I Love to Ride My Bicycle

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 706 People

    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

    Today I got in a 20 mile ride.

    March 12 in Ohio. Short sleeves, spring peepers and wildflowers. Priceless .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 12

    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

    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

    I've been doing the urban commuting thing on my

    bicycle for the past month. In the morning it feels really good I have to say. The ten mile mostly uphill ride home when its 95 with the humidity in insane rush hour traffic, now that's just an experience.
    Polis195 Polis195
    36-40, M
    Jul 29, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    I must have accidentally worn my bullseye

    jersey yesterday because it seemed everyone was out to get me. I was already bummed because yesterday morning was the first morning since spring I had to put on my arm warmers. I miss 85 and humid already and it's only September. I ride mostly rural roads, which aren't wide...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    Back on my bike after months off.

    Needing to build my fitness back up again. Hills pushed that I ought to have ridden up.
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Aug 29, 2015
    GoldenDuck GoldenDuck
    36-40, F
    Sep 28, 2015

    Sometimes I ride my bike to nowhere

    and to see nothing, I'm just enjoying the ride.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I guess only you true cycling geeks will care.

    Richmond was always lucky because we would usually get a stage finish and maybe a time trial or a crit, or sometimes just a stage start the next day when the former Tour De Trump and it's successor the Tour Dupont would come through town. When I first started cycling seriously...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    I rode a healthy 32M today.

    Enjoyed riding on the crunchy leaves and through the few puddles I found. I saw a clown walking around, and I half wondered if there is a, "I am afraid of clowns," experience on EP. Boaters were enjoying the water, and there was an occasional sunbather on a park bench...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I got my February ride in today.

    On the Neuse River Trail in Raleigh. A nice trail with some rolling hills. I have a goal to ride at least once each month in 2016.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 20

    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

    The UCI effect - I posted just last week

    that it seemed every driver was going out of their way to run me off the road. Well, yesterday there was a new atmosphere, and I think it may be the UCI effect. I'm fortunate to live about 20 miles from where the UCI championships are being held and our metro region has bike...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    Riding my bicycle cools down my emotions.

    I love riding freely and without trying to keep up with speedy folks. I ride fixed gear, road, and mountain. Nothing beats the adventure rides with good music. I clipped my friend a couple of times and got hurt pretty bad but we're still pedaling. I used to be apart of the...
    breezeee12 breezeee12
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    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

    Never ridden a bicycle

    since fifteen years ago or so. I would definitely love to ride one soon!
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    Went out this morning on the Greenway trail

    for 33 mile ride. I stopped for a light breakfast at a small town diner at the turnaround point. A quiet, relaxing way to spend Saturday morning. While riding I noticed several other riders with ear buds in and one with a radio strapped to his handle bars. Why does someone want...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    Does anyone on here ride a recumbent?

    What are your personal pros and cons about a recumbent?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    I used to go like 12-14 miles a day.

    Now I do couple times a week only.
    Gallantio Gallantio
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 20

    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, 2015

    Boy, I needed that endorphin boost this morning.

    For those who read my other stories you'll know that for the last couple months I've been going through a separation and among other things, the bike has been good therapy. I hadn't ridden since Sunday and really need that ride today, both mentally and physically. Today was...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I do love riding my bike.

    .. But hitting a wet piece of plastic on the road and flying over the handlebars is NOT fun. I'm currently buried in ice packs and pumped full of Advil. I love you bike, but damn can you make me hurt!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 18, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    I never been a fast rider

    but I've done a 1/2 dozen 100k and 100 mi. rides Michigan and Detroit have fantastic rides all over the state.
    satinlover01 satinlover01
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    So glad UCI wasn't this week.

    Plain rain. Nor'easter. Hurricane. This week has gotten worse day by day and my legs are aching to get back on the bike.
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2015

    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
    Jun 2, 2013

    2nd time back on a bike this past weekend

    since early June when I did a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This weekend was for the Canary Challenge. 75 miles and 6800 ft of elevation gain. Was worried at first that I would have been too out of shape after an almost 4 month break from cycling, but I did fairly well...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    Tomorrow will be the first day without rain in

    3 days. I get off of work at 1 pm, and I plan on using the remaining 4-5 hours of daylight to ride as much as I can. At the end of it all, I will have burned enough calories to justify a fantastic meal and maybe even an icy treat from Starbucks :)
    metagross metagross
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2012

    I just bought this today.

    Took it for a short ride, very comfortable. However, the ride dynamics are quite different from a D frame bike. The steering responds quicker and the center of gravity is changed. It will take some riding time to get used to the feel of a recumbent. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    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

    Happy New Year. First time out

    since the incessant bad weather started in the autumn. Fitter than expected. OK, I had to use bottom gear a couple of times but wasn't straining to climb the hills. No puffing and panting. Hope to go further next time.
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 14

    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

    Giant escape 2 2016 <3 I'm

    so thankful of my friend who encouraged me to get it. I'm so happy I got it.
    metagross metagross
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    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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