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Image for story YES IT IS ABOUT THE BIKE!!! (it couldn't be ME)

YES IT IS ABOUT THE BIKE!!! (it couldn't be ME)

Finished, done, no more, screw this…. I quit! Tired, disgusted, done. Happened this morning. Wasn’t feeling good and riding the struggle bus. SO? I decided ENOUGH! The heck with goals and disciplin... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Take Me To The River  #River4All

Take Me To The River #River4All

My three wheel recumbent club rides to the river to help support efforts to keep the river clean and open to our community.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Doing Every Street

Doing Every Street

I had a silly idea to ride every street I could in Seattle, spreading like a virus(COVID-19 pandemic) during 2021. Coincidentally, I did 2100 miles, although it should have been much more. Oops h... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Dedicated to Dad and his gift he gave me 35 yrs ago

Dedicated to Dad and his gift he gave me 35 yrs ago

Difficult to write this as my father passed away a month ago. I'm 52 now but in the mid 80s I broke my dads heart switching from a life of soccer to cycling. He thought I had a chance at a college ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Commuting bliss

Every time I ride to work down St Claude I feel so happy for the bike lane...... and the ride home through the quarter feels like a little vacation. Thank you so much Bike Easy Challenge for he... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Avoiding Traffic Not Just About Safety

Avoiding Traffic Not Just About Safety

Extending the commute to avoid traffic allows for some half way decent views along the river. Spending 9 miles on a multi-use path while commuting in the morning is also great preparation for the day.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Thoughts on Bike to Work Days

Thoughts on Bike to Work Days

During Florida Bicycle Month (March) this year, I had the opportunity to work on – and ride in – two bike to work events. I have participated in Orlando’s in years past, but helping to plan has me ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Make new friends

I enjoy riding my bike because I make new friends. One time I met someone who lived in my neighborhood. We have remained friends ever since... :)

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Riding to Work

Riding to Work

I bought a 2017 Kona Ute cargo bicycle brand new off the show room floor in 2017. I have logged 1,000s of miles on it for work, groceries, my gear for work and running errands around town. It has b... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Bombing the local volcanos

I'm lucky enough to live in a place where I can easily ride to all the local extinct (?) volcanoes -- particularly Mt. Tabor and Rocky Butte. It's been lovely to see all the folks out enjoying the ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story This Her Lane Ride

This Her Lane Ride

This past Saturday we enjoyed a women's ride celebrating Women's Herstory Month. It was great meeting and riding with other local women cycling groups in San Antonio. We celebrated, cheered, & ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Everglades75th Ride

Everglades75th Ride

For the first time in years I made bike riding part of my vacation and did the 15-mile Everglades National Park Shark Valley bike loop to the lookout tower and back. This is a cool year to do it be... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Still Riding After All These Years

Still Riding After All These Years

Here was my trusty stead on my first bike tour from Klamath Falls to Santa Barbara back in '82. Just a 20 year old lad then, and now a mere 40 years later, I still Love To Ride. Thanks to this c... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Pelicans At Lake Morton

Pelicans At Lake Morton

The vacationing Pelicans at Lake Morton in Lakeland Florida are getting ready to leave their winter home and migrate back to their breeding habitat. They will be back in late November.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story How I Became a Cycling Junky

How I Became a Cycling Junky

When I was a young girl, I used to ride my bike all around town. It was one of those banana seat bikes with the tall handlebars. Being a country girl and having a father who hunted for a majority o... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Cycle computer APP

If you are looking for a good APP for your phone to use on your bike that you can actually see the numbers, I would highly recommend Cycle Computer. The numbers are large enough you don't have to h... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Today 2/10/22

Today 2/10/22

I set out to meet my new bike riding buddies in their city today. It was a cold morning (50 in SWFL) but we did it. 27 miles of new trails and roads! I said goodbye at my car and loaded my bike in... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Spoon bill

Spoon bill

Florida spoonbills are always a treat to find, and - yes, they will make you hit the brakes.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Nana Needs to be Fit!

Nana Needs to be Fit!

I’m a Nana of 11 amazing grandbabies and had let myself go. This is my year to regain my health so I can keep up with our awesome crew! 🙌🏼

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Biking everywhere

Biking everywhere

Came too Florida almost 3yrs ago got job very fast i lived in NJ for 57 yrs well getting place to live was a problem cost money live a hotel for 2 yrs now I have 2 jobs. Biking in the cold is ro... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Supply Chain Finally Got Here...

Supply Chain Finally Got Here...

Setting my ridiculous goal of 1000 miles by the end of March is what got me out for a little extra today. Hey, I need to average 11.6 miles/day -- SHHH! DOn't think about snowstorms or ice!! Tod... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Coral Creek

Coral Creek

Crossed this wonderful site on Coral Creek tonight!

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story DBC Frozen First

DBC Frozen First

A special thank you and shout out to these early birds for coming out and taking a quick little New Year's morning spin around Dearborn, Michigan. #DBCFrozenFirst aka: #FirstDozen #DearbornBikingCr... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Banana Seat Bikes!

Does anyone else remember (or had) a banana-seat bike when they were a kid? Also, did anyone else put baseball cards in the spokes so the tires would make clicking noises as the wheels went 'round... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story it stopped raining :)

it stopped raining :)

I decided to head out to work because there's COVID testing there. A line out the door still and people just kept showing up -- open 9 to 4 and it was 2:30. Like last week, first - timers in ... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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5000km

for years I was attempting to get 3000 miles in one year, never got it. then come 2020 and not allowed to go to work. put in lots of rides and when Dec hit I will close to 3000, I hit 3000 miles an... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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What’s a “ Q - E “ ?

Traveling to Sarasota Fl. This winter, I learned that the Legacy trail had been expanded. It now runs from downtown Sarasota to past Venice Fl. 25+ miles. At the mid point, it runs through a pl... read more

Topic: Other

Image for story The Parkway Half Marathon - Plaque Says it All.

The Parkway Half Marathon - Plaque Says it All.

Thank you dearly to those responsible! (Not me!) Plaque reads: “ [quote] The Parkway Half Marathon, in collaboration with the Cordova Recreation and Parks District the City of Rancho Cordov... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Skip the Car line .. Join the E-Bike Cargo Line instead

Skip the Car line .. Join the E-Bike Cargo Line instead

It's finally getting to feel more like spring!! And that means, more rides on the e-cargo bike!! There's nothing like being the center of attention at the school pickup/dropoff car line -- ALL ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Rambling with a rubbisher

Hi! I'm the Rambling Rubbisher (folks call me Rub for short), I love riding my bicycle and picking up trash with a grabber stick. I started in April 2014 and have been clearing a bicycle basket of ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Biking most of the coasts

Biking most of the coasts

Hello folks, My boyfriend and I had the privilege to bike most of the Florida coasts during our larger trip of biking the perimeter of the continental United States. We first started on the... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story My heart attack changed my life.

My heart attack changed my life.

After having a near death experience (heart attack), I changed my eating habits and I started to ride my bike to work. Now I live my life to the fullest and encourage other with my new life style. ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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What is a “ Q - E “. ?

As most people, we all learned to ride a bike when we were young. It turned out to be OUR FREEDOM. We could go anywhere, even all the way uptown. Now as I grow older, retired, and spending some o... read more

Topic: Other

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After 10 years

I bought a 2012 Cannondale CAADX in grad school, I saved up for it for over a year. I have ridden that bike in 10 states, done commuting, CX racing, gravel, metric century, century, double century,... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Family Bike Ride

Family Bike Ride

Promised my kids a few hours on the local bike trail during their spring break. Made the easy decision to take the entire day off work for an even longer bike ride. Family first!

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Time Change Boogie!

Time Change Boogie!

I love this time of year. We get more daylight hours after work, and for us this translates to family trips to the playground! The kids have a blast, we get to let go of the day and re center as pa... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Establishing good habits

I know its better than the subway, I know its more invigorating than the car, I know I dont regret my decision once I get going, but it can be such a challenge to get over myself and make the bike ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Have Bicycle Will Go

Bicycling has been my freestyle mode of transportation for decades. I have journeyed on my bicycle anytime, anywhere. It's always there for me, It is an adventure navigating through my percepti... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Biking for fitness and freedom

50 years ago I had a bike accident losing brakes down a steep hill and ended up in the hospital! Biked with friends in high school then never biked again till now. February 2022 has changed my lif... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story A Hail of a Ride!

A Hail of a Ride!

Last weekend I rode with Cascade Bicycle Club on a free group ride. The first 20 miles were great with no more than a few drops of rain. We rode from the east Foothills Trail to Bonney Lake where w... read more

Topic: Other

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Worn Out?

Is my hybrid getting worn out? The rear gears aren't shifting right. I rode to the bike shop today; and they said it might be, 1) the shifter itself (on the handlebar) is worn; or, 2) the cogs are... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story GOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

Systematic goal-setting is a powerful approach to managing challenges, overcoming difficulties, and achieving success. Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” All t... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Turtles abound

Turtles abound

I saw so many gopher tortoise on today's ride through the Tri-county trail. The best part of riding is the wildlife. Get out and ride!

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story goal... goal...

goal... goal...

Okay, 1000 miles by the end of March? So far I've just added 3-4 miles here and there, knowing I really need to get in "real rides" of 20+ to get there - but it is January and ... getting out for... read more

Topic: Other

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Goals

2021 Biking Goals: Ride 5,000 miles. Check (5,650) Ride 1,000 miles in a month. Check. (1,002) Ride a century. Check (with my son, Dec 17) Put more miles on my road bike (5,116) than... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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ice crystals in my hair

I worked from home Thursday because I asked because it was frigid, but by end ofday HAD TO GET OUTSIDE (I took the bus Wednesday)... and it wasn't as cold as I thought, at 9 degrees. Friday mo... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Image for story Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Love this trail. It’s 1/2 of my normal ride and loops around Placida back to Englewood. Makes for a 20 mile ride with some great views .

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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It didn't stop raining BUT

I have this ridiculous goal and no, 5.4 miles really isn't enough to *average* and get there, AND it's going to dive down to the teens for high temps later this week. So, "better ride now,... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story UNDER THE COLD MOON

UNDER THE COLD MOON

I'm being followed by a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Leaping and hopping on a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Songwriter: Islam Yusuf ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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the moon and the stars and planets

Okay, the extra ride at lunch was only okay -- cruising on the highest traffic road in the county meant having to act like a "savvy cyclist," but since it's a college town and they're on break, the... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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