I love cycling.  Although I am more of a road cyclist myself….I love all bikes and totally love to see people riding them.  I crave to make it my only means of transportation.  I blog about all things associated in and around the bike….and you can think of our Loving the Bike site as a place that talks about cycling as a lifestyle.  I believe that everything in life revolves around a bike….and it’s better because of it.  In my opinion, the bike is the coolest commonality found between people and I think that is so awesome.  I am very happy to belong to the cycling blog community….these bloggers rock.

Why am I Loving the Bike?

I am loving the bike because it provides me with a means to keeping my body in good physical condition while enjoying every single minute of it. I love it because of the solitude and meditative state that is brings me to every time I’m on it. I love the connection it gives our family when out on a ride together. I love the craftsmanship and beauty of the design. I love the camaraderie and brotherhood among riders. I love the speed and knowing that I am moving myself solely by my own power. I love the fact that there is no better means of environmentally friendly transportation than the bike. I am simply loving the bike.

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Nutrition Disclaimer: Nutritional posts and comments by Kelli Jennings are the real deal and she is backed by her accreditation as a Registered Dietician.  Any of the nutrition comments and tips that I provide are educated comments…..I am not a physician or licensed dietician, but I’ve been involved in the health and nutrition industry for the past 20 years and try to provide some useful tips that might help you out.

36 Responses to “ Darryl ”

  1. Saras on April 30, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Darryl,

    I’m Saras from Cambridge Mask Co. It is really a nice article on your top 5 cycling tips but we believe you are missing our product which is a respirator with military grade mask.

    Let me give you a brief intro of the Cambridge Mask. The mask works by trapping small particles. This trapping occurs by size (it has been shown to block >99% of particles of size 0.3 microns and up), and also by chemical charge. You can check our details on http://www.cambridgemask.com

    As well as several embassies and companies, we have already worked with St Mary’s Bryanston Square School, MSB, WAB, YCIS and The German School. And coming up we are going to work with Deliveroo – a British online bicycle food delivery that operates in two hundred cities. Deliveroo announced a series of measures to help keep riders safe. Among the measures a pollution mask would allows riders to raise health concerns that I am sure you would concern as well.

    At the Cambridge Mask Co we are always looking for possible collaborations and so I am wondering if you have any interest in receiving mask donations for free give aways to your readers or yourself. In exchange we would be happy to be included in the article above about our masks in your site?

    We would be happy to either make a donation to your site for your help or if you would like to tryout the mask I am more than happy to dispatch one from our warehouse – just let me know what size you would need , and tell me your address and phone number.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to read my email, I hope we are able to come to an arrangement.

    Best wishes,


  2. John on April 17, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Hey Darryl, I like you so much. As a new biker, I always try to follow your style.

  3. Ruben Yousuf on April 10, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Amazing! I love you and love your blog post. Thank you so much.

  4. Bestvela on March 31, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Great Job, cycling make our environment better. I wanted to become a cyclist, I wish to do like you. Awesome work

    Michael John

  5. Carissa Babangida on January 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I am very interested to read more on optimal diet for cyclists. I tried to open Kelli Jennings link but it did not work. Could you provide a direct link for her posts?

  6. Christine on December 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I am not a cyclist but an artist who is interested in nutrition. My son is a fanatical road cyclist like you and your posts help me in communicating with him. Great blog, thank you!

  7. Dave on October 9, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Nice information about you.

  8. rob will on April 21, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations for the brilliant blog posting! I found your post very interesting, I think you are a brilliant writer. I added your blog to my bookmarks and will return in the future. I want to encourage you to continue that marvelous work, have a great daytime!

  9. Leo on March 31, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I wanna be a biker like as you.
    My living legend.

  10. bob gilbrait on March 24, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I discovered your post extremely fascinating, I think you are a splendid author. I added your blog to my bookmarks and will return later on. I need to urge you to proceed with that glorious work, have an extraordinary daytime!

  11. VorLeak on December 14, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Good Job, doing cycling is make our environment better. I wish to do like you. Awesome

  12. CBSE Class Results on April 16, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Congratulations for the brilliant blog posting! I found your post very interesting, I think you are a brilliant writer. I added your blog to my bookmarks and will return in the future. I want to encourage you to continue that marvelous work, have a great daytime!

  13. Chris Thipphavong on September 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Thanks so much for your Top 3 Routes in Grenada and your YouTube videos as well! I’ll be moving to Grenada in January and am trying to decide what cycling gear I should bring with me, and determine what’s available on the island. I’ve found Mocha Spoke and will definitely be getting in touch with them. If you have time would you send me a quick e-mail? I’d love to know a little more.

  14. Mesa on August 14, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Great article. Write more, I would love to read more.

  15. Harley on July 23, 2015 at 6:12 am

    You’ve got lots of features, you must be really great at what you are doing. I’m impressed by what I have read.

  16. Matt Cuttler on September 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    probably you may have comments on my 10 lists of bikes that I have in my blog. Check it out.

  17. Ordinary Cycling Girl on May 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Loads of great reasons to love your bike there! What’s not to love! I have my own personal reasons posted over on my site but another very good reason is for the fantastic community involved in cycling. They’re such a supportive, friendly group of people….I love that!

  18. h4x354x0r on January 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    After your reply to my recent comment on your “2013 – The #Lucky Year” article, I have written an article of my own about my lifetime commitment to cycling. Do you accept guest articles? If so, how can I submit it for consideration?


  19. The Next Big Thing | Joel's Blog on December 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    […] Darryl over at Loving The Bike invited me to be part of a Bloggers and […]

  20. Grenadian on November 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Welcome to Grenada Daryl, please get involved in the Grenadian cycle scene

  21. Mikegwelch on April 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Great site Darryl and love the energy you bring to the table. I listen to the podcast weekly (I wish there were daily). Keep up the most excellent work. You have been an inspiration to me as well as many.

  22. Bikedan on June 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Do you live and race in Austin?  

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on June 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Yes, I do live in Austin now.  I do lots of cycling, but am not into the race scene at the moment.

  23. […] are all very worthy nominees, so whoever wins in each category, it will be well deserved. Thanks to Darryl and the team at Loving the Bike for putting this on. Be sure to check out that site too if you are […]

  24. G-Spotting | Groucho Sports on March 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    […] [Thanks Darryl for letting us use the pic!] […]

  25. Gabe Soto on November 3, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Great writing all the way around. I look forward to reading blogs and tweets all the time. See you around Austin.

  26. taiwoon on October 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    amazing stuff! and very nice to see likeminded folks. I am from Singapore btw!

  27. Myrna CG Mibus on June 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Great post Darryl! Great to see you setting such a fine fitness example for your kids.

  28. halibut fishing on May 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations for the brilliant blog posting! I found your post very interesting, I think you are a brilliant writer. I added your blog to my bookmarks and will return in the future. I want to encourage you to continue that marvelous work, have a great daytime!

  29. Cherilyn on May 3, 2010 at 5:18 am

    It’s so amazing to hear the stories of folks who have fallen in love with biking again as adults. I know I’m having a blast!

  30. Aron Rombult on March 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

    YES! Great piece, keep up the terrific work. This is the type of information that should gain recognition for it’s craft. More writers should learn from you. This is right on the money

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