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I Love to Ride My Bicycle

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    Winter is over, I can get back on my real bike

    now, after several months of the one in the basement with only the TV set for visual. I did ride twice during the snow, my mountain bike has pretty good knobbies on it, but when the depth hit a foot I had to quit. The folks at the grocery store remarked they didn't recognize...
    webbrowser webbrowser 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ride Lots

    I've never owned a bicycle that cost more than $2000. Never bought a jersey that cost more than $30. When the weather gets cold, I base layer with a pair of old long johns I bought at Walmart. I don't have a heart rate monitor, or a Garmin. I have a Nashbar, that shows me...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2011

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    Can'T Have Enough

    I got 5 ponies in my stable. 2 tri bikes, 1 road, 1 fixie & 1 steelie. I want a new trail bike but the wife says I have too many & one has to go. I think it'll be her 😜
    TriJohnny TriJohnny 51-55, M Feb 15, 2013

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    I got my first road bike

    when I started college as a gift to myself using some money I'd saved up from my job. It was an old 10-speed with lever shifters and a steel frame, bought used at a local bike shop. I didn't think I'd come to love her so much, but the past few years travelling around my city and...
    girlalexander girlalexander 18-21, F Jan 19

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    The Big Find

    About 6 months ago maybe more i was looking in second hand shops for a bike for parts a friend of mine needed a back wheel and I was going to find one. His bike was from a nation wide chain store that sold bikes from brands like mongoose and schwinn but built to be sold cheap...
    PupJoJo PupJoJo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    N+1 Bikes

    There's an old biking saw that the correct number of bikes to own is n+1, where n is the number of bikes you now own, until n=s-1, where s is the number of bikes at which point your S.O. leaves you.Of course if your S.O. is also a cyclist, "s" can be a very large number. My wife...
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    A Former Tri-guy Enjoys The Ride…

    For the last six years or so I have immersed myself in the world of triathlons. I worked my way up from sprint distance tri’s all the way up to the iron-distance. Last October I did my third iron-distance race. Doing tris and working my way up to iron-distance races was a...
    triguy84 triguy84 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Rollin, Rollin Rollin...

    I love riding my bike, I don't even know why. It takes forever to get anywhere, I live next to a scrap yard so i get flat tires all the time from the metal shavings that get out of it, and it's annoying riding up hill alot. But i still find my self riding my bike to work everyday...
    Peroigrin Peroigrin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    Hehehehehe....

    Saw the group and the song just popped into my head!!!!  Classic and fun..........  
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M Nov 14, 2010

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    Lance...

    Is it just me or do these ************* need to leave Lance alone, I mean how many times can you **** into a cup and have it come back negative before these envious ****** leave you be...damn
    HowAboutNoScott HowAboutNoScott 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Okay so I really don't "love it".

    But it is much better than walking since I'm not old enough to drive.
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    First Century

    I'll be riding my first century next weekend. (Sept 7, 2008). I rode 62.23 miles yesterday as a training run.  I felt great the whole time.  Had plenty of energy left to keep going.
    ggzo ggzo 46-50, M 9 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    The Next City Over For My Driver Course Today

    Yesterday I walked to the neighbouring city for the first day of my driving course. We do have driving schools in this city, but I liked the program in the neighbouring city the very best. I take my responsibility as a driver very seriously. My life and health, and even more so...
    TeaByCandlelight TeaByCandlelight 22-25, F Jun 26, 2013

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    Ahh, Fall

    Hate it. The only season I hate more is winter. For me, there really is no off season on the bike. Technically I ride all year, although as we creep ever closer to winter, there are certain days when you just can't get out. Or can't get out early. And unlike most of my...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Marriage Commandments (this Is Meant To Be Light-hearted)

    Commandment 1 Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning. Commandment 2 If you want your wife to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep. Commandment 3 Marriage is grand - and divorce is at least 100 grand...
    Uncondemned Uncondemned 41-45, M 5 Responses May 4, 2012

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    I Just Had Another Accident.

    I've been an avid bicycle rider for over 40 years and just had another accident. I'm still at home recovering after flipping over a very large dredging hose at the lakefront. This has been my 4th day out of work because of it. Someone wanted to call an ambulance for me but I...
    titanis titanis 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    Some friends and I did a beautiful ride today.

    We crossed some rivers, saw an eagle, lost some weight and had some laughts. Great day!
    showstar showstar 66-70, M May 22

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    Ridin' My Bike This Weekend

    I am looking forward to riding my bike this weekend in Idaho. The weather should be nice and I've heard the scenery is beautiful on the trails we are going to. We plan to ride about 60 miles in two days.
    luxaeterna luxaeterna 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    Giant Mtb $5

    I just recently purchased a Giant MTB at a yard sale for $5. It only had one broken brake handle which I had on hand. With the help of a little bubble solution I was able to slide the original grip off without ruining it, and about five minutes later it was road worthy again...
    PupJoJo PupJoJo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Touring

    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 4 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    Queen - Bicycle Race

    This is the actual video Queen made for this song. It was banded some places due to its...scenery :-) 
    HowAboutNoScott HowAboutNoScott 22-25, M Feb 24, 2012

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    I just got my 1st bike

    after around 6 years, and it feels amazing to be back out there cycling!
    Iscribbletoomuch Iscribbletoomuch 16-17, M May 2, 2014

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    More Time...

    I can't wait until dry weather to ride my bike... At least days are getting longer so I'm not riding in dark before and after work. I try to commute to work which allows me to get my bike fix (but cuts gas bill alot!). There's a certain level of satisfaction (and bragging...
    Mobius470 Mobius470 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Bike Trip

    Someday I want to take a week long bike trip.  One of those trips where they bring a van along to take you luggage and you ride from town to town.
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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    Cycling Is So Much Fun <3

    I absolutely love cycling and riding my bicycle. Since May 2nd 2011, I've decided to ride my bicycle every single day to school and from school. I also enjoy a nice bicycle ride every evening. I love pedalling fast and the rush when going down a hill is great. I'm deciding to...
    Smartistic Smartistic 16-17, F 1 Response May 7, 2011

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    Backers, Cross Bars And Handlebars.

    I used to love getting a lift on my stepdads bike when I was little. I would be on the cross bar or on the handke bars dependng on my age and trip. It was so much fun and I never felt scared. Well maybe a little. I always had to get backers off my brothers because they weren't...
    sarahsummersrockz sarahsummersrockz 18-21, F Aug 11, 2013

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    I recently started riding again about a week

    ago. I like being able to errands without having to use my car. I've rediscovered the joy of riding just to ride. I know it's not as safe but I love to ride around 6 to 7 pm until dusk. I live by Lake Michigan and the water turns four or five shades of blue. It's been a...
    Turin76 Turin76 36-40, M Jul 27, 2014

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    I think this is probably the slowest start to a

    season I've ever had. Apparently God thought it would be funny to send Virginia a real winter this year. I've posted on several occasions how I hate the cold, so I'm at least partly responsible for my lack of miles so far, being the cold weather weeny that I am. However...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Everywhere I Go...

    I ride my bike. In Portland, riding your bike is the best way to get around! I lived here for only a couple months before I ditched the car and started using my old Giant cruiser style bike to get around. I would ride it 10 miles a day all around town. That...
    interplanetaryenvy interplanetaryenvy 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    Always Loved Bicycles

    When I was still very young I never needed to have training wheels to learn to ride. My father said "PEDLE FAST". SO I DID and away I went and never looked back. That first bike was a single speed old thing. My next bike was also a single speed dragster with the long banana seat...
    EEZY EEZY 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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    And I Detest My Mother!

    I'm in semi-love with my new bike. I brought it home last night. Honestly it's like bringing home a puppy if it doesn't work out return it. I'm said to say it shouldn't be that way. Yeah, so my mom is such an arse she had seen it yesterday and she did her usual "how much did it...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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    It's Been A Whole Week....

    Now with the promise of summer coming, I get to spend more time riding my fancy-shmancy bike. This one has yet to see a drop of rain! That's whay my old clunker is for. Last weekend took off Sunday for a 50mi loop.... There's no comparison between riding the chro-moly and the...
    Mobius470 Mobius470 46-50, M May 3, 2012

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    The Little Sacrifice That Wasn't - Or - The Incredibly Blissful Joy of Riding a Bicycle

    I can 't belive that this group has only 7 members! I can't believe that out of 145,630 stories written at EP so far, only 70 mention the word bicycle! Where are all the cyclists? No matter that I find myself in a tiny minority; I love my bicycle! I can't say exactly...
    PnP PnP 36-40 4 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Bicycles are a big part of my life.

    I started simply for pleasure, then for transport, and finally for adventure... I love exploring by two wheels.. I already wish winter were over. Still riding but sometimes it sucks.. I swear, someday I will ride my bike around the world...
    Eclecticbob Eclecticbob 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    Turn The Page

    When I left the house last Saturday morning it was just below freezing. Normally I would have ridden later in the day, but I had a family gathering that afternoon and I really needed to get a ride in. This time of year, those days when I can get out on the road become even more...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    I Ride My Bike Everywhere

    I've always owned a bike .. My first bike was red .... That's all I can really remember about it ... After that ... I owned a "chopper" ... With a huge long saddle .. And 3 gears ... A lever in the middle of the cross-bar.... After that.. Owned several "racing type" bikes...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Jun 2, 2013

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    letmespoo4u letmespoo4u 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    Backwards

    He flattened my tire. I kicked his shin. He called the police. I called his wife. Guess who got the ice cream cone?
    PhoebeMadeleineSheridan PhoebeMadeleineSheridan 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    Sometimes I ride my bike to nowhere

    and to see nothing, I'm just enjoying the ride.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    New Year

    Some years ago, I set a goal for myself of taking a ride on New Year's day, regardless. Right off the bat I'll qualify that by saying that there's not much you can do to ride a road bike safely on snow or ice, so baring those circumstances, it's my goal to be on the road on the...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Knite Rider

    I have always like riding a bikes since I can remember.I grow up in the country were there was only two ways to get around. That was to walk which took a while to get any were, then I learned to ride a bike cycle and then it was on I use to ride it every were. And then there...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24, 2011

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    Couldnt Live With Out My Bike

    for the last couple of years i have rode my bike close or over 1000miles a year this year i going for 2000+ miles. i ride for exercise, to get places, to relax, to escape, for many reasons. i get to see alot of things riding my bike, meet a lot of new people,  just get out...
    ilikethebeatles ilikethebeatles 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2010

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