I took my new bike out for its' first ride today. Some friends and I rode 23 miles through historic Lexington/Concord/Bedford and finished at Bertucci's for a lunch of salad and pasta. With the pump I was able to set a temp basal and managed to maintain my blood sugar between 100-150 throughout the ride. I can't even begin to say how happy this makes me. I fashioned a pretty good bike mount for my dexcom receiver so it was easy to see where my blood sugar was and where it was heading at any time.

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Comment by Terry on May 3, 2014 at 9:43pm

Cool mount! How did it perform going over some bumps in the road? Could you see it in the sunshine and through your sunglasses?

It's so great to be able to track BGs when exercising. How soon in advance of your cycling did you set the temp basal? Did you cut it back very far, like -50%?

Cycling is so much fun; I should give it a go again.

Comment by Mari on May 3, 2014 at 10:44pm

I can understand how happy you are to stay within your range when exercising! Every time I come back from a fast walk with my numbers in range it is SO much more enjoyable! Congrats!

Comment by Lloyd on May 4, 2014 at 1:06am

Way to go

Comment by Clare on May 4, 2014 at 3:47am

Thanks - the mount performed really well and the G4 didn't move over the bumps - which were few and far between thankfully. It was a pretty cloudy day and staying in range kept the numbers white and easy to read. I used a 5 hour temp basal and dialed it back 75% starting an hour before the ride.

Comment by Nyadach on May 4, 2014 at 3:53am

Nice Clare. You seem to really love the pink kit! Seems you decided against the Speedplay's? mind me asking how come?

Comment by meee on May 4, 2014 at 5:05am

That is great! 23 miles.. I'm impressed... I could NEVER do that, lol :)

Comment by Clare on May 4, 2014 at 5:44am

Nya - when I got fitted for the bike and tried to get in and out of the Speedplays I was having too much trouble. The shimanos were a lot easier and if I decide somewhere along the way that I want to change over the bike shop is more than happy to swap them out for me. I have to say the shoes are the most comfortable things I have ever worn. Next piece of kit I'm getting is a bike computer but for now I just ride with people who have them so I can track the rides. I'm thinking if I mention it to hubby he'll make it my anniversary present or something.

Comment by Unknown Diabetic on May 4, 2014 at 6:45am

Good Job! Keep it up.

Comment by Nyadach on May 4, 2014 at 12:43pm

Highly recommend the Garmin ones for bike computers...ok pricey, but if you shop around for a NOH (Garmin speak for it being as new but really a refurb with full warranty) version, but do come with huge discounts. So gives a lot more data (sadly no ones tied it and a BG meter together (yet) though) for your rides like heart, cadence, climbs, calories burned etc. And you know what us D's are like for data hehe.

Been looking at the Shimano's myself at the moment. Currently use the 4 way entry smaller versions than the single sided, but am probably going that way when I finish building NF.

Enjoy the rides :)

Comment by Clare on May 4, 2014 at 1:25pm

Both friends have Garmins and that is most likely the kind I will be getting. The shimanos are really nice definitely worth the investment and no wasted energy, every movement propels the bike. I can see that being really useful for the super long rides.

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