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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, All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!

    I started getting into cycling in high school because I wanted to be fit. I found out I loved it so much and I began to push myself to see how long I could go without stopping- my highest record is 6 hours on a moderate bike trail. That was last summer, I...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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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    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

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    It's Getting Cold, But I Am Still Out There

    It's getting cold, but I am still trying to get out as much as I can.  Today wasn't bad, I went out around noon and it was about 40, nasty head wind going out, but coming home was a blast.  Yesterday no that was a little different.  Went out about 8:00 am and it...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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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

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    I Love

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

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    Cycling

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

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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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    glenara glenara 66-70, F Nov 26, 2011

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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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    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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    Cycling 2012

    Well we are having an incredible early spring, I have almost all my base miles in already and have gone out for a few "a$$ kicking" ride by my self and I am starting to feel strong again.  I am looking forward to some serious miles (5000+) again this year.  I have a few groups...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Quite Simply I Enjoy The Ride.

    I have a cycled for the past 3 years. I started out simply to commute back and forth from the train station to get to work. And it has grown over the past couple of years into a something I have grown to love. My wife is getting upset because each year a buy a new bike...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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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

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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

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    Stp

    I rode the STP (Seattle to Portland) bike ride this year. It was a great experience. I could not believe how fun it was to do. I had done other shorter rides but they did not compare to the 204 miles of the STP. I would encourage anyone who loves riding to give it a try...
    wacouple wacouple 41-45 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    A Truly Individual Sport

    I've been a roadie since I was 14. My father bought this regular 15kg mountain bike for me. I am the oldest of 3 girls. Whether I've been raised a tomboy or not, I've always enjoyed sports. My father was somewhat a pro in his youth. He still does about 3000km each season (he is...
    reachingshore reachingshore 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    I Would Be Out Cycling Today...

    ... if my bike hadn't been nicked last night :( It was chained up to the railings outside the cinema Oh well - I think my next bike will be a ridgeback Hybrid - that can cope with the 7 mile journey to work every day on roads every day, longer distance trips and camping.
    star2638 star2638 46-50, M Jan 8, 2012

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    Cycling The Greatest Form Of Exercise

    I got up early in the morning, had a cup of coffee, it was almost 0530 hours, I was able to see the bluish light outside...I suited up,got my water bottle and went off on the road... I was about 5 miles from my place... this is the usual place I go for cycling since it has...
    casablanca666 casablanca666 26-30, M Nov 24, 2012

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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

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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 Love Cycling Again....

    Some of my best memories from my youth are the freedom of riding my bike around town. I could go anywhere I wanted as long as I was willing to pedal. Now at 46 I am cycling again, picked it back up about 6 months ago. I love the feeling on a sunny day of getting from point a to...
    OwassoMeetup OwassoMeetup 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2, 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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    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

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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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    All Season Cycler

    I ride my mountain bike everywhere including the 14 mile round trip to work. It is my only means of transport rain snow sub zero cold i ride in it all. i do it out of choice. i could get a vehicle but dont feel the need to i can do everything i need on my bike plus it keeps...
    ryenmatt ryenmatt 36-40, M Dec 28, 2012

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    Pass Time

    Biking is one of my favorite thing to do.. I bike around our place to release some sweat in my body. Through biking around, I meet some friends who also biking around. Biking makes me relax and forget all of my problems..
    maxtorvz maxtorvz 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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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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    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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    I Really Love Cycling

    I'm getting back into cycling 3 months after I had a serious injury. I just feel so good to be riding again!
    jyald jyald 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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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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    About Bloody Time!

    It's lunch time. I'm sitting here in my usual lunchtime spot at work, eating pasta and flexing my calves. Every time I do I get a subtly painful reminder of what I did yesterday morning. It's been a year since I was last on the bike and when I weighed myself a few days ago I...
    labelled labelled 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Cynthia's Twigs European Market Bicycle Baskets For Dogs! www.cynthiastwigs.com

    I love biking, now more than ever. I just recently purchased one of Cynthia's Twigs European Market Baskets primary to carry my 18 pound West Highland Terrier, Sugar Cookie! It is perfect in every way and fits right on the handle bars securely with a brace on my pink Schwinn...
    scookie1 scookie1 56-60, F Aug 25, 2012

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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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    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 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 1 day ago

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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...
    therapyguy therapyguy 56-60, M Aug 17

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    Regular Cyclist

    I'm a regular cyclist, who uses the bike mostly as a form of transportation, rather thn recreation.  Unlike most Australians, I ditched the car a while back to save some money, as I wasn't using it that much anyway.  Fortunately, Melbourne has been slowly becoming aware...
    DownUnder69 DownUnder69 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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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 is a leisure sport. The best thing is that it's low impact so it works well for me coz I use it for my cross training when I do not feel like running. My maximum distance...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Sep 2

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    This is a long one, but I really need to vent, so stick with me, alright? :) When my first girlfriend was using me to replace her sweetheart who killed himself, my best friend was...
    coastin coastin 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    For the last couple of months I feel like my father and I have been losing respect for each other. Though I feel like he never even had respect for me. With everything I say I get...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I have been watching Vuelta A Espana when I ain't out at swimming club. The cycling is awesome. The stages are incredible especially the ones that end on an uphill stretch. Plus I...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Being in love is suppose to be easy right? When I met this guy my freshman year of high school I hated his guts. In fact I hated him up until my junior year. He was so cocky and...
    Mystorynotmyname Mystorynotmyname 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Real love is letting go no matter how much it hurts you. Love is selfless.
    JustBeingMeInCA JustBeingMeInCA 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    http://youtu.be/18oYGsmUprM I just love this song :) "Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me Infect me with your love and Fill me with your poison Take me, ta-ta-take me Wanna be a victim Ready...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    So you were never a saint. And I loved in shades of wrong We learn to live with the pain. Mosaic broken hearts But this love is brave and wild
    Chrissaysyourock Chrissaysyourock 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My girlfriend love sharing me. (Don't ask for girlfriends pics) please see my girlfriends friends, had fun with some them. One in maids outfit and yes she did know that I cross...
    naughtykevin430 naughtykevin430 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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