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Cycling Diabetics

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Leadville 100 in 2015

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What sort of steel horse do you ride?

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New to Cycling

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TUE?

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NYC Tour de Cure!!

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Treating lows, not just while active

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Comment by Greg on August 24, 2009 at 3:26pm
Just completed a 170-mile ride near Tacoma, Washington. As I ice my knees this week I have discovered time to add a blog post on my page about the ride and other recent bad decisions. Ok not really - it was tough but very scenic, and I was delighted to have kept my blood glucose pretty steady with the help of the CGM.
I'm waiting to hear how Mike did in his triathlon and John on the Pedal to the Point.
Comment by Kevin Lamken on August 15, 2009 at 10:36pm
OMG, have you seen the wooden bikes made by Renovo? I first saw them on a gadget blog of all places. Check them out at: www.renovobikes.com. I'm not plugging the company, but their bikes are beautiful and somewhat competitive to carbon, so they say.
Comment by miketosh on August 15, 2009 at 6:52am
Doing my first tri tomorrow. WISH ME LUCK! I hope I remember how to doggy paddle, been more than a few years...
Comment by miketosh on August 15, 2009 at 6:51am
John, probably too late now, but just make sure you wear a CGM or test often. :-)

Tomorrow will probably be a harder day as your metabolism and insulin-to-carb ratios will all be adjusted from today's ride.
Comment by John Sangdahl on August 14, 2009 at 3:39pm
MS ride Pedal to the point. I will be riding 100 miles tomorrow and 75 miles back on Sunday. I know it will be warm. I thought It might be warm so I rode last Monday. It was a 40 mile ride into a strong head wind and the temperature was 93. It was a hard ride. I will be drinking a lot today and during the ride. I will have a mix of G2 to put in my water bottle sometime during the ride. Do any of you have any suggestions?
Comment by Kevin Lamken on August 8, 2009 at 11:12pm
Hello from Redmond Oregon! Very happy to find this group. I've been a diabetic since '97 and a Medtronic pump wearer for over 2 years. I was big into cycling during the Greg Lemond era, Oakley Factory Pilots goggles, Look pedals, and index shifting. I rode well over 1K miles per month, but only raced a few small races. I bought a Cannondale road bike in 2005, but hadn't really been consistent on the bike until this year. Unfortunately, I've had medical complications for the past 2 years, but I think I'm on track to better health. I've had lots of doctors, tests, and drugs. Hope to have a complete answer soon. I have some questions for you all, but I'll address those in a separate forum post. Just wanted to say hi. Kevin
Comment by Susan K on July 30, 2009 at 6:43am
A cycling group? Excellent! I've been riding with Team in Training for years. Favorite distance is a metric century.
Comment by Chi' on July 28, 2009 at 4:03pm
Hi, I thought I would join this group 1st! This Sunday I completed a 25 mile ride out near Sumitt OH. Whew...what a roller coaster. The hills were like 3 miles long and I found myself eating almost all the way up the hill. I just started cycling this year and I sort of felt like I pushed myself a little far; but it was totally worth it. I would do it again and cant fall back...got to keep pushing. I had the worst charlie horse's! Once I got more than 1/2 up the 3 mile hills, I felt like Fred Sanford and had to walk to the top. Thanks for creating such a great group! Any tips would be greatly appreciated...
Comment by John Sangdahl on July 18, 2009 at 7:57pm
I got my first century ride in today! I don't feel bad.
Comment by miketosh on July 13, 2009 at 7:39am
New tip I learned yesterday: Most camelbak's fit perfectly on top of aerobars. For people who don't always train with one on, it is a great way to get a far distance without an aching neck.

Unfortunately I learned this AFTER going 55 miles, so my neck is quite achy today. ;-)
 

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