Cycling Diabetics

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Paris - Brest - Paris in 2015 with type I diabetes ?

Started by Arndt Fiolka. Last reply by Arndt Fiolka Dec 23, 2014. 2 Replies

Leadville 100 in 2015

Started by Kent Logy. Last reply by cppike Dec 11, 2014. 4 Replies

What sort of steel horse do you ride?

Started by Mike Campana. Last reply by Cyclinglady Aug 29, 2014. 135 Replies

New to Cycling

Started by KatG68. Last reply by Michael Birch Jul 29, 2014. 7 Replies


Started by ajbaum. Last reply by Michael McClure Jul 8, 2014. 6 Replies

Mountain Biking & Diabetes Care

Started by MikeMack Jul 2, 2014. 0 Replies

NYC Tour de Cure!!

Started by andrea. Last reply by tmana May 27, 2014. 3 Replies

Need car suggestions for car-loving cyclists

Started by miketosh. Last reply by miketosh Apr 17, 2014. 4 Replies

Treating lows, not just while active

Started by Spenser Beasley. Last reply by Kent Logy Mar 13, 2014. 5 Replies

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Comment by John Sangdahl on January 2, 2012 at 10:47am

great job Andy. I too had 4700 miles this year.

Comment by Andy on January 2, 2012 at 10:43am

I just completed the Rapha Festive 500 challenge before New Years - that's riding 500km between Dec 23 and 31. It wasn't easy doing that in upstate NY, but the snow mostly held off this year and I was able to get enough 30 mile rides in on top of commuting. 4700 miles for 2011 and hoping to finally break 5000 this year!

Comment by Andrew Poole on November 22, 2011 at 6:50am
ADA Fundraising Event 11/27/2011 - MacDade Bowling, Holmes PA -
I am co-captian of TEAM RED PHILLY and we are an non-profit, amature cycling team raising funds for the PHILADLEPHIA TOUR DE CURE ride in Spring 2012.
Team Red is having a Family Bowling Night on Sunday the 27th at MacDade Bowl on MacDade Blvd. 5:30 to 8pm - tickets are available at the door adn are 20$ each, 70$ for four or 80$ for five, and includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a pizza buffet. We will have some Diabetic Friendly snacks there and tasty sugar free drinks too!
Come out, meat the team, we'd love to have new riders!

I can be reached at my email for questions or to RSVP

Thank you all so much!!!!
Comment by Andrew Poole on September 29, 2011 at 4:35pm
New Meetup Group for Philly PA area riders!

Join in and see our rides and get ready for the 2012 Tour De Cure!!!

Comment by Kent Logy on September 23, 2011 at 11:27am
Comment by tmana on September 22, 2011 at 9:57am

Joe_h: Have you tried the training plans offered by MapMyRide? You may need to upgrade to a paid membership to access the plans. Also, Polar Personal Trainer has a number of training plans. Last I checked, they are free -- a side benefit to training with a Polar heart-rate monitor! If you have a Polar cyclocomputer, you may be able to benefit from their desktop training software as well.

Comment by Joe_h on September 22, 2011 at 8:53am
anyone know of a good training plan riding a century under 6hrs?
Comment by Robert Lucke on September 20, 2011 at 5:40am
Hi mike that's great, I have a garmin 500 its fantastic check out the facebook page I post my rides and it is on google earth, yea sponsored by Hammer and The heed drink is better for diabetic's power bars are great lots of carbs, I do about a half bar every 25miles, also I use perputum tablets 2 every 15miles and alot depends on your energy out put. I can control my BG. yep did a ride a few days ago finished 60mile in 3hrs 3000ft of climbing BG was 50 at the finish.
Comment by miketosh on September 20, 2011 at 5:07am
Oh, and for that 512grams of carbs, I bolused only 12 units, and set the basal to 25%. Total insulin for the day was 42 units.
Comment by miketosh on September 20, 2011 at 5:06am
Just did a 40 mile, very hilly by my standards, Bike MS ride. Rode for 2:31. Did some rough calculations on food intake before and during the ride, just about 2675 calories consumed. Which included 512 grams of carbs. Funny thing is that the ride burned 2646 calories. I don't think I could have done this ride without a CGM. CGM showed a 56 at the first rest stop, but I didn't feel it at all. A gatorade and powerbar, and I was off, hitting 42mph at one point!

But if any of you have a chance, check out the Elevation Profile:

Just ignore the incredibly high heart rates, I'm not an avid cyclist, I'm just a wannabe...

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