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Good Friday Fish Fry Ride

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dbacklover

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Mar 25 2013 at 8:50pm #

Hey guys,
I’m planning on taking a ride with @marko on friday (as long as the weather is dry) Think of it as a daytime flock ride.

Meet at Dippy at 12:30
Leave at 1:00

the end of the ride will be Holy Angels Church (408 baldwin road) for what is a killer fish fry. The route will be a laid back flock like ride. Im thinking something like this months ride (oakland, bloomfield, strip, town, southside, southside trail to the church.

Everyone is welcome.
Bring money for food


dbacklover

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Mar 25 2013 at 9:44pm #

Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/171606942991985/


pinky

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Mar 26 2013 at 8:55am #

Aw I wish I could – I love fish fries.


Marko82

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Mar 26 2013 at 9:12am #

FYI: the church is only a few level blocks off the trail by the Glenwood bridge. they have both baked and fried fish, soup & a decent dessert table. Fish dinner (fish sandwich, fries, slaw) is $8 The sandwich is big and I think a good value.

They also get crazy crowded, but that is half the fun of going there.


Marko82

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Mar 28 2013 at 8:55pm #

Top.


dbacklover

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Mar 29 2013 at 7:38am #

Just getting the bike ready for the ride today. wit only a tiny 20% chance of rain and temps reaching almost 50 I think it is going to be a great day for a ride.


bikeygirl

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Mar 29 2013 at 8:41am #

I’ll be working. Weather is nice outside, though! I’ll prolly try and go on a bike ride after work instead.


pbeaves

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Mar 31 2013 at 2:31pm #

that was a good day for a ride, after lunch a few of us took a slow meandering pace down the trail to mckeesport and back, (i forgot how fulling those fish sammich dinners are. next time im skipping the fries.)
but was a good 25 mile calorie burner for sure.


dbacklover

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Mar 31 2013 at 9:10pm #

Great ride, even if we didnt see any eagles. I was surprised at just how many people we ran into that we knew. (That I knew)


jonawebb

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Feb 10 2016 at 12:09pm #

Just in case you don’t want to wait until Good Friday to ride your bike to a fish fry, here is a map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zuAqrt81MrW8.kn7uqN9fYojI


J Z

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Feb 10 2016 at 12:22pm #

If someone has one better than St. Maximilian Kolbe, West Homestead, I haven’t eaten there.


edmonds59

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Feb 10 2016 at 1:04pm #

Oh man, thanks for digging this one up!


RustyRed

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Feb 10 2016 at 2:15pm #

****DROOL****
fried fish!

This’ll be the 5th Annual!

Marko will be along shortly to let us know all the details, I imagine…


Marko82

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Feb 10 2016 at 5:43pm #

Good Friday is March 25th this year, so the 5th annual bike ride to eat great fried fish will be then.

We moved the start location to OTB in SouthSide a few years ago so let’s meet up there around Noon for a beverage with wheels on the ground at 1pm.

Notes:
– The church is only about four flat miles from OTB via the SouthSide trail with less than half a mile of on street riding needed. The pace will be slow and conversational.

-They have both baked and fried fish, soup & a decent dessert table. The sandwich is big and I think a good value. You will be full for $10 or less.

-Seating is family style at long tables and even though the hall can get rather crowded, we have had success sitting mostly together since we split the lunch/dinner crowd.

-The church doesn’t have bike racks (boo… ) but there is an iron fence that they don’t seem to mind us locking to.

-If the weather is nice we usually add a bonus post-eats slow ride along the river to work off some of our meal.


Mick

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Feb 11 2016 at 4:45pm #

Baked fish sandwich?

I will so be there!


RustyRed

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Feb 22 2016 at 7:07pm #

Here’s the Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/533441246859776/


durishange

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Feb 23 2016 at 8:30am #

I can’t go at lunch. Anyone interested in finding an evening gathering?


Mick

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Mar 16 2016 at 11:38am #

I just came here to coordinate with evening plans – at 5 pm on March 25, there is the Susan Hicks memorial ride. Perhaps more important than a sandwich?

Sorry to come stomping on your (otherwise excellent) idea durishange, but I’m hoping you agree with me on priorities.

I, for one, am open to the idea of a second fish sandwich if there is time after the memorial ride.


Marko82

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Mar 16 2016 at 12:47pm #

Um, unless it takes you four hours to eat your sammich there really shouldn’t be a problem…

The fish ride is at 1pm and Susan’s ride is at 5pm.

Since we normally try to have a short social ride after our fish consumption anyhow, I’m hopping that most folks will want to head over to Oakland to participate in this. I know that’s what I’m planning on doing.
ETA: it’s about 6 miles (~30 minutes) from the church to Oakland via the SouthSide trail, HMB, Panther hollow.


buffalo buffalo

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Mar 16 2016 at 3:00pm #

for those looking for an evening fish fry that won’t conflict with the Susan Hicks ride, this event is coming up the following week:

“Keep Pittsburgh Fishy: Fry Another Day” https://www.facebook.com/events/490993804420460/

“Keep Pittsburgh Fishy is an annual secular fish fry benefiting local equality-supporting organizations.…This year, our proceeds benefit Dreams of Hope, a local Pgh queer youth arts programming non-profit. And we’re featuring side dishes provided by local restaurants APTEKA and The VANDAL!”

4/1, 5–9:30pm, Spirit Lounge, 51st Street, Lawrenceville.


RustyRed

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Mar 24 2016 at 7:52am #

BUMP! This is tomorrow and the weather looks great!


Mick

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Mar 24 2016 at 6:56pm #


Meet at Dippy at 12:30
Leave at 1:00

I will be SO there!


RustyRed

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Mar 24 2016 at 7:37pm #

“I will be SO there!”

Very funny, Mick…

No, meet us at OTB @ Noon tomorrow!


Mick

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Mar 24 2016 at 9:32pm #

I wasn’t trying for humor.

The top of the thread -plus the first FB link – showed what I posted above. Only now have I realized that post was from 2013 and good knows when the FB page was put up.

Maybe next year start a brand new thread to avoid confusion?

I’ll be at Over the Bar, southside, more or less at noon.


smarchit

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Mar 25 2016 at 8:29am #

You should hang out at Dippy, Mick. Just in case there are any other confused stragglers. ;-)


RustyRed

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Mar 26 2016 at 8:17am #

We had 7 riders in the misty cold weather!
The fish was delish and the church was crowded. Thanks for coming out!

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0-MqekNP2ic/VvZ9hqZelYI/AAAAAAAAENg/vnAqyVKZqrkyZcPl29HiR-1VPNIZV7OKw/s1600/IMG_1012.JPG

See you next year!


smarchit

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Apr 2 2016 at 8:04am #

You captured my good side, I see!

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