Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5


Top 5 Cycling Tips

Each day this week we’re bringing you one of our Loving the Bike Top 5 Cycling Tips.  We do our best to provide cool stuff and interesting tips and information for all you cyclists on a regular basis, but this week we’re coming at you with our top tips.

We’re kicking things off with Tip #5 today, and will continue to run through to Tip #1 on Friday.  Each one will be a video post from either Stevie, Kelli, or myself….and we hope you enjoy the information we have to share.

Loving the Bike Cycling Tip #5 – Make it Happen

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Stop back tomorrow for Stevie’s #4 Loving the Bike Cycling Tip.

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8 Responses to “ Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5 ”

  1. Billclelland on February 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I always found that the most difficult part of a ride was getting out of the house! Make it happen.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

      ….and once you’re out of the house you realize that you should have gotten out sooner, right? I hope you continue to make it happen.

  2. Carrie on February 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I always like your enthusiasm in your videos. You have a way of motivating me even with just your voice. This is a good tip and nice reminder that I need to put all my goals into motion. Thanks.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Carrie, it’s nice to hear that. It feels great knowing that I’ve helped motivate in whatever way I can.

  3. John on February 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Good advice. I sometimes find myself procrastinating and not getting the things done that I would like both in cycling and in all of my life. It seems so easy to procrastinate. Thanks for this reminder on getting it done.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thanks, John. I hope you’re able to get it all done and make it happen.

  4. Alison on February 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    There’s a lot of great cycling tips out there but if you don’t put the tip in motion then nothing will ever happen. You have listed this as the number 5 tip, but in my opinion it should be number 1. We need to make it happen to get it done.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Totally…..thanks for your comment, Alison. Putting it all in motion is what it’s all about.


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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


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