Cycling Diabetics

This group is dedicated to all of the diabetics out there who share a love for cycling. All disciplines are welcome!

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Need car suggestions for car-loving cyclists

Started by miketosh. Last reply by miketosh 23 hours ago. 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 Markiss on June 26, 2012 at 8:12am

it's great hearing from all of you and knowing so many aren't taking this DiaBeaties thing lying down. @Brian great video, good music, i tried to hit the like button but alas there's none.
i've been healing my knees so i've been working up to getting back up the mountain by doing a stationary bike a few times a week... not the same eh? Mountain biking is so exhilarating. i often forget how great it feels to get off your bike at the end of the day. question for me is when will i get up that mountain again?? and will i get that new full suspension 29er i've been dreaming of??

Comment by Oakville27 on June 26, 2012 at 7:38am

Just started MTB riding again - so far so good - 30g cho 1/2 hour before ride and then test every hour and I've found that a 24g cho Clif Shot keeps me going for the next hour.

I ride mostly on the Front Range in CO, so trails are well traveled and marked so I don't worry about riding solo too much. As a few have noted, I keep enough gel and quick carbs (including my tabs) on hand to stock the energy food department of a small bike shop.

I stay within my skills as far as trails/tech sections go, but I did that even before my DX.

Comment by Brian on June 25, 2012 at 12:19pm

I ride solo a lot. I test before and always carry gels or a couple of granola bars. My girlfriend had a bad mtn bike crash a couple of weeks ago. Glad I was there because she definitely needed help getting out. If you do ride solo it's good not to take unnecessary risks. Happy riding!

Comment by Michael McClure on June 25, 2012 at 8:21am

I ride MTB solo most of the time. I wear a Road ID for ID purposes, and then carry 9/10ths of a bike shop (leaving out only the annoying sales personnel...) in my Osprey Manta 25 pack (it weighs in just over 20 lbs. or so when fully laden with all that stuff plus H2O plus my Nikon D300 and strobe flash). I've been doing this for years now. Fortunately my big falls (had one recently where I taco'ed my front tire!) have been on group rides. :)

Comment by Andy on June 25, 2012 at 8:03am

I don't care to mtn bike solo, mostly for risk of getting hurt and needing help that isn't likely to come anytime soon. I don't mind riding solo on roads though. Before venturing into state forests on the rarely traveled dirt roads though, I do stop to check bgs and make sure I have enough food/drink to stay safe.

I forgot to post it here before, but after my 300k brevet I also finished a 360k fleche team ride. It was a 24 hour ride, and we covered 235 miles!

Comment by miketosh on June 25, 2012 at 7:59am

(I think I said this already, but...) I get so nervous riding solo. Even with the CGM and heavily traveled roads, it is my fear of my first low-sugar "bonk". Been able to avoid that for 19 years so far, but I'm sure its inevitable.

Comment by miketosh on June 25, 2012 at 7:58am

Rode 40 miles in 2:28 yesterday, had to stop twice to help some diamondbacks cross the road. No, no, not the MTN bike types, some diamondback turtles. Must be the laying eggs season.

Comment by Brian on June 24, 2012 at 9:57pm

This is up Boulder Canyon west of the Flatirons. The smoke wasn't too bad that day. Today it was really bad! Colorado is on fire...

Comment by Michael McClure on June 24, 2012 at 5:44pm

So nice. Was that up in the Flatirons somewheres? Were you bothered by smoke at all?

Comment by Brian on June 24, 2012 at 4:30pm

The view from my mountain bike in Boulder, CO


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