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Having fun with family and friends riding around town doing the scavenger hunt. We love IB! #IBactive

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I'm having alot of fun participating in these bicycle scavenger hunts. IBactive is my 2nd one as Mid City was my first. The 1st time was such a great fun experience I couldn't wait to do it again. ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Watch out for bullies on the rode! We were harassed by a driver with license plate BAI689, in God we trust... He passed us as we were riding on a country road, 2 by 2 (there were 4 of us riding). H... read more

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Anytime you go out to ride, you take a risk that *1 you'll have an accident *2 you'll be left or right hooked *3 you'll nearly get hit, or run over, by someone running a stop sign, even thoug... read more

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Candace Monzingo Completely understand where you are coming from!
Alice Scott I have given up on the roads completely after becoming a parent. I am simply not willing to place my life in the hands of r... read more

I like my time to myself in the morning. I take out on bike or the other, depending on the mood I guess. Going to have to search for new riding areas soon. Harvest time is coming soon, already tra... read more

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Riding has opened the door to better fitness and health, for me. I’m a Type 2 Diabetic. It’s genetic (look, in a poet). So, it’s important to try to keep it under control as much as possible. ... read more

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We love to ride together as a family. I got stung by a wasp (mile 12) on Trinity trails.

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I Love to Ride!!! & Ride with pride!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Sylvie Froncek I love this photo!!!!

Today I learned that one of my favorite Strava posters, kudos giver and comment makers passed away from injuries he sustained when struck by a motorcyclist when out on his ride. He had a funny, dry... read more

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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

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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

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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

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

We have been riding more around the neighborhood and my son is challenging himself to go down Camino Ruiz trail and rides the full loop back home which includes a long gradual climb. So stoked for ... read more

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

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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

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

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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.

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This morning I rode 10 miles in memory of Gordy Shields! #GORDYSHIELDS2020 #LOVETORIDESD

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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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When I started riding in April and May after a long winter, I didn't feel right. Didn't feel like myself. This confirmed what I had experienced through the winter while snowshoeimg and walking. So,... read more

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Recently made plans to do a little free-diving (wetsuit, mask, fins but no scuba) with my dive buddy. I had biked to work on this day. Was able to pack my gear in my saddle bags, fins sticking out... read more

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Meggan Wenbourne This is awesome! I never thought about diving and biking!!! Woo!
Azure Serafini That would be a feat!

Legend has it that it was the goat herd that brought the mighty Thor his hammer. Certainly, it was the goat herd that pulled Thor’s chariot into battle and through the heavenly adventures. While Th... read more

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I never see people in the morning. And certainly not at 4:45 AM as I commute to teach indoor cycling (yes) at one of the National Gym Chains, but today was different. I peddled past 2 very well i... read more

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Gerome Gacula i love your cannondale supersix team liquigas bike.
Mike Hassett Great climbing bike for sure did you get the Sram red on yours?-Mike

Loving the scavenger hunt challenges as well as the different points of interest that I’m just finding out about. life6ybike #IBactive

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I'm getting to the point where I'm too pregnant to ride. But whether it's riding or watching loved ones ride, there's no better way to enjoy my beautiful city. #IBActive

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Andrea Forero Andyrawr55
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I had the shortest of rides for the second day of the bike challenge. I can look out of the window of my new work-from-home space and right into the garage of my neighbor and great friend. I looked... read more

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I got to ride up to Overlake to see the new Overlake Village bike and pedestrian bridge! It will connect to the new light rail station in Overlake Village to the 520 trail. I hear it will open late... read more

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Tom Resing really cool to see. thanks for sharing!

5 years ago as a teenager, I visited Europe for the first time for vacation. What a culture shock that was, EVERYONE rode bikes EVERYWHERE! Many elegantly dressed, without helmets, going where they... read more

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Misael Ramos Cycle on, brother!

The City of Santa Cruz has launched a Slow Streets program, and we are looking for neighborhoods to nominate their streets! The Slow Streets program is designed to limit through traffic on cert... read more

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Matt Miller This is awesome! Way to go City of Santa Cruz going from Slow Streets concept to roll out in such a short window. More spac... read more
Joanna Nelson Thank you! Our neighborhood is nominating itself. Hooray for Slow Streets!

If your group's profile didn't have a location filled in, it's data (riders, rides, trips, and miles) is probably floating out in LaLa land. If you are the Admin for your group, please go in and se... read more

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Just part of yesterday's ride around the beaches and the bay.

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Sylvie Froncek What a stunning day for a ride!

I left an abusive and toxic marriage about 3 years ago, to start a fresh new beginning for myself and my girls! Along that journey I met an amazing man, who has been such a blessing to me and my gi... read more

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Gina Morimoto Thank you for sharing about your great family times! <3

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

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Nicholas Reyes They are adorable little riders!!! <3

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

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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

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#FAMILYRIDEWEEK Took my pre-teen daughter to ride at the local high school parking lot. Lot's of room and no cars or traffic so it was super safe. Loved it

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Sylvie Froncek What a great place to practice!!
Nicholas Reyes That looks like Kearny Mesa High?

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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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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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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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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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?!

It's a bit of a schlep to get there (5 hour drive from Atlanta), but there is no more beautiful ride than the Virginia Creeper trail -- 17 miles from White Top to Damascus, VA. Very mountainous, b... read more

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I have too many bikes, but I can always ride even if one is being repaired. I was on a business trip succumbed to riding the hotel stationary bike...it was better than another meal out and I slept... read more

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I frequently rode through a lovely park on my rides where there is a bird habitat. I often followed the hunting and mating (it is Spring) Peregrine Falcons. Then they started following ME! One w... read more

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Two weeks ago I had a serious bike accident. Every day I missed riding my bike, then today, I felt well enough to get back on and give it a try . Was so excited that it felt so normal. Only did 1... read more

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This is more a teaser than a story -- or an invitation to a discussion--is anyone else planning to bike to bookstores tomorrow (April 26th) for Independent Bookstore Day? We've biked it the last co... read more

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Paige Clifton Steele No! I've considered doing a ride like this but it drives me crazy that they make it (virtually?) impossible for bikes to co... read more
Mary Metz Hey Paige Clifton Steele, I have no idea if this response gets back to you but thanks for reading. I share your frustration... read more

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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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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.

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
Lee General thats why all of us should have insurance

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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