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We Likes Bikes

Memoirs of a Cyclist: What I Wish I Knew 12 Years Ago

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So, I’ve competed in a half Ironman. I’ve ridden my bicycle through Turkey, Morocco, Spain and down the Pacific Coast. I’m recognized as a Commuter of the Year in San Diego County. But I when I first started riding a bicycle as an adult, I had to ask a friend for help.

Looking back over 12 years of riding, there are some things I wish I would have known. Here’s some advice on how to get started – even if it means giving me a call to ride with you the first time.

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My First Bike Commute, Part II: “It’s really not that bad.”

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The day for the first bike commute finally came. Google maps said it would take an hour and fifteen minutes, but I decided 45 would be plenty. It was mostly downhill, and hearing the ride described as, “really not that bad” over and over again, I figured I could beat the average time. I wasn’t worried. (Spoiler alert: I should’ve been worried.)

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Mixte Presents: Bike To and From Work Day

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Ah, Bike To Work Day — Mixte’s favorite holiday. With our new office space and more Mixte-ers than ever before, we decided to step up our Bike To Work game. We hosted a pit stop at our office. We gave out cinnamon rolls and fresh mugs of coffee. And, we launched San Diego’s only Bike From Work event. Safe to say May 27 was one for the Mixte books.

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My Coaster Commute: “That Girl with the Green Bike”

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The color of my bike is green. Not just any green– bright, lime green. I’ve never been a big fan of green, but I’ve always been an impulse shopper and the color looked better than the pinks, baby blues and bright oranges that surrounded it more than a year ago. After two weeks living in California and a small amount of money in my bank account, I bought a gigantic green beach cruiser.

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We’re About That BikeLife

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It’s always been a mission of the San Diego County Bike Coalition to promote bicycling as a mainstream form of transportation for all people in San Diego County. And it’s always been a mission of Mixte to empower nice companies to tell their stories. That’s why, when the opportunity arose to publish a regional magazine all about the fun of bicycling in San Diego County, neither of us could pass it up.

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