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I Love Cycling

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    I've ridden in Ireland

    and I used this tour operator check out their website www.cyclingsafaris.com
    Iam50 Iam50 46-50, F Aug 14, 2014

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    It was too windy today!

    I live by the sea. The wind was horrendous.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jan 8

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    Pedal, Pedal, Pedal!

    My mom and dad have a bicycle store and they're racers too. When I was little I was in the store a lot, and now I help them sometimes. I'm not a racer but we go cycling together a lot and it's fun and I can do it by myself sometimes. I think cycling is fun but it's important too...
    hannapg13 hannapg13 18-21, F 9 Responses May 29, 2012

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    Pain

    cycling is saving me right now. i am going through some interesting times and transitions, not handling it to well, the pain of cycling-bonking, nausea, pushing yourself, and being tired is seriously better than any mental anguish and depression
    notinthemood notinthemood 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    35 miler today, averaging 22.

    1Mph! Gruelling but the harder the better I say! The wind was a ***** 😰😰😰🚴🚴🚴🚴
    Cjr1972 Cjr1972 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I did my first spinning class

    and it was amazing! I could only do 33 minutes. I loved the music, the intensity and the instructor barking out orders. My butt's sore. I'll go again, working my way up to 60 minutes and a tougher class. I see why some people become addicted to it because all your senses are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    Cycling Is Freedom

    Freedom from worry. Freedom from fat. Freedom from depression. Freedom from boredom. Freedom from sloth. Freedom from the world. There's something about cycling that is truly amazing. There's something about being able to get on your bike and ride 50, 80, 100 km and more under...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    I have a week off school.

    I am hoping to go out on my bike. My nephew aged 10 has just had a new bike. I want to go out along the cycle paths with him. He just passed his cycling proficiency stage 1.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Oct 27, 2014

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    Escape

    I love the feeling of being able to escape from the humdrum of life for a while.  Each pedal stroke bringing you further, uphill away from noise and into the sweet solitude of the mountains.  Breathing heavily expelling the city from your lungs.
    inneedofguidance inneedofguidance 31-35 2 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    For those who didn't know,

    I've been cycling for a year now, I first struggle with 7miles now I find my self doing 70miles, time trials, hill climbs and all sorts! I love it! Now I'm wanting to join my local national racing team. I'd like to thank my dad for introducing me to such a great sport.
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    That Time Of Year Again

    Well it's that time of year again. This morning I finally rode in just shorts and a jersey, darn it's been a cold spring. Time for some goals this year. 5000 miles, 10 centuries, back to back to back century days, and a double century. Maybe I need to bump up my number of...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Cycling

    I love girls in shiny cycling shorts
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M Apr 12, 2013

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    I bought a bike in the summer holidays.

    It's just an ordinary bike. I been out on it most days. We have loads of cycle paths. At first I only went along the coast where it's flat. I went further each time. I have strong legs cos I swim seriously! But cycling uses different muscles! This week I tried another direction...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    Cycling

    I love cycling - the best bit of freedom I have.
    JobethX JobethX 41-45, F Aug 18, 2013

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    Road cycling, I rode the London to Brighton

    bike ride earlier this year, rode it with seven members of my family, we had a great time and raised some dish at the same time. The charity was the British Heart Foundation.
    1t5me 1t5me 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    Ok. Today we went cycling

    as part of our PE lesson. It was great. The weather was really good. We went along the coastal path and had a picnic lunch by a lake. I never had such a good PE lesson! Away from the sea it was really warm and sunny. Which is not really quite like our usual weather!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Nov 20, 2014

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    My bike is being serviced today.

    It's two months old. My sister took it in her car cos the weather ain't good! She's bringing it back tonight.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    Goals Goals, What Should It Be?

    Ever year I set some kind of cycling goal. Why?  Because without a goal it's to easy to say it's to cold, hot, wet, windy, or something.  I have a standard 5000 mile goal each year.  One year it was a 200 mile day, another was RAGBRAI, another was RAIN.  I have a few still...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    I hadn't been out on my bike

    for a week. It's rained every day. But when I got back from school I decided I would just put on my wet weather clothes and go. It's rained all day today! I went on the coastal cycle path into the wind and it was hard work but I knew it would be easier coming back and it was. I...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I have had my bike for nearly two months.

    I love it. I wish I could ride every day but the weather is bad right now! Next week is half term and my bike gets a free service. I think they'll be surprised how far it's gone! My nephew had a new bike last weekend. We are going out for rides next week. We are both off school...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Well nine days away from a major cycling goal

    for the year, my double century. I did one a few years back and for some reason I am back for more. I am riding in RAIN this year again, the ride across Indiana and then I am tacking out 40 extra miles for 200. I feel pretty strong right now, done my training, but you never...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Jul 3, 2014

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    Getting Back In The Saddle

    I'm back on a bike after many years and loving it!
    Simeongrimes Simeongrimes 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Today the weather was really nice.

    Don't know why. It's November. I went out on my bike after lunch. There was a bit of a head wind on the way back but not enough to make it really hard to cycle. I went to Carreg Fach. It's on the estuary.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I love everything about it.

    My first job was at a bicycle shop, and I've never wanted to work anywhere else. I am a mechanic, and admire the evolving precision of bicycle engineering. I also love the simplicity of a bicycle. Cycling is my therapy. Cycling is what makes me an athlete at heart. It...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M Feb 20, 2014

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    Strange but interesting morning.

    A bit cold and windy but decided to cycle anyway. Stopped for coffee and the baristas had just heard that a colleague had been in a fatal road accident - so incredibly sad and they were so shocked. Then a couple of cyclists came in and we had a good chat for half an hour...
    almostnormal59 almostnormal59 56-60, M Aug 17, 2014

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    Just Call Me Diesel

    For a cyclist I am a big guy, over 200 lb and if I really realy wanted to get serious I would drop a few pounds, but I love to eat and sometimes have a beer or two after a ride.  I have a friend that calls me "Diesel", I don't get off the line fast, have to work my butt off...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Cycling Saved Me

    I have a restless spirit and felt like a caged bird for so long. Then I discovered cycling. It has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. It feeds my soul. It allows me freedom and the ability to fly. I don't need to run away from my life - just the ability to...
    maddykristine maddykristine 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I went cycling today

    after going swimming. In fact I didn't even change after coming home from swimming. It was so cold I just kept my coat and trou on and got on my bike and went. I decided to head west into the wind. It was really hard going even downhill! But coming back was a joy.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I went out on my bike today.

    The weather was dry for a change and I haven't been out for ages. So I packed my flask of hot water and my coffee and dressed up warm and went. I was only going to go a little way because I knew the wind would be against me on the way back. But I was enjoying cycling and I went...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Dec 24, 2014

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    Great British Bike Ride- September 2010

    I've just entered into the Great British Bike Ride, its over four days, i am training hard, and cant wait to take part and raise money for Charity!!! check the site out if your MAD like me. http://www.greatbritishbikeride.com/   Have fun and stay on the bike!!
    madmax7 madmax7 22-25, M Mar 9, 2010

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    I love cycling in the gym

    because there are ladies cycling in the room in front of me, working hard and standing up & bending over. What a view...
    tiozzolu tiozzolu 36-40, F Aug 18, 2014

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    I just wanna ride with you Glide through Fly

    anew Up and down Straight ahead I just wanna ride with you The sun beaming Shadows cooling Bursts of humid air Cool breezes I just wanna ride with you Pastures all around Snow capped mountains to be found Summer's smell everywhere The rhythm never ends.... I just want to ride...
    REMx3 REMx3 46-50, M Jul 2, 2014

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    I Love

    girls who wear cycling shorts
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M Aug 31, 2013

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    Chased By A Dog And Creepy Bike Guy

    I commute to work everyday (10 mile round trip; I know it isn't much now! I need to amp up the miles somehow into my schedule). I was coming home near nightfall/sunset, and I pass by a house that I know has 2 white, small dogs (that act dominant). The garage was open and the...
    anonymous190128 anonymous190128 22-25 Jun 15, 2013

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    sold my car and bought a specialized Roubaix

    off Craigslist. saving 700 bucks a month. thought that was great. a year in I found strava. now I'm getting itchy to buy a faster bike but know I DONT need it.
    sevron sevron 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well, Honestly, Some Days I Don't

    Actually, I did good on my bike run today. I'd say I performed at 80%. I had had a few days of going out on my run feeling unusually drained. Possibly coming down with something. Recovering, regaining energy. I'm particular what time I head out for my run (at the crack of dawn...
    Vertigo6 Vertigo6 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2013

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    Freedom

    The closest I come to freedom, is when I am on my bike. That's why I love it so much
    TheGuRoo TheGuRoo 31-35 Aug 19, 2013

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    Back On My Bike:)

    Today I had enjoyed my first bike ride for approx 1 year ! In the past year I have had 4 knee operations & 1 shoulder operation & have been having physio etc., so NO cycling ! Went to my local cycle shop this am for a bike fit - to make sure everything was set up o.k, after...
    KindredSpirit49 KindredSpirit49 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2010

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    My Antidepressant

    Cycling has always been an escape for me.  From the time I was little, and my grandfather would bring me new bikes that he'd rescued from junk piles and fixed up every time I outgrew my current bike, until I started racing in high school, though my college and service years...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Cycling

    I didn't know what to do for the title :3 my aunt had given me her purple bike. I already had a bike, a green cruzer. but the purple one was much lighter and better for long distance. my mom-I don't care if it's lame that I hang out with my mom, she's my mother and I love...
    CakeNinja CakeNinja 18-21, F Jun 15, 2013

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    I went out on my bike today because it was dry. I dressed up. Like four layers. T shirt, polo shirt, hoodie tracksuit, anorak. And bra so five. It was ok when I was cycling but...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I love swimming. I'm in club and we train hard. Five nights a week. I like other water activities like lifesaving and kayaking. I also enjoy cycling but that's for pleasure. I just...
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    I'd like to have a more toned body alongside my cycling training I want to train upper body and be more toned and muscular I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out...
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