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#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

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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 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

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

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

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Image for story 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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Night biking

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

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Image for story I'm going places!

I'm going places!

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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New bike

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

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My leisurely ride on a country road

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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Image for story Biking the mariua saddle road

Biking the mariua saddle road

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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Charity cycle

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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Tour de Greggs

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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70miles by Christmas Eve

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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Image for story Biking from 🐐 to  🚲 repair today!

Biking from 🐐 to 🚲 repair today!

Rode my 🚲, β€œ 🌷 β€œ 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 πŸ›») to Current ... read more

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Image for story DUNEDIN BIKE BREAKFAST - Postponed

DUNEDIN BIKE BREAKFAST - Postponed

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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A 70 Year Old's Tradition

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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Riding Route 66

In 2016 finally had the opportunity to take on this bucket list item. Wife and our dog was my sag team following in our motor home. So I surely didn't "rough" it....Certainly an adventure for any a... read more

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Only way to go ...

I grew up in rural Aotearoa/New Zealand, where learning to ride and getting your first bike are rights of passage for kids - I can still remember my first attempt and the thrill of "getting it". I ... read more

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Winter Riding

This time of year creates its own set of special of riding conditions. However, it also gives one a new perspective on the world. Riding the snow covered trail provides a peaceful environment to ... read more

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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

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

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Image for story 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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Image for story 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!

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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Image for story 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 β€˜I’ll change it, how hard c... read more

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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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Encouraging others

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

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Surviving Retirement

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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A little thank you can go a long way ...

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'm Lucky by Virtue of Selflessness

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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Ride Relaxed

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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Image for story Bionic Man back to Biking

Bionic Man back to Biking

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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Registering bicycles

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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When I learned to ride my bike

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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Festive Biking November/December 2020

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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Dead Lose

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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BCN...All Day Everyday

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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Oh...Deer ( literally)

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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Breakfast at Bear Dance

In May, 1980 I joined a half dozen other members of our newly-formed Bitterroot Bicycle Club, from Hamilton, MT, in riding the annual Tour of Swan River Valley (TOSORV). We began pedaling in Misso... read more

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The Only Way To Get Around

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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Getting out there.

Over the past 3 years or so my ability to walk distances has slowly decreased due to spinal stenosis. On a good day I can still walk (with rests) maybe 5 miles. Other days it's a struggle to get ro... read more

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