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jean
jean

Itโ€™s Micro Monday again. No podcast while I concentrate on moving/house prep.

Iโ€™ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. For this Monday, Iโ€™m calling on bicycle enthusiasts to halt for a moment and put up your hand in the comments. ๐Ÿšฒ

amit
amit

@jean oh, I am the one ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ. And you know why ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

jean
jean

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

danalcantara
danalcantara

@jean ๐Ÿšฒ 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 youโ€™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. ๐Ÿšฒ

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@jean ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ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. ๐Ÿšฒ

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 ๐Ÿšฒ list, but the UK weather has made it difficult to get out this month - too wet & windy ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’จ

Miraz
Miraz

@jean ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿšฒ Roadie, but mostly been riding on a trainer indoors due to pandemic and N. MN winters (and falls and springs ๐Ÿ˜‚. 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 ๐Ÿ‘‹ Love, love, LOVE my hybrid! Unfortunately, my shoulder is still healing, and I donโ€™t trust my range of motion to handle the realities of the road, yet. Soon, though! ๐Ÿšฒ

splinter
splinter

@danalcantara Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s just the bike. They can be fixed, itโ€™s a lot harder with people!

dfj
dfj

@jean ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ‘‹

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 farโ€ฆ sweetie has eight ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ

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! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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... ๐Ÿšฒ

philly
philly

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

RossA
RossA

@jean ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธMTB and Cross biker here! There is also a Strava group for Microblog here: www.strava.com/clubs/Mic...

agilelisa
agilelisa

@jean havenโ€™t ridden my bike yet this year, but planning on tuning it up soon ๐Ÿšฒ

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 Iโ€™m not 12 years old. :) My motorcycle days haunt me, as well, because I want to go faster, faster. Iโ€™m too old for that!

bbohling
bbohling

@RossA ๐Ÿ‘

RossA
RossA

@bbohling youโ€™re in! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

bbohling
bbohling

@RossA thanks!

muhh
muhh

@jean โœ‹ 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 ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผheck 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. Iโ€™ve ridden half-way across Canada and have a burning desire to complete the journey. Weโ€™ve also ridden through tapioca and rubber plantations in Vietnam, among the tortugas in Galรกpagos 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 Iโ€™m hoping to become a bicycle enthusiast, so Iโ€™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. ๐Ÿšฒ

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!