Goodbye Dailymile, Hello Lovingthebike

19
Mar
2019

I haven’t exactly checked my facts, but dailymile.com was one of the original cycling and running sites. Mapmyride was around before them, but it was dailymile who built community around the whole idea of tracking. But tomorrow marks the end for dailymile, and it’s only fitting I put up a little farewell post.

I haven’t been able to find an exact reason for shutting down the site, but like most things…..I’m sure it comes down to money. Dailymile did offer a pro option, but with most people hyped up on Strava they obviously didn’t have enough members.

It is pretty hard to compete against Strava. That site has done an incredible job of building community, creating challenges, and firing up motivation.

Even though I absolutely acknowledge Strava to be the far superior cycling tracking website, there was something about Dailymile that I enjoyed. I can still remember my friend Brett Matens telling me to join Dailymile so many years ago, and I’ve been logging my rides on there pretty much ever since.

One of the coolest things Dailymile offered was a fun little recap of your lifetime statistics with things such as “total donuts burned”, or letting me know that I had cycled the equivalent of over 2 times around the world. Pretty cool, Dailymile.

So as we say goodbye to Dailymile.com, I’d like you to know that lovingthebike.com is going to be making more noise. My posts have been very limited over the past few years, but my love for cycling and the cycling community is calling.

More soon.

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