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Pie Report: Central Texas Pie Run in Hico

wczimmerman

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Let me start by saying: WOW! :eek:

The day started off a little drizzly and cold (42F), but Jen (blazin' mama) and I were determined to go. 3 hearty souls got an earlier start from BCS and met up with us in Temple. After picking up one more rider on the edge of town, we were on our way. Once on 1602, we had some fun. This was Jen's first long ride and her first twisty road so I was watching her closely. She handled every turn, every bit of mud, and every bit of cow patties with skill! I am very proud of her!

We arrived in Hico at about 11:25, turned the corner and there it was: a parking lot already half full with bikes of all types. We parked and were met quickly by Squeaky with our nametags ready. Squeaky-great job on those! After visiting a few minutes and waiting the remaining groups made their arrival. Everyone had their own tale of woe from the weather, but they were happy to be there. In all, we had 74 folks show up with probably about 70 bikes in the parking lot.

My hat's off to the Koffee Kup staff! They got everyone in, seated, and served quickly and with a smile. They even put a welcome on their sign out front! The food was great and the pie was killer. Irene was ready with extra pie, so all those arm wrestling matches never had to take place. Irene did say that we put a dent in her stock of pies.

After everyone had a chance to visit the Hico International Motorcycle Show in the parking lot, the various groups began to break off for home or for more fun. Our group included some of the Houston folks, the BCS guys, and Snoopster for Huntsville. We ran through 1602 at a fun pace and in Temple we parted company.

My thanks to all that came for making this such a successful event! Let's start planning the next one! My apologies to anyone I didn't meet. I tried to bump into everyone at least once.

I'm sure that others will be posting lots of pics. Jen and I didn't have a digital camera, but there were plenty of others photo documenting this gathering.

Again: My Thanks.
 
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A BIG thanks to:

* wczimmerman for coordinating this bit of fun. What a friendly guy!

* svinaustin for likewise coordinating the austin contingent, and vindicating txmedic vis a vis Taco Cabana... ;-)

* squeaky for the name tags

* tourmeister for making this nice web resource available.

* Pie.

* The road engineers of 219.

I found my heated gloves to be quite nice on the ride up and back. I added a rain jacket to my 4 layers to cut the wind on the way back, which oblierated the cold as a distraction, and allowed me to properly enjoy 219 along with leeroy.

After 219, we pretty much blitzed home via 6 and I-35. In Georgetown, I realized that taking 29 to 1660 would be MUCH more fun than striaight ol' 79 to Hutto, so leeroy and I enjoyed our last few minutes as much as the previous ones.

My piccies at smugmug. Please feel free to add your name/id via a comment if you see yourself. I have goldfish memory with names.

Respectfully submitted,

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OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! I have never been this cold, ever. I am sitting here still wearing my jacket because I start to shiver when I take it off.

I had a great time seeing old faces, faces that are not old or new but just ones I haven't seen in a while and of course the new faces.

It was great riding with you Houston folks! Maybe we can get together and ride again on a warmer day. Paul, sorry for the mix up when I pulled off the freeway at 1488. I just thought you northsiders were going to take that home. When you all stayed on the freeway, Matt and I had to hammer it pretty good to catch back up.

wczimmerman, good ride and nice meeting you!

See yall soon,

Kelly
 
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Just rolled in..... My bike is showing 380 miles round trip (Tyler to Hico and back).

Thanks Zim... you did good. ;-)

Dave
 
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I'll toss in my thanks to all the coordinators and those that endured the cold, wet, muddy roads to conquer the pie challenge today. I had a great time riding some of 219 myself, even if it was a little wet. It was very nice to meet everyone I shook hands with today.

Dave, glad to have met you, and glad you made it back to Tyler safe and sound to ride again another day.

I left the Koffee Kup and went across the street to get some gas (well really to use their facilities, but get some gas too). When I was ready to go, most everyone I knew from the Dallas area had already "booked". I took control of my destiny, took a quick look at my map, and said aah, this route looks good......and headed out of Hico on 6 down to Meridian, where I picked up 22 and intended on staying on it all the way to Hillsboro and then slab it down 35. Well, such as the best laid plans... Somehow I must have missed a turn leaving Meridian cause I ended up on some long-deserted stretch of tore up road that the county must have taken off their maps long ago. It was very a beautiful road for a couple of miles out of Meridian, and then it turned into a nightmare of torn up asphalt, gravel, and buzzard wasteland. I came up over a hill and just missed about 6 deer that had jumped across the road in front of me, jumped the fence and then staired at me like I had just tresspassed in their backyard and had no right to be there. I ended up in a small town of Morgan where I pulled up and took a second look at my map. I was able to somehow end up on 56 in Lakeside Village where I turned left and headed for 174, then right to 67 in Cleburne. I jumped on 35 at Alvarado, and headed north back to Denton. It was a great ride, met some great people, and had a great adventure.....all in one day. Thanks to all!
 
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Great ride folks! A bit cold though. :eek:

There really is a Taco Cabana in Cedar Park! (couldn't resist)

Buck000 - great pics - change the date on the website to the 29th though!!

The picture of me looks like I'm choking on the pie - but it was worth it.

It will be 95+ before we know it. :angryfir:
 
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:-D Thanks for putting this together, WCZIMMERMAN. Good roads, good food, good folks, and lousy weather.--3 out of 4 ain't bad. I hope to make the next one.

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Doc I thought the weather was supposed to be this way with that many British bike in attendance you guys should have been right at home :mrgreen: I rode down 1602 with some of the Houston guys on the way back then headed west through Lometa and across 281 to 2333 and south cut back just north of Frederiksburg and then home. Good day and almost 500 miles by the end of the day
 

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You totally misunderstood my accent. Where I come from it NEVER gets that cold. All you gotta worry about is the snakes and crocodiles.
 
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What an excellent day. Great ride, great people and GREAT PIE.

Thanks Chris for getting this organized and keeping it easy.

Sorry to all those that had the adventure of following me up and back but I thought only a couple of wrong turns and one almost run in with Mr. LEO wasnt all that bad.

Great pics once again Paul, you need to think about starting a Pie Coffe Table book with all the shots you are taking.

Bud, man you certainly took the long way home. I was worried this evening when I got home and realized that, "Man, where was Bud, thoght he was coming back with us". It was nice meeting you, maybe we can get out and do a litte 473/474 run sometime.

Thanks again to Squeaky for the name tags, those were perfect, oh yeah the shove in the back :-D

Man this is starting to sound like one of those awards speaches. ANyway, great to see everyone from the DFW, Houston and CS/B crowds also.

A the biggest kuddos go the Scott (Tourmeister), because without him, most of us would have never met and yesterday would never have happened.

Hope to see ya'all sometime soon. More Pie.
 

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Andy works for me, I got started and decided that I wasnt getting
any colder so I might as well keep riding, Scott would have been proud as I even ran 20 miles of muddy gravel road must have been dreaming
I was on one of all those GS's there today :mrgreen:
 
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Great ride.

Had a great time, yesterday. Would have posted sooner but I had to wait for my fingers to thaw out. Don't know about the rest of you, but I thought the ride home was a bit warmer. Might have just been the knowledge that sixty or so fellow lunatics were freezing, too. Misery loves company. This was my first TWT event, and I had a blast. Thanks for the pics, Paul. Rebecca, the name badges were a great idea. Chris, my hat's off to you for putting this together. When and where is the next pie run, Chris? We'll be there.

Kelly
 
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Also a big WOW :-D

I had a great time. I ate two pieces, the chocolate and banana blueberry .

Thanks to Judd (kidder) for leading the DFW group from Venus to Hico. The route and pace was just right. Great job man !

The weather was cold but the smiles and people were warm and friendly. Seeing all the different rides and meeting the people made the ride worth having to clean the bike. :-P

Much thanks to Scott for encouraging the TWT members that want to get together to “Just Do It “ and the people will come. He is so right

Very impressive touch by Rebecca (Squeaky) with the name tags. That lady has class.

Thanks Paul (buck000) for the pics, always look forward to them.

Looking forward to more pie rides and meeting new friends in the future.
 
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Wow, what a great day, despite the conditions! Truth be told, when I showed up at Taco Cabana, my plans were to meet the elusive Austin guys, then announce that I'm going back to my warm dry bed.... When I saw the turnout, I decided this was something I had to be a part of. Glad I did. It was nice to finally put some faces with names; what a great group of folks.
 

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I just have one thought for all of you with electric clothing and heated anything. You all suck. I didn't completely warm up until this morning. I had a great time and it was fun to put faces with some of the names. Who knew that in that area that they farm AND ranch in the middle of the roadways? Death to weathermen! 60's for highs, 10% chance of precipitation.....a painful death to weathermen. Do I sound bitter? I'd turn around and do it again today. With more layers of clothes. :-D
 
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Great time and an incredible turn out given the weather!

As one of the new worshipers to heated gear ... let me just say, I didn't think it was all that cold until I turned off my gloves/socks because I didn't think they were working.

Still ... 74 people :eek: Wow! Great time, and I can't wait till the next one!!
 
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Ride

657.5 miles round trip!
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Kelly, definite rain-check on the warm weather riding. I WAY underestimated the cold. Oh well, burned up the pie calories by shivering!!!

Thanks Sassy for being a great "escort".
You had the more comfortable motorcycle seat!!!

I had three "bullet holes" in my knee from road shrapnel.

Finally got warm this morning.

What an adventure!
 

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Glad to hear I wasn't the only one that got cold - I was afraid to say anything. My legs were still cold to the touch 2 hours after I got home & put the heating pad on my back (story in the embarrassing moments thread). :-?

But I took a whole pecan pie home - snicker snicker :-P
Had some for breakfast this morning!
 
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I got up in the morning and put on all of my new cold weather gear (waterproof and insulated oants, jacket, boots and gloves). I went to the garage and checked tire pressure. I opened the garage door to see a very wet road with the probability of it getting wetter. Due to the fact the the road was wet and I have new tires, I decided to skip this one. But, I do look forward to next one.
 
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Re: Ride

buck000 said:
mrcleanvfr said:
657.5 miles round trip!
:chug:
I've just got one thing to say about the serious mileagers from Houston, etc.

:hail
Ya,

No kidding, meeting up at 5:15, man I wasnt even up, just for Pie. Wll, I guess it waaaassssss pretty good pie.

Nice meeting all you Houston crowd that turned up at the Taco Cabana.
 
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Well the weather sure didn't cooperate much yesterday that's for sure. :)

Doc, lanechanger and I took off for home, but we went the wrong way on hwy 6 and ended up out west of Hico in Dublin. Soo, we just took 219 from Dublin and circled around down south of Hico to 1238 to run it again, and 927 to Morgan to catch 174 I think it was back up to 67.

Made it home about 4:30 or 5pm and boy it sure seemed the temps had dropped by then. I didn't keep track but I would guess I ended up doing over 300 miles.

I think doc and lanechanger were ready to be home a lot sooner. I burned a whole tank plus some getting home.

Was a great time, I think we would have swamped the place if the weather had been great, there's usually a nice stack of bikes already there on weekends with good weather.

Now my poor FZ is more dirty that it had any right to be after an hour trailing 20 bikes in the drizzle all morning. :)
 
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It was nice to meet some of the people that I have talked with in the TWT Chat Room and others that have posted on here. I was suprised that almost everybody who said they were coming did, I was expecting more attrition due to the weather, but the turnout was great. I ended up with 330 miles and SVin Austin and I hit Lime Creek Road and some of the other roads around Lake Travis that I had not been on before on the way home.

Yep, the cold reinforced the need for some proper gear. That Kilimanjaro jacket of Kurt's is the one that I have been wanting along with some of the HT Overpants. My makeshift cold weather gear (thermal shirt, mesh gear with liner, and coat over that) just didn't cut it and I should have had at least a sweatshirt or something else on. I took a hot shower after getting home and before we headed out for dinner, boy that HOT shower felt good :mrgreen:

Of course, if I would have worn clothing for the mid 40's, the sun would have come out and it would have hit the mid 60's. I am just glad that I packed my raingear, because if I hadn't had had it, I know we would have had a downpour :roll:

Can't wait for the next one to happen.
 

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This is the dirtiest, grimiest and most filthy state I think my bike is ever going to be in. My black boots are actually a kind of brown color now. Curiously enough if the weather had gotten into the low 50's I'd actually have been kind of comfortable, I can't believe how well my riding pants did with just long underwear and my heavy leather jacket without even the liner in (which I left at home by pure oh my god it's early/wet and cold! wake up befuddlement) ... the fairing on the 900SS is not huge but it directs air away from hands, head and torso exceedingly well !

I'll take the blame for dragging us out to Dublin on the return trip, it's that whole northern hemisphere/southern hemisphere thing going on, south is north and east is west. I broke off at 35W going north to Fort Worth as I was late for a date.

Took a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong hot shower when I got back home, until the hot water heater ran out of hot water, hahah. That was great. Thanks to our erstwhile British Police Fozzy Bear on the Kawa Concours who gave me his spare H4 globe for my lights which blew somewhere between my warm bed and Venus.

Great times and I'm sure there are more to come. Let's get some pie once a month. Triumphs rule.
 
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Got my bike out of the shop Sat. at 5:00pm but still got 100 miles in. So I'll be ready for the next one. And since this is a wetter/colder season stopped and bought a rain suit today.

Sorry I missed it, but I sure don't need the pie. :mrgreen:
 
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620 miles round trip...
mrclean= :bow: you rock! 657.5 miles
arrived at home and found the wife not home, house locked and me with no key to get in... :help: she was at a hockey game..so i am outside, freezing cold for another three hours until she got home. its funny now i guess...i'm still cold...

cant wait for the next one
:chug:
 
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Well the weather wasn't that great, but it was nice to meet everyone and put a face with the name.

Chuck, sucks that you got all the way home and then still couldn't get warm. That was probably the longest 3 hours!!! :eek:

Thanks, Matt for setting the meeting place, nice riding with everyone from Houston. We should try another ride when the weather is nicer!!!

Steph
 
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Well, Chris and I were toasty warm! Of course, we caged it up cuz we were heading to another destination. Stopped by to see how it was going, and man, were there lots of bikes!!!! :eek:

I really have to give ALL of you credit that rode up there: even in the van with a heater, I was cuddled up with my blankie and pillow. All of you looked really, really cold, but happy to be there.

Was nice to see you all and meet some of you. Maybe Chris and I can ride up on one of the future Pie Run trips - this time on the bike. ;-)
 
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Had a good time despite the cold. Took a nice warm shower when I got home, after which Tracy asked why I was all red, and I explained that blood was just now beginning to return to the capillaries. :-)

Was nice putting faces to the names, specifically WCZim, gotdurt, el guapo, and gumpish. We definately have to meet again as there were more people I wanted to meet, but I got distracted by the food. See yall next time.

Spent an hour today cleaning the bike and apologizing for taking it down such straight roads. Maybe next meet should be around some windy roads. :angel:
 

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690 Miles of cold/mild/wet/dry/dirt-covered/foggy/twisty/straight/flat/hilly Texas roads :moon:
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74 freindly two-wheeled faces :-D
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2 beautiful infant two-wheelers in training :angel:
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4 layers of clothing :roll:
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1 gracious family hosting me for two nights :kiss:
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= One weekend trip for pie that will cause a smile to appear whenever I recount the stories in my head/to those who couldn't make it/to family/to friends :bigokay:

I don't have an "official" tally because I forgot to reset my tripmeter until after being on the road a little ways out of Huntsville, but when I add in the usual mileage up there from my house plus a little for being on the road already, I get ~690 miles. Granted, I didn't do it all in the same day like the other Houston folks did. I spread mine out over 3 days. Is that cheating? ;-) Stafford -> Huntsville -> Austin -> Hico -> Austin -> Stafford.

Thanks to everyone who made it out! I was glad to make the nametags you guys. Besides - it not only guaranteed that I wouldn't have to call anyone "yo" all day, but it also meant that I got a chance to meet every single person there! It was great to finally put names with faces, and it looks like this event helped get lots of new people on board with TWT!

Irene and the Koffee Kup were great to us (LOVE that they put us on their sign! :clap ), and I was glad to see that most of us left room for pie after a great lunch. I might have to START with pie next time just to make sure! (Kelly, it was right there for you to finish... ;-) :shrug: )

Seeing all those bikes - as muddy as they were - was fantastic :dude: . It really does feel like we "swarmed" in on this town, but the locals didn't seem to mind us too much. Glad lots of people got the chance to talk and meet. There was plenty of bike drooling going on... Thanks to Chuck (Gilk51) for letting me swap out seats for a look at the 650 seat for a little more foot traction. We had (I think) 4 Stroms at the event. Did anyone take notice of we had the most of? Can anyone recall a bike that just seemed to be everywhere you looked in that sea of metal and fiberglass?

Thanks to Andy/Kurt/John for the route back to Austin. Despite the crap all over the road, I think it was still a fun ride. Andy, stop being so hard on yourself. Only one turnaround is nothing. Nobody got lost, pulled over, hurt, or otherwise spoil the ride! :bigokay:

I look forward to this becoming a regular event, and can't wait to see what other towns we can find with a boasting of some great pie! Chris, you did a great job, even though you originally posted it expecting a handful of area riders. It grew and you kept up with it very well.

Now, who volunteers to start up the next one? :chug:
 
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steph, it was a long 3 hrs, but next time i will make sure to bring a key with me lol

matt-hope you get that tire replaced before our next ride
 
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Thanks to All

This was my first ride with TWT folks. Everybody was real nice and I appreciate all the effort that went in to it. It was good to meet you Chris and I will look forward to another ride with you all.
 
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What a great time I had.

Recap:

Left my house at 4:30 to meet 7 other at 290 and Becker. Our group left that Shell station at 5:45 to meet up with the Austin group at the Taco Cabana. Then off to Hico in an amazing line of bikes. We ate like kings and then it was time to go.

All around, I can't wait to do it agian. My hands froze. I was wearing two pairs of gloves. I had plenty of freezing road time to consider better winter gloves and maybe a windshield for the crazy cold weather daze.

It was great meeting people. The nametags were a great bonus.

I couldn't get into a hot shower quick enough. The next day I nursed some sore neck muscles from the wind and my straight up riding position.

When is the next one?!

A big thank you to everyone who helped put this togeather.
 
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Wow ...... amazing turnout. :shock: Now if only we could have gotten some warmer weather.

:bigokay: Thanks to:

Chris Z for organizing this great event.
Scott F for leading the way on Friday.
Kurt & Rhonda for allowing Squeaky & I to crash at their home
Andy for leading the Austin group
Squeaky for the awesome name tags
B/CS group for showing me the way home

It was great to see & meet the TWT group. I did a total of 505 miles. Can't wait for the next gathering.
 
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Despite the weather, dry roads for the twisties was eventually found...great roads, nice big group from DFW.

Wasn't as cold as it could have been, but the damp made it feel worse, electric socks and heated grips are on the shopping list now. I need to pull some fairing panels to find out why my horns don't work now, since they blew the second fuse I put in.

Thanks to everyone involved in getting this together, looking forward to seeing The Bluebonnet in Marble Falls..maybe next month? :mrgreen:

Squeaky..great tags...tanks :mrgreen:
Once again..proof that if carry spares, you won't need em, but someone else might......No worries Doc, glad you could see to get home :mrgreen:

I second guessed myself and instead of sticking to the 67/20/635 route home, I ended up doing 35/20/635 but it was only 50 miles extra :mrgreen: Though I did make a side trip through Glen Rose to Dinosaur Valley to take a couple pics, and buy a couple things.

Looking forward to the rest of the year, and many many slices of pie..mmmmmmmmmm pie :mrgreen:
 
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What an awesome ride. It was the first time I'd met up or ridden with any of the folks from this site, but I had a great time. It was the furthest I've ever ridden in one day, about 450 miles. Yeah, it was colder than all to be-damned, but man, it was fun. I especially dug riding back with the Austin group through the sweepers, very nice, despite all the mud and cowpies on the road.

my thanks go Tourmeister for the awesome site

wczimmerman for organizing what looked to be total chaos on paper, but but turned out to be an awesome get together

to Andy/SVinAustin for leading the Austin/Houston crew

to Rebecca/Squeaky for the awesome nametags

and it was cool to meet the peeps I met, including Scott/Bluedog, ZZRChuck, PDef & ZZX81 - I'm gonna have to come to College Station and ride with you guys sometime!

Man, all those bikes in the parking lot was a great sight. I think the bike I saw the most of had to be the SV650, there were so many of them, but I saw quite a few VFRs, ST1300s, and Beemers. Marble Falls for the next one? I can dig me some LCR and 1431 on the way to the Bluebonnet Cafe!
 
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KJM-B12 said:
Debbie,

Did the bike keep acting funny on the way home or did it clear up?
Kelly,

It did it a few more times but nothing too bad. I'm going to check with Patrick tomorrow & get his opinion. Thanks for asking.
 
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Sorry I haven't posted yet, couldn't get to the 'puter-

**Thanks Houston types for coming out & braving the weather!!

**Thanks wczimmerman for setting up the Pie Run

**Thanks Tourmeister, for TWT, & for flat repair!!

**Thanks Koffee Kup, for great food, pie, & hospitality

**Thanks all of TWT, great time meeting people, sorry I didn't get to meet everyone. That's a good enough reason to make another pie run.

I think I should be properly warm again in a couple hours.

Kelly-- Nice Bike Bandit!! (D'oh!!)

502 miles R/T- what is 1/2 of a saddlesore 1000? saddlemildache?
 
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Wow! What a ride - all in the name of Pie! :dude:

I am pleased to have met many of you, and sorry I didn't get to meet all of you. We'll have to do it again, so I can meet even more of you. :-)

I feel the need to add my "Oscar-esque" thanks as well.

Chris - your little pie run turned out to be the Great Pie Event of 2005! Great job!!! :clap

Rebecca - thanks for the great name tags! Very cool! 8-)

Keith - thanks for leading SabreScoot and me to Venus. Gramps (Scott) actually took a curve at 70 mph, on wet pavement no less. :eek: I'm so proud of him. (I may have to stop calling him "Gramps") :-D Even though I tease him a lot, his common sense helps keep me sane. :angel: We put 261.2 miles on our bikes. A pittance compared to some of you southern riders, but it's our longest ride so far. Gotta start somewhere. ;-)

Irene - you make great pies! :hail The "Scottster" burger I had was probably the best burger I've had in years. Absolutely yummy! The wait staff was super. The gals really hustled, and I didn't hear one plate drop. I did hear the whisper of belts being let out after everyone was done. :roll:
Scott/Tourmeister - you have a great forum and lots of good people on it. :chug: Thanks to Mer, too, for telling us about this site!

Paul, Chuck and others - thanks for the pics. Here's mine: http://photobucket.com/albums/v505/SWingGirl/Hico 29Jan05/ (scroll down a bit, and click on Slideshow).

SabreScott and I had a really good time. Now that I've thawed out, I want to know... when's the next one??? It has to be dry though, and a little warmer wouldn't hurt, 'cause next time I wanna do some twisties! :twisted:
 
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