No pie? This is the Pie Run Report! :nana:

I have some photos but had barely recovered from my last trip and am out-of-town again. But I'll add them eventually. :doh:

I should have a pretty good count of who was there from the door prize entries. Bill (DFW_Warrior) won the Cli-Max battery tester (thanks Tom :thumb: ) by-the-way.

I think I counted 6 maxi-scooters, including Bergmans, an X9, and an MP3.

The Ponder Steakhouse has been a regular destination ever since the Pie Runs began almost 5 years ago... :eat:
 

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Sorry Chuck, I don't do pie runs---Doctors Orders. No sugar and very low carbs so why go to sit and watch everyone else EAT THAT GOOD STUFF. Never thought of Ponder as a pie place--- Come to think of it I never thought of Ponder at all for many years. Just no reason to. Instead of Hutto I think maybe -Hill country and Del Rio (Laughlin Air Force Base for a few days for how ever long the body can hold up. And Bill no grudge. Heck I have eaten at Coyote Loco 4 times lately and got sick every time. I keep thinking they will change owners. Maybe fire Mary Melon would be better. My wife says I'm just DUMB for going back. She hasn't gotten sick but just not too crazy about the place so I guess I'll give up.:giveup::giveup::giveup:
 

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Going there - The wife, Susan (also known as tortuga), and I planned to meet Chris (sharkey) and Marcy (Mrs. sharkey) early on Saturday morning. Had to start out right with a mini-pie for breakfast:



Almost forgot the banner and I DID forget Bob. :doh:

Met them and Sean (Xdriver) at a local Shell station in west Arlington. Both Chris and I had routes - we decided to use his. We wandered out I30 and 199 and made our way up to Rhome where we took a pit stop:



We then took FM407 and FM156 up to Ponder, getting there early. But we are never the earliest - a bunch were already there:



Had to get the banner up to make it official:



A family of interested lookers was there early and checking out all the bikes - they asked if it was OK to drop in - so I guess we didn't scare them off!



Confirmed sitings of the elusive Elzi (TexasShadow) and Mike (Mike B) who can't look at the camera directly... ;-)



I believe these 2 had His and Hers BMW GSs:





We were able to watch several folks roll in:









It's nice to bring your own photographer:



More arrivals:









What could be worse than EuroTrash? :eek2: ;-)





... well... Scooters! :eek2: :lol2:





Well, I rode in with two other scooters, so they can't be all that bad... :-P



Still more folks motorin' in:





Folks enjoying the variety of bikes that make it:



And, of course, there's food:







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The nice folks at Cli-Max provided a door prize and I collected 55 entries - that means at leat 57 folks attended and a couple were a bit late. Here is the winner, Bill (DFW_Warrior) with eyes closed:



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For the most part, everyone got food and dessert. Some orders were a little slow but they eventually arrived. Sometimes that is what happens with big groups like ours. I hope that nobody was overly disappointed.

Thanks to all that came out. :thumb:
 
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No pie? This is the Pie Run Report! :nana:

I have some photos but had barely recovered from my last trip and am out-of-town again. But I'll add them eventually. :doh:

I should have a pretty good count of who was there from the door prize entries. Bill (DFW_Warrior) won the Cli-Max battery tester (thanks Tom :thumb: ) by-the-way.

I think I counted 6 maxi-scooters, including Bergmans, an X9, and an MP3.

The Ponder Steakhouse has been a regular destination ever since the Pie Runs began almost 5 years ago... :eat:
Two X9's. Mine and Dons
 

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I can't help but notice the resembalance:




Bill is thinking with his dipstick again. :mrgreen:
 
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