Cycling Diabetics

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Leadville 100 in 2015

Started by Kent Logy. Last reply by Michael McClure Oct 2. 3 Replies

What sort of steel horse do you ride?

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New to Cycling

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NYC Tour de Cure!!

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

Treating lows, not just while active

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

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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...
Comment by JackSprat999 on August 31, 2011 at 11:16pm
Howdy Fellow Bikers!
I am a mountain biker out in the SF Bay area in CA. I ride a Santa Cruz Blur and put in 50-80 miles per week, mostly on single track, but also including some track stand work-outs. I've been a type 1 for over 55 years and it hasn't stopped me yet. I look forward to hearing about better post ride recovery, better pump use while riding, etc. All the best, Jack
Comment by Robert Lucke on August 23, 2011 at 4:02am
What a fantastic Summer for all the type 1's. Last weekend 84 mile LE tour de Koocanossa, in Western Montana 4500 evalation gain finished 1st the last 6 miles average speed 28mph overall time 4hr 15min. I have the Huckelberry 100 this weekend so will be doing mega fueling during the ride.
Comment by Spud on August 22, 2011 at 11:03pm
Well done that is quite an accomplishment. I did my 4th Trans Baviaans last weekend...not sure in miles but it the universal language it is 230km. The most awesome MTB event in the world. Team Diabetes came in 252nd out of 426 starting teams. 16 hours 40min and who cares how many seconds. My profile pic is from last years event.

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