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Image for story Our first ride

Our first ride

Can't believe I got him to ride with me. Same guy .. new hobbie

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

Image for story Palm Springs Holiday

Palm Springs Holiday

So I've racked up over 8K (8000 miles) on my Nederlands, Babboe City: Special Edition, White; Cargo Bike but it does not 'fly' well on Southwest Airlines to Palm Springs! So... I rented a hybrid ... read more

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Image for story '77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 2: Off to the races!

'77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 2: Off to the races!

So, I'd been riding in the Cheaha Challenge (on the Talladega Scenic Byway) most years since 2010. In 2019, they added a 20km time-trial the day before, to which I paid no attention. That's not h... read more

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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

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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

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Image for story First pure fitness ride!

First pure fitness ride!

Well, thanks to Biketober, Tracey Harding and I decided to rent some gravel bikes from Outback Bikes and give them a spin around Georgia Tech today before the house hold was awake. :)

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Bikes help people in cars!

On my way home from The Whole Dog Market, I saw a stranded driver. I stopped and helped, Ian, the ride-share driver, change his tire! Never did that when I owned a car!

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Bikes connect me to my community and make it easy to take actions

So, I rode with Geri, my daughter to Howard and as I was leaving I noticed a trash bag ripped open at the South East corner of Boulevard and John Wesley Dobbs. Cars kept hitting the trash bag and ... read more

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Image for story Back on the Saddle

Back on the Saddle

It’s been awhile since I’ve taken my beach cruiser out on the trail…and damn did it feel good. I miss the calm adrenaline I feel on the open road, the quiet joy that comes from peddling hard then s... read more

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Double down

My wife and I recently decided that the car was for wimps. We put it forth that it was only for things impossible to do on a bike. I even go to get my homebrew supplies on a bike (55lb sack of grai... read more

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Twenty-eight Years

I got my Diamondback Outlook as a gift in 1996! We have logged many miles together, including a tour across the state of Pennsylvania (I completed about 375 miles of it over seven days.) Here's ... read more

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Image for story Love exploring on my #BIKELOVE

Love exploring on my #BIKELOVE

I went to go see so many new (to me) gardens and parks. I #BIKELOVE being able to take my Marin off road. There are so many little parks hidden around in neighborhoods and I want to see them all.

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Cycling with my soulmate

Any day I get to cycle with my beautiful wife is a blessed day! She gives me inspiration and has shown me time and time again what joy it is to be outdoors enjoying nature and each other. I'm eve... read more

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Image for story Sweaty Spandex and All

Sweaty Spandex and All

I was out on a social bike ride with friends. We had stopped at a pub to "carb" load and listen to some live music. On a whimsy, I texted a woman I had chatted with briefly on an online dating site... read more

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They Called me Crash

I was riding my bike to school in 7th grade and was hit at an intersection by a man turning who didn't see me. Legend has it that some friends were on a nearby bus and saw it all go down. I'm sure ... read more

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Image for story Best Date EVER

Best Date EVER

Some times loving yourself means solo rides with you & your first true love... Your bicycle ❤️

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Image for story I love my gravel bike

I love my gravel bike

I Got a new bike for my birthday (because of corona it did not arrive until fairly recently) when I put slick tires on it it’s nearly as fast as a road bike, and I enjoy writing it up and down A1A.... read more

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Image for story Gravel Crush

Gravel Crush

My gravel bike is an adventure on wheels. An opportunity for thrilling escapes and adventures. My ride is never ordinary: the same route can be easy one day and difficult the next. My gravel bike i... read more

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Too many bikes?

I started with a hybrid bike from Costco for $139. Since then, I have acquired 2 road bikes, a mountain bike, and a cruiser. All I need to complete my collection is an electric bike. #BetterByBike ... read more

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Image for story Little Puma Likes to Ride

Little Puma Likes to Ride

Our little cat, Puma, enjoys her bike ride over to watch the Girl Scouts plant trees on Arbor Day. #RediscoverRiding

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Image for story WTF 2020

WTF 2020

I’m grateful to live (and ride) in an area where I feel safe as a queer womxn. My wife and I love squeezing in time for rides through the gayberhood after a long day at work! #wtf2020 #gaysian #qtpoc

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Looking Back

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

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Getting there...

I am not a cyclist, but I do want to be. I try to make sure I ride when I can around town. I just got a "beach cruiser" in addition to my now dusty hybrid. I am loving it so far. It's a great yello... read more

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Image for story I LOVE BIKES

I LOVE BIKES

I love bikes!

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Image for story '77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 1: I get a spare bike!

'77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 1: I get a spare bike!

So, by 2017 I'd broken two old steel bike frames. And considering the parts I'd removed to upgrade on my current ride at the time, I figured I had about two and a half bikes worth of components sta... read more

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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

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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

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Image for story It's Electric!

It's Electric!

I love my Faraday Porteur so much! We put in over 5,000 miles a year together and it replaced a car for my family!

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Back in the Sunshine State

Spent the past summer in NW Missouri hills above Kansas City. Was able to get in over 1700 rolling terrain miles to strengthen the legs. Many beautiful roads north of Platte City, but not entry lev... read more

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Another Douze Rescue!

Helped another lady and her dog today. Her dog had a hurt foot from the Piedmont Park dog park and I put them in the Douze and got them across the park to their house. 3 in a month!

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Riding the waves🌀

Cycling is alot like surfing,... Going with the flow of traffic, riding side to side like if you own the road. You see the big one coming so you go for it, cutting the wind with the energy of a Typ... read more

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Image for story Keeping it cool

Keeping it cool

For whatever reason, whenever I go a while without riding a bike I am always so nervous to get back on one. I use to be able to ride a bike with one or no hands. I was trying to get a selfie of mys... read more

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Image for story My favorite bike

My favorite bike

I've always loved bike riding and just getting outside. I hate walking I'd much rather ride any day. Over the years I've won three Trek Bicycles from the county A beach cruiser, a mountain bike and... read more

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I love my bike

My bike is a custom sport Nishiki road bike that used to be my mom's bike (she bought it new in 1981) that came with me when I moved to San Diego for grad school. I rode it all the time from my apa... read more

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Image for story From Commuting to Recreational Rides Rides to Racing

From Commuting to Recreational Rides Rides to Racing

I grew up using a bike for transportation in my Alva neighborhood. Later on, I spent my teens going to Caloosahatchee Regional Park to hone my single track off-road biking skills. I didn’t do much ... read more

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Fifteen-Speed Cowboy

When my first wife and I divorced, we agreed that each of us should take a 6-month holiday. Mine began in February, 1977; I had decided to ride to the Atlantic Coast from San Jose, California. Sin... read more

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My first and longest lasting relationship

It started on my birthday in 4th grade. A bicycle appeared as a gift. It was a solid tyred Red bike with tassles. This was the start of a wonderful romance. This bicycle opened up my entire wor... read more

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Image for story Bike Ride Elopement

Bike Ride Elopement

In early May, my fiancé and I decided to get ahead of the uncertainty 2020. We saddled up and biked to the court house to get a marriage license. We arranged for a family friend to solemnize our ma... read more

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Image for story My Love Connection

My Love Connection

Plain and simple. I love biking and I love animals! While I enjoy the thrill of a fast paced ride, the rides I love the most are those that involve animals and the beauty of nature. I'm blessed to ... read more

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Image for story The real love came on two wheels. #MobilityWeekFL

The real love came on two wheels. #MobilityWeekFL

Years ago, I started to ride to keep a healthy spirit after a sour divorce. My bicycle helped me to make new friends, find new places, learn a lot of the cycling world (Tour de France is mandatory ... read more

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Image for story A Brief Tour On A New Bike

A Brief Tour On A New Bike

I recently finished building a Surly Disc Trucker frame up into my dream touring bike and took it out for its first overnighter. Bike was great, handled carrying my gear like a champ! Had a smooth ... read more

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Tubeless Tires

When I first got my bike, I stick 28mm Conti Gatorskin tires on it. I thought they were awesome and I would always pump them up to about 105 PSI. As I learned more about the sport of cycling I lear... read more

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Image for story Riding has been my life

Riding has been my life

I can't remember a time I didn't ride. At first it was for fun, then it was for exercise, then it was to commute to/from classes, and for the last 25+ years it has been for fun, fitness, general s... read more

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Image for story Weens on wheels!

Weens on wheels!

I’ve got a small little family, but the wife and I took out our fur baby for a ride in honor of #familyrideweek #bikemonth2020 #weensonwheels

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Image for story Ebike changed my life

Ebike changed my life

I ordered an Ebike back in February and just by chance injured my knee shortly after receiving it. I was waiting for a knee replacement and wasn't able to ride a normal bike. I was hit by a car in ... read more

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Image for story Toulouse 'Le Trek'

Toulouse "Le Trek"

This is Toulouse (yes I name all my road bikes.) I found this bike as nothing more than a somewhat used frame in an old, small bicycle shop about 24 years ago. The frame on Pepe, my Peugeot, had cr... read more

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Stories from around the world

Un pas a la fois

Depuis des années que je me bat contre la diabète. Il y a plusieurs années je me suis achete un vélo stationnaire pour éviter de prendre de la médication. Malheureusement depuis 5 ans le sport en ... read more

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Image for story New bike day

New bike day

New eBike day. Oooh the hills are so easy now

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health and cycling

Richard Hurst started cycling to get to work easier in the centre of town, where a car was not essential. Him and his family never looked back, and don’t need two cars anymore. Richard’s senior rol... read more

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Image for story A tale about love lost and finding romance....

A tale about love lost and finding romance....

Test test test

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