Cycling Diabetics

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Need car suggestions for car-loving cyclists

Started by miketosh. Last reply by miketosh on Thursday. 4 Replies

Treating lows, not just while active

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

Any other unicycling diabetics out there?

Started by Matt Ragalie. Last reply by Rogan Creswick Feb 2. 7 Replies

NYC Tour de Cure!!

Started by andrea. Last reply by Marypat Nov 20, 2013. 2 Replies

What sort of steel horse do you ride?

Started by Mike Campana. Last reply by Nyadach May 20, 2013. 125 Replies

JDRF Ride to Cure

Started by A.J.. Last reply by Nyadach Jan 29, 2013. 5 Replies

Question for Dexcom Users

Started by David (dns). Last reply by A.J. Jan 28, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by miketosh on January 29, 2012 at 11:16am

Tmana, If you enjoy the hills of the Skylands tour, you may also want to look at the MS Hops to Hops in Lambertville. Enjoyable, hilly 40mi route with beer at the end for those that enjoy that sort of thing.

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 -


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