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Bike The World: New York
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The Ironclad Triathlon
The Ride of Silence
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Bike the World
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Get Your Friends to Ride!



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In the Heart and Mind
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It's All About the Wheels
A sense of Paradox
Sea Otter: Super D
What is Sea Otter?



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Which Holiday Treat
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2006 CX Nationals Sidelines
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Fireflies in the
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A Ride With the Cannibal
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Interbike '06
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Good Times in the Sky
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Hey Watch Your Feet!
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275 Miles for Youth
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Bike the World: One Women's Journey begins as she explores the bicycle-in cities around the world

There are things that can change our lives forever, we hear many times that "just a second" can change our motivations, our fears, our families. BIKE THE WORLD (BTW) is not one of these things. BTW came to my life slowly and calmly, growing each day, from a long time ago. I am not sure about what it will be in the future, but BTW is my goal for this year and hope to reach it, if not... well I do not want to say "no" before I start. —Aída Gil Pérez
rule When I was a child I learned to ride a bike. "So what?"

I was "just another girl" taking occasional rides, and that was all. I rode only in the summer with my grandparents and, as I remember, it was a lot of fun. I also used to enjoy riding with friends. Some years later I went with one of my best friends and her father for a ride on a mountain bike. It was 1989, I was all of 10 years old. At this time I thought these where very nice bikes but I was afraid to touch the gears, so I think I did the entire ride in the big chainring. That was my first contact with a mountain bike. The rides with my friend continued some weekends, but my main sport was swimming because I also enjoyed that. So, bikes were reserved for Sundays.

I was obsessed with bikes… Bikes in the cities, bike messengers, weird people, always in a hurry on their bikes…  Bikes in Melbourne, in London, in Sydney, in Auckland, in Koala Lumpur. Bikes everywhere

Some years later when I started the University, I moved to the "Big City". Valencia was great, but too big to reach everything by walking. So, there was no option, I would have to use the bus (there was no metro at the time) or I would have to use a bicycle. I decided on the second option and I asked to borrow a bike, it was a "basic" mountain bike. You know what I mean by "basic" bike, one of these "machines" that you can buy in a mall for $50. That was hard, but it definitely changed my life. I didn't know it at the time, now I realize.

For two years I used a bike for commuting only. Then I went to France for a year, and again I had to borrow a bike. This was a nicer one, also a mountain bike, and I began taking short rides with a friend. I also began getting more interested in sports. My friend introduced me to extreme skiing, long distance and competitive running, rock climbing and hiking. This was the beginning of what I called my rebirth in sports. The year ended and I returned to Valencia.

However, something had changed. I found that I really needed sports in my life, but my former group of friends where deep into sedentary lifestyles. I connected with the University Athletics Department. They had virtually every sport except my favourite, swimming. "Not to worry" says the girl behind the counter, "You can join the triathlon team and compete only in the swim". Ok, not a bad idea. I started swimming with the triathletes in 2000. It was then that I bought my first mountain bike.

Having fun in Denia: Riding by the Sea in Spain and goofing around pretending to be a Soviet Block team

I bought the best bike I had ever owned, a second hand Sunn with, Rock Shox suspension and Shimano Deore LX running gear. To this day it is still my best dollar for dollar bike purchase. I started training with the triathlon team in October and began competing with then in May of the following year. It has been great since then. I've met great people, had nice weekends, early wake ups and so on. Of course I bought another bike, one suitable for competition. Since 2000 I can't remember being without a bike between my legs!

I travelled to England for my post-graduate work and then one year to Australia, all the while buying and selling bikes. I was obsessed with bikes… Bikes in the cities, bike messengers, weird people, always in a hurry on their bikes... Bikes in Melbourne, in London, in Sydney, in Auckland, in Koala Lumpur. Bikes everywhere.

When I was back in Valencia, I continued competing in triathlon and I also started working as a journalist. I was promoted to Coordinator and then Director Assistant. My job put me in contact with interesting people. I was immersed in urban culture and exposed to different subjects. It has been my job for two years but, it also became my life, and I could not afford that anymore. I had to make a hard decision. I left the office and my job for an indeterminate period of time.

I love books, I love bikes and I love travel, I decided to write a book about bikes and cities, and like that, Bike The World was born

I love books, I love bikes and I love travel, I decided to write a book about bikes and cities, and like that, Bike The World was born. It didn't happen one day when I woke up saying, "Ok, I am going to write a book"... far from it. Rather, this came up from my life, which has drawn me irrefutably to this point.

It is my first month not going to the office, just preparing for the BTW project. Initially I was very excited. As time passed though, I became discouraged and a little intimidated by the undertaking. I thought, "this book can be something different, with interesting pictures of messengers on bikes and ordinary people riding in the streets of many cities throughout the world." Through it all, I would be learning more about life...

It has proven more difficult than I had imagined. I am adrift in an ocean of change in my life and I feel alone up against this huge undertaking. It is not like the office... Many people to answer the phone, write mail, and contact authors. I am alone to do it all. I am proud of my decision, but at the same time I am overwhelmed at the enormity of the project. How will I capture the world in one book?

I will begin. I will test the waters and hope to meet people, many cyclists in many cities. My company and co-workers are there for support if I need them and of course my family and friends will be there to encourage me.

At the end of the day, the most important is to make the attempt.

To read more about Aída's adventures, visit:
www.biketheworld.es

Bike the World: One Women's Journey begins as she explores the bicycle-in cities around the world

There are things that can change our lives forever, we hear many times that "just a second" can change our motivations, our fears, our families. BIKE THE WORLD (BTW) is not one of these things. BTW came to my life slowly and calmly, growing each day, from a long time ago. I am not sure about what it will be in the future, but BTW is my goal for this year and hope to reach it, if not... well I do not want to say "no" before I start. —Aída Gil Pérez
rule When I was a child I learned to ride a bike. "So what?"

I was "just another girl" taking occasional rides, and that was all. I rode only in the summer with my grandparents and, as I remember, it was a lot of fun. I also used to enjoy riding with friends. Some years later I went with one of my best friends and her father for a ride on a mountain bike. It was 1989, I was all of 10 years old. At this time I thought these where very nice bikes but I was afraid to touch the gears, so I think I did the entire ride in the big chainring. That was my first contact with a mountain bike. The rides with my friend continued some weekends, but my main sport was swimming because I also enjoyed that. So, bikes were reserved for Sundays.

I was obsessed with bikes… Bikes in the cities, bike messengers, weird people, always in a hurry on their bikes…  Bikes in Melbourne, in London, in Sydney, in Auckland, in Koala Lumpur. Bikes everywhere

Some years later when I started the University, I moved to the "Big City". Valencia was great, but too big to reach everything by walking. So, there was no option, I would have to use the bus (there was no metro at the time) or I would have to use a bicycle. I decided on the second option and I asked to borrow a bike, it was a "basic" mountain bike. You know what I mean by "basic" bike, one of these "machines" that you can buy in a mall for $50. That was hard, but it definitely changed my life. I didn't know it at the time, now I realize.

For two years I used a bike for commuting only. Then I went to France for a year, and again I had to borrow a bike. This was a nicer one, also a mountain bike, and I began taking short rides with a friend. I also began getting more interested in sports. My friend introduced me to extreme skiing, long distance and competitive running, rock climbing and hiking. This was the beginning of what I called my rebirth in sports. The year ended and I returned to Valencia.

However, something had changed. I found that I really needed sports in my life, but my former group of friends where deep into sedentary lifestyles. I connected with the University Athletics Department. They had virtually every sport except my favourite, swimming. "Not to worry" says the girl behind the counter, "You can join the triathlon team and compete only in the swim". Ok, not a bad idea. I started swimming with the triathletes in 2000. It was then that I bought my first mountain bike.

Having fun in Denia: Riding by the Sea in Spain and goofing around pretending to be a Soviet Block team

I bought the best bike I had ever owned, a second hand Sunn with, Rock Shox suspension and Shimano Deore LX running gear. To this day it is still my best dollar for dollar bike purchase. I started training with the triathlon team in October and began competing with then in May of the following year. It has been great since then. I've met great people, had nice weekends, early wake ups and so on. Of course I bought another bike, one suitable for competition. Since 2000 I can't remember being without a bike between my legs!

I travelled to England for my post-graduate work and then one year to Australia, all the while buying and selling bikes. I was obsessed with bikes… Bikes in the cities, bike messengers, weird people, always in a hurry on their bikes... Bikes in Melbourne, in London, in Sydney, in Auckland, in Koala Lumpur. Bikes everywhere.

When I was back in Valencia, I continued competing in triathlon and I also started working as a journalist. I was promoted to Coordinator and then Director Assistant. My job put me in contact with interesting people. I was immersed in urban culture and exposed to different subjects. It has been my job for two years but, it also became my life, and I could not afford that anymore. I had to make a hard decision. I left the office and my job for an indeterminate period of time.

I love books, I love bikes and I love travel, I decided to write a book about bikes and cities, and like that, Bike The World was born

I love books, I love bikes and I love travel, I decided to write a book about bikes and cities, and like that, Bike The World was born. It didn't happen one day when I woke up saying, "Ok, I am going to write a book"... far from it. Rather, this came up from my life, which has drawn me irrefutably to this point.

It is my first month not going to the office, just preparing for the BTW project. Initially I was very excited. As time passed though, I became discouraged and a little intimidated by the undertaking. I thought, "this book can be something different, with interesting pictures of messengers on bikes and ordinary people riding in the streets of many cities throughout the world." Through it all, I would be learning more about life...

It has proven more difficult than I had imagined. I am adrift in an ocean of change in my life and I feel alone up against this huge undertaking. It is not like the office... Many people to answer the phone, write mail, and contact authors. I am alone to do it all. I am proud of my decision, but at the same time I am overwhelmed at the enormity of the project. How will I capture the world in one book?

I will begin. I will test the waters and hope to meet people, many cyclists in many cities. My company and co-workers are there for support if I need them and of course my family and friends will be there to encourage me.

At the end of the day, the most important is to make the attempt.

To read more about Aída's adventures, visit:
www.biketheworld.es

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