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When I first got my bike, I stick 28mm Conti Gatorskin tires on it. I thought they were awesome and I would always pump them up to about 105 PSI. As I learned more about the sport of cycling I lear... read more

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Darris Johnson Hit up biketiredirect.com I got 4 in late March and they’ve had stock during the pandemic.

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Having had mobility problems since I was 19 I always thought cycling was beyond me. I’m married to an avid cyclist and always felt I missed out when he went out in his bike. Four years ago I saved ... read more

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Kayleigh Evans A wonderful story and I love the names of your bikes! :)

I took part in going around Milton Keynes taking photos of the 9 Landmarks. I didn't have to all 9. We needed to only submit at least 4 - but any excuse to go exploring. And today, I came acros... read more

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I started with a hybrid bike from Costco for $139. Since then, I have acquired 2 road bikes, a mountain bike, and a cruiser. All I need to complete my collection is an electric bike. #BetterByBike ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Nice! Bonus points!!!
Darris Johnson Nah, you need a single speed and a gravel. Also, one of those roadies better be a steely or your going to have to add that ... read more

Always have a biking buddy whether its your mum, your child or your cat I used to ride with my mum and my my best mate when I was a kid (many moons ago and I still have my first bike - a 1980 Ra... read more

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Lyndsey Henderson I am now wanting a biking buddy! Maybe my childhood teddy Pinky might be up for the job...
Zizzie Moore Do it. I have one on the front of my touring bike. Its a little Teddy called Bushy because we found it in a bush and one ca... read more

Our little cat, Puma, enjoys her bike ride over to watch the Girl Scouts plant trees on Arbor Day. #RediscoverRiding

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I’m grateful to live (and ride) in an area where I feel safe as a queer womxn. My wife and I love squeezing in time for rides through the gayberhood after a long day at work! #wtf2020 #gaysian #qtpoc

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Cally I. Love this!! YAY for queers on bikes doing rad this!! Keep it up!
Sylvie Froncek Heck yeah!!!

This weekend marked a year since giving a road bike a go. I'd been a cycle commuter on a hybrid bike for a couple of years prior but thought i'd give it a go. I loved it, but lost touch with it ove... read more

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Being on my bike is what keeps me sane at the best of times, so this feeling has been magnified by the circumstances we find ourselves in. My daily cycle is not just for pleasure and exercise, b... read more

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My partner and I love to bike, and when camping at my favourite family spot, he took me on a bike ride to Mystery Lake - about a three hour climb! Half way the the wind was howling and I was pretty... read more

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Sharon Lea Congratulations to you both.

Well, took my husband for a bike ride and he tells me I’m biking with no power as I have the middle of my foot over the pedal. Now I’m biking (when I remember) with the ball of my foot on the pedal... read more

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Cycling is really quite remarkable, It caters for people from all different walks of life & has so much to offer: - Achieving your first commute to work - Building your first bike - Pinning one ... read more

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I treated myself to a commuting “smart city” cycle (Reminds me of my old Raleigh 20) for my 60th birthday near the end of 2019. I planned to cycle to work once a week. I have picked up some shoppi... read more

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I was riding with my sister in Riverhead Forrest Auckland in 1995 and met some friends and a group of their friends, one of whom caught my eye. After a number of fun filled years including regular ... read more

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I ordered an Ebike back in February and just by chance injured my knee shortly after receiving it. I was waiting for a knee replacement and wasn't able to ride a normal bike. I was hit by a car in ... read more

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December 2015 I was almost 20 stone in weight, as someone once said I was built for comfort not for speed. Something had changed for me however and I was about to embark on something life changing.... read more

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This Sunday is round three of the SE QLD cyclocross series and the clouds are looming. Is it weird that I'm hoping for rain so there will be mud?

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As I were younger I did a lot of riding, mostly mountain biking but also road or trials riding.. Life takes over and the kids grow, now its time to get back on the bike. It's been road bikes for th... read more

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I bought my first road bike 4 months ago and have fallen in love with it/cycling. Up till recently I have been overweight, and at school was often bullied about it. I have struggled to get rid of t... read more

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I never used to get out of my third gear but since getting a new bike, i cant get enough, high energy music and clear roads are unmatched.

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I ride to work through rain and shine I use to ride 20 miles a day when I worked constant nights.I now ride alot less miles to and from work but I ride nearly all the time. I've always loved 2 whee... read more

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I've always loved bikes but been afraid to go out on the roads, I've spent months building myself up to it and I finally cycled to work for the first time last week. It's a small achievement but it... read more

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I have been commuting to work via Bike since October 2018. I was advised by bike veterans on the improtance of washing your bike but didn't take much notice. After a months of riding i decided my... read more

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I managed to make it to the landmark age of 40 in March, but thanks to having consistently been cycling to work since I was 33, I am fitter than I was at 30! I just wish i had started cycling mo... read more

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I,ve had my electric bike 18 months now and it has transformed my life. I have more energy, I,ve lost a Stone in Weight and I can get up those hills. Many people think you don,t have to pedal with ... read more

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Tracy Perkins well done, e-bikes are great fun, since owning mine i just want to get out and ride all the time, ive ridden places i would... read more
Janet H The most I have done so far at a time is 20 miles, I have found so many hamlets around where I live.😁

When I was15 I wanted to be a professional cyclist. Cycling wasn't the coolest sport at Peninsula Grammar where cricket and footy (VFL) rule but I was in the cross country team and swim squad and h... read more

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Jeni Bindon Great story!
Jonathan Bays Thanks Jeni

Cyclists Prayer: From these 2 wheels, I pray That I may see things differently, today Thank You for my health Thank You for the joy of the journey Thank You for the fresh air that caresses... read more

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My first bike was red. I still love the colour red now and my electric car is red. My second bike was a diamond back (mans version). I love diamonds now especially the one my man gave me. My 3rd an... read more

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The three of us love our days out and to catch up with each other........ and also a little cake with cup of coffee.

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I bought my bike about five years ago but rarely used it. For very nearly two years it stood in a corner of my hall literally gathering dust. But since September 2019 I have gradually increased my... read more

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I can't remember a time I didn't ride. At first it was for fun, then it was for exercise, then it was to commute to/from classes, and for the last 25+ years it has been for fun, fitness, general s... read more

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I’ve got a small little family, but the wife and I took out our fur baby for a ride in honor of #familyrideweek #bikemonth2020 #weensonwheels

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Gina Morimoto omg! your pup is so good to sit in the backpack! <3

Last year I never would have expected to be where I am today. I have moved to San Diego and replaced my car with an electric bike. Hills I have struggled to get over, unreliable transit, and paying... read more

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As a community nurse, i have spent the last 20 year driving around the entire Pennine Lancashire area, in addition to my daily commute (20 mile round trip). Since taking up cycling last Sept, ag... read more

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When I first met my now husband I knew that he loved mountain bike riding, yet I had not been on a bike since I out grew my childhood bike. Yet (with my permission) he purchased me a cross countr... read more

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Hubby and I met June 2015 and he was aware I loved to exercise alot, so we naturally went on a ride for one of our first dates. I over estimated his biking fitness and he got cramp and was very ... read more

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I love the ability to get on my freedom machine (I'm recently an electric convert). where I would often avoid a trip because it was too far to walk and too much hassle to get in a car, I now get ou... read more

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Liz Ross Im with you on that one! Love my ebike!

Looking back on the romance I have had with my bike, it’s something that very few can relate with. Well, within the circle my riding buddies anyway. Born in rural and remote part of Tanzania, bikes... read more

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Cycling is my main way of transport, you could say I am a commuter, I use the bicycle for almost all trips I make. But the best trips are those shared with your best mate. In this case my dog Tom... read more

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Helen Sadler That is super cute
Wilma Van Boxtel Thank you Helen :)

Cycling makes me feel happy. I used to use a bike trailer to get my son to school and now he rides to school with me. My eldest son likes to do longer rides with me and explore.

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Having not really rode a bike since I was in my Teens - I decided to get back to it and start riding to work. 8 weeks later and 62 trips completed I am feeling fitter, have lost weight and saved mo... read more

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Jack Van den Berg Well done... I have been commuting since January 2018 and I am loving it... then I get it in my head to go for a long ride,... read more

I am not a cyclist, but I do want to be. I try to make sure I ride when I can around town. I just got a "beach cruiser" in addition to my now dusty hybrid. I am loving it so far. It's a great yello... read more

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Drew Brown when you stop loving it, you stop riding. Don't stop loving the ride

I never imagined I would actually write about why I ride, but here it is. At university in London, I commuted by bike using my dad's old Peugeot from the 70s. It was a proper retro machine, and... read more

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I had been wanting to start cycling for a while when I met my (now) fiancé. He was fit and active and took me to buy my first bike. We started cycling together for fun, and then gradually incorpora... read more

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My cycling story began when I became a hobby widow as my husband approached his mid-40’s. He started riding every weekend, scrutinising his stats, raving about his bike, groupsets and ratios, doin... read more

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I’m you’d told me a couple of years ago that I’d become a cyclist and be commuting to work each day there and back , I’d of laughed my head off! I work in A&E and felt a tad anxious about cycling o... read more

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I remember buying my first commuter bike four years ago, a cheap and cheerful single speed to get to and from work. But oh how the addiction grew... First came SPDs, followed by lycra, followed by ... read more

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I started cycling about 15 years ago. It was when I first moved to London from the countryside of Suffolk for university. I loved it and cycled a great deal. However, after a few years, some ill he... read more

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I started my romance with cycling a few years ago when I first bought a bike under the cycle to work scheme. I used to cycle from home in the Purbecks to Bournemouth Airport Business Park one day ... read more

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This is Toulouse (yes I name all my road bikes.) I found this bike as nothing more than a somewhat used frame in an old, small bicycle shop about 24 years ago. The frame on Pepe, my Peugeot, had cr... read more

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