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    The 260 mile Pie Club

    Been off all week and decided I must have a run-out on the bike, but where?

    Heston Blumenthal had badly let me down with his version of Little Chef's Olympic Breakfast, so I decided I need my faith restoring in Celebrity TV Chefs.

    Surely The Hairy Bikers wouldn't let me down?

    Set away west. It was overcast, but warm, as I climbed up towards Alston it began to spot with rain and the mist began closing in.
    I had to switch my heated grips on before I got to the cafe at Hartside Summit.

    The view was impressive.....





    After that the rain got heavier and the fog thickened. Visibility was crap and I did wonder what I was doing.....
    I carried on down into The Lakes, pausing for a couple of shots beside Ullswater.





    I consoled myself that the roads would have been much busier if it was sunny

    Kirstone Pass was horrendous, water was running down the road, it was pishing down and even foggier than Hartside Pass .......I wondered about Cumbria's hosepipe ban.....

    The sky started to brighten and by the time I reached my destination it had stopped raining.



    Green's Pies, Barrow-in-Furness

    They'd run out of Steak & Kidney, so I got 2 "potato & meat" pies and stowed them in my insulated lunch-bag thing and packed the precious parcel in my top-box.

    Sat-nav took me home a different way, apart from the Lakes section: Up the M6 and across the A69 - Faster I suppose?



    The weather began improving as I went back over Kirkstone Pass;



    At home I checked my precious cargo:



    My babies were still alive ...and warm

    So I ate one:



    Marvelous - all the better for a 130 mile ride in a top-box.

    (260 mile round trip)

    ....and now....perhaps a small shandy....

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    Good effort on the pie front ....
    I'll doing the same tomorrow, bike is going to Edinburgh for a 10:00 jobbie on the brake recall and knackered sidestand switch so I'll be looking for pie in Dalkeith....and its a 130 mile each way trip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeH View Post
    Good effort on the pie front ....
    I'll doing the same tomorrow, bike is going to Edinburgh for a 10:00 jobbie on the brake recall and knackered sidestand switch so I'll be looking for pie in Dalkeith....and its a 130 mile each way trip...
    Could it be the start of a "Show us your pies!" thread?

    Mebbe not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
    Could it be the start of a "Show us your pies!" thread?

    Mebbe not...

    Could be more interesting if you'd gone for some baps with that idea.

    So how where they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Could be more interesting if you'd gone for some baps with that idea.

    So how where they?
    Rather good, but really just an excuse for a run-out.

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    Lake district

    The weather was stunning when we were there a recently.
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    Why so serious ?

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    What we need now is a list of great national pie shops - then we can plan routes to them....

    Sounds like a job...
    Then a Mapsource map of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Could be more interesting if you'd gone for some baps with that idea.
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    Pies were £1.10 each and I'm planning a return mission for Steak & Kidney ...and whatever else they have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
    Could it be the start of a "Show us your pies!" thread?

    Mebbe not...

    I'm not into posting pics of food and didn't feel the need to start a new thread, but the urge was too much and I needed to show off
    these works of gastronomic delight.
    Therefore I had a quick search on here to see if there was a 'pie thread'. Imagine my delight when when I found this one started by Mr.K
    and his valiant effort beyond the call of duty to nip out for a couple of pies. This site just keeps on giving.

    Last week I went on an adventure to Bury Market with Mrs.B in the car, a 40 mile round trip, (yes I know, not as pioneering as the op) where
    I puchased a couple of Cissy Greens pies. A sirlion steak and a pork with black pudding top covered in melted cheese.
    If you're into pies, both were food heaven.

    PS. Sorry about the photography.
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    That looks like a dead frog

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonehenge View Post
    That looks like a dead frog
    A mate of mine gave it a worse descriptive. But I can assure you, it was cheese.
    Some people are more violently opposed to fur than leather,
    because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

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