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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  • h4x354x0r

    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?


    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hi Derrick, I sent you a couple e-mails. Let me know if you haven’t received them.

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  • Grenadian

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

  • Mikegwelch

    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.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks for your most excellent comment, Mike.

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    Do you live and race in Austin?  

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

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

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

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks Gabe.

  • http://smallwheelsbigsmile.blogspot.com/ taiwoon

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

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Happy riding in Singapore.

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

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  • http://bike-bliss.com Cherilyn

    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!

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Great to hear that you’re Loving the Bike, Cherilyn.

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    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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