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Old 05-05-2010, 16:46   #1
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I am a T2 diagnosed in 1986, went on insulin in 2000.

I am riding my bicycle in the New England Classic to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.. The NEC is a bicycle ride from Woburn MA to Kennebunk ME. A distance of 150 miles in 2 days (Unless you follow me, then its 168, I got lost) July 11 - 12th.

If you would like to support me and contribute to the American Diabetes Association you can go to http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&fr_id=6930&px=4081340

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This is the 3rd time I’ve entered and the second time I’ll ride. The first time I entered I ended up having rotate cuff surgery before the ride. Last year I rode the 150 miles, 80+ miles the first day and 60+ miles the second day. Had a great time and raised over $1000. I hope to raise more this year.

I dont have to convince you how important the ADA is for us.

So please donate

If any of you would care to join me in the ride Id love it.


Thanks

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This is so nice! That sure is a long ride on a bike. I hope you make the entire ride this year. Good Luck!

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This is so nice! That sure is a long ride on a bike. I hope you make the entire ride this year. Good Luck!
I plan on it

I did a 30 mile ride today with 3 good hills. I need a lot more work on hills.

On the NEC the biggest hill is within 1 mile of the start

We ride 86 miles the first day, and day 1 has the most and biggest hills. we climb 3770 ft in day 1.
On day 2 we ride 70 miles and only climb 2979 ft

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I cannot imagine being a diabetic and doing something like this. I admire you very much! Good luck with the ride!!!

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Hi all

I am a T2 diagnosed in 1986, went on insulin in 2000.

I am riding my bicycle in the New England Classic to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.. The NEC is a bicycle ride from Woburn MA to Kennebunk ME. A distance of 150 miles in 2 days (Unless you follow me, then its 168, I got lost) July 11 - 12th.
Terrific! Good luck and have a wonderful time!




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Today was suppose to be a rest day. I was at the grocery store and started to feel a little low, So grabbed some potato chips potato is a fast BG riser. Well I cant eat just 1, by the time I got home Id eaten about 1/3 of the bag and My BG was 69 I knew it would be going up shortly, for I had eaten about 45 carbs. With a BG of 69 I would need 8 IU of Novalog for that many carbs. So I went for a bike ride instead I rode 5.5 miles in about 20 minutes. After the ride My BG was only 93. 1 1/2 hours later it was 96 No added insulin

As I continue to ride I have to reduce my morning Basal or I'd be running low all the time. In the last 5 days I've had to reduce my Lantis by 6 units and I'm going down 2 more units tomorrow morning.

tomorrow is 23 mile ride.

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Today was suppose to be a rest day. I was at the grocery store and started to feel a little low, So grabbed some potato chips potato is a fast BG riser. Well I cant eat just 1, by the time I got home Id eaten about 1/3 of the bag and My BG was 69 I knew it would be going up shortly, for I had eaten about 45 carbs. With a BG of 69 I would need 8 IU of Novalog for that many carbs. So I went for a bike ride instead I rode 5.5 miles in about 20 minutes. After the ride My BG was only 93. 1 1/2 hours later it was 96 No added insulin

As I continue to ride I have to reduce my morning Basal or I'd be running low all the time. In the last 5 days I've had to reduce my Lantis by 6 units and I'm going down 2 more units tomorrow morning.

tomorrow is 23 mile ride.
Sounds like you have everything under control. Be careful and take some glucose tablets with you. I wish I was more steady on a regular bike, it is really good exercise! I end up on the ground alot when riding a regular bike so I ride a stationary bike.

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I used to use "bite size" candy bars, but what do you do with the wrappers? I would stick the used wrappers up legs of my riding pants. By the end of the day my leg and riding pants where covered in chocolate.

Now I take a tube of Betty "Crocker decorating frosting" with me. every 5 to 7 miles, I unscrew the top and take a squirt. No mess no fuss

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Aaa well I did not ride today

64 days till I ride 86 miles

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I've fallen a little behind on my training and posting.

Friday; it rained (I do not ride in the rain)

Saturday; I finished my taxes (living in eastern MA I have until 5/11 to file my taxes(we had flooding last month and they extended the filing date for us))

Sunday; Nope no ride

Monday; too cold only got into the 40s I have a problem with leg cramps. Riding in the cold really makes them bad. I found vitamin D helps.

Tuesday; today, again to cold... however, I have to ride so I broke out my rollers. God I hate rollers, all that work and you dont go anyplace. 1 hour on the rollers .

so far this year even tho the warm spring has let me start riding a month earlier than last year, mileage wise I am behind whear I was last year, ive got only 320 miles on this season.

The good news is my cadence is up to where I left off last year. My cadence is comfortable in the high 70s to low 80s and going up a slight incline I like the low 90s.

cold and rain every other day for the rest of the week So I'll have to ride the rolers.

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