Cycling Diabetics

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TeamBG - Diabetes Grand Tour 2015!

Started by Bebo321. Last reply by johnmarlo1 yesterday. 1 Reply

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

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Comment by miketosh on January 29, 2012 at 11:14am

@Robert: Add in nerves and stress to that equation. Plus the aerobic (improved insulin to BG ratio) vs anaerobic (worsened insulin to BG ratio) effect. Easy Peasy. Haha.

Comment by tmana on January 28, 2012 at 7:11pm

Mike: I got a similar impression at the Skylands TdC committee meeting on Tuesday (I heard "shorts", but did not hear "bibshorts"). Team Red apparel must be purchased; Red Rider jerseys are given to Red Riders free of charge.

Comment by Robert Lucke on January 28, 2012 at 1:34pm

Hello Megan J yep on long rides, I am plug in with a Bg Monitor. I fuel every 10 miles with 2 Hammer Perpetuem solids tablets or 1/4 Powerbar or a gel you just have to figure out what works for you by testing alot then stick with it. Also figure in exertion level, hills, wind, pace.

Comment by miketosh on January 28, 2012 at 12:25pm

FYI: It appears that ADA has two cycling jerseys this year, one for Team Red, and one for Red Riders. Team Red is black and red, and is the same jersey for the country, but also includes shorts and bibshorts as options. Red Rider jerseys sound like they will be the same as last year with the locale on the side.

Comment by miketosh on January 28, 2012 at 12:23pm

CGM. I think I did try once, it was tricky and took longer having to ride slowly to focus, than had I just stopped to check.

Comment by MeganJ on January 28, 2012 at 11:18am

Question: Do any of you test while riding? If so how do you juggle everything without crashing? Or do you like a sane person stop and check?

Comment by Robert Lucke on January 3, 2012 at 11:59am

Hello everyone start planning to come to Montana for a wonderful Vacation in the Flathead valley, this summer, ride the going to the Sun road in glacier Park, over the divide, I have open the Montana Bike hostel or find us on facebook, I have some ride from my Garmin listed there, Diabetic Cycling Fun.

Comment by John Sangdahl on January 2, 2012 at 11:02am

Looks great!! Very interesting and beautiful!

Comment by Andy on January 2, 2012 at 10:52am

I was thinking of doing a similar cross-state ride in VT this year -

Comment by John Sangdahl on January 2, 2012 at 10:48am

Has anyone done this ride?
The longest day ride. 208miles


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