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I Love Cycling

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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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    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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    Best Mode of Transport!

    I used to go by cycle to my school. It felt silly at that age. I wanted a motor vehicle. But now I plan to cycle one hour in the evening. Need to keep my weight in check. Plus, it is so relaxing. Someone once quoted about cycling:         ...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It's Dangerous Out There !

    love cycling and been doing it since a boy, get out everyday if l can and now in my 40's, However lat week coming downhill doing over 35mph when a bug got caught in my helmet strap and stung me on the throat, luckily less than a mile from home. Totally unprepared for the whole...
    Bejaysus Bejaysus 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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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    Great Cycling

    We have some great cycling in Ottawa, Canada in a park called the Gatineau Park. They even close it off to cars on sat and sun mornings until 10am. Lots of hills. A cycling dream!
    roadrunner540 roadrunner540 46-50, M Mar 30, 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Thisoneman Thisoneman 31-35, M Feb 20

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    glenara glenara 66-70, F Nov 26, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Feeling Of Cycling

    Three short pushes to the end of my road, and I'm flying on the grass. I am soaring, hovering over the path, moving quicker than pedestrians, foot on the pedals and I am standing tall, taller than them, and fast. I am alive. My legs move like they were born to, powering down on...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Laughing At Your Insanity!

    After spending the afternoon with a dear friend we shared a single glass of Cabernet (ok it was rather a large bowl on that wine glass). I walked home and decided to hop onto my Spinning bike in the living room to get in a little exercise. Well, I am living proof that you should...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2011

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    Spinning!

    Spinning! Posted April 28th, 2011 at 8:56PM In an attempt to increase my cardio exercise and on the suggestion of a friend, I decided to add a Spinning routine to my exercise program. Oh MY, they are not kidding when they say you can get a hard workout with a Spinning bike...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28, 2011

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    Cycling

    Cycling,My true love,Do it all the time,Through town,Country,Where ever,It's all in all to me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 12, 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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    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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    Halfway There

    Well I did 50 miles today and I am halfway to my goal of doing a century ride.  I felt good, we stopped halfway for breakfast and was finished with about a 14 to 15 mile per hours average on the ride.  I was riding with two other people that had a similar pace so that...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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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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    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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    Don't Like The Roads With Cars

    I don't trust driving on roads with cars anymore. I know personally a few people hit seriously by cars. The roads are not set up to handle cyclists. The drivers get mad when you are in their lane. I am lucky there is many bike paths in the city and even a good path tom work...
    roadrunner540 roadrunner540 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2011

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    My Cycling Trips

    I have always been a cyclist. I mostly do day trips, but I did two multi-day trips in the 1970s, one in Ontario and the other from Vancouver Island to Seattle and return. These were three-day trips where I carried everything in panniers on my bicycle. I had always wanted to...
    cycletourist cycletourist 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Today I saw her again. She was sitting in at a table, it was at school, and she looked at me when I came in the room. When I was sitting at the table that was the second in the...
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    Having broken up with my ex, about 3 years ago, I went through the usual cycle of depression, obsession and craving. Its not unlike an addiction... So while I was in this funk, I...
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    Kellie Pickler - Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You Lyrics I remember the way you made love to me Like I was all you'd ever need Did you change your mind Well I didn't...
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    if you want freedom do not en-cage yourself , if you want real long lasting forever love... know yourself how can you be in-love with your soul mate if you are not even yourself...
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    Clarity by Zedd High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time Hold still right before we crash 'cause...
    TheLawOfNature TheLawOfNature 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Jimmy Wayne - I Love You This Much Lyrics He can't remember the times that he thought Does my daddy love me? Probably not But that didn't stop him from wishing that he did Didn...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    What would I do without your smart mouth Drawing me in and you kicking me out? Got my head spinning, no kidding I can't pin you down What's going on in that beautiful mind? I'm on...
    TehSoph TehSoph 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I have so much fun with my young, female German Shepherd. We got her from the shelter. She is not full blood, but so close to it that the vet could not tell us what other breed...
    27yearstogether 27yearstogether 51-55 6 hrs ago

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    Megadeth - À Tout Le Monde Don't remember where I was I realized life was a game The more seriously I took things The harder the rules became I had no idea what it'd cost My life...
    TheMaskedPuppeteer TheMaskedPuppeteer 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    JERRY LEE LEWIS "Great Balls Of Fire" You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain Too much love drives a man insane You broke my will, but what a thrill Goodness, gracious...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    With you my life is full With you I am complete Without you I am lost Together never have I felt such love Apart never have I felt such pain My heart has chosen you, I am...
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