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Image for story FINALLY saw the RR tunnel at silver comet trail

FINALLY saw the RR tunnel at silver comet trail

It's been a few years since I first saw the insane rail road tunnel online for the first time and I thought that'd be so cool to go there some time but at the same time it felt so far away. For the... read more

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Overcoming weather

I used to live in Cambodia and rode a simple acoustic bike everywhere. The weather there had two seasons, wet and dry. Wet season was very wet. Monsoons. I commuted by bike through monsoons and roa... read more

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Riding for weight loss.

I have ridden bike for a very long time. Over the years since I turned 25 I gained weight. At the age of 49 I weighed 430 pounds. My mobility was affected by my obesity and it hurt to do most thing... read more

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Need a Bike

We used to have 3 Bike for our family, but during hurricane Harvey, we lost everything due to flooding. I am still looking for a used one. If someone like to sell a used bike with affordable price,... read more

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Not really a story

I have a friend with a bike retrofitted for someone with their left arm only, he’s getting a new bike and wants to donate this one to someone who can use it. Sorry, I don't have a picture. Tom ... read more

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Revenir sur la voie de la santé

Je me suis fais opérer pour un genou en Janvier. J’avais juste hâte de monter sur mon vélo. Il a fallu attendre qu’on mon genou pli à 80 degrés. Le 2 avril je débutait le vélo tranquillement. C’est... read more

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Image for story Strava Art!

Strava Art!

Seeing Earley Panda's picture below, here is some Strava Art we did a while ago between Wokingham/Bracknell

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Image for story Bike Tuneup Event at EDD Sacramento

Bike Tuneup Event at EDD Sacramento

Awesome time today at our kickoff tune-up event at EDD in downtown Sacramento!

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Image for story Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

I am grateful that my family is close and close by. Thanksgiving always includes a long morning road ride. Yesterday it was 32 miles of North Florida hills with my son and brother. My brother, wh... read more

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Bike tour in Reynoldstown

Hi everyone I am new to biking in metro Atlanta and have not ventured out much my beyond my neighborhood, the Westside Beltline & Michelle Obama Trail (South River Trail); The way folks drive h... read more

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Image for story RAGBRAI 2022

RAGBRAI 2022

So this is not an Illinois story per se, but I am from IL and just completed RAGBRAI at the end of July. I had tried RAGBRAI once before in 2018, but my appendix got mad and wanted out on the seco... read more

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Image for story EV + bike

EV + bike

Pairing a bicycle with an EV is great in so many ways. The charger may be too far from your destination to walk so the bike handles the last leg. You can let the car charge for hours while you hand... read more

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Image for story Happily ever After

Happily ever After

Once upon a time a middle aged woman was riding her bike with her young peppy daughter in law. Out of nowhere a low branch appears. Daughter in law ducks and is in the clear! “Oh I can do that... read more

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TTT (Tubeless to tubed t[address removed])

I went to Gravellocos in Texas yesterday. This was the 2nd year it was promoted, with last year coining the slogan, “Best gravel race no one’s ever heard of” (or something like that…). ANYway, la... read more

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Image for story \West Sacramento safety project complete in time for bike month

\West Sacramento safety project complete in time for bike month

[address removed] WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The $17 million West Sacramento Capitol Avenue Safety and Rehabilitation Project, unveiled Thursday morning, marks the start of a safer May Bike Mont... read more

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What’s a “ Q - E “ ?

Traveling to Sarasota Fl. This winter, I learned that the Legacy trail had been expanded. It now runs from downtown Sarasota to past Venice Fl. 25+ miles. At the mid point, it runs through a pl... read more

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What is a “ Q - E “. ?

As most people, we all learned to ride a bike when we were young. It turned out to be OUR FREEDOM. We could go anywhere, even all the way uptown. Now as I grow older, retired, and spending some o... read more

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Cycle computer APP

If you are looking for a good APP for your phone to use on your bike that you can actually see the numbers, I would highly recommend Cycle Computer. The numbers are large enough you don't have to h... read more

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Riding for Health

I had a stroke in 2005 at age 50. My right ankle never came back so mobility is an issue. In 2011 the Doc told me I need to exercise as I was up to 265 lbs. I got a used trike and started riding... read more

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Saved by a Stranger

I was on the Arabian Mountain Trail a few years ago riding my bike. Trying to get back to my car before dark, I put my bike in fast gear. Suddenly I hit a rock on the trail and was airborne. I was ... read more

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Image for story Lesson Learned Hard Way

Lesson Learned Hard Way

If you purchase a helmet with the ANGi or something similar take the time to set it up! No one plans on crashing and 9/10 it happens due to things out of our control. Also learned since crash that ... read more

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Image for story Riding for worthy causes

Riding for worthy causes

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 ... read more

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Image for story IBactive Scavenger Hunt

IBactive Scavenger Hunt

I'm excited to participate in the Imperial Beach Scavenger Hunt. This will be my 2nd one. Had so much fun on the first one and learned alot about Imperial Beach. I encourage all my cycling friends... read more

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Personal challenge

Prior STP rider, this is #5 for me. Three weeks ago, had a bad fall on some steep stairs and broke five ribs and three minor spinal fractures. First ride today, indoor on our stationary bike, but... read more

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Image for story One of my better rides today

One of my better rides today

I don’t believe that I have ever reached 215 mph on a ride before.

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Image for story Activism

Activism

I live in Philly, where most bicyclists commute by bike, and many of the drivers park in or drive down bike lanes. I was tired of seeing cars drive down the bidirectional lanes on Market Street, so... read more

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Image for story River Trail Today

River Trail Today

I just love the comfort of the River Trail and on a day like today, it is so beautiful. So grateful for good paths that highlight the natural beauty of our community!

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Image for story The rainbow at the end of the storm

The rainbow at the end of the storm

The last 2 years I have been riding for the young man pictured in the attachment below. He has fought the fight with everything he had to offer. Through his courage and a community committed to hi... read more

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Image for story Twende Butiama Social Ride

Twende Butiama Social Ride

I am challenging myself to do something really hard. I am cycling for about 1,500 KM with a group of other cyclists in Tanzania and neighbouring countries; today we rode 190 km. Yesterday, 187 km... read more

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Sunday ride

Thought we'd give our bikes a ride out into the countryside but needed a destination - we decided upon the Hot Numbers Roastery near Shepreth. The ride was lovely with respectful car drivers and fr... read more

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Image for story Newman Farmers Market

Newman Farmers Market

Thank you to Ally and the Newman Recreational Department for donating a bike to be raffled off at the farmers market Friday May 5. Congratulations to the WINNER! Thanks to all that stopped by the S... read more

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Image for story Drove 600+ miles to ride with TweedPDX

Drove 600+ miles to ride with TweedPDX

We loaded our vintage bicycles on the back of my little Impreza and headed north. The poor steel steeds were getting plummeted by the rain for most of those miles, and on the way home as well. The ... read more

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Image for story Riding and photography

Riding and photography

Having an iPhone with a good camera allows me to capture events on rides, as my Nikon is a bit bulky. Early morning rides to catch the dawn, or catch the fog, or whatever catches my eye. Cruising... read more

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Image for story Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Played bike polo in the equestrian capital of the world, Wellington, Florida! Had a blast and look forward to the next chukka!

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$4000 bike for $500

it's 20 years old. Klein Race Pro. 2001. All Dura Ace. no one wants old, expensive bikes. shop lucky! Also have a Quantum Race, from 2001.

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Can Anyone Recommend a Bike Fit Expert?

Somewhere in southeast Michigan, in or near Detroit if possible. Thanks in advance for your recommendations,

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Unattainable Badges

The one "weather" course that would apply to me right now -- riding in the heat -- doesn't exist so no, I can't do it and of course I can't get the weather badge. Technology's great when ... read more

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Image for story Bikepacking to Burning Man

Bikepacking to Burning Man

Bestfriend and I geared up and road to Burning Man in 2018. 85% of the riding was off pavement. Three nights of camping in beautiful spots to arriving out on the Black Rock Desert. This ride has in... read more

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Image for story My favorite bike rack

My favorite bike rack

Our local library recently moved to a new location, and it has the best bike rack in the County - as far as I've seen. The whole thing is covered, and there are several staples. I love to stop here... read more

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Image for story Big Bear ride

Big Bear ride

I went to Big Bear 2 weeks ago. I rode my bike at bike trail called Pedal Path. It was such a peaceful ride. Path is right off the lake. :) If you get a chance take your bike to Big Bear and enjoy ... read more

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Rambling with a rubbisher

Hi! I'm the Rambling Rubbisher (folks call me Rub for short), I love riding my bicycle and picking up trash with a grabber stick. I started in April 2014 and have been clearing a bicycle basket of ... read more

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Image for story A Hail of a Ride!

A Hail of a Ride!

Last weekend I rode with Cascade Bicycle Club on a free group ride. The first 20 miles were great with no more than a few drops of rain. We rode from the east Foothills Trail to Bonney Lake where w... read more

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goal... goal...

Okay, 1000 miles by the end of March? So far I've just added 3-4 miles here and there, knowing I really need to get in "real rides" of 20+ to get there - but it is January and ... getting out for... read more

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Image for story My Disability Does Not Prevent Me From Riding

My Disability Does Not Prevent Me From Riding

I was a state meet qualifier in cross country in high school and a marathon runner with a personal best of 3:14 at the Disney Marathon. I started having difficulty walking and eventually could not... read more

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Another Douze Rescue!

Riding on the Beltline last night and a lady had a Bulldog that couldn't go any farther. We tried to just put the bulldog in the Douze but she jumped out so the owner and the dog got in and I rode... read more

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Image for story You will not be forgotten, smiles in our miles

You will not be forgotten, smiles in our miles

Norfolk Sheriff's Office of Virginia pays tribute to all the men, women, children, and all those who lost family members, friends, and loved ones. As we pledged to pedal twenty-plus miles, we creat... read more

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Image for story IB Scavenger Hunt

IB Scavenger Hunt

Moving up in the standings! Rode Bike the Bay last weekend, so a bit of a delayed start. Did make up some ground today, however - thanks for those who helped with some of the pictures! 😊🚴

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Image for story I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

Well this year I am riding for the fifth year in the Great Cycle Challenge. It is a great way to challenge my self to be a better cyclist and raise money to fight kids cancer. Some years have be... read more

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Image for story Fueling my competitive spirit...

Fueling my competitive spirit...

Recently, as part of a volunteer group from my work, I had the opportunity to be a road marshal for a local series of criterium races. As I volunteered on the "most dangerous" corner because of th... read more

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Image for story Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

I’ve done a little cyclocross races, road duathlons and triathlons but never raced off road on a mountain bike. Well at 65 years old I guess there was no better time than the present! Signed up fo... read more

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