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jean
jean

It’s Micro Monday again. No podcast while I concentrate on moving/house prep.

I’ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. For this Monday, I’m calling on bicycle enthusiasts to halt for a moment and put up your hand in the comments. 🚲

amit
amit

@jean oh, I am the one 🙋🏽‍♂️. And you know why 😬

jean
jean

@amit I was inspired by a number of folks posting photos of bike rides or new bikes. cc: @Miraz

danalcantara
danalcantara

@jean 🚲 enthusiast here, in spite of the accident I had this morning (bike is now a bit broken). Could be just the excuse to buy a bike with disc brakes!

jean
jean

@danalcantara Glad you’re OK! You deserve new brakes.

ddykstal
ddykstal

@jean I have 3 bikes so I guess I qualify although the pandemic had put a halt to the office commute for a bit. 🚲

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crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@jean 🙋🏼‍♂️though in putting my hand up, I also realize that I need to cycle more!

sku_b
sku_b

@jean I'm an enthusiast when it comes to telling myself I should bike more. 🚲

terrygrier
terrygrier

@jean I ride mine weekly - But for commutter fun like to the stores and coffee shop. ...

keithpound
keithpound

@jean put me on the 🚲 list, but the UK weather has made it difficult to get out this month - too wet & windy 🌧💨

Miraz
Miraz

@jean 🙋🏼‍♀️ I love riding my urban electric bike locally and am looking to ride more further afield. Currently exploring bike tours in Aotearoa New Zealand and also a bike rack for the car.

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@danalcantara I'm glad only the bike is broken! get some disc brakes and you'llnever go back.

dustin
dustin

@jean 👋 🚲 Roadie, but mostly been riding on a trainer indoors due to pandemic and N. MN winters (and falls and springs 😂. Looking forward to getting back outside at least sometimes in the near future.

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@jean mountain biker here. Dodging stationary trees is enough of a challenge, so I stay away from the asphalt.

danalcantara
danalcantara

@jean thank you!

danalcantara
danalcantara

@Pilchuck hopefully before too long

splinter
splinter

@jean 👋 Love, love, LOVE my hybrid! Unfortunately, my shoulder is still healing, and I don’t trust my range of motion to handle the realities of the road, yet. Soon, though! 🚲

splinter
splinter

@danalcantara I’m glad it’s just the bike. They can be fixed, it’s a lot harder with people!

dfj
dfj

@jean 🚲 👋

I mostly ride my bike for enjoyment and exercise. Since I live in a city, it's typically on paved streets or bike trails near where I live. But, I've been looking to get off-road more and have been thinking about purchasing a mountain bike to ride on off-road trails.

kirschen
kirschen

@jean bicyclist here! Five bikes so far… sweetie has eight 😁🚲🚴‍♀️🚵‍♀️

Denny
Denny

@jean Yes, total bike nut here! I ride almost everyday. Mostly trail riding on a fat bike lately. But I also get out for a bit of pavement/gravel riding too, just not recently.

amit
amit

@jean nice! 👍🏽

jaheppler
jaheppler

@jean Hi fellow cyclists! For exercise and transit, and I've started eyeing an ebike to make some of these hills a little easier... 🚲

philly
philly

@jean I am lately also on the bike train! And I am here for transit puns, too.

RossA
RossA

@jean 🙋🏻‍♂️MTB and Cross biker here! There is also a Strava group for Microblog here: www.strava.com/clubs/Mic...

agilelisa
agilelisa

@jean haven’t ridden my bike yet this year, but planning on tuning it up soon 🚲

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@jaheppler I, too, desire an e-bike. My wife says I can ride the perfectly good bike I have. Well, yeah. My first outing a couple weeks ago like to have killed me as I forgot I’m not 12 years old. :) My motorcycle days haunt me, as well, because I want to go faster, faster. I’m too old for that!

bbohling
bbohling

@RossA 👍

RossA
RossA

@bbohling you’re in! 👍🏽

bbohling
bbohling

@RossA thanks!

muhh
muhh

@jean ✋ Just getting ready my new gravel bike to get out int the woods more often.

Alligator
Alligator

@jean Bicycle commuter here. I ride to work in any weather and it is the highlight of my day.

dehowell
dehowell

@jean 🙋🏼heck yeah! Biking with my kids is one of my great pleasures. Recently added mountain biking to my repertoire as well. Slogging up a hill is critical mental health infrastructure.

Stevsmit
Stevsmit

@jean I love riding bicycles. I’ve ridden half-way across Canada and have a burning desire to complete the journey. We’ve also ridden through tapioca and rubber plantations in Vietnam, among the tortugas in Galápagos and through abandoned railway tunnels in PA and WI. My favourite rides though are in the Canadian province of Quebec where cars even stop for cyclists!

pimoore
pimoore

@jean Somehow I completely missed this before but I’m hoping to become a bicycle enthusiast, so I’ll throw my name in the ring as well.

hjalm
hjalm

@jean I'm a bit of a lapsed bicyclist. I plan to get my rig to the shop this year for some proper maintenance. My daughter is learning and would I love to share my joy. My bicycle was an important part of my independance as an early teen, and it's one of the most efficient forms of transport yet devised. 🚲

spgreenhalgh
spgreenhalgh

@jean I've been a bike commuter for the past three years; still have a lot to learn, but I've really enjoyed "the ride" so far!

adoran2
adoran2

@jean I’m late to the party, but you can definitely add me to this list! Mainly road riding around the Chiltern Hills in the UK, turbo training a few times a week, and have my first Audax ride in the diary for next month.

Avancee
Avancee

@jean not quite knowing why this category wasn’t seen before, but am def a fan of the 🚲

mangochutney
mangochutney

@jean definitely part of this group. 🚲

exocubic
exocubic

@jean late to the game, but I love bikes — and bike people! ❤️🚲

jokef
jokef

@jean « You never regret a bike ride ». Also blogging about bikes and cycling 🚴🏻‍♂️ in my region @ www.bikinvalais.ch

rexbarrett
rexbarrett

@jean Bought a State 4130 All Road and take it all around Oklahoma. I've put hundreds if not thousands of miles on it in no time at all. Funny that all my friends bought nice bikes during Covid.