Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike


Here’s a little dose of “feel good” from my crazy buddy, Duzer to kick off this Make it Happen Monday.  Once again I’m featuring the Duz one more time, but how can I help it.  This dude just keeps pumping out such inspirational bikey goodness, so it’s hard not to want to share it with all of you.

Each time he does an epic trip he sums things up with a video that includes the people he met along the journey.  In his recent ride across the USA, Ryan asked everyone he met one simple question:

What do you love most about life?

It is one fantastic video about life and cycling, and it’s captured a lot of attention.  It has already been accepted into the 10th Anniversary ‘Filmed by Bike’ Film festival in Portland, the New York trip films festival, and has been featured on countless news and entertainment websites worldwide.

Odds are you may have watched it already, but even if you have it’s definitely worth watching again.  I’ve personally watched it about four or five times and I honestly get something new out of it on every occasion.  Oh, and I can never get tired of watching my Son as he tells the camera what he loves most about life.


Ryan also came out with a follow up to this incredible video and it’s called Live.Love.Explore.  In this one he features video from some of his amazing journeys around the world and let’s the positivity and inspiration flow once more.

I explore because it makes me feel ALIVE! I explore for the challenge, I explore to learn and be inspired and connect with people and places on every corner of this amazing planet. I explore because taking risks have always led to the most profound experiences in my life.

– Ryan van Duzer


He’s an awesome bicycle and life advocate, and I’m so honored to call Ryan a friend.

Just like Ryan, I’m also curious as to what you love most about life….let us hear all about it in the comments below.

Enjoy Your Ride

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6 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike ”

  1. Stacey Hanna on March 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    The best part of my life is my family. They are my strength, and I have a great big blended pile of love.

  2. Pamela on March 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    What do I love most about life? I love that we are able TO love, to love the bike, to love our parnters, to love our families. To be able to FEEL indescribable joy is the greatest gift.

  3. JJ on March 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    yes, I’m a follower of the Duzer and thing he’s doing great things for cycling.  Love the videos guys, keep them coming.

  4. Craig on March 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I love being outside either on a bike or walking in nature.  To me there is nothing better.  It looks like Ryan feels the same way as I do.

  5. Justin on March 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I love my family and all the happiness and support they give me.  I’m also so very happy to share this answer so thank you for asking.

  6. Emery on March 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Cycling is one of the things I love about life and I am happy to see videos like this that make me proud to be a cyclist.


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