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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I fell off my bike this afternoon. Approaching a bend on a lane and thought, I had better brake a bit in case there are any cars, well there was and I braked too hard, skidded and came off. Landed ... read more

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Paula Hallett Hope you recover quickly and it hasn't put you off.
Janet H Thank you, no not put me off, but a good time to get my bike serviced, I was putting it off for a rainy day

My little ones out biking with me, their parental unit. They are getting a bit old and can’t walk as far anymore. Solution: They had a fun bike trailer ride to the park, we stopped to play ball, ha... read more

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Nicholas Reyes They are adorable little riders!!! <3

This post is coming out differently than I had in my head and I can't even tag people because there are so many. May is Bike Month and in the midst of a pandemic, lockdown orders, homework, and ho... read more

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After an injury in November, I stopped exercising for several months. When I started to feel better, I tried running and swimming but the movement aggravated the injury. After being encouraged by... read more

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Cyclists in Totnes are gathering for a socially-distanced group ride around town, to highlight the need to provide more cycle routes and safer streets. Meet at 5 p.m. Friday 29th May in Victoria St... read more

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Memorial Day is a holiday that has changed from the original intent. It has gone from a day of somber remembrance to one of picnics, day on the lake or at the beach and so forth. Now none of those ... read more

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David Nelms I thank you and your family for their service, and for your uncle who made the ultimate sacrifice

Biked Los Penesquitas Preserve with my son. Had a nice break at the waterfall talking about life in general. Then rode back to the house. He's 36 now. So different riding with him as an adult, but ... read more

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We have been riding more around the neighborhood and my son is challenging himself to go down Camino Ruiz trail and rides the full loop back home which includes a long gradual climb. So stoked for ... read more

#FAMILYRIDEWEEK Took my pre-teen daughter to ride at the local high school parking lot. Lot's of room and no cars or traffic so it was super safe. Loved it

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Sylvie Froncek What a great place to practice!!
Nicholas Reyes That looks like Kearny Mesa High?

After two days of rain (0.95 in), we finally got a good day, 75 deg., light east winds, and mostly sunny. Nancy and I took advantage of it by heading out to Lake Farm County Park. After a short ... read more

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Got out for lunch. Last night I tried my unicorn headband on the winter helmet... got a smile or two but... today I popped it onto the summer helmet because IT IS OVER 60 DEGREES and YES I succ... read more

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Five years ago I had a cycling accident where my front wheel locked up and sent me over the handlebars onto my helmeted head. I was temporarily paralyzed with fractured C1 and C2 vertebrae in my ... read more

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I've hit my smart trainer the last 4 days. I did some routes that I had previously done in Hawaii. I find, IRL (In Real Life), the rides seem to be easier, and more balanced. Easier, as in, ... read more

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Did 10 urban miles on all the bike lanes, shared lanes, and separated lanes I could find.

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My solo "Salute To Gordy Ride" from today. #GORDYSHIELDS2020 I didn't always wear the mask on my KVR/Pomerado ride, but when I did I felt like I was at Mt. Whitney.

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I just did a nice ride in Encinitas. #GORDYSHIELDS2020 Here's a pic of me and Gordy from several years ago.

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Pedaled from my home to Gordy's former home of many decades Pedaling from Fletcher Parkway towards Gordy's street, I wondered how many hundreds of times he pedaled that obvious route to his house.... read more

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This morning I rode 10 miles in memory of Gordy Shields! #GORDYSHIELDS2020 #LOVETORIDESD

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I gave cycling up a few months ago as I find change very hard to cope with with Autism. I was getting distressed going out on rides,having to cope with the difference, but at the same time I was be... read more

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Adrian Lewis Foldies are Fab and so are you coping with everything that comes your way. Enjoy that freedom of spirit and enjoy your ridi... read more
Philippa Talbot Thank you for your support,since my mild caronavirus type illness last week am now having a bereavement! But havingyour kin... read more

Not so much a story as a pause on a journey. Some 3 years ago I bought and rode a bike for the first time in 30 years. I had thought it would be for riding up and down the Exe estuary where I live.... read more

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Matthew Hodder Carry on Colin, and keep telling us what you are up to. You are an inspiration to young pups like me, who isn't yet 60 ... read more

Not so much a story as a pause on a journey. Some 3 years ago I bought and rode a bike for the first time in 30 years. I had thought it would be for riding up and down the Exe estuary where I live.... read more

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I've just realised that since mid last December I haven't used my car at all for traveling to and from work or meetings. I have been using my cycle to work bike instead. I got the bike in May 18 bu... read more

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Changing "Ride to Work week" to "Ride Anywhere week" is a fantastic encouragement to me. Earlier this year we booked a holiday for the final week in March and then, guess what, LoveToRide announced... read more

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Cycling for me used to be all about pulling on the lycra and getting out on my sportive bike around the Yorkshire dales for a couple of hours or half a day. This is great fun and fantastic exercise... read more

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my poor little heart was recently smashed to bits! how to go on? one second, one minute, one hour, one day at a time. One foot in front of the other, somehow... I don't know how i would survive... read more

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Thomas Stokell What happened to your bike Gerry?!

For the last several years I have been wanting to bike part of the way to work. Problem: it’s 56km between home and Christchurch!! If I could just bike some of it I would be happy. Well happier tha... read more

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Jade A Nailed it!! What a great way to start the day. Fantastic to have finally achieved this goal :)

My 17yr old son bikes to school. Biking has allowed him to choose his preferred schools, which were not his closest options. Trying to encourage him to to sit his learner drivers test I said he'd ... read more

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I have been a bicycle nut for years and always try to ride everywhere (better for the planet, and better for my fitness and stress levels). Last year I decided to buy a cargo bike to take the next ... read more

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Julie Wotton Fantastic - inspiring!
Anne Heins So inspiring, love it! I'm thinking it might be worth starting a conversation with my flat about whether we go in on on... read more

As I pulled out of my driveway, I could feel all was not well with the left pedal. after a brief period of denial and hoping the problem would go away, I started looking closer while riding and the... read more

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We were biking up to point Chev on the first we had a fantastic ride

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hi. this is not really a story but I didn't know where to post this. Does anyone know what I can do to release my bike saddle post? it is totally stuck. All I need is to lower it a couple of inch... read more

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Chris Anthony Hello. My advice would be to take it to a local bike shop and get them to remove it. Shouldn't be expensive. Any reputa... read more
Elena Simon-perez Hi Chris. Thank you for your advice. I did exactly what you have suggested. Halfords couldn't do it but GA Cycle did ... read more

Hey all, if you could keep an eye out for a blue Norco bike w/orange details, my bike was stolen on 12/14 from the university district light rail station. Thanks!

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Hundreds of free green bikes were on offer for the great western Australian bike ride 2005 . After touring beautiful south western Australia mine has taken me more than 30,000 km. It's now too old... read more

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I have been riding throughout the month of October raising money for Kids Cancer Research [address removed] So far I have raised $876.58 and riden 601km. Unfortunately my son James, who rides wi... read more

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Helen Sadler That is an awesome effort. Well done

In July as a group of four I cycled from Whitehaven to Sunderland in a day. Whilst having fun on my bike I chose to raise funds for a cause close to my heart - Fibromyalgia. Today I had another gr... read more

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It's a bit of a schlep to get there (5 hour drive from Atlanta), but there is no more beautiful ride than the Virginia Creeper trail -- 17 miles from White Top to Damascus, VA. Very mountainous, b... read more

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There are not many things that can ruin the start to a day than a puncture on your commute to work. The rule of Murphy will tell you that these are most likely to happen in wet weather and therefor... read more

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Tom Darville Question..how will tubless tyres stop you getting a puncture? and does a tubless tyre not make it harder to repair at the r... read more
Robert Clegg Hi Tom, firstly it's impossible to get a pinch flat from hitting a pot hole or similar as there's nothing to pinch.... read more

Just a thought for those who are safety conscious about burglary and stalking. If you use Strava go to your privacy settings and create a privacy zone around your home location- this will keep yo... read more

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Tom Darville I agree and always horrified when people show events on Strava when on holiday basically telling everyone your house is emp... read more
Carvel Lonsdale Excellent point Tom!

It has been 12 months since my bicycle tour in New Zealand so I decided to go out for a few days pedalling down to the Scenic Rim and into Northern New South Wales. I woke early on the Sunday morn... read more

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22 cyclists 🚴 500 miles, 6 days… it's the Riders of Shaam who recently took part in a 'wheelie' amazing cycling challenge which saw them ride from Amsterdam 🇳🇱 to Berlin 🇩🇪 in support of Rainbows. ... read more

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Richard Leseney well done
Ana Norrie Awesome!

I've joined the Lendwithcare Zambia Bike Ride taking place in May 2020. Its a 10 day trip, cycling 500 kms starting in Lusaka and ending at the fantastic Victoria Falls in Livingstone. We'll be sto... read more

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Richard Leseney amazing !! well done !!

Jason's e-biking experience is encouraging and shows that age is no barrier when it comes to cycling... his story: "I learnt to cycle as a child and up until 4 years ago used a moped to get arou... read more

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Diane Seddon Thank you for those inspiring comments

One year ago I was tired. I noticed my feet aching at work. People were overtaking me on shopper bikes on the way home, and my segment times were getting worse. I decided I needed a holiday. Just a... read more

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