Cycling Diabetics

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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 Louis on April 5, 2009 at 8:36pm
JUst Finished The Space Race in Houston for McDonald House. ALso met the ADA rep in charge of the Tour de Cure in Houston in Sept 09. This was my first organized ride as a diabetic on the pump. She said she meet other T2 but no T1s that did the ride. Amazing, I only ate 1 power bar , a few bags of peanuts, 2 slim jims, about 3 glucose taps for the lower readings, 2 bottles of water, 2 bottles of Gatorade. I did 63 miles in 3hours 57min 47 sec ride time. Blood sugar was good the whole time except one instance it went over 200 , I think I was getting dehydrated. I ate my first pizza in a long time. 2 personal pans, a mcdonald hamburger and lots of water, 2 pickles after the ride.
See Type 1s on the pump can ride long distance safely. After doing this , I think I'll set my goal on 70 or 80 miles for the Tour de Cure in Sept. A 100 just seems too risky at this point.
Comment by Justin Turner on April 2, 2009 at 9:44pm
Am I the first BMX cyclest in this group?
Comment by Louis on March 26, 2009 at 6:45pm
Recumbent Rider here, I ride a RANS Force 5XP. Anyne in Houston?
I have formed a team for the Tour de Cure called Team iPump. Your welcome to join or donate to the cause. I plan on 63 miles or possibly the 100 miles.
I have just got the nerve to bike with my pump on long distance rides.
Comment by Rebecca on March 26, 2009 at 5:49am
I had my premier ride on Tuesday. It was a awesome spring day here in Charleston, the only weather issue was the strong winds. I was able to do 14 miles through neighborhoods in my area and learn to get comfortable on the bike. I waned to get the feel of the cletes & bike shoes before I really get out on the open road. I am so hooked on biking. I even managed to multi-task on the ride- I was house hunting at the same time. I loved it. I guess I'd better concentrate on other activities for now since I am planning on walking/ running the Cooper River Bridge Run in less than 10 days. I really love living in a city that supports healthier living and active lifestyles. I am so glad to be HOME :)
Comment by John Sangdahl on March 25, 2009 at 2:36pm
I need to improve my hill climbing when they are steep . I am working on my base. I have logged 425 miles this spring. I live in Northeastern Ohio, Snow belt land!! My cadence drops to 65/55 and I am on my lowest gear. I will start to do hill repeats next week.
Comment by Grant Daisley on March 19, 2009 at 3:46pm
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Comment by Rebecca on March 19, 2009 at 2:48pm
The decision has been made. I am the proud new owner of a Newport Blue 2009 Trek 7.2 FX. It should be in by the weekend. I think I have made the right decision. Thank you all for you imput and support. It's really been invaluable. Next decision: Accessories $$$CHA-CHING!$$$$
Comment by Sam on March 19, 2009 at 2:31pm
Hello everyone. I'm new to the site. I couldn't live with being type 1 if it wasn't for cycling. Great to meet some fellow cycling-mad diabetics!
Comment by Rebecca on March 16, 2009 at 11:04am
I am really conflicted on the bike issue- I go back and forth between Hybrid & Comfort. You like the Trek company though? I do think the Trek 7.2 series looks really great & feels great for me. I am getting fitted on a unisex model 20 ". I'm 5' 7. I need it to be as comfortable as possible and I have to be really aware of my posture and not over-fatiguing my muscels too fast.

I'll try to learn slow, but I'm so excited abut this that I just want to learn it all as fast as possible. This local TREK shop does have a Saturday morning ladies ride so I will definately plan to do it when my schedule & family permit. Thank you for your support and info. Kind regards, Rebecca B.
Comment by Rebecca on March 16, 2009 at 9:43am
IPadded shorts are the only item in my cycling wardrobe so far. I am soooo excited. I am thinking that I will chose a bike in the $400-$500 range. Then I have all the extra equipment that will go with it. I want to be as safe as possible and I want to be prepared for the unknown. I can't wait til I leanr how to fix my own tire! Isn't that crazy. I don't want to depend on anyone else. Thank you for your commment. Keep in touch. Rebecca B.

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