Loving the Bike TV: Freedom vs Burning Calories


In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I’m taking two popular reasons for riding a bike and relating them to living a life.  Have a watch and then take a minute to clear your head and think about how you’re spending your days.

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7 Responses to “ Loving the Bike TV: Freedom vs Burning Calories ”

  1. Susanne Wright on April 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you for always setting me straight with life affirming ideas and advice. Today is all about living in the present and I am ALWAYS needing a reminder nudge. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and look forward to seeing them. Show us your house and family and your daily commute, where you shop, etc. It’s not everyday we get to interact with someone who lives on a beautiful island and lives an intentionally, interesting, peaceful, loving, bikey, life! And yes, I’d love to see Bike and Donkey! –S

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on April 9, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Beautiful….personal e-mail to you on it’s way. Thanks for making my day so much brighter with your awesome comments.

  2. Paul Kirby on April 9, 2015 at 6:56 am

    First, still rockin’ the beard – love it.
    Second, donkey addition to the video, though unplanned, was awesome. Like your show idea, too.
    Finally, interesting topic and thoughts. When I ride, it’s certainly partly for fitness, but mostly because it’s so dang fun! I try and approach my daily life in the same way. I like my job – really – so that makes it easier. Some days, of course, I’m stressed and just “burning calories” because stuff has to get done. But many times, work is enjoyable. Plus, by having a good job, I can do more stuff with my family that I otherwise might not be able to. My particular work also allows me a great deal of flexibility in my schedule so I get to spend more time with my kids – which is awesome.

    Again, good topic. Definitely want to see “The Cyclist and the Donkey” video series.


    • Darryl on April 9, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Hi Paul, thanks for your continued support….I really appreciate it, man. I love your attitude and can tell that you’re living the good life.

      Okay, so a trip to Austin is something we really want to do as soon as possible. When we come I definitely want to get out for a fun ride with you and do some hanging.

      I need to give that Meerkat thing a try and I’ll let you know when it’s up.

  3. Jack on April 8, 2015 at 10:55 am

    So what made you decide to move to Granada???

    • Darryl on April 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Hey Jack, you’ll have to come visit me in Grenada for the full story. For now, you can have a look a this: https://lovingthebike.com/video-blog/facetime-why-am-i-in-grenada.

    • Paul Kirby on April 9, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Also,Darryl does a podcast (Cycling360?) and the other month the podcast featured “Darryl’s story”. It was really interesting and will definitely answer your question, Jack.


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