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Bikers w/ Diabetes

This group is for Motorcycle riders. Any kind. Looking to share ideas on dealing with Diabetes on the road. From food to carrying supplies. Any discussion is welcome. Ride On and Ride Safe.

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Let us see your bike(s)!!

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hard core

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Winter Blues? Try Ice Bike Riding

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Comment by Jim Roach on February 27, 2015 at 7:57pm

What a crazy winter this year in the Great NorthWest. I have rode my bike to work over a dozen times in the smack dab middle of winter. Awesome!!!!!!

Comment by Renegadez on April 9, 2014 at 6:46am

Diatribe STOP Diabetes Ride 2014 Flyer


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May 10, 2014

Please join us in riding for the American Diabetes Association

(All proceeds 100% go to the ADA)


8:30 - 10:45 AM Day of the Ride


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5900 E 150 HWY

GrandView Mo. 64030


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5900 E 150 HWY

GrandView Mo. 64030

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$20 per Rider $10 per passenger Rain Or Shine,

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Ride sponsors Diatribe, The ADA, The Chop Shop, Gails Harley Davidson and Starbucks.

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Comment by Juice21 on September 2, 2013 at 2:44pm


I did leave out some information didn't I, LOL. I am Type-1 and take injections, both, Novolog (short acting) & Lantus (Long Lasting). I'll be going on 4 years this November. Other than that, I should be "normal."


Man, it was an awesome time sir! The ride up there and back, with a pack of bikes, is beautiful! This is my first year riding, so all these experiences are great, thus far; I'm glad my Diabetes hasn't held me back that much.

The weather was perfect, somewhere in 70's. I did feel dehydrated, because my lips were chapped. Usually, the high BG's are reflective of that. I had eaten like 4 hours before. I had a skillet with potatoes, sausage, and a muffin, along with coffee. I'm assuming everything is correct, since I've been operating with these doses for the last few years. 25 units of Lantus and 10/1 ratio for my Novolog.

Thanks for all your help!


Comment by Sportster on September 2, 2013 at 9:39am

Juice, first off I'm jealous because I didn't get to go to Harley's 110 Anniversary in WI. Sounds like you enjoyed it!

There could be lots of variables on why your BG went up. How was the weather? Was it extremely hot? Sometimes the stress from the heat will do that to me.

Could it be that you were dehydrated? Riding with the wind on you can dehydrate you in a hurry.

You said you didn't eat any carbs but, did you eat any protein? Sometimes you need to bolus for protein.

Is your basal set correctly? Right when I think I have everything set correctly, I have to adjust basal and bolus rates.

Hope you can figure it out.....Ride safe my friend!

Comment by Hank Barnes on September 2, 2013 at 5:56am

you did not tell us if you are on MDI or a pump. how long have you taken insulin (I assume you took insulin before the ride)? are you insulin resistant? bad injection site? bad insulin? anything else unique to you?

Comment by Juice21 on September 1, 2013 at 7:27pm


Good Evening!

I have a question, and curious to know if anyone has experienced this type of situation themselves.

This past weekend, I went to the Milwaukee, WI 110th Harley Anniversary (which was totally awesome!). Prior to my ride I was at 138 mg/dl. Took a ride to a gas station, tested again, an hour later from my 138 mg/dl reading, and had a read of 199 mg/dl. I got to Milwaukee, did some minor walking and got back on the bike. Before I left I tested again, and I was at 219 mg/dl.

Is there a reason why my BG was raising, without eating any carbs?

I appreciate your time and feedback in advance.


Comment by jake kany on July 18, 2013 at 10:53pm

Hi everyone

Comment by Katsz on May 20, 2013 at 5:04pm
My almost 19 yr old who has only been T1 since 15 is now starting to work detailing Harleys. I just found out that part of this job requirement is they will teach him to drive a bike. My husband has a road King....has had it since my son was 2. He says he wants a new one and will sell the old one to my son in a few years. This doesn not make me happy. Hard enough to accept him driving a car. Please help me not fear this so badly.
Comment by TooTall on February 28, 2013 at 7:59pm

Let me start with an introduction, My name is Jordan Tutor and I have been diabetic since 1988. This past year I finally bought a 1973 cb750 that I chopped out - bobber style. I would like to mention that I also lost my bother-in-law to type 1 the year prior to my bike purchase. He had just completed building a cb550. His family is still pretty devastated by his passing and slightly resentful of my continuation, but I digress. I have learned of honda choppers.com through my father-in-law, and in doing so learned of many rallies and benefit rides but non are for diabetes. I am located in north Mississippi just outside of Tupelo and would like to try and set up a ride benefiting diabetics without insurance or for diabetes research. I would appreciate anyone's help in trying to accomplish this goal not to mention it would be nice to ride with some people that understand the stigma and struggles that diabetics endure on a daily basis.

Comment by Jim Roach on January 20, 2013 at 3:36pm

Thats funny. I might join ya!


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