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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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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

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I rediscovered biking after putting off endless pleas by my PT and Sports Med team for two years. (I permanently dislocated my SC joint, have a hip deformity, and was diagnosed with extreme hypermo... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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#RediscoverRiding I have always been an active person, always helping others, volunteering, etc. Several years ago I had a persistent cough so I went to my doctor, she felt a nodule on my thyroid ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Our family bike ride today confirms that there's no other place in the world that we'd rather bike!!! We've found so many cool hidden places. Love to Ride...San Diego...California...USA!!! <3 #WO... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I used to bike to school every day, but since school has been closed we have been biking as part of our daily exercise. It feels great to get out there. #RediscoverRiding

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Heidi Saul Great job

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

Topic: Other

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Nicholas Reyes They are adorable little riders!!! &lt;3

Havent been on a bike since my teens. Now my friends and I are in our mid 40's. All rediscovering our love of being on a bike and going on a adventure.

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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We made signs and rode here today. The Coronado Bridge is closed because of rioting. I hope that Americans come together to live in a united state and stand in love so that we may conquer hate.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek Thank you!!!

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

Topic: Other

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My family has had the opportunity to hop in our bikes after finishing our work at home days. We’ve also used quarantine weekends to ride. We’ve ventured out and explored paths we’ve never ridden on... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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About 60 miles to go to make my goal of 500 for the month, so I headed out for one of my favorites: the Night Rider's urban loop, with a few wrinkles. I love the view of the Capitol across Lake Mon... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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John Wente I and several of my friends were signed up to do a ride originating and ending in Madison, but of course it got cancelled. ... read more

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

Topic: Other

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Spotting new art is one of my fave things about biking. These gems fly by too fast while driving. SparklesSparklesSparkles #WT2020

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Dave Nicolai Do you also notice all the electrical boxes that have art? I see them all around here.

As previously documented, I was at my hair stylist with a flat rear tire. I had what I need to change the tube and pump it up to about 40 psi. I headed to the Southwest Path, then southwest (of cou... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I love riding in the San Pasqual Valley. I always stop at the dairy to say hi to the girls. This week there were a lot of frolicking calves! #WTF2020

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Daniel Magos heck yeah that area is the best!

My rear tire went flat on the way to my first haircut in three months. My stylist at Fritz and Associates drove to where I stopped and picked up me and my bike so I could still make my appointment!... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Wearing my HRC buff to stay safe on rides while also showing my pride! #wtf2020 #qtpoc

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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When you finally take a pebble out of your shoe, you think, "why did I wait so long?" I kept saying for years I would ride my bike to work, and now that Love To Ride, Bike Month, and San Diego Bike... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Sylvie Froncek What a great story!!!
Nicholas Reyes I feel the same way!

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

Topic: Other

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

Only 24% of bike rides in the US are taken by women. I’m grateful for the women who helped me get comfortable on the road: Liz, Katy + Michelle. #WTF2020

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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My wife and I headed out to Lake Farm County Park and back. Due to squirrelly winds, we had headwinds both ways! We had to detour around Terravessa due to heavy construction activity on the new pat... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Just a quick loop around the Night Riders' urban loop, Lacy and Meadowview Rds version #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #BiketheBurg #FitchburgWI

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

The classic urban escape is a ride to Paoli. On this holiday weekend, apparently everyone had the same idea. The Badger State Trail, the Purcell Rd trailhead, and the Hop Garden were all packed. To... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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

Cycling has been a “HABIT” of mine for the past 38 years. Although some of that time was spent riding with friends and relatives, I find this sport more relaxing, soloing, and enjoying the country... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Steve P Great story, thank you!

My last few rides (before the gap) were annoying. Each time , I pressed my right pedal down (esp on a climb), a squeak came out. I have some mechanical knowledge, but I relied on a friend to... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Biking as a queer femme woman brings me so much joy! Grateful for this challenge to get me out on the streets (safely!) this week. Thanks to everybody coordinating this challenge! #WTF2020

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Heck yeah! You&#39;re my favorite!

We had to celebrate his birthday in years * 100' of elevation. So, I went along for the ride. We went up to a family run donut shop in Carmel Mountain area (Sesame Donuts-- own story, made the n... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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laura Cisneros WOW! Just WOW!!

Hey bike friends! We've got 700 people in San Diego participating in the Bike Month Challenge. Let's try to reach 1000! Invite a friend or two to take part. The more people we have on the roads... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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We are enjoying riding in our neighborhood these days. I always thought it was too dangerous because of the cars not used to bikes on the road. Now, we see that the more bike there are on the road ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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We have been riding our bikes a lot lately. Since lockdown started, we have been enjoying the reduced car traffic and exploring around the neighborhoods near where we live. On this ride, my daughte... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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This was my view for pretty much the whole bike ride with our family: the kids in front, speeding off! The kids are loving bike month and riding as much as they can. The little one has really been ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I have waited a long time to be able to ride with my girls. Now I can finally share my rides with them thanks to my xtracycle kit. We are still learning and exploring distances but hopefully we can... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: Other

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I have always enjoyed riding my bike but would never go to far. During the quarantine I decided to venture out further and see if I could bike from home down to the bay and back (which would invol... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I haven't been to a coffee shop since March, and it's probably going to be a while until I'll go to one again. But there's a great alternative, now that summer is here: Coffee outside! It's as easy... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Our family bikes to ice cream, and to tacos. A little motivation goes a long way when taking your kids on a spin around urban San Diego - there's just no flat routes to choose from. So we make su... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I live in Idaho and our Governor had us on lock down for 2 months. We are now in phase 2 of reopening, but it has been a long time coming. One bright point was he allowed us to go on walks, runs ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Part of our daily ride in our hometown includes passing this statue of Penelope as she waits for Odysseus to return from the sea. Today we decided to stop and take a picture for #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Last week the teachers at our school held a parade for students. We took our bikes with us so that we could ring our bike bells and cheer them on. #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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This is our first time with a tandem bike, and it's a lot harder than we ever imagined! It's going to take some practice before we'll be able to cruise the streets with this hot cruiser! #FAMILY... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Today my bike takes me west to Verona, nicknamed Hometown USA, and an aspiring Bicycle Friendly Community. I had just cleaned my bike, so I turned off the Military Ridge State Trail where it turns ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

When I read that my favorite dining establishment, Michael's Frozen Custard, had reopened, there was no question about where I would ride today! #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #GoByBike

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I'm tired from yard work, but took a short ride to keep the streak going for #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth: I've ridden 22 days in a row! It was a good opportunity to check out some of Fitchburg's ne... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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laura Cisneros 22 in a ROW! You&#39;re my hero!!

Yard work requires good weather, so riding had to wait until this evening. I guess you could call it a "training ride", but without the "t". #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #GoByBike #Bikethe... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Hi my name is Melissa both my brother and I have type one diabetes ! We are hooked up to insulin pumps 24 7 seven days a week and c g m glucose sensors with no vacation ! We don’t let diabetes stop... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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