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Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story How to make Lemonade out of lemons?

How to make Lemonade out of lemons?

This will be the 2nd year that Cascade is not doing STP - and I really wanted to challenge myself to do it on my oldest bike (1980 Univega). So I set up a Fundraising Challenge to not only do the... read more

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Image for story Life saver

Life saver

Biking is a life saver. The pandemic has been extremely hard for me. I am an introvert and being secluded indoors without physical socializing has been a challenge. I made a deal with myself th... read more

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Image for story Lente!

Lente!

Because we #lovetoride

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Image for story Accidental Bike Advocate

Accidental Bike Advocate

I never set out to become a bike advocate. It was not in my plan, or even realm of thought when I decided to see if I could do a triathlon and got my first road bike (first bike ever in decades, ac... read more

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Starting to cycle again

I hadn’t ridden a bike in years. Then, when COVID hit, I needed to get out of the house. I’ve been borrowing a friends bike for a year, and it’s been great! I love getting out and exploring San Die... read more

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Image for story Covid testing before all my health issues

Covid testing before all my health issues

A quick historic reference before I get “rolling” in this story. I was given a stent Jan 1st, 2016. I was just 6 miles into a century ride when my arteries closed up & I blacked out. Tipped ove... read more

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Image for story 1 year of pandemic riding

1 year of pandemic riding

I have been riding for years, but like many others, started riding more during the Covid-19 shutdowns. In the early days, when there was no traffic at all, I started going farther than usual. I mad... read more

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Image for story Biking in Richmond : Corona Pandemic Ride Five - A Crooked Circle

Biking in Richmond : Corona Pandemic Ride Five - A Crooked Circle

https://youtu.be/yxHEiR7I-vI Almost a year now after the shutdown, and hopefully heading for a vaccination driven return to more normal times, I can think of one good thing the virus did. Wh... read more

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Amazing Bike Trip from DC to Pittsburg

In September 2020, I had my longest multiple-day trips from DC to Pittsburg. This trip was an excuse to divert my attention from coronavirus. One more reason was my son who always encouraged me for... read more

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Biking in February? I never dreamed it!

I took a short ride yesterday when it was 37 degrees and sunny! I rode to pickup dinner at a local restaurant. I never dreamed I would hop on my bike and go in this kind of weather! It felt so g... read more

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Image for story How can we adapt and improve?

How can we adapt and improve?

Prior to March 20, 2020 riding my bike was a way to get to work after going to the gym with the occasional recreational ride. However after getting hit in April 2018 and my collarbone being broken... read more

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In the beginning

In the beginning of lockdowns, back in Spring, when all the vehicles seemed to disappear from our streets, people began to view our public spaces in a different view. Many people dusted off their o... read more

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Image for story Night Riders

Night Riders

I love to ride at night with my daughter! It gets us out of the house for some exercise, after a long day of digital school, and gives us a chance to talk. We also have fun brightening up the neigh... read more

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Image for story You may see a rainbow on your ride.

You may see a rainbow on your ride.

Working for home has meant the only time of the day I normally leave my house is during a recreational bike ride. I've always been motivated to ride from A to B (to work, to the grocery store), ho... read more

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Image for story A way to socially distance yet be with others

A way to socially distance yet be with others

I've ridden with several Central Florida bike groups as a way of staying active during the pandemic. It's a great way to keep a prudent distance from others and be outside and still be able to soci... read more

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Image for story Quitting to win

Quitting to win

I quit smoking about four and a half months ago because I was afraid I would die if I caught COVID. When I first quit, I started walking around my neighborhood when I wanted a cigarette (I walked a... read more

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Image for story Covid led to an earlier retirement then expected

Covid led to an earlier retirement then expected

My department was furloughing the majority of my team mates so I decided to take in earlier than expected retirement. This left me with a lot of time on my hands. I sold my treasured road bike afte... read more

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Image for story Ride to your right to vote!

Ride to your right to vote!

A positive 2020 memory of riding together to vote with my husband on a beautiful Orlando evening!

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COVID Re-kindled my enthusiasm for enjoying the outdoors

#MobilityWeekFL. Several months ago, I bought a recumbent trike and I'm pleased to say its the greatest for someone with a bad back. After about 10 minutes on the trike, I feel no back pain and i... read more

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Image for story Quarantine - the Perfect Time to Learn!

Quarantine - the Perfect Time to Learn!

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was really hard for us to be cooped up in the house all day, with all the snacks. I knew I needed to encourage my daughter to stay active, but she was seven an... read more

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Image for story COVID Cruisers Riding High

COVID Cruisers Riding High

On March 17, CF Fitness in Mount Dora was required to close in response to COVID 19. My husband was a regular and this was upsetting. What would he do for exercise? Something had to be done! A ... read more

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Biking...

Great time of the year here in the sunshine state orlando, Florida. 🌴🌅🐊🦈🐬🐟🐞🐾🚴🚴🚴 Hope all you bikers are staying safe and Healthy! 😉😷🙏

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Image for story TandeMadness

TandeMadness

All of September I am participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. It's a fund raiser to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer research. It's my 4th time doing it. I love it and I feel GR... read more

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Image for story It is What it is

It is What it is

I love to cycle for exercise and overall emotional health. I biked with my kids on a 5-day trip in Colorado, sponsored by the Adventure Cycling Association, in 2013, and we covered over 150 miles. ... read more

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Image for story Bayshore Bikeway

Bayshore Bikeway

I moved to Imperial Beach from the Imperial Valley in 1993. (From the desert to the beach). One of the first things I did when I arrived here is I bought a beach cruiser and I rode all around San D... read more

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Image for story Couldn't go anywhere but we could bike!

Couldn't go anywhere but we could bike!

Last summer we took out first family bike trip. Up the east coast of Lake Michigan. Ten days total with a couple of zero days. Camped the entire way and even took the dog. Our 10 year old was a mo... read more

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Need to discover new trails

It has been a honeymoon with the cars off the road but now people are going back into the office which means more and more cars on the road and everybody in a rush to get nowhere. I am now go... read more

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Image for story Biking adventures

Biking adventures

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the COVID pandemic "started". Like most people, I picked up cycling (again) during this time as a way to exercise since workout and fitness centers ... read more

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Image for story Swole Sisters and the Scavenger Hunt

Swole Sisters and the Scavenger Hunt

This year was my first scavenger hunt and I love that I did it with my swole sisters. Getting together to ride Southeastern San Diego was a great adventure. #bikeSoutheasternsd

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My doctor is happy!!

I started biking regularly during the past 14 months to get out of the house. I begin to feel so much better and I wasn’t feeling bad before 😂. Then bike riding became important for my health. Now ... read more

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The wild ride

We went to Morriso Pond to ride with the grandchildren and one fell and got a muddy foot. She was mad the rest of the excursion. We tried everything to console her. We were given a memory never to ... read more

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Less Traffic Equals More Fun

When most people complained and moaned that they had to stay home during the pandemic, I took it as an opportunity to get to know my neighborhood. With less cars to contend with I felt comfortable... read more

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Keeping Active

The Pandemic era makes it more important than ever to stay active and healthy. I try and ride through my neighborhood 4-5 times a week. It supplements my running is relaxing and works a variety of ... read more

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Me and my stationary bike

There is nothing like feeling healthy. On a mission!!

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Long Covid testing line @CSUSM

Rode over to CSUSM campus to check out how long the line was to get tested. Glad to see so many getting it done !

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The Ride Goes On

When the pandemic threatened to cancel the nearly 10-year traditional fundraising ride of the North Central Rail Trail (or the Torrey C. Brown Trail, its official name) to the end of the Heritage R... read more

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Image for story Cycling for Sanity...

Cycling for Sanity...

As a registered nurse in a hospital, lockdown never really happened to me. I went to work just like always. There was no way for me to really "understand" what it was like for others. I commute to... read more

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Image for story Finding the Road less Traveled

Finding the Road less Traveled

Biking has been a means for us to get outside and still be socially distant ..... keep on riding! #mobilityweekfl

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Image for story Turning a difficult situation to something positive.

Turning a difficult situation to something positive.

For many years, I have been biking, averaging around 100-120 miles a month. With the arrival of COVID restriction, which limited many of my usual activities, I decided to shift my time toward mo... read more

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Image for story I still commute - back to the house.

I still commute - back to the house.

I loved commuting by bike 10 miles from Altamonte Springs to Orlando prior to Covid. Covid came and it was hard eliminating this from the routine. It was not good for me to go from the bed stra... read more

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Image for story Clears the brain

Clears the brain

Well since March our world is kind of upside down. My job made an unexpected move - and now since we are all working remote I need a change of scenery to clear my brain. I try to ride min. 4 - 5 ti... read more

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Image for story The coast to coast Florida tour

The coast to coast Florida tour

I'm a passionate rider and love doing distance charity rides. This year they've all been cancelled or modified in a way that just isn't the same. I really missed it so I decided to do my own vers... read more

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Image for story No better way to connect with nature

No better way to connect with nature

The pandemic has forced us to explore the outdoors more. Florida has so much to offer, and getting around on a bike is the best way to enjoy nature and appreciate Florida’s beauty. When biking, my ... read more

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Making Friends from a Bicycle

As many of us have had to retool our lives due to restrictions, concerns, or changes in our employment status or position, there are a high percentage of persons that have been working from home an... read more

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Image for story Biking/genealogy/covid

Biking/genealogy/covid

Bike rider has interesting experience combining hobby of exploring trails with genealogy research. Rides local trails and discovers a little family history. Set the date: July 29, 1920 - my gre... read more

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Image for story Smelling the roses

Smelling the roses

During the quietness of this Coronavirus time, it has been great being able to have the time to use my bicycle more and enjoying the rarity of having my spouse cycling with me. It is a great de-str... read more

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Image for story From IronMan to COVID-19

From IronMan to COVID-19

3 years ago I was a 275 pound man at a dwindling 5’8 stature. I was unmotivated and unhealthy. Which was not ideal for a firefighter. I didn’t exercise and I was exhausted all the time. But then... read more

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Discovering new parks: Glacier Crossing Park

Harald's park story has inspired me! When I was signing up for Democracy in the Park, I was looking for a park that I could easily bike to. I didn't end up choosing this one, but it sure fits that ... read more

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Image for story #BikeFoodDrive

#BikeFoodDrive

Thanks to everyone who is donating to the #PedalForGood Cycle September Food Drive! We picked up the first round of donations this week at Wheel & Sprocket Middleton (pic), The Cargo Bike Shop,... read more

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