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I Love Cycling

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    I have a trail bike. I go out on it most days.

    Today I went for a long ride after school. We have cycle paths where I live along the coast. There was a fierce wind blowing against me but I went on because I knew the coming back would be easy! And it was! I went as far as Carreg Fach. There is a bench there where I had my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    There Is Nothing Like Cycling,its Another World On Its Own

    I love cycling it gives excersie a new dimension,I don't do it professional I do it because its an escape from the out side world.I do 26 miles in the morning and another 25 at night over 50 miles a day.I do it for me and the pleasure it brings me when i'm outdoors,so I do it 7...
    mirvi mirvi 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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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...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M Aug 17, 2014

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    I have often wondered about girls parts

    and cycling if its sore
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Apr 19

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    doreldan doreldan 18-21, M Jun 8

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    4000+ miles last year.

    I hope to do better this year.
    skyflower627 skyflower627 41-45, M Jul 11

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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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    SpanishCristian SpanishCristian 18-21, M Jun 29

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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 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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    I love getting out in the fresh air

    and getting some exercise. Generally, during the better weather, I will cycle 25/32 miles a morning on 3, 4, 5 times a week. Recently I have not been out so much as I had a fall and injured my head and other bits. However, today I was out testing a new bike that I got for an...
    rodscot rodscot 56-60, M Apr 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Lauren, if you are reading this,

    I hope you come back soon I miss you already
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Apr 22

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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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    skyflower627 skyflower627 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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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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    Getting Back In The Saddle

    I'm back on a bike after many years and loving it!
    Simeongrimes Simeongrimes 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    My youngest son and I went on a late evening

    cycling tour towards the botanical gardens. It was such great fun having him whizz forward, this way and that, singing his own songs happily. He took every chance to race ahead and slowed down at just the right place and moment. I loved every minute of that!
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Jul 4

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    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I love cycling so much.

    Especially after a swift torrent of cool rain has made these broiling days a bit less unbearable. A rainbow arching across the sky, painting it with gleaming colours; birds chirping around in perfect harmony; a wild river pounding along the road; green leaves swaying in a chilly...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M Aug 5

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    Confessions From A 300 lbs (136 kilos I think)

    Biker. Hopefully, this becomes the first of many more to come. First, a little bit about me. I've almost always loved riding my bike , even as a kid. Admittedly I fell out of passion somewhere in my early teens when we started driving but, I don't think the passion ever...
    MastaFluff MastaFluff 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Rode to work Thursday,

    my "new" home is roughly 18 miles from work, so it makes for two solid rides in one day. My route is thru a beautiful part of this area. Changes a work day to "an I rode to work day".
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M 1 Response May 29

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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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    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 8 Responses May 29, 2012

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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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    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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    Biked from SF to LA 2 weeks ago.

    545 miles over 7 days, fully hosted event. What a trip.
    Dray86 Dray86 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I really like going out

    for a ride at about 9 in the evening. It's starting to get dark etc. just idyllic.
    stuographer stuographer 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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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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    Late, late night. Warm Summer air.

    The streets are very quiet. I cycle swiftly through a green-light wave. The only sound I hear is the soft whirring of the chain and wheels turning. My suspension rebounds easily as I hit harder cobblestones. It feels really cool to be cycling like this. As if the streets are all...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I love going out on my bike.

    It's been too windy recently. Soon!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 5

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    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29

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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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    On the Road As a solitary cyclist on road

    or mountain you learn to be alone... There you build your mental toughness and come to terms with your own weakness's and strengths... You pedal and pedal and just keep going, hugging the terrain... Learning who you are and letting it go... And nature and the night stars and...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Desolate roads meander in a valley in Co Kerry,

    Ireland. You know at some stage the climbs will come to lift you our of the valley, punishing climbs... Climbs are the reason you cycle... What push you to your limits... You do it because you can...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I love going out on my bike.

    I ain't been for a while. The weather is horrendous. In the summer I cycle and take a picnic in my rucksack. It's funny but complete strangers talk to me like they know me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6

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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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    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 Oct 4, 2014

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    I've ridden in Ireland

    and I used this tour operator check out their website www.cyclingsafaris.com
    Iam50 Iam50 51-55, F Aug 14, 2014

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