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1000 this month

This month I am trying for the 1000 miles but looks like I may not make it last month was easy 600 miles so I thought an extra 400 would be easy, It's not easy I have the time as I am retired I am ... read more

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Cry for help!

I cycle to work on the quietest route possible. One frosty morning I heard a feeble cry of “Help!” , coming from a garden. I stopped my bike and found a lady in her 90s and dressed in her night at... read more

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Not Croatia but a great day out in North Wales

Not Croatia but a great day out in North Wales

Met up with 14 other friends who I normally get together with for a week's cycling holiday touring the Croatian Islands. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel again this year, so today we headed ac... read more

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My cat will be in heaven!

My cat will be in heaven!

Whilst out on a 40 mile cycle ride today, I happened upon a new place for my cat to stay when I am next able to go away on my cycling holiday to Croatia. Called the Willow Tree Cat Hotel, it reall... read more

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Attack of the Canada Geese

As I continue my mission to cycle the entire Birmingham Canal Navigation system I headed out along the Grand Union towards East Birmingham. I navigated the skunk smokers in Small Heath, survived an... read more

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ALL for a good cause! Leicester to Edinburgh for RAINBOWS..

ALL for a good cause! Leicester to Edinburgh for RAINBOWS..

Riders of Shaam are humbled to be supporting Rainbows Children’s Hospice for the Third time. An organisation that is so close to our hearts. Sadly, some children don’t live long enough. Since 1... read more

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Fitness

Fitness

Cycling has helped change my life. From overweight coach potato to lean mean cycling machine. 25 St 54w type 2 dietbeties to 12 St 32 w fit healthy and happy

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Recovery during the Pandemic

Recovery during the Pandemic

After breaking both ankles just prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic I have never been so grateful to be able to hop on my bike as part of my rehabilitation and return to fitness at a time ... read more

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Cyclist friendly cafe in Accrington

Cyclist friendly cafe in Accrington

Cafe88 on Abbey Street in Accrington are cyclist friendly and have great offers for cyclists plus some freebies too (limited amount) such as puncture repair kits, lights etc... There's also free b... read more

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Fairweather cyclist

I fear that I may have become a lowly fairweather cyclist, choosing my indoor bike as soon as it rains., but..... When I was a teenager I would get up at 4am every morning to cycle abou... read more

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Saddle Time! One stop will be my fave donut shop. story below

I'm riding 25 miles to my favorite donut shop up in Carmel Mtn. They're a local store that's been in business for 30+ years, owned by the same couple for 24 of them They made the news because a Kr... read more

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E-Bikes for Beginners

E-Bikes for Beginners

Electric bikes are everywhere! With Mogo, you can download the Transit App and purchase one of their pass options. Whenever your trip is complete, locate one of their numerous charging stations in ... read more

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my main bike

As I got older I I decided to change bike bike from road bike to hybrid, first thing i did was replace tires 700c 25mm for low roll resistance, then I changed the cassette from the 11 -34 to 11-42 ... read more

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Ride Reasonably Close to the Right Curb

Did you know that one of Michigan’s bicycles laws is for cyclists to ride as close to the right side of the curb/road as possible. There are a few exceptions for that: passing another bicycle/vehi... read more

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Entitlement

In my community (and many others) we see increasing numbers of unlicensed ATVs and dirt bikes on public rights-of-way. These are not only a nuisance, but also a danger to vulnerable road users lik... read more

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Hydration is Important.

Hydration is Important.

I ride every Sunday with a fun group. One of guys asked me what kind of drink was in my squirt bottles. I said "I believe it is some combination of Gatorade, algae and a couple different types of m... read more

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First metric century of the year

First metric century of the year

My first metric century for the year on the beautiful Tanglefoot Trail in Northeast Mississippi.

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Didn't put me off

Didn't put me off

One evening around 4pm minding my own business cycling home from work, mid-October but still warm sunny. In the bus lane going past a long que of traffic through Cambridge feeling pleased with ... read more

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Preparing For Bike Month

Preparing For Bike Month

Took advantage of a beautiful day for a nice bike ride while taking in the beauty of all the blooming trees and flowers. Looking forward to bike month. #lamesa Nanak

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Ready for a store run!

Ready for a store run!

It was really exciting to win a new ABUS lock and some swag from the #BikeLove drawing last month! Now I can leave my bike outside when I run into the store. Thanks to Sylvie, the San Diego County ... read more

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Biking in Quarantine

#BikeLove my husband and I fixed up our bikes during quarantine and started going on long bike rides on the weekends. I'm currently training for a century!

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Me and My Diverge

Me and My Diverge

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Bearing troubles

While riding my bicycle recently, my pedals were wobbling from side to side indicating to me that the bottom bracket bearing had worn out. I told my husband and he said ‘I’ll change it, how hard c... read more

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Stress reliever

Stress reliever

Always find getting out on the bike and taking in an awesome sunset does wonders for the mind.

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Bike at night

I have strip lights to be seen I have been hit numerous times so I make sure they see me #BikeLightsAtNight

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Riding in the rain

I'm a relatively novice bike-rider, having picked it up because of a bad knee which is making running and walking difficult on some days. Having logged a few rides before work I thought I'd set off... read more

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Cats' eyes

I had biked out a few miles to Writtle from Chelmsford to my first in-person-post-lockdown Book club this week but was a bit concerned to notice on the way that there was no.street lighting on the ... read more

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New job, new (active) routine

So I started my new job in January, working from home initially like so many other people during covid. Easing of the restrictions in April meant I could start my job properly, by going into my ... read more

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"A small hill"

My partner and I went to Devon to visit his family this weekend. I've recently gotten into cycling so was excited to go for a ride with them, as they're veterans of the sport. After about 30 minute... read more

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Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial

I have been waiting for the elderflowers to open on my local cycle path (far from the fumes of traffic) and last week the time finally arrived (almost a whole month later than last year). I put a c... read more

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The 'voucher' difference.

The 'voucher' difference.

I'm one of those people who would say that they never win anything and it's largely true, so it was all the more surprising when Love to Ride got in touch to let me know that I'd won a £50 voucher.... read more

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Pedal Power from London to Paris for Charity

Pedal Power from London to Paris for Charity

In September I'll be particupating in a 500km cycle ride from London to Paris in support of Cure Leukaemia. The money that I raise will go towards funding specialist nurses at 12 blood cancer centr... read more

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HARTLEY FOR EVIE

On the weekend of 19th & 20th June Ilkeston Cycling club are holding an event Midsummer’s Evie, which is for Evie Hartley, a 13 year old who is currently battling a cancerous brain tumour whic... read more

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do less work I am retired

When I retired I expected less work but things changed first I got rid of diesel van got a hybrid bike. Now I pick up medication do shopping for a few people that find it hard to get out but I like... read more

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Bike Anywhere Bingo

Bike Anywhere Bingo

#BikeAnywhereBingo

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Riding Two Abreast

Cyclists must not ride more than two aboard a bicycle.

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Mtn Biking!

Mtn Biking!

I have always loved biking around town but not until recently have I started mountain biking. I absolutely love it! Nothing too crazy as I am a mom in my 40s and don’t need to break any bones. But ... read more

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Ride with Kids

Took my child to the Y by bike and was honked at and insulted for not riding on the sidewalk. At least my child thought the honking was funny and did seem to notice the yelling. Another reason wh... read more

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little child

I was riding along today and a young lady with a child was really having a struggle with her shopping, so I thought I would help seeing I had the trailer on bike, I expected the lady to put her ... read more

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#GordyRide

#GordyRide

Rode with wifey around the San Diego bay today. The wind was brutal SB on the silver strand, but we missed most of the rain. Just a few light sprinkles got us.

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My riding is a little diferent

I retired so i decided I don't need a car. I always have had a bike (over 60 years) but now I do all my shopping on bike with a trailer, I do 12 miles round trip for dog food, 45kgs on the six mile... read more

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Just getting back on

I used to commute almost daily fo 6 miles one way to work that involved a 180 foot climb to work and a 300 foot climb return. however in the last 5 years I dropped much of my biking which had inclu... read more

Loving my eBike!

Loving my eBike!

This year, with a substantial bonus from my employer, I decided to invest in an eBike. I chose the Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru, and it is so much fun! I have congestive heart failure and Typ... read more

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La Mesa scavenger hunt

Super excited to participate in the La Mesa scavenger hunt #lamesa Chrissy017

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I love to ride

I love to ride

I have been riding a bike since my first tricycle at 5 years old. I grew up in La Mesa and rode my bike to school through highschool. My bike was also my freedom to explore my neighborhood and just... read more

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Conquering a big hill!

I've had my eye on a steep hill route since last year. I dreaded and anticipated it with eagerness and fear. I didn't expect to make it on the first attempt, but I did it! I'm in shock and awe!

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Me and my Diverge

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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hill top sunset

hill top sunset

At the end of the workday, down to the valley to tackle the climb back over the top of the hill. Almost got up it in time for the sunset. #RideFree

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Ride Free

Ride Free

Taking my own breakfast and detouring off my usual beaten track. Gradually gaining more confidence :-)

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Bike free (Dom)

Bike free (Dom)

we have a new dog and it’s been great to head out with her on our bikes to exercise and share the spring sun in Birmingham. Loving the blue cycle lane in Bristol rd Birmingham and canal paths

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