Cycling for Optimal Weight


How many of you are using cycling to help achieve your ideal weight?  How many would like to obtain this through cycling?  We all ride a bike for different reasons, but health and fitness is definitely a common theme that runs through a lot of us recreational cyclists.

But how do you get there?  How can you use cycling to lose weight?  Sometimes just jumping on the bike isn’t enough.  It takes the right level of cycling….and the right type of fuel to make it happen. To be honest, the nutrition side is probably the most important. I know from my own experience that I can cycling, and cycle, and cycle my butt off….but if I’m eating like crap my body doesn’t stay looking like I want it to.

So here it is.  I’ve joined forces with my teammate Kelli and we’ve put together the “Cycling for Optimal Weight” plan.  This mini e-book is totally free and we’re not even using it as a trick to capture all your e-mail addresses.  Yeah, I’m totally going against the grain on smart blogging tactics….oh well.  If you’d like to be included in the LTB mailing list feel free to send in your e-mail right here.

Either click the e-book image above, or download the book at:

 The nutrition side of this plan includes excerpts from Kelli’s great new e-book called “Fuel Right: The Endurance Athlete’s Guide Daily Nutrition, Training Nutrition, and Achieving an Optimal Weight”.  She is a fitness nutrition genius and has packed it all into this incredible book.  As part of the Loving the Bike “Cycling for Optimal Weight” plan, she’s included what you need to get you started.

We’re giving away 4 of her complete e-book’s to lucky readers who leave a comment letting us know why you need this incredible tool. For those of you who’d like the book, but don’t win one….she is offering all Loving the Bike readers a 25% discount off the $19.99 price tag.

Either way, we’re giving you enough right here in this post to get you well on your way to optimal heath.  Go on….check out the plan and get started.  We’re 100% confident that following this plan will take you where you want to go…and we want to be there with you along the way.  If you decide to go on the plan (and we hope you do), we’d like to track your progress and watch as you achieve your “Optimal Weight”.  Please contact us and let us know that you are on board.


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10 Responses to “ Cycling for Optimal Weight ”

  1. Royyount on December 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Forgot to mention one little thing. It’s my BIRTHDAY today. 41 and lovin the bike more everyday.

  2. Royyount on December 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I would love a copy of this book. I lost 70 lbs by using weight watchers and biking my butt off, literally. I was never able to reach my goal weight. I have since gained back some of my weight, but continue to ride and train several days per week. 2012 is just around the corner and I am ready to commit to this battle again. I want to race well this year and get a sub 5 century in when I ride the Bike to Beat Cancer. I would love a copy of this book.
    Thank you.

  3. Horse Racing Betting on January 18, 2011 at 5:04 am

    We’re 100% confident that following this plan will take you where you want to go…and we want to be there with you along the way.

  4. Anonymous on December 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Great common sense approach to weight management for anyone! For those who want to supplement with CLA do not take on any empty stomach as there is a rare side effect of nausea.

  5. Anonymous on December 29, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Thanks to everyone who has checked out our E-book so far…we’ve had a whole bunch of e-mails and tweets along with the fine comments below. Very Nice.

    We’ve given out all the complimentary copies of Kelli’s e-book that we had, but if you’d still like to grab your copy….you can get 25% off by going to and then click the Endurance Ebook tab at the top. From there, hit the “Click Here With a Coupon Code” link located just below the Paypal icon. Enter in username: loving / password: thebike and you’ve just got 25% off the hottest Sports Nutrition book out there today.

  6. PedalmanTO on December 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Fantastic read my friends! Thanks for putting this together, it’s going to help keep me in check.

  7. Clive Chapman on December 28, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Great idea Darryl and Kelli, I’ve mentioned this on my blog and linked to it. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  8. Kevin Purdy on December 28, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Wow, that’s weird. Just a few minutes before I read your tweet about publishing this book, I had ordered a “How to publish an ebook” Kindle download.
    I wish you all the success in the world. I’ll be very interested to follow your progress and see how the whole ebook publishing goes for you.
    Good luck and congratulations.

  9. Steven on December 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    As a current fat guy, and a formerly really fat guy, I appreciate the need for a good nutritional plan. I have already lost over 100 lbs but have been struggling with the last 60, even though I workout 6-7 days a week. Nutrition has always been my weakness. I have lofty goals as a novice endurance athlete, but unless I can dial in the nutrition I can’t train or compete to the fullest.

    • Anonymous on December 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story, Steven. If you’d like a copy of the full nutrition plan, just shoot me a quick e-mail and we’ll get you started on the program.

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