Nashbar support bikejournal with your Nashbar purchase - thanks! View forum rules 
Bikejournal Forum
Categories       |       Active Threads       |       My Favorites       |       My Threads       |       My Posts       |       New Threads
Sub-category: Community Stories
First | << Prev 10 | Posts 1-10 (of 60) | Next 10 >> | Recent Jump to post:
International Pi Day, 3-14
 JulieB member not displaying online status
Lifetime: 51,016 mi
Member No. 10553
Member since: Nov 2005
Home: Phoenix, AZ 
Specialized Sirrus
Touring Road bike
click to enlarge
Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
posted 3/8/2009
at 8:33:10 PM
viewed 3627 times
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?

 Triplecenturies member not displaying online status
Lifetime: 320,000 mi
Member No. 33079
Member since: Jan 2009
Home: New Holland, PA 
Surly Long Haul Trucker
Touring Road bike
posted 3/8/2009
at 8:46:30 PM
post #1 viewed 1646 times
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.

 consularrider member offline
click to learn more about premier membership
9,289 9,000 mi
Lifetime: 138,804 mi
Member No. 24939
Member since: Dec 2007
Home: New York, NY 
Jamis Renegade Exploit
Touring Road bike
click to enlarge
Perfectly Normal Pansy People click to learn more about premier membership
posted 3/9/2009
at 5:43:22 AM
post #2 viewed 1610 times
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!

 Alex326 member offline
Lifetime: 79,584 mi
Member No. 1274
Member since: Jan 2004
Home: Monterey, CA 
Santa Cruz Blur XC
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
click to enlarge
Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers (ROMP) click to learn more about premier membership
posted 3/9/2009
at 12:32:03 PM
post #3 viewed 1578 times
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.

 67walkon member offline
click to learn more about premier membership
view my journal
Lifetime: 58,305 mi
Member No. 15559
Member since: Jul 2006
Home: Tequesta, FL 
Lynskey R330
Road bike
click to enlarge
Blue Ridge Bicycle Club - NC
posted 3/9/2009
at 3:28:57 PM
post #4 viewed 1562 times
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.

 Slo_Joe member online
click to learn more about premier membership
view my journal view my blog
2,517 3,000 mi
Lifetime: 78,784 mi
Member No. 3830
Member since: Dec 2004
Home: Sunriver, OR 
Bacchetta Carbon Basso GS
SWB Recumbent bike
click to enlarge
'BentRider Recumbent Club
posted 3/9/2009
at 4:00:27 PM
post #5 viewed 1558 times
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 3:51:16 PM

 russtaitai member not displaying online status
click to learn more about premier membership
view my journal view my blog
390 2,020 mi
Lifetime: 27,004 mi
Member No. 2275
Member since: May 2004
Home: Gothenburg, NE 
Giant Avail Composite 2
Road bike
click to enlarge
posted 3/9/2009
at 5:39:49 PM
post #6 viewed 1543 times
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.

 OpusthePoet member offline
Lifetime: 15,960 mi
Member No. 7276
Member since: May 2005
Home: Garland, TX 
Oak Cliff Clyde
Cargo bike
RBENT
posted 3/9/2009
at 7:45:39 PM
post #7 viewed 1533 times
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

 AndreHamel member offline
2,752 3,107 mi
Lifetime: 73,312 mi
Member No. 1474
Member since: Jan 2004
Home: Quebec, QC 
Trek Madone 5.2
Road bike
click to enlarge
Davis Bike Club
posted 3/9/2009
at 9:43:50 PM
post #8 viewed 1524 times
SJR: thanks for the memories. Lucylajolie and me will never forget.

 Howard member not displaying online status
Lifetime: 79,694 mi
Member No. 17262
Member since: Sep 2006
Home: Parker, CO 
LeMond Zurich
Road bike
click to enlarge
Club Hypoxia click to learn more about premier membership
posted 3/9/2009
at 9:51:24 PM
post #9 viewed 1521 times
I don't know why you're all talking about 3-14...


 rschlump member offline
Lifetime: 35,655 mi
Member No. 1798
Member since: Mar 2004
Home: Ballwin, MO 
Tommasini Sintesi
Road bike
click to enlarge
St. Louis Cycling Club click to learn more about premier membership
posted 3/9/2009
at 10:37:29 PM
post #10 viewed 1515 times
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.
First | << Prev 10 | Posts 1-10 (of 60) | Next 10 >> | Recent
 

CONNECT WITH US   twitter icon  facebook icon
Any site questions or comments can be sent to admin @ bikejournal.com
Copyright 2001-2020 bikejournal.com  |  All rights reserved