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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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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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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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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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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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Why I ride

I was inspired to start riding in September of 2019 from a simple post of a friend and his bike. Bringing it back a few years I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in June of 2016. Things that we... read more

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My first ride since my accident in October!

Whooo Hoooo! I posted in October that I'd been hit by a truck while riding, and sustained several fractured ribs and a broken clavicle. Fast forward to a beautiful fall day in Oklahoma - I went o... read more

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Image for story Closure of the Murphy Canyon bike trail

Closure of the Murphy Canyon bike trail

Qualcomm is getting razed.... the college is starting with the parking lot, so they have closed access to everything from where the back entrance (Rancho Mission/Ward) to where you would exit th... read more

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Beach Ride

A few times each week we load the bike up with a bucket and trash grabber and ride to the beach and pick up trash. Sometimes the view is the reward!

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After Hip Replacement

Sept. 2019 began with some of what I thought was ITB and hip flexor tightness. Also in the mix was an initially misdiagnosed Medial Tibial Plateau stress fracture and that caused me to be non weig... read more

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Image for story Joyride to a simpler time    #MobilityWeekFL

Joyride to a simpler time #MobilityWeekFL

#MobilityWeekFL They call it a joyride. What it brings + what it does = magic. On two wheels. Possibly three - or maybe even four, depending on your age. 😊 Its synonyms transport... read more

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Image for story When My Car is Being Serviced I Drop it Off and Ride My Bike to Work

When My Car is Being Serviced I Drop it Off and Ride My Bike to Work

#MobilityWeekFL I used to take my car in for service and either use leave time from work to wait until the shuttle driver could take me to work or I would have to take an Uber, ask a friend for a ... read more

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Saving Nature

I ride my bike to work and to play and I love to hike in nature. I was out with friends last week at the Land Of Medicine Buddha in Soquel. This is a private Buddhist Monastery. Absolutely no bik... read more

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Image for story Slow Roll Cycle Food Donation

Slow Roll Cycle Food Donation

#bikefooddrive #pedalforgood How fun was that?

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Image for story Alternatives to Set Routes (Harbor Drive for one)

Alternatives to Set Routes (Harbor Drive for one)

Today, was another great day to ride. I was tracing a set route today, which put me on Harbor drive part of the time. For those who ride it routinely, in combination with the Silver Strand. Th... read more

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Scavenger Hunt FUN

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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Riding while pregnant

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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New Bicycle Day

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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New Overlake Village Bike & Pedestrian Bridge

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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Why I Ride

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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Slow Streets

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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Is your Group missing from Results rankings?

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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Image for story Yesterday's Ride Past the Bay

Yesterday's Ride Past the Bay

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

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New Family Time

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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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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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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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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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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GIVE A GIFT

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, β€œEvery time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” How many chances do we have to give this gift or even more... read more

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Image for story Winter Wanderland New Belgium Brewing Bicycle Raffle Prize

Winter Wanderland New Belgium Brewing Bicycle Raffle Prize

Thank you! San Diego County Bicycle Coalition/Love to Ride for my new New Belgium Brewing Bicycle. I appreciate everything you do to advocate for better bike infrastructure, educating riders and c... read more

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Taking the Jones Falls Trail for pancakes

I've been running on the new extension of the Jones Falls Trail for a while now, and have always been curious about the full length of the trail. I had a day off of work, and the weather was really... read more

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Biking with your pet

While biking can be a joy for individuals and families, biking can also be a joy for our furry friends. Our goldendoodle, Gatsby, loves when we take him along on bike rides. We do so at a pace th... read more

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The Happy Rider!

Daniel is a 2 year old rider who grabs his bike every single day to spread joy around his neighborhood with a big smile! Riding a bike marks a magical moment during many people’s childhood... It i... read more

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Image for story Self Care Being A Caregiver

Self Care Being A Caregiver

I'm a caregiver to my mom with dementia, and taking time for myself is very difficult. As often as I can, I walk, and go to spin class. I love biking, but unfortunately do not own a bike at this ti... read more

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Image for story Con mi coach y la mejor de todas

Con mi coach y la mejor de todas

Mi super coach y la que motiva este gran grupo de chamas bike

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Start Riding at Any Age

I didn't start riding a bike until I was 29. My mother is from the Netherlands where kids are basically born on bikes, and I guess she thought I would have inhaled bike riding skills from the e... read more

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Meditation

Today I chose to ride on the bike trail. No cars, few people only squirrels running across my path. It is a beautiful fall day. 70’s and sunny with a breeze. A great day to get lost in my thoughts.... read more

Lake Murray

Like all great adventures, it was a lot more fun planning the route and pedaling there, then actually being there. Even though circling the lake, on the pedestrian and bike path is pretty darn nic... read more

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IB Scavenger hunt!

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

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Scavenger hunt

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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Bullies

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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Can I vent a little?

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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Just doing me

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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Why I love riding

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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Bike with Family

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

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Image for story Womxn's Ride 2020

Womxn's Ride 2020

I Love to Ride!!! & Ride with pride!!! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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Loss of a great Nebraska cyclist

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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Oh no, the crankarm

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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