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Old 06-15-2010, 05:04   #31
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Hi all

I had a great time in Kennebunk

OK Friday night it was raining so I couldn’t load the car, I made piles of stuff in the middle of the kitchen.

This time I double checked my insulin supplies.

Went to bed at 10:30 was up till 11:30 woke up at 2:00AM, woke up again at 3:45 AM and was awake till the alarm went off at 4:45AM it was still dark outside! By the time we left at 5:15 AM. The sky was getting light.

Before I went to bed I checked the radar and it looked fine for Sunday in Maine. I even checked the local (Bangor ) TV for online weather and he clamed that any mist or fog would burn off by mid morning.

We loaded the car and left at 5:20 AM.
As the sun came up and we could see the sky (or not) it was not looking promising. I had to use the wipers ALL the way up (90 miles).

We arrived at 7:15 AM rite on time.

It was FOGGY and misty, I went in and registered and had pancakes. They put out a spread for the riders eggs pancakes (just what diabetics need, at least they has some sugar free syrup available).

I was talking with one of the volunteers and he assured me the weather would clear up. The sky, what I could see of it was wet

I don’t ride in the rain… OK I just drove 2 hours and it should clear up SOOOOO

I went to the car and took my Lantus, since I would be riding 60 miles I took 25 IU of lantus, my normal AM dose is 58 IU. I changed into my riding gear plus a long sleeved T shirt under my riding jersey and I wore my leg wormers.

I put a plastic bag over my leather seat and the small bag under seat.. I started out 25 minutes late. There was very little traffic and by mile 2 we were out in the country, and I could NOT see a thing! I ware glasses, and they were all covered in mist. I was soaking wet by mile 4.

Have I mentioned that I have muscle cramping problems in the cold? Well it was cold and damp.

I was definitely conserving my energy this ride. After the pancake I did not have any frosting till mile 8, and then a small squirt at that.

By mile 6 I passed 3 riders and mile 8 I passed 5 riders (I could tell they were fast riders)... OK the only reason I passed them was it takes 5 fast riders to change 1 flat tire.


The first rest stop was at mile 12 where I ate ˝ a banana and a piece of cinnamon role Mm Mm good.

The next water was suppose to be in 10 miles, but I missed that stop (probably couldn’t see it. It was still misting out, in fact it was getting offly close to RAIN.

O.. ya that group of fast riders well they just sort of flue by me at mile 16, I mean, I looked like I was going backwords they passed me so fast.



To be continued (its getting late and I need to work tomorrow)

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Old 06-15-2010, 06:22   #32
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You & those fast riders changing the tire just slay me!

So sorry for your damp cold ride though . . . darn it anyhow.




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Old 06-15-2010, 14:23   #33
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Hi all

Hear is the deal;
I know people are reading my posts, I need people to donate money to my fundraising at the ADA. Who else do we have to champion our cause?

I have not gotten any donations from our family of D. I keep going out and riding (know part of it for me for my exercise) a 30 mile ride takes 3 hours (riding plus prep time plus cooling down, changing…) then there is the writing.

I would like to know that my stories of trials and tribulations are of value to the members of Diabetes Forum and the people that read it.

I need to raise $420 in the next 4 weeks Sooo…. I am going to resort to blackmail I am NOT going to continue this ride report or any ride report (including the BIG ADA’s New England Classic) until I get $50 from the people reading my posts.


If you read my stories, think they can help you live better with the big D, or just enjoy them, I need you to contribute to my fundraising at the ADA

By clicking the link below it will take you to the ADA official site with my donation page.

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Old 06-15-2010, 19:15   #34
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Well . . . I didn't make a dent in that $420, but I sent you all I could.




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WOOOO HOOO

$45 to go

Thanks Shanny

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I've gotten one $5.00 donation so 9 more $5 donations and I can tell you about the 3 rides since last Sunday.

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It's hear Time for the 150 mile ride
The car is loaded, Its 10:PM I'm getting ready for bed, up at 6:AM to head to Woburn for the start of the NEC.
86 miles Saturday and 68 miles on Sunday. I know we need rain, I hope it holds off though.

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Be careful, Chris, and good luck!




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Good luck! I hope you have a good time!

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Oh! And Chris? Don't get lost, buddy!




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