What's the difference between:

Do you speak when you're riding a bike? and

Do you speak when you ride a bike?

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Hi, Mkl, and welcome to Grammar Exchange, 

mkl posted:

What's the difference between:

Do you speak when you're riding a bike? and

Do you speak when you ride a bike?

I see that they are close in meaning. The only difference is that the present progressive expresses something that is going on at the very moment of speaking, unlike the present simple that expresses a habitual action. So, if the addressee is riding his/her bike, you can use your first question. 

 

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