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Which tense should I use if I was on holidays which lasted 2 weeks and during that time I rode a bike every day?

  1. It was a great time because I rode a bike every day.

  2. It was a great time because I was riding a bike every day.

  3. It was a great time because I used to ride a bike every day.

Personally, I would opt for Past simple because of "every day" but on the other hand if "every day" wasn't there, I would choose Past continues.

But if I used Past continuous would that mean that I only did it once?

Also, I always thought that we're supposed to use "used to" when we say something about things we don't do anymore but in my mind it was about very distant past. Now I am wondering if we can use it if it relates to something that we did on regular basis but rather recently for short period of time (like in my example, 2 weeks time holidays)?

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It was a great time because I rode a bike everyday

It was a great time because I was riding a bike everyday.

It was a great time because I used to ride a bike everyday.

Out of the 3 sentencea the second sentence does not seem correct to me.Every day can not usually be used in the present, past or future continuous forms.

We usually use simple past , used to and would to talk about past habits which are no longer in use.

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