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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

Topic: Other

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Took the girls on a ride to the Dollar store for pet rat supplies. They enjoyed the ride and were impressed that they could ride their bikes somewhere they usually drive to. My youngest is only 6... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I’m 62 years old and I like to ride my bike it’s not hard and anyone can do it it’s low impact so easy on your knee. Today is day 2,011 days in a row that’s just a little over 5 years and in that t... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Ralph Gonzales awesome. Love your picture. where and what are you riding?

My husband and I have been a little anxious about biking near home, which traverses some busy streets, including El Cajon Boulevard. The Love to Ride challenge has gotten us on our bikes way more t... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Hey hey! Looking good!!!
Heidi Saul Great job and glad you guys got out to ride...enjoy and be safe

This weekend I went to the hot desert of Indio, CA to visit my mom and my dad. My dad offered to buy my Oldest Daughter a bicycle for her to leard to ride without training wheels soon! She picked ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I have three kids and we get out almost everyday to bike during “these times” for some fresh air and smiles.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Heidi Saul Your future cyclists looks great
Robert L Typical of many families, helmets on kids, none on the adult. Get with it Mom.

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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These days our moods are fragile, and this morning my son had a terrible start into the day. We decided to go biking and although it's one of his favorite hobbies, he didn't feel like getting ready... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

Topic: Other

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We're cooped in more than ever right now, which makes it really important for me to embrace opportunities to get out with my 6 year old son and explore by bike. He probably hasn't realized it, but ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Riding, tinkering, chatting, dreaming about bikes is a key component to my well being right now. I'm so fortunate to have found a community of colleagues, friends, neighbors, family and like minded... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I started biking about 50 yrs ago. I was working as a Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician in a local hospital. I would wake up at 4 am and ride in my neighborhood for 2 Hrs. At that time I had multip... read more

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Paul D'Attilio This is inspirational. Biking into your 80's is nothing short of amazing! I plan to ride as long as possible.
Heidi Saul Thanks for expiring us all...you look great..smile

I meandered around some of the communities, near, where I live. Checked out a few get-it-done reports to see if the city was keeping up with the requests.... I found one that was still lingering,... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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In the last four years I had my meniscus re-attached in both knees and never realized it would take this long to heal. Left knee is doing great after three years and is now supporting my right knee... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Fran Huehls Small steps add up. Keep on turning that crank.

Last year I never would have expected to be where I am today. I have moved to San Diego and replaced my car with an electric bike. Hills I have struggled to get over, unreliable transit, and paying... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Living several hours from friends, family, and the place you called home most of your life is though in normal times. The social distancing and cancelled trips of the Coronavirus Era makes it even ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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The other day we had a very nice afternoon, and as I had finished my work for the day, I headed out on a ride. I did not choose a route before I left, but rather just headed out and decided where ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I grew up in Germany, where turtles are either pets or live in a zoo. So I greatly enjoy the opportunity to see turtles in the wild. One good spot that's not too far from Madison and in a very bike... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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When we started working from home, I didn't want to stop commuting... so I would get up and ride a few miles before starting work... and then at the end of the day. Well, somehow jogging has s... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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andrea silver I can totally relate! I take my bike for a morning spin and I try to get out after remote work as well. My real to-the-offi... read more

Summer isnt even here and its 95 in Deep South Texas. Raspa stop half way point.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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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Quarantine life has diminished the level of activity I am accustomed to as an art teacher. I was on my feet most of the day. The transition to being home all day had my body and spirit feeling out ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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An accomplished racer, and national champion, Gordy Shields died at age 95 after having started riding at age 50. At the time, I just started riding (age 47) and at his memorial his daugher reveale... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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

Topic: Other

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Haven’t ridden in years and never on a new bike! Only rode as a teen around the neighborhood, now 10+ years later my husband gifted me a Trek DS2 and I can’t wait to increase my mileage

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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 didn't know about the ride, and had already done a couple of hard rides over my weekend, including mountain biking yesterday which got me pretty sore, so I was planning on just doing yoga today a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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.

Topic: Other

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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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In January, I replaced my left knee with one made of titanium, plastic, and glue. The very last thing I did before I left for the hospital was ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Post surge... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Ana Simental Great for you! I had my meniscus reattached in both knees so I just started biking outdoors this past April since my gym cl... read more

There are so many reasons and ways to ride ;) Our local brewery has an "order online, pick it up outside" option, with a free roll of toilet paper with your order. Then there's the grid ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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There is nothing like riding in the high desert in Nevada. There is untold beauty in the desert if one just looks. Sunrises and sunsets are unmatched.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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The Capitol City Trail (CCT) is an enjoyable result of conservation and recreation foresight, featuring a tour of the Nine Springs E-Way. This trail connects with the Southwest Path and other Madis... read more

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I've had plenty of strange encounters on my bike. I once ran into a opossum in the middle of the night, riding up a hill with insufficient lights. Don't worry. It wasn't harmed. I was riding really... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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The most beautiful bike and pedestrian bridge in Silicon Valley spans the Junipero Serra Fwy (Interstate 280) between Sunnyvale and Cupertino. I crossed it today on my way to get to a socially dist... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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“Dinner’s ready!” “OK ma I’ll be right there - just finishing up real quick!” I have been using this tactic all my life. You know what? Never worked 😖 - not once. “One more game, it’ll be quick”..... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I feel so lucky that my bike commute to my pottery studio is on beautiful many San Diego paths including the Spanish Trail and along Liberty Station.

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Sylvie Froncek What a nice looking ride!
Leah Schaperow Thanks! It's a lovely ride! <3

I see you. Out there uncomfortably wobbling along on a bike that’s been tucked away in the place where good intentions get stored for “when we get a chance”. I see you. Out there walking –... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Those who know me will tell you that I am seldom at a loss for words. But this week...these weeks, I've struggled for inspiration, and encouragement. But today I watched my car free street host... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Anyone that knows me, knows I don't drive. I fully rely on my bike to do everything and to go everywhere. I buy groceries, take the pets to the Vet, meet friends, social ride, go to work, go to... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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A friend thought her bike was a lost cause and was asking around for bike shops and used bikes. I told her I'd take a look: her bike was nearly new and in fantastic shape! All it needed was a fro... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I've worked with Bike Easy to help plan the monthly challenge since we first started implementing the Love to Ride platform 4 years ago. First as a volunteer, my role at Bike Easy eventually expand... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Today was a cool breezy day so I rode my bike to the post office to mail a package from my jewelry business to the buyer. It was a wonderful ride and I enjoyed being out and about on this good day.

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Today was a great day for a ride around the terrace where I live. I got air in my tires to make sure they were pumped for this ride. Got my safety vest and I was off. Originally I was just going to... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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?!

Preceding a nasty front we had high winds with gale force gusts. To ride or not to ride. Took my chances and by quitting time it was looking like a bad choice as things had started to come apart a... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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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Last Biketober I spent over $200 on inner tubes. My goal was to be a top ten rider for mileage during the challenge and to do so required riding over a thousand miles. I finished 9th out of over ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I have participated in Biketober in years past, and so have others from my workplace at AECOM. But I wanted to help make this the year with the highest participation yet for AECOM. Near the beginni... read more

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