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Generous daughter dropped us off at frog flat. So 2 hours out of her day... and off we went..4 ks to saddle summit and then cruising down 11 is to the oldest (well, that what the locals say) concre... read more

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Sometimes I pity those peasants that drive EVERYWHERE. I ha been riding since age 8, never driven one of those car thingies, have been a passenger in a few when needed. I hate winter because it li... read more

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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 :)
Anne Heins This is so great - I love how you thought about the barriers to your goal, figured out what you needed to do to make a chan... read more

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 one to... read more

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

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The new walking and cycling bridge joining the Albany Centre to Spencer Road and East Coast Bays opened this morning. A great addition to the local cycling network.

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Back in 2017 I had trained quite hard for the World Masters Games for rowing. Unfortunately I had also injured myself during this time and carried that injury through to the Games. During the 'off'... read more

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Dunedin riders! The Bike Breakfast has been postponed due to Level 2 restrictions, but we're planning to hold it on Wednesday 24th Feb (same time 6.30-9am and same place - Train Station!). So as lo... read more

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I don't remember learning to ride a bike, but it was my father who taught me, and later my children, holding onto the back of the saddle and running along beside the moving bike until he judged tha... read more

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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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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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I didn't think I would write here as what I do is so little, but I want to thank Love to Ride for getting me back on my bike. It is very different to when I was a teenager in England road racing. C... read more

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The days was wet, , we both had to go places , the mother in law had been sick needed checking out So off on the bike I went, drop in to see the grand kids, drop a book off , round to the mother ... read more

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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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Rosemary Lehan I too have been knocked off by cyclist but I was lucky and didn't get injured. It's frustrating that it happens though.... read more

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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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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#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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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

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

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

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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Alan Jackson What a great story, I'm glad it's not just me that is frustrated by inanimate objects! 10/10 for persistence.

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

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Scott Manley That looks amazing.
satpal hans Thanks :-)

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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Watching someone go from sofa to 50miles a week! #Awesome

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I am a cancer survivor, suffering from prostate and skin cancer. Cycling gives me the exercise I need and the space and freedom to explore my own thoughts.

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At the risk of sounding a bit of a goody-goody, I wanted to share something a tad random with fellow cyclists that, who knows, might just help a bit to improve the way that drivers feel about cycli... read more

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I have always been an Athlete. What I say blows my mind even as I write it. I fell sick to heart failure in 2017. I thought my luck in life ran out. My heart was dying. I was sick, very sick. M... read more

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Looked like the sunniest day we'll have for a while and hubby had the day off so we packed gifted cakes, bought coffee and went for a leisurely bimble to Royal Victoria Country Park and back. Lovel... read more

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Scott Manley Love Victoria Park one of my fav places, its great for a night ride with your lights.. Very scary
Kim Ireland Not quite experienced enough for that yet but I've recently bought some decent lights for when I feel confident enough!

So. 10 miles minimum every day for 365 days. Whilst writing, I have just completed day 200. I don't have a smart phone, just joined today and have a lot of data input!!! Charity fundraiser site ... read more

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In 2020, I achieved my target of cycling every bridleway in Brighton and Hove. This year I've set myself the glamorous target of visiting every branch of Greggs in Sussex, for a vegan sausage r... read more

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Scott Manley Living the dream!!! Sounds amazing.
Rebecca Witcombe Honestly, this is my favourite story ever!!!! I love a GVSR so much and on a bike ride even more. My nearest Greggs has bee... read more

I set a goal of riding 70miles by Christmas Eve on my fat tyre bike I have joint problems and weight issues so I’m hoping this goal will help me lose weight and if I can get this one done I will se... read more

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Rode my 🚲, “ 🌷 “ to 🐐 exercise class this morning and only got half way before my 🚲 chain came off! Therefore I walked the rest of the way, attended class, and then transported ( by 🛻) to Current ... read more

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The Black Cycling Network(BCN) is a cycling group like no other. We are an all inclusive group of cyclists, who welcome onboard all types of cyclists. Whether your a beginner, average or top notch... read more

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Claire Sharpe Whoop! Can't wait for restrictions to ease. The BCN numbers in Regent's on the weekend were epic!
Big P Well said Claire. Hope to catch up soon...Thumbs up

One time while I was riding in the dark just before I got to Princess Anne Park in Virginia Beach, I saw a deer cross traffic 10 yards in front of me. I slowed down in case it was still there ( try... read more

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Milton Ospina Glad you are fine. One of my fears is to be hit by a deer as they run across the bike trail.

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

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

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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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

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

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

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

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Scott Manley I do this a lot, nothing like a breakfast or lunch sat next to your bike so mewhere. Have fun
Susan Cullen I agree nothing like a snack with nature I take binoculars to look at the birds too.

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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Chelsea, great question. Please see the photos. #BikeLightsAtNight

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I get so bored with the same scenery, basically my subdivision scenery, that it discourages me to ride. I finally got a bike rack/gear & can now explore places you all have mentioned here!

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Wife and I are going for a ride, adjusting my new bike.

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It is an almost balmy afternoon as I leave the busy road and join the quiet country road to West Marton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dale's. I Pedal sedately and drink in the surroundings. The tre... read more

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Had both hips replaced in 2020, still got in short rides which helped recovery. Now ready to train and compete again in the Nebraska Senior Games at the end of summer in the age- 76 group. National... read more

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I am registering my bikes with Bike Index, and I have previously done so with Project 529. More places is better! I had one stolen once, and because I had reported the theft and serial number to th... read more

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!

Once apon a time I was 6 or 7 years old and my dad biked almost everyday, I didn't know how to bike at that time yet I always wanted to, I was just too scared of falling and breaking something sinc... read more

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Am grateful to have been able to do my holiday shopping on my bike! It was a festive way to check the items off my list. Quick bike ride with my back pack to the PATH then on to Avondale or Decat... read more

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I lost my husband at the beginning of April/Lockdown (not covid) so last years cycling was very rare and far between. Lets hope I can get out a bit more often and get back into shape :-)

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stephen roe All the best Kaele.

In our family when you hit age 70, you do something athletic that you've never done. My grandfather went horseback riding for the first time in his life. My father caught a 65 pound fish-by far the... read more

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