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There is but one human truth and that is there are many truths. I know this because I ride a bicycle. My cat does not ride on a bicycle, but he is alive. For him that is blessing, I suppose, and fo... read more

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A “Biketober” email in my “Inbox” piqued my interest. As a regular bicycle commuter for many years, I’d let myself get a bit lazy over winter and the cooler months… too hard, too cold, easier opti... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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It doesn't matter how many bikes I have or how many rides I do, how many places I visit or how far I go, only that there is always one more person to bring on the journey - you!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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There are a few different teams out there who are essentially part of the one organisation. Love2ride asked me to be Champion for NSW Department of Education because that was included in my regist... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Its an amazing feeling to see your colleagues and friend follow your envouragemnet and go sustainable and carbon free. Their stories of enjoyfull ride are so exciting

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I have been a regular supporter of bike riding events that encourage everyone to ride more and have supported the workplace challenge for many years. I've seen it help motivate riders to start a ha... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Hi all it's me fohat just ordered my bike have not been on a bike for wow 12 years am 62 can't wait to get it I got 1 e bike I'm in to drones and have caravan up in Callander so many cycle tracks ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

My favorite place to ride is the less busy parts of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth! No stop lights, traffic, or dodging people. You can actually notice the beautiful scenery without all those d... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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We really appreciate the very helpful Zoom series on safety and the safety gear! Some of the things that we learned were really eye opening. #RediscoverRiding

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I love the South Bay bike path, that is near my home and go a little out of the way to work every day to go on it. It is beautiful and mostly safe. The birds are wonderful to watch and hear. Lately... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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A few years ago we were at a festival in Fort Worth and saw a bicycle inc. booth with really great Electra beach bikes. That was it! I haven’t been on a bike in at least 15 years, but I wanted o... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Working from home for 3 months now, the temptation is for my work and home to merge, the edges of when one starts and the other ends have become blurred. So I have started cycling "to work". I go... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I Love to Ride!!! & Ride with pride!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Topic: Other

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Like many of us, I rode recreationally as a young-un. I sometimes commuted all the way across Madison Wisconsin as a working college student, and bicycled to work in Green Bay as a young working ad... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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#RediscoverRiding I recently moved to NWA from IL and let me tell you - riding is so much better here! This super bike friendly community makes it easy to get around by bike. I love riding the Raz... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Trust me to choose the hottest day of the year (so far; June 25th) to go on one of my timed training rides! For those readers interested in ride and performance stats, a summary of these follow... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Steven Hills Sorry! Clicked on 'high fives' icon in error.

Rode out to St. Michael's Church and along the public footpath. Good to be out in the fresh air and no one else around.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

I'd like to focus and share some of the many positive aspects of 'Lockdown' that I have enjoyed and experienced. Noticing and listening intently to the dawn and evening chorus of the many differen... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Louise Buckley-Simms I definitely share these thoughts during lock down! I normally cycle purely to get from A-B and not really for leisure, so ... read more

I've always enjoyed cycling, but never got into a regular routine of taking the bike out. It's always been a little spontaneous "Shall we go for a bike ride?" when the fancy took me or my husband.... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Despite riding a bike all my life whether for fitness or commuting I have never managed to break to 50 mile challenge. I regularly cycle between 30 and 40 but for whatever reason never 50. This s... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Throughout my working career I have never had the opportunity to ride to work until now.. Working at the University Of Southampton Science Park, I have always felt the want to travel by bike to inc... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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It was warm last night even at 8pm. Fab ride out to Wythall and Alvechurch via Weatheroak Hill. Originally the plans were to cycling from home in South Birmingham to Llanberis in Snowdonia natio... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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When COVID hit and I made it through the initial shock wave, I started looking for ways to help Santa Cruz community members in need. Food access was top of mind, especially in those early days of ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Gina Morimoto Awesome!!! Great job!

To keep my 2 year old daughter occupied during lockdown and to keep myself fit, I often cycle out to Dartington estate and do a circular ride,breaking the ride up with a walk in the deer park or a ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Was it already 11 months since I had last done my Brampford Speke and Thorverton training circuit? Conditions today idyllic with a refreshing breeze. This circuit served as a warm-up for my time... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Just part of yesterday's ride around the beaches and the bay.

Topic: Other

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Just over 700 miles rode since the Coronavirus out brake lockdown and I can crashing off my bike. Thankfully no broken bones just a slight buckled wheel and cuts & burses. All part of the fun of cy... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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My first outing on a bike for years! I thought that it would feel like being in my wheelchair but our Van Raam Wheelchair Transporter really does feel as if I am on a bike...enjoying the wind in m... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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The morning ferry between Coronado and downtown is free, and they even give you a free return ticket! There's plenty of space to park your bicycle on the boat. We love biking to Ferry Landing then ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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During our time at home, our bike rides are sometimes the best part of the day! #RediscoverRiding

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek I totally agree! Nice to see you riding!!

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

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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We've had some pretty windy days lately! Maybe it's part of our June gloom? It's funny how the wind is your friend when it's at your back, but also a cursedly strong force to reckon with! #Rediscov... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Today I learned that one of my favorite Strava posters, kudos giver and comment makers passed away from injuries he sustained when struck by a motorcyclist when out on his ride. He had a funny, dry... read more

Topic: Other

As a member of the fundraising team for St. Andrew's, I am always inspired to learn of the amazing challenges people take on to support their local hospice. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we reall... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I love working from home because it means I can shower easily after a bike ride "to work" I have ridden much more than I would otherwise - thanks to all the support on this web site!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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We can't wait to get people out on our adapted bikes again in Worthing, West Sussex! [address removed]

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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At the start off lockdown I chose to keep heading out each morning and get in the mileage I would have cycled to work. As time went by I persuaded my partner that we should head out on the weekend... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Enjoying bike ride (on my rather old rusty bike) to local veggie farm who have been wonderful during the lockdown working extra hard to ensure we remain safe and able to purchase local fresh produce.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I left an abusive and toxic marriage about 3 years ago, to start a fresh new beginning for myself and my girls! Along that journey I met an amazing man, who has been such a blessing to me and my gi... read more

Topic: Other

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In the spring of 1973, I was in my second year of college but struggling financially, as my student loan funds hadn't come through. Spring term was well underway when the money at last arrived, and... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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scottr@graylineinc.com Radandt Great to hear of others who love their vintage bikes. I too am still riding my 1972 Schwinn Sprint. The paint is in bad s... read more

Had a lovely ride along the Kennit and Avon Canal, I cycled my husband walked it was beautiful weather. I am trying to keep fit and stay well mentally so to get those endorphin rising cycling is ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Julie Cooper Yep i’t certainly creates that feel good factor

Whilst on furlough during lockdown, I joined an amazing Facebook group called "Sloth Cycling Team". As the group name suggests, speed and distance are irrelevant and the main ethos of the group is ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Balance, pedal, breathe Overrun by tribulation, affliction, and disorder Caught up in in overreacting and overthinking Suffocating in stress, anxiety, and pain Desperate to get back... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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The Undercliff is stunning with a full moon rising over the sea. No need for lights. And it's deserted.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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2020 has been challenging but for me 2019 was terrible! Got divorced, developed an overuse injury from walking daily with my new pup and friend/her dog. Injury persists but just figured out that ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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There is a district in Oklahoma City that is know as the Plaza District. It's an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants in an older part of town that has seen a revitalization in the last 10 ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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My 6 year old has started coming out with me on his bike because he "needs to work his skating legs" (he plays roller and ice hockey). He has got the cycling bug now but being a little sportsman, ... read more

Topic: Other

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It's what I get for torquing up hills.... The crankarm couldn't take it anymore... In fact, it was probably the reason it was squeaky down there. We had tried all other options, but yet the sque... read more

Topic: Other

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I used to work in an office with other people. Even before Covid they closed that office and sent us all to work from home. I was finding the transition VERY difficult as it was hard to motivate my... read more

Topic: My commute by bike