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I Love Cycling

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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 14 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cycling

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ok. Birds keep getting in the way. Today I was cycling in the forest. A chaffinch was trying to get out of the way by flying along the road I was cycling along! Then the same thing...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Firstly I hate the word 'have' it suggests people are a possession for others to own and they aren't, that said this is the closest I have to express myself. It will have to do. So...
    LastEnglishRose LastEnglishRose 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I like watching all sorts of sports. My favourites are football (soccer), rugby, UFC and cycling. I think I like the competition aspect more than anything, I can watch any sport if...
    erinv erinv 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I bought my 1st road bike on Monday & love it need to get some miles done now & get back in shape
    lingerie1lover lingerie1lover 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    It has been a while since i wrote about what i do in this life. You see as i love all people around me at ep or around the world. they don't love me and i am not like need to have...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    Lee Ann Womack - The Fool Lyrics You don't know me but I know who you are Mind if I sit down Do I look familiar if I don't well I should I'm sure you've seen me around I know...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without books. They have been the building blocks of knowledge and imagination for thousands of...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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