BikerGirl from India joins Steemit and I'm Thrilled to be Here!

Hello Steemit community!

Last week I was at the International Surf Festival where I bumped into my friend @firepower who introduced me to Steemit. He is an amazing ambassador for Steemit and I'm glad he got me to be a part of this fun and ever growing community.**

My name is Candida Louis, I'm from a small town called Hubli and I'm currently living in Bangalore - India.

Wanderlust and a craving for adventure is something I was born with. It’s something my parents understood about me and remained very supportive of. So, when my father gifted me a spanking new Royal Enfield for my twenty fourth birthday, I decided to make the most of it when an opportunity presented itself.

I was chosen to be one among a 10-member riding entourage with plans to ride 30,000 kms across 22 Indian states as part of a televised event. Unfortunately, 25 days into the programme, our grand plans came to a grinding halt for lack of sponsors.

By then I had come to realise that I wanted a better reason to get out of bed than to just head to work. A feeling that grew stronger with each passing day since I was sixteen, which is when I had learnt to ride. Every inch of my body yearned to be on the road.

With 2 months left of the generous 3-month sanctioned leave from work, I decided to travel solo. My journey (into myself) and the south of the country began from Bengaluru to Munnar and on to Kochi, Alleppey, Thiruvananthapuram, Rameshwaram, Kodaikanal, Varkala, Bidar, Hyderabad, Pune, culminating at Goa. Within a span of a month and a half, I had explored 7,000 magnificent kilometres.

I continued riding for the next 7 months, through 24 states and over 34,000 kms comprising of breathtaking places, diverse people and life-changing experiences picking a new direction every day, with no intent of arriving. Only to explore, learn and enjoy the variety of feelings that this country has to offer.

Wherever I have been, people have welcomed me with open arms, a few stares here and there, but for the most part, my journey has been smooth sailing. The locals have always egged me on and helped me find beautiful places tucked far away from the madding crowd. I have seen places and met people who have left a lasting impression on me.

Motorbiking has been a blessing to me and it has taught me that you always have a choice – if you ever come to a forked road – always follow your heart. I am glad that I did not wait too long to make the choice to pursue my passion.

I have travelled through roads, no roads, rocks, gravel, sand, sea, snow, river crossings, waterfalls, forests and so much more… It has been an enriching experience thus far and I hope to travel the world on a motorcycle some day.

Since then, if anyone asks me about my intents and purpose in life, I give a very simple answer. "I dream of riding around the world" since I have already covered my own beautiful country.

Even though I have a blog India On A Motorcycle and I'm very active on Facebook with over 12,000 followers on my Instagram account, I’m thrilled to join Steemit because I can share my stories with you all which can fuel my future travels.

Today, I've decided that I'm going to use Steemit as my primary platform for blogging and marketing and I hope to receive support from the incredible Steemit community as I carry on with my passion for motorcycling and travel.

Please follow me @bikergirl to stay updated with my adventures.

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Biker girl from India. Wow!. Welcome.

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Thank you

Welcome to Steemit! :)
Great introduction post ... You should convince all your friends in that photo to join Steemit as well! :)

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Yes @jaki01 I am gonna get a lot of women from India on board Steemit. Thank you :)

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Sounds good. :)

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Thank you Domino :)

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I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

Welcome to Steemit @bikergirl! It's fantastic to finally have you onboard. This community is simply incredible and I'm sure they will support a great blogger and traveller like you! Hope to see you participate here more often as we go and if you have any queries dont hesitate to ask me or anyone on this platform. People here are kind and ever ready to help. Good luck Steeming away!!

Brraap Brraap Vrrooom Vroom!

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Thank you so much for all the help @firepower without your continuous support I wouldn't have known about this amazing community :)

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@firepower I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

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Surely

A friend of @firepower is a friend of mine! Welcome to Steemit and nice to meet you. Every platform needs some cool girls on bikes. Looking forward read more of you!

If you ever need help, just hit me up!

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Thanks @sjennon for your kind words. Would definitely need your upvote for my future posts.

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@bakergirl I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

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you have my upvotes too :)

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Thanks for helping us both @elarius :)

More motorcycles. AWESOME!! Welcome to Steem!

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Totally agree ! More motorcycles please !

Welcome!

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Welcome to Steemit Platform. Upvoted and Following you, would love to read about your biking adventures.

And do join the steemit.chat platform too. I guess firepower has already assisted you that part :)

Keep steeming. Good Luck!

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Thanks @nirmal... one step at a time, will join the chat platform in a few days and I will be sharing my stories very soon. Stay tuned :)

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Cool :)
Enjoy!

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@nirmal I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

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Will visit yours and your friends profiles

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Welcome to STEEM town, nice photos!

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Thank you

Welcome to steemit @bikergirl :)

Welcome to Steemit, bikergirl! :D Glad to have another biker in the community, although nowadays I use 4 wheels more often. But, my love for riding on two wheels shall never die. Following you for more adventures! Peace :)

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Once a Biker, always a Biker @droidsid... ;)

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@droidsid I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

Yeahhhh a Biker Girl :-)
Welcome to Steemit
upvoted and following

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Really appreciate your support. Thank you @chrisx

A very warm welcome to Steemit! What a great story and so recognizable. We share our passion for traveling, the only different is: we do that without a motorcycle;-)
We will definitely follow you and your travels stories of course! Curious about our experiences? Have a look @twogirls1planet and follow. Currently in Australia.
Keep up the good work!

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Thank you @twogirls1planet... It's so nice to find like minded travel girls on this platform, looking forward for your continuous support and hoping we can meet someday.

Wow :-)!!!! Welcome to Steemit!!! Go on!

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Thank you @dennisschroeder

Another Indian. I am also from India go to #india channel in steemit channel meet others.all Indians support each other followed you bahena

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Thank you @varunsangwan. Will definitely check out the India Channel

I'm excited already on your first post. Really looking forward to more of your journey.

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Thanks. I will be posting my first travel blog on Steemit tomorrow.

Wow! Hi! Welcome and enjoy steemit :)

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Thank you @makishart

Welcome! Sounds like a fascinating way to see India and a way in which western travellers don't very often explore the country.

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Thank you... I would like you to follow me, so I can show you around beautiful India through my biking adventures.

wow what a powerful woman you are! Love your longing for adventure. I am sure you are going to cross that ocean to travel the rest of the world. I will follow and up-vote you! Lots of love, light and power to you <3

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Thank you so much for your kind words @rimke

Woww, there are very few girls like you here in India. Being a Royal Enfield lover, I could understand what it feels to ride it throughout the country and you don't get bored ever, you find your life on journey.
Though I love to ride my bike, I am a little bit scared of it after I got into an accident a few years ago. So I have just rode it about 3000km in a year.


Looking forward to read more about your journey of India on your bike.
Till then,
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@looftee I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

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Hey thank you... falling makes you stronger, you should start riding a little more coz there are so many places to explore

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I surely will try.

Welcome on steemit! Nice post with really cool pictures.

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Thank you @gregbit

Welcome and congratulations on your first post!

Hi @bikergirl!

Welcome to this amazing community. You will have lots of fun interacting with all of us.

Good luck to you

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welcome to steemit!!

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Thanks

You are so inspiring! I searched the places you visited in your trip and I was like heart eyes, the world is a beautiful place, you know?
I can't wait to read more about you! Instant followed! :)

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Thank you. I hope my travel experiences and stories will help you discover the world.

Welcome to Steem, Candida!

Welcome to Steemit! Have a good time round here ^^

love your work

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Thank you so much

Welcome to the platform, I wish everything work out for you. It’s not easy here but not difficult neither but just ask an extra effort, engagement is the key good luck I’m @goodaytraders Start by following people and they will do the same.

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Thanks @goodaytraders... I know that nothing comes easy and I will have to work hard and consistent to grow.

Nice photographs @bikergirl . Welcome to steemit. @autonomysystem

Great introduction post @bikergirl! Welcome to the community. Different kind of bikes, but you should check out my friend @moony. She's cool, rides street and stunt bikes.

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Thank you... Also it's nice to see other Bikergirls part of Steemit

I see that the profs are coming to steemit.

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Not a pro yet!

Great! nice to see so many pictures of the beautiful India, I love your country!Please post more stories, i will be folowing you ;)

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Thank you... i will be posting alot of photos very soon so please follow and stay tuned.

How did you find Steemit? Maybe you already said that and maybe I missed, but since you are so active here I have to ask you! Anyway

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@firepower introduced me to Steemit and i know about it for less than a week

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@xdark21 It was in the first few lines of this post :P

A huge welcome to the Steemit community @bikergirl
Following you now - go girl!

Welcome to the community!

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Thank you

Welcome. It's great to have you on Steemit!

You must be something special considering India has probably 500 million or so bikes lol. Thanks for the intro. Welcome!

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I was the first girl from India to ride around India alone on my bike in 2015. Not many girls here very allowed to travel alone, but now its changing and also alot more girls are learning to ride a geared bike.

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interesting! Is that law for woman protection?

welcome to steemit Bike girl...

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Thank you

Welcome to the family :)
We would love to hear your stories ^^

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Thank you... will be posting some stories of my adventures soon.

Welcome to steemit! @bikergirl :)

Welcome to Steemit @bikergirl! You are famous. :-)

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Thank you... hope i can continue being famous on Steemit :D haha

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You too :-)

Nice to see some Indians on steemit! And specially one like you! Welcome to the community and I hope that you enjoy it :)

Welcome to Steemit!

I wish everything works out for you. It’s not easy here but not difficult neither but just ask an extra effort, engagement is the key good luck I’m @steve-speaks . Start by following people and they will do the same.

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Thank you. Followed!

Welcome to steemit @bikergirl
this debut is a hit!!
following you for more bike adventures' posts

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Thank you... hope to receive continous support

Welcome to steemit @bikergirl, looking forward to your post. :-)

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Thank you... I cant wait to share my stories with you all.

Welcome to Steemit!! :)

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Thank you :)

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You're welcome :)

You're so coooooool!
KEEP GOING!Cool-Picture-Of-Dog-In-Sun-Glasses-Funny-Animal.jpg

I would love to ride with you

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Someday!

following. Welcome to the Steem World.

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Thank you @crowe

Welcome to Steemit!

Hope the best in this new & challenging environment. I write about several topics that call my attention, from travel, life to science and technology. Here are some of my last posts, that if you can, read them and leave some comments - it will be great.

https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@indepthstory/anyone-can-address-this-note-and-let-all-i-am-the-only-one-know-comments-and-or-explanations-i-do-not-have-a-clue

https://steemit.com/steemit/@indepthstory/i-was-almost-convinced-but-what-happened-what-on-earth-is-going-on

https://steemit.com/life/@indepthstory/rio-de-janeiro-is-one-of-those-items-that-must-be-placed-in-the-bucket-list-and-one-day-definitively-visit-we-did

https://steemit.com/health/@indepthstory/i-have-three-kidneys-now-how-about-that

Best of good luck in the STEEMIT arena …. have given you my upvote for the welcome, and of course hope you will follow me .!!

@indepthstory

Txs. & Rgds.

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Thank you for sharing your posts and i have followed you

Welcome @bikergirl! And kudos to @firepower for finding another great Steemian!

Hi Candida Louis if you are interested in doing a SteemIt AMA let me know and I can get you on the account to do so. Thanks!

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Thank you. But i dont really know what an AMA is. If i get more details it will be helpfull

Hello @bikergirl and welcome to steemit. I hope you will ride Steemit as good as you ride your bike!
Have fun!

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I hope so too @the-future ... thanks :)

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@photono I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

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Is it comfortable to ride a bike with Latex @photono ?

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ohhh,... i almost over read your request! :-)
Well that depends on the design :-) The Material if well suited adapts to any body shape perfectly. Try it out for yourself :-)

Kind Reguards
Photono

Welcome to steemit , great introduction post ! Enjoy your stay here !

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Thank you so much @cannabissativa

Welcome to Steemit! @bikergirl

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Thank you @varna

Welcome to Steemit! :)

Welcome @bikergirl and trust me this community is incredible...
best of luck

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Thank you @raja... It sure looks like

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You are most welcome to this social community...I am also new to the Platform...I found it very interesting...Hope you will too...have a nice time...

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Thank you and all the best

Fantastic intropost. Stunning pictures! Welcome to steemit!

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Thank you @exyle

Welcome on this cool platform @bikergirl :-)

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You are very welcome @bikergirl :-)

Very welcome to Stemmit, enjoy your time here!

Welcome to steem! Nice bike)

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Thank you :)

Great post Bikergirl and thanks for posting this. A big warm Steemit welcome goes out to you! Keep on Steeming.

Upvoted and Followed

:-D

Flatrider

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Thank you... Followed you @flatrider

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Thank you so much bikergirl! :-D

Welcome and please do the #steemboost ! :)

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Can i get more info? New to all of this

welcome @bikergirl, I also just joined in steemit please visit my friends all who are here

Welcome babe! I loved your post and you look like a very cool person to be around ;)U will love it here on Steemit!!! btw I FOLLOW YOU NOW, WANNA FOLLOW ME BACK? I POST ALL SORTS OF STUFF! CHEERS

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Thank you @kid4life... followed you

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great post! I like your bike a lot and you are really pretty too! greetings from Spain! :)

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Thank you @albertoyago for your kind words :)

Welcome to steemit! Hope all your facebook friends will follow. . .
Very nice intro post!
I am following you.

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Thank you... hoping to get all of them to sign up for Steemit

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Welcome to Steem @sergiomendes I have sent you a tip

Welcome and Great share. I look forward to your posts.

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Thank you. Please follow me as i will be posting my stories soon

Welcome to Steemit!!

@nba05 Steemit's 13 Year Old Blogger!!!

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Thank you. Wow that's so cool to be such a young blogger @nba05

Looking forward to following your adventures around the world. What part of the world do you plan to travel next? Great photos!

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Thank you @phin... this year i planned on riding from India to London but i couldn't collect enough funds in time. I hope my stories here will fuel my world trip plans.

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India to London would be an amazing trip! Best of luck. Follow your dream.

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Wonderful story! Welcome to Steem!

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Thank you

nice photos....resteem and upvote for you

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Thank you :)

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u r welcome...my friend

Welcome @bikergirl ! Cannot wait to hear more about you and your exciting adventures! Thank you for making our community more thrilling and more lovely!

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Thank you @lanceman. I am looking forward to sharing my stories with this community.

@bikergirl bienvenida a steemit , te doy mi voto.

Sígueme: https://steemit.com/@cyclope

Welcome to Steemit, I look forward to seeing your adventures! Followed and Upvoted.

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Thank you... Nice to see that your from Panama, i will be coming there for the WYD19 @hilarski

Lovely to meet you Candida

Great first post, I am envious of your journey

Welcome to Steemit

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Thank you @gmuxx

I love what you do :) keep enjoying

Welcome to Steemit community. Nice to see in this type of Adventure hobby.

@bikergirl Welcome Fellow Adventurer! <3
I am excited to interact on this amazing platform! <3
Beautiful photography too by the way. India is breathtaking. I cannot wait to take my family there..... <3
I have followed <3 If you like my intro and first post, I would love a fellow follow <3

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Thank you @ancientmystique ... If you need any help in planning a trip to India do let me know.

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@bikergirl You will be the first person I ask <3

Very cool adventure! Can't wait to see and hear about it. You will thrive in this amazing community.

Welcome! Your beautiful, keep it up👍

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Thanks @josephtj for your kind words

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Followed! 😉

Welcome, great to see you here.

Nice to have you on board, Candida! Follow me at https://steemit.com/@bitgeek

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Thank you. Followed @bitgeek

Hello Candida, welcome to Steem! :-)

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