Can anyone recommend anything to keep the glare off the Dexcom receiver when trying to read it in sunlight?
Thanks all for the info on the RoadID I asked about last week. Look what I received in the mnail today! I'm ready for my 63 mile Tour de Cure this Saturday!
I see they're now including the Medic Alert snake. Did you have to pay extra for that, Mike? Mine is several years old now (in fact, I had to file off our old home phone numbers the other day... we don't HAVE a home phone any longer).
Yes, Michael, I asked for the medic alert "badge" and paid $4.99 for it. I thought it might help a first responder id my diabetes more quickly. I did inclucde phone numbers of my wife and 2 of my kids as wel;l as a line that says, "T1 diabetic - wearing pod"
Yeah, and now that I have this RoadID, we can't move for awhile.
Congrats, Mike! Yesterday was my local Tour de Cure -- my fifth one (and my third on the Committee). If you count my having volunteered to Road Marshal the NYC Tour, it was my sixth ride.
Please think about me tomorrow as I ride 63 as a Red Rider in the Tour de Cure - Kentucky.
Congrats Mike and tmana! Way to go you Red Riders. I've just been released back on the bike as of last Friday. CT scan is fantastic -- back fusion has taken completely and it's all bone back there now (L5/S1). First thing I did was go out on the MTB for 10 miles (which exhausted me, but in a good way). Been missing it SO much. Have a great ride tomorrow, Mike. /\/\
I've got a 600km ride this weekend near Portland, OR. Looks like I'll finally get a long ride with good weather after so many rainy brevets this season.
600k, that's craziness! Enjoy. Red Riders too. I've got Open Water Swim, T1 practice, and a short 12 mile bike on the schedule this weekend.
Today was a 20 mile bike, containing 9x 1 mile sprints, T2 practice, then a short 3 mile run.
Woops, context. I mean T1 practice as Swim to Bike, not T1 practice as in injecting insulin. haha! Just in case anyone wondered why a 20year T1D would need a specific "practice" :-)
That made me laugh miketosh enjoy the practicing :)regardless.
Mike: those are triathlon transitions, I take it? And the skill is in changing clothing and gear quickly?
Bike mount for glucometer NIPRO TRUERESULT TWIST and TRUE2GO. Really interesting for bikers. http://www.ebay.es/itm/291175029502?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
I used MedicAlert for many years but I recently switched to RoadID because (1) tired of paying for overpriced low quality id bracelets/necklaces, (2) tired of paying high subscription rate, then getting mailings every month asking for donations, (3) the interactive RoadID gives me the same thing as the MedicAlert for much cheaper rate. Goodbye MedicAlert. Hello RoadID!
I agree Kevin, I use RoadID as well. Very responsive company and good quality product. I have a couple of them now with different colored bands to match my bike or mood.
I've been wearing a Road ID for years. The company is great with great service.
Welcome to the 2015 Road Cycling Season! Wahoo! Not quite the start for me, was going strong into January, then knocked out for 6 weeks with colds, bronchitis, pulled ligaments in my chest, and other assorted nuisances. Been riding Zwift Island recently, seems like a great concept, but $10/month could be a bit steep if I don't get many rides in that month. Ties nicely in with Strava.
It's been the earliest season start for me. 2 years ago I was living in upstate NY, so I wasn't getting out much until late March. Last year I was in Seattle and got a head start on randonneuring in March. This year started in San Fran, and I already got in 1200 miles, including 4 brevets. This weekend I'll be riding 400 miles down the coast. Bonne route to all cycling diabetics out there!
We still have too much snow on the ground to actually attempt to ride yet but tonight is the kick off party for the 13th annual Harbor to the Bay ride in Boston. I can't wait until the sand,snow and potholes are all fixed and I can safely venture out on the road.