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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??
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.
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!
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. :)
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!
(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.
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.
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...
So nice. Was that up in the Flatirons somewheres? Were you bothered by smoke at all?
The view from my mountain bike in Boulder, CO
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