Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog


We don’t specialize in cycling races, cycling technology, or cycling training…so why should a Pro Cyclist be a loyal reader of Loving the Bike?  Or why should any cyclist, for that matter?

In a word, Lifestyle.  Other than the fact that all of us cyclists (whether you’re pro, bmx, commuter, road, recumbent, amateur, mtb, or anything else) are connected by two wheels on a frame, is the fact that we’re all living the cycling lifestyle.  Cycling is a part of our life, and we somehow find a way to include the bike in every aspect of it….doesn’t everything revolve around the bike?

I’ve always been passionate about Creating My Own Culture, and the Lifestyle to go along with it.  I guess that’s why when it comes to cycling, Lifestyle is what gets stressed the most over here at Loving the Bike.  Sure, we talk about the bike…but we focus on the stories, emotions, and information that go along with it. We are a cycling lifestyle website and so proudly share our posts with you….everything from the bond between children and bikes, all the way through to information and stories on the top cyclists in the world.

So how does this apply to Pro Cyclists?  Well, just as the top business people in the world are searching out lifestyle coaches and consultants to help balance their lives and create more happiness….Pro riders (any riders, really) can help balance out their cycling life with a daily dose of the cycling lifestyle we serve up on our site.

“Business Lifestyle coach professionals is a major growth industry. At least 10,000 coaches work for businesses today. And that figure is expected to exceed 50,000 in the next five years.”
-The Economics of Executive Coaching. Harvard Business School Journal.

We’ve been called “the cycling version of Life is Goodand that makes us feel great.  We’re sure that has something to do with our popular Make it Happen Monday Series, but we do our best to make sure all our posts are motivating, inspiring, and include a little sprinkle of magic to make your day just a little bit better….not to mention your cycling.

We believe in Riding Bikes, Creating Your Own Lifestyle, Having Fun, Simplicity, Enjoying Your Ride, Being Goofy, Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously, and so much more.  On behalf of the Loving the Bike Team, I’d like to thank you for being one of our readers (friends) and we hope to bring a smile to your face and help balance your life for the better.

Why do you read this blog?  Really, we’d like to know the details so we can continue building a better and better Cycling Lifestyle space for all of us.

Note: We do have an expert Nutritionist as well as a professional bike technician and fitter on hand, so if you’re looking for something more than just lifestyle be sure to let us know your questions and we’ll provide you with incredibly helpful support.

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13 Responses to “ Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog ”

  1. cycling training on January 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    It is a certain fact that getting some hints to anyone will be of great help. And that’s the exact point this post want to imply. Nice idea that this certain thing exist.

  2. Anonymous on December 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    This blog post is excellent. You really shared exactly the reason that anyone that bikes should read this. It’s not about the racing, its about the joy it brings. And you guys are all about that. I love it!

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on December 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Wow, what a comment.  I really appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful thoughts and praises about what we’re doing over here.  It really means a lot.  Keep on Loving the Bike.

  3. Susan P on November 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I might not be a pro cyclist, but I feel like I learn a lot from this blog and also just like it because of the attitude.  The posts are always very upbeat and postive and I like that.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Susan, that makes me feel great.  Let’s keep the positivity flowing.

  4. Judy H on November 30, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I read this blog for the very reasons you speak of today.  It is a website that includes my interest in cycling but also focuses on happy and positive aspects of it all.  For me, I would call it atmosphere and I enjoy the atmosphere you have at loving the bike.

    Keep up the good atmopshere,


    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks for letting us know what you read Loving the Bike.  I like the use of the word Atmosphere and we’ll do all we can to keep providing the right kind of it over here.

  5. Sam on November 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

    There’s no point being all serious all the time.  I agree that the fun side of life is just as important as the “business” side of things and hope all those pro cyclists out there start following your website.  This was an interesting perspective and I enjoyed it.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Sam,

      Hope they start following?  They all already are….hahahahaha.  Well, we hope there are a lot of them out there who drop by to see what we have going on.

  6. Bethel on November 30, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Darryl, I always look forward to any info yourself and other fellow cyclist have. We all continue to learn from each other All Around the World, Thanks to Twitter and Facebook.
    Keep ’em coming, I really do enjoy them.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Bethel,

      Be sure to let us know what kinds of things we can include on the site to make it more beneficial for you.

  7. Julesmpg on November 30, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Inspiring blog. I really like that you are reaching out to all cyclists and not just pro’s or serious riders. I am a newbie rider who started riding because I love pro-cycling. 

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      When I started Loving the Bike, I wanted it to be a place for al kinds of cyclists.  Being that I’m primarily a road and urban cyclist I seem to focus a lot of attention on those categories, but our love of cycling extends to all other types as well.  But we’re able to tie it all in together by being a cycling lifestyle website that speaks to the commonality in all of us cyclists.
      Thanks for your comments.


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