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International Pi Day, 3-14
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Later this week is international Pi Day, the celebration of all things circular.

I usually celebrate by cycling to a local park, meeting a bunch of my friends there, and playing baseball, volleyball, and/or frisbee before a picnic of pizza pie, shepherd pie, and fruit pie.

This year I'll be in the wilds of California, camping, so I don't know how well it will work.

What are YOUR plans for Pi Day?

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posted 3/8/2009
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Hopefully riding my bicycle for at least 3 hours & 14 minutes.

Come March 14, 2015 at 9:26AM and 53 seconds I'll be on my bicycle at that very moment = 3.141592653.

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I'll spend most of the day in Ouagadougou before my flight back to the US in the evening. Still don't know if I'll have a fitness center where I can try and ride or if someone will have a bike to lend me. Pi, don't know what kind of pi will be available for consumption there. Maybe Air France will have a tart on the dessert cart!

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posted 3/9/2009
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I'll be racing and hopefully it wont take me 3 hrs and 14 minutes to finish as it's a sub 2hr course! But I will be going in circles.

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posted 3/9/2009
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Pie aren't squared, pie are round. It's an old math major joke and not very funny. Pi(R)squared is the area of a circle.

A long time ago when I was in high school, my best friend had memorized Pi out to 50 or 100 places or something ridiculous like that. We both thought we wanted to be math majors. He got a 800 on the math part of the SAT, went to MIT and then Cal Tech; he now installs cabling for computers, telephones, video, etc., in very high end homes out west. I did not get a 800 on the math part, but did pretty good; I am now a lawyer. The math major thing didn't work out too good in college.

What exactly does one do with a college degree in math? Get a masters? Then a PHD? Then what? I never could get past the then whats.

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posted 3/9/2009
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I'll be cycling in Shark Valley Everglades Park.

No, there are no sharks.
No, there are no valleys.
Yes, there are lots of alligators, blue herons, turtles, egrets, etc.

Let's see the circular path to and from the observation tower is about 14 miles.

So if I cycle 3-14 mile rides I can also post in the half a century metric thread.

AND we can find a pizza 3 pie place afterwards.

I like it.

Observation Tower at the end of the trail.



Yes, he's standing on the trail and yes you do cycle by alligators on the trail.

post edited on 3/9/2009 at 2:51:16 PM

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I may actually get in my first March ride that day. And maybe I'll even try and find a piece of pie somewhere to celebrate.

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I will ride around the block until I hit 3.14 miles on the computer, then go eat cake at a friend's 25th anniversary party.

Opus

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SJR: thanks for the memories. Lucylajolie and me will never forget.

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I don't know why you're all talking about 3-14...


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posted 3/9/2009
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I kind of like the 3hr 14 minute idea. So I'll plan a ride of about 60 miles. Probably a little less since I'm pretty slow this early in the year (heck! I'm slow all year!). And pizza afterward will work too. Now if I can get some beer that has something to do with "Pi" it will complete the circle.
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