Your Favourite Place You Cycle To?

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  1. Susimi

    Susimi Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a favourite place they cycle to if they fancy a quick ride?

    If I'm in the mood for a little cycle I go to this hill about a mile or so out of town, that overlooks the town. I'll sit on my bike and just take in the lovely sight and scenery while thinking about various things. It's great for clearing my head I've found.
     
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  2. metalmancpa

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    I just get on my bike and take off from the house. If I wanted a really nice scenic ride I'd have to load up the bike on the car and go somewhere else.
     
  3. Corzhens

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    My favorite place for biking is the road to the nearby town of Antipolo. It is a hilly town with paved roads that are zigzagging. It is a good place to train for new bikers and also to test the strength of your legs. But nowadays, that road is too crowded with vehicles particularly the big industrial trucks. So my usual haunt is the park in our village where there is a "rectangular oval" for that purpose.
     
  4. Bonzer

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    I like to visit the Europe countryside on a bike. It's not difficult to cover the entire Europe on a bike I guess and I get to visit the beautiful villages of Europe, interact with the locals, study, and appreciate various cultures. I wish to do it sooner or later.
     
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    I'm also a romanticist like you. It would be great to bike along the River Thames and probably take a ferry to Dover and bike in the French roads. I have dreams like that although I know it's very expensive because Europe is a far away place from here. Whenever I would see those places in the movies particularly the mountains and hills, oh boy, I would like to pack my bags and get a plane ticket.
     
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    I like to just take a different road each time...preferably if I get lost :) I also like talking long walks and discovering that I don't know where I am anymore. I guess I just like the feeling of adventure this brings in my life!
     
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    Living in Donora, PA I'm about 20 miles from The Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. I like to ride my fixed-gear to a little coffee shop called The Beehive in south Pittsburgh. It's about 35 miles one way. About once per month I make the trek. The trail is blacktopped from where I get on it. There's a bridge that goes over the Monogahela river. It's really crowded on weekends, so I traverse it during the week.
    The reason I like riding my fixed is because the terrain is rolling. The trail's flat, though. My favorite ride.
     
  8. joshposh

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    I usually take the same route that I take my dog walking. It's a nice a quiet place in the country side. No speeding cars or anything like that. Just my little quiet place.
     
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    A few years ago I did a self-guided cycling tour of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 8 weeks. Absolutely changed my life. The preparation took over a year. Had never done anything like it before. Do it sooner rather than later. You won't have the same perspective upon returning. It took me months to re-acclimate myself. One's world view makes a rather radical change. Avoid discussing any sort of politics with ANYONE. Be sure to train well. And most of all have fun!
     
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    Last year I was invited by my colleagues in the office to join their recreational tour - for a long weekend of 3 days and 2 nights - to cover provinces as far as 200 kilometers away. The plan is to stay overnight and sleep in tents and on going home, we take the logistics van although some would prefer to use their bikes in going home. It was tough luck for me because the swelling in my leg had already started by that time and I was afraid that it may lead to something serious.
     
  11. AtlantaSports

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    There's an awesome park with a huge lake a few miles from my house. I bike there from time to time. It's so beautiful over there.
     
  12. Froze

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    I like to ride to Sylvan Lake near Rome City Indiana, it's not far from my house in Fort Wayne, only about 45 miles but the fishing there is great...except I'm not a great fisherman! I'll camp there overnight during a weekend and return. If I catch any fish I either release it or eat it depending on what it is. I haven't done any long distance tours yet due to time constraints, but I'm hoping to try my first medium distance to Detroit Sterling Heights area next summer but I have to wait and see how something pans out; that one should take me 4 days at a casual pace of about 50 miles a day. Anything longer than that Detroit ride will have to wait till after I'm retired.
     
  13. Keyan

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    I would love to go on an out of town ride with friends and spend the night on the road kind of adventure. Then finish it off with a little exploring of the night life in whatever place we visited. A good way really to learn about a certain place, its culture and what not. I am not yet free though to do that because of some commitments I have to prioritize.
     
  14. 9lines

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    I do go cycling in the country side. I do not like cycling on busy roads with a lot of traffic. I also like the natural sceneries in the rural place. Cycling away from traffic also enables me to avoid accidents.
     
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    I like cycling in the countryside where there are many tracks in the hills. The clean air and the silence is a way for me to destress from life pressures. Most of the time I go cycling by myself unless I can get my daughter to come along too.
     
  16. sunshiney

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    There's a disused old logging road in my town about a ten minute ride from my house. I like to run over there for a quick ride in the mornings, or if I'm in the mood to ride by myself and take in nature.

    It runs along the length of a canyon with a huge river at it's base, and if you cycle far enough you eventually come to a beautiful waterfall. I love it because no one else ever seems to be there, even though hiking and outdoor sports are super popular where I live. The land hasn't been logged for long enough that there's a lot of nice shade and pretty spots to stop and take a rest and look down at the river.

    The best part is that the end of the road leads to an amazing swimming spot if you don't mind a little hiking. There's nothing better on a super hot day than working up a sweat on your bike and then jumping into a glacier fed pool!
     
  17. AtlantaSports

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    Whenever I was in Jacksonville, I used to ride bikes all over the place. It is so easy and so nice to move around on your bike in a place like that.
     
  18. briannagodess

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    I live in a province like area in my country. I usually bike around our village and it's fun. I see the greeneries, the neighbours, the stray animals and all these things relax me. This is one of the advantages of living in a province, I guess. You don't have to ride far to see nature at its finest. It's especially nice during the morning as the air is cool and crisp.

    When I get bored of seeing the same sights, I usually go to our complex. It is about fifteen minutes away from the village. What I like about it is that it is like a forest but with straight pavements. I see other riders and joggers whenever I go there. It is calm and serene.
     
  19. JRyan

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    I lived in the province back in high school, that's where I mostly cycled. Since I transferred to the city, I rarely cycle anymore. I only get to ride my bicycle during Christmas breaks when I am given the chance to go back to the province. The country air is clean, the roads are not cramped, and the overall environment is more relaxing. I wish Christmas break will come soon, so that I can ride my bicycle again.
     
  20. pwarbi

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    As I think ice mentioned before on other threads, I'm lucky enough to live near a big country park with dedicated cycle paths, so anytime I want to go for a ride it's only two minutes away.

    There are various courses to choose ranging from 20 minute routes and longer ones that can cover over 20 Mile's so I really do have a lot to choose from.
     
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