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Old 07-12-2010, 04:26   #41
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Hi all

I made it.. Sorta

My wife was going to shadow me along the ride, I mean stop by now and the to check up on me. My normal insulin is 56 IU of Lantus in the am since I was going to ride so much I only took 40 IU.
I left Woburn MA at 8:30 AM Saturday I got to mile 51 out of the 86 before It started to rain. I dont ride in the rain. I was thinking, I wish Sue (my wife) would come along so I could get out of this. I look up and she is in a parking lot next to the road with the trunk open waiting for me YEA SUE

The problem was at the rest stop at mile 45 I gassed up with 2 bananas and 2 cliff bars I tend to burn all that while riding. Now I'm not riding with ALL that carb sitin in me. I put my bike in the trunk and started to drive along the rout waiting for the rain to quit in about 10 miles it did but my legs were having such bad cramps there is no way I was going to ride.
So I just kept on driving. Then it started to rain again. so I called it a day, I called in to the event coordinate and said I was out of the ride for Saturday.

We stopped at a clam shack in NH my BGL was 156 so I took 6 units of Humalog ( if my BGL is 138 I usually take 8 IU of Humalog to get it down to ~100) and had some of the best fried clams I've ever had.

1 1/2 hours later I was at 49 so I had to eat all kinds of bad stuff to bring my BGL up.

We then went to my motel where I showed and sat in a hot tub. Then we went to the UNH where all the riders were staying. We drank beer and swapped stories and had dinner at the campus cafeteria. And an excellent spread they put out for us.
I had terrible cramps all after noon and night I got woken up at12:00, 2:00, 3:00 4:30 with leg cramps.



I did do ALL 77 miles on Sunday from Durham NH to Kennebunk ME on Sunday

got sun barned and road on wet roads for about 45 minutes (that is the part I hate, not the rain but the wet roads)

Again I took only 40 IU of Lantis. There are rest stops every 20 to 26 miles and I can eat bananas ans cookies and any thing I want without the risk of raising my BGL.n fact I check MY BGL at each rest stop and change how much frosting I eat every 4 to 8 miles to keep my BGL level.


I got to Ogunquit ME and it rained, just a shower, so I sat under a big tree till it cleared. I waited about 20 minutes for the roads to dry NOT so I headed out before my muscles started to stiffen up.

Well the rain must have been in front of me for the roads were wet for 10 miles, AND I RODE ON THEM. now before you start calling me a wimp, the reason I dont ride in the rain is, the water on the roads collects up sand and the tires spray it into everything. By everything I mien everything, I was going to call Sue and have her pick me up, But I said no i did that yesterday Il ride it out. Its not raining just wet roads.... Well that was a mistake I spent the last 35 miles the ride with a rear gear changer that would skip gears when it felt like it. I'd come to a hill and shift down a gear but the rear changer would not shift or shift 2 gears. This kills your ability to get up hills easily. and why did it do this BECAUSE THE REAR CHANGER GOT SAND IN IT

Any way I made it to the end and I felt good no cramps (o ya I didn't take my diuretic this morning. One of the side affects is CRAMPS).

So that is the short of it.

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Mother Nature was determined to foil your efforts this weekend! Glad you thumbed your nose at her & rode today anyhow, but sorry for the sand & the trouble it caused.

Thanks for the final update & thanks to Sue too, for taking up the slack when you need it!

Long may you ride!




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Good job! Glad that you were able to ride both days!

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Wish i knew about this i would certainly have come

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Wish i knew about this i would certainly have come

Well Funny you should ask

they just opened up registration for next year, starts on July 9th( I was the 3rd person to sign up)

you can sign up at http://main.diabetes.org/NEC

Or you can donate at Tour de Cure:

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I can't immagine that you are diabetic and doing something like this.Its really a hard job for me.Anyways Good Luck for the ride.

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I ain't going to let diabetes stop me. Lots of T1's ride and do triathlons, not so many T2's

In fact I believe "Team T1" a T1 diabetic racing teem (bicycle) just set a new cross country record. So we can do it

Why do you think a diabetic cant do it?
Cycling is the one exercise I enjoy.

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