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Image for story Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

One of my favorite pastimes is to ride the bike in RACES. Training for races and racing keeps me healthy, and encourages me to commute to work by bike!

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Image for story It's Electric!

It's Electric!

I love my Faraday Porteur so much! We put in over 5,000 miles a year together and it replaced a car for my family!

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Riding the waves🌀

Cycling is alot like surfing,... Going with the flow of traffic, riding side to side like if you own the road. You see the big one coming so you go for it, cutting the wind with the energy of a Typ... read more

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Cycling with my soulmate

Any day I get to cycle with my beautiful wife is a blessed day! She gives me inspiration and has shown me time and time again what joy it is to be outdoors enjoying nature and each other. I'm eve... read more

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Image for story Best Date EVER

Best Date EVER

Some times loving yourself means solo rides with you & your first true love... Your bicycle ❤️

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Image for story I love my gravel bike

I love my gravel bike

I Got a new bike for my birthday (because of corona it did not arrive until fairly recently) when I put slick tires on it it’s nearly as fast as a road bike, and I enjoy writing it up and down A1A.... read more

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Image for story Gravel Crush

Gravel Crush

My gravel bike is an adventure on wheels. An opportunity for thrilling escapes and adventures. My ride is never ordinary: the same route can be easy one day and difficult the next. My gravel bike i... read more

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Late Learner

Didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 21. Still not very good at it at 35, but i enjoy the hell out of it. My first bike was a Huffy I bought for $20 off Craigslist. Sketchy, I know, but I loved ... read more

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Back in the Sunshine State

Spent the past summer in NW Missouri hills above Kansas City. Was able to get in over 1700 rolling terrain miles to strengthen the legs. Many beautiful roads north of Platte City, but not entry lev... read more

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Image for story From Commuting to Recreational Rides Rides to Racing

From Commuting to Recreational Rides Rides to Racing

I grew up using a bike for transportation in my Alva neighborhood. Later on, I spent my teens going to Caloosahatchee Regional Park to hone my single track off-road biking skills. I didn’t do much ... read more

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Image for story Bike Ride Elopement

Bike Ride Elopement

In early May, my fiancé and I decided to get ahead of the uncertainty 2020. We saddled up and biked to the court house to get a marriage license. We arranged for a family friend to solemnize our ma... read more

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Image for story My Love Connection

My Love Connection

Plain and simple. I love biking and I love animals! While I enjoy the thrill of a fast paced ride, the rides I love the most are those that involve animals and the beauty of nature. I'm blessed to ... read more

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Image for story The real love came on two wheels. #MobilityWeekFL

The real love came on two wheels. #MobilityWeekFL

Years ago, I started to ride to keep a healthy spirit after a sour divorce. My bicycle helped me to make new friends, find new places, learn a lot of the cycling world (Tour de France is mandatory ... read more

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Image for story A Brief Tour On A New Bike

A Brief Tour On A New Bike

I recently finished building a Surly Disc Trucker frame up into my dream touring bike and took it out for its first overnighter. Bike was great, handled carrying my gear like a champ! Had a smooth ... read more

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Stories from around the world

Image for story Prelude from 1980

Prelude from 1980

This old girl has been carrying me along the backroads of Auburn, Al since my days in class back in the late '70s. It still feels just as free as it always did. Happy for the growing bike paths.

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Image for story TEAM 🚴🚴‍♀️ Sue & Pat

TEAM 🚴🚴‍♀️ Sue & Pat

Suzanne et moi avons fait connaissance au Tour de l'île 2012 .. Suis arrivé au parc Jeanne Mance tôt le matin .. Il y avait tellement de cyclistes qui attendait le départ .. Donc .. J'ai aperçu une... read more

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Image for story I LOVE BIKES

I LOVE BIKES

I love bikes!

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health and cycling

Richard Hurst started cycling to get to work easier in the centre of town, where a car was not essential. Him and his family never looked back, and don’t need two cars anymore. Richard’s senior rol... read more

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Image for story '77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 2: Off to the races!

'77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 2: Off to the races!

So, I'd been riding in the Cheaha Challenge (on the Talladega Scenic Byway) most years since 2010. In 2019, they added a 20km time-trial the day before, to which I paid no attention. That's not h... read more

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Image for story Dedicated to Dad and his gift he gave me 35 yrs ago

Dedicated to Dad and his gift he gave me 35 yrs ago

Difficult to write this as my father passed away a month ago. I'm 52 now but in the mid 80s I broke my dads heart switching from a life of soccer to cycling. He thought I had a chance at a college ... read more

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After 10 years

I bought a 2012 Cannondale CAADX in grad school, I saved up for it for over a year. I have ridden that bike in 10 states, done commuting, CX racing, gravel, metric century, century, double century,... read more

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Image for story How I Became a Cycling Junky

How I Became a Cycling Junky

When I was a young girl, I used to ride my bike all around town. It was one of those banana seat bikes with the tall handlebars. Being a country girl and having a father who hunted for a majority o... read more

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Image for story Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

My wife and I LOVE riding our vintage bikes from a bygone era, they hark from a time when every month was "Bike Month"... Indeed, we love it so much, back in 2016 we organised our first Tweed and... read more

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Encouraging hubby to ride

Hubby has a Hip injury I'm supporting him to get out n ride with me in Teanau he did 6.5 along the lake we stopped n got pics and enjoyed the scenery

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Build and ride

I am passionate about tinkering and have been working on building a hackbike from spares and old bikes. A colleague (Alec R.) who is very good with bikes has been assisting me and we have a basic f... read more

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Goals

2021 Biking Goals: Ride 5,000 miles. Check (5,650) Ride 1,000 miles in a month. Check. (1,002) Ride a century. Check (with my son, Dec 17) Put more miles on my road bike (5,116) than... read more

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Image for story First pure fitness ride!

First pure fitness ride!

Well, thanks to Biketober, Tracey Harding and I decided to rent some gravel bikes from Outback Bikes and give them a spin around Georgia Tech today before the house hold was awake. :)

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Another Douze Rescue!

Helped another lady and her dog today. Her dog had a hurt foot from the Piedmont Park dog park and I put them in the Douze and got them across the park to their house. 3 in a month!

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Image for story Takes 2

Takes 2

I’ve always wanted to ride a tandem bicycle, and I’ve challenged myself to rebuild one. So far I’ve fixed the rear coaster brake and replaced the front tire, so it can be safely ridden around. Now ... read more

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Image for story This #CycleSeptember has doubled my average cycling distance!

This #CycleSeptember has doubled my average cycling distance!

I got into cycling last year thanks to the earlier Cycling initiatives from 'Love To Ride' but my capacity was no more than 10-12 kms at a time. This challenge has only deepened my 'Cycling Romance... read more

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Image for story The simple pleasure of a bicycle bell.

The simple pleasure of a bicycle bell.

Buy one, Ring it and make others smile, Ring it when no one’s around and make yourself smile, The cycling world would be a better place if there were more bell ringers, I love my bicycle bell, ... read more

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From walking to cycling everywhere

I have only owned a car once when I was at college for a total of two years. I'm now 32 so that is a long time without driving! I used to get public transportation everywhere and walk everywhere. I... read more

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Image for story No worry biking!

No worry biking!

I love going out on my bike. I don't have to worry about saving energy to be able to ride it back home. I simply pick up my bike and voila! without any significant effort am able to go places and c... read more

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Image for story Our first ride

Our first ride

Can't believe I got him to ride with me. Same guy .. new hobbie

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Un pas a la fois

Depuis des années que je me bat contre la diabète. Il y a plusieurs années je me suis achete un vélo stationnaire pour éviter de prendre de la médication. Malheureusement depuis 5 ans le sport en ... read more

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Image for story '77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 1: I get a spare bike!

'77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 1: I get a spare bike!

So, by 2017 I'd broken two old steel bike frames. And considering the parts I'd removed to upgrade on my current ride at the time, I figured I had about two and a half bikes worth of components sta... read more

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Image for story New bike day

New bike day

New eBike day. Oooh the hills are so easy now

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Image for story A tale about love lost and finding romance....

A tale about love lost and finding romance....

Test test test

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CITY THAT I LOVE AND ADORE ... LOOKING YONDER ...

A favourite route .... I miss ...

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Image for story Big Red

Big Red

Taking a minute to express my love for my Surly. Bridgeclub. One of those really solid, reliable mates. Me and big red came together as a result of some more unfortunate circumstances. Having b... read more

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Encouraging hubby to ride

Hubby has a Hip injury I'm supporting him to get out n ride with me in Teanau he did 6.5 along the lake we stopped n got pics and enjoyed the scenery

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The Real Bike Story

The Real Bike Story Man with bike arrived at 9.00 am. Man with beard, tattooed all over with skull rings and similar on all his fingers. Thin frame with long scraggy beard and blac... read more

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Downhill biking

Tried downhill mountain biking for the first time last week. Made it all the way to the bottom in one piece, hurrah!

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Winter riding….

I’d forgotten just how much fun it is getting wet and blown around out there… what a great day to go out - and an even better day to appreciate getting home!!

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Bikes help people in cars!

On my way home from The Whole Dog Market, I saw a stranded driver. I stopped and helped, Ian, the ride-share driver, change his tire! Never did that when I owned a car!

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Bikes connect me to my community and make it easy to take actions

So, I rode with Geri, my daughter to Howard and as I was leaving I noticed a trash bag ripped open at the South East corner of Boulevard and John Wesley Dobbs. Cars kept hitting the trash bag and ... read more

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Takes 2

I’ve always wanted to ride a tandem bicycle, and I’ve challenged myself to rebuild one. So far I’ve fixed the rear coaster brake and replaced the front tire, so it can be safely ridden around. Now ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

Image for story Derailer, Sm'erailer!!

Derailer, Sm'erailer!!

After having cycled for many years now but not knowing a single thing about fixing bikes, I went to my first ever bike mechanic course - set up by Mark and Andy at Stretford mall. After going to th... read more

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Image for story Cycling in Sardinia  💚🤍💗

Cycling in Sardinia 💚🤍💗

No, I have not managed to do it yet, but it is on my "To do" list for next year. 😎 I have fallen in love with cycling since I did a charity bike ride this year "Cycle 100 Miles in June" for Dem... read more

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Image for story MUD

MUD

M U D The mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime. Throw back to 2016 - When I first introduced my wife to cycling. Charley and I were first dating and she asked me to pick o... read more

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