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Old 08-14-2013, 07:02   #1
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hi all. im a mad keen cyclist an have been for about 12 years now, have had type1 for about 2 years now an mixing the two has been hard work for me, have just found this site about a week ago an am already on the lchf diet,an feeling better already,my question is who else rides or runs for anything between 2 an 4 hours, an what do you eat etc, or manage the two,{diabeties an cycling} i would love to hear how others do it an any advice would be great,

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I've been riding about 11 months. Most of my rides are in the 20-25 mile range and between an hour and a half to two hours. I ride a fat tire hybrid and blame my slowness on that. Almost 1800 miles on it and should be over 2000 by the time it's a year old. Oops, that's 1800 on the bike computer that I got in December, already over 2000 by two or three hundred. Been on a couple of 40 mile rides, around 3 hours. Usually only a water bottle with me but I have carried cashews or pecans to snack on. I usually have a homemade electrolyte solution before I go on a planned longer ride with a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in it. I'm type 2 without any hypo issues so I don't carry any carb supplement or power bars. Good thing, because nobody around where I live to ride with.

I recently got a camelbak hydration backpack and plan on longer rides when it cools off a bit more. Also made the mistake of riding a nice road bike when getting a new chain put on my hybrid.

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I am a T2 on insulin I ride 20 to 66 miles, I found my energy level drops if my BG goes below 120. To keep my BG up I found that using cake frosting in a tube is a no mess no fuss way to keep my BG up. Normally a good squirt every 6 miles works great. every 5 miles if its hilly.

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You might look into this -- for athletes who want to operate in nutritional ketosis for fueling rather than glycogen.

Amazon.com: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance (9780983490715): Jeff S. Volek, Stephen D. Phinney: Books

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great thanks , all really helpful, have ordered the book thanks, the cake frosting idea is a goody for sure,will give that a try an mbuster would be keen to know how you make your electrolyte drinkm thanks again
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That Volek/Phinney book was preceded by their Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, which you might want to dig into for the background to the Performance volume.

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Electrolyte drink I do a couple times a day because I'm also try to do alkalizing.

2-3 ounces of water microwaved 30 sec
1 tsp magnesium citrate let it fizz then swirl
1/2 tsp potassium bicarbonate let it fizz, swirl
1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate stir
2 tblsp apple cider vinegar let it fizz then stir
1 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp lime juice stir
6-8 ounces cold water stir

I put 1 tblsp of blackstrap molasses before adding cold water when I add it. Tastes? Better without molasses.

600 mg sodium 4X G2
About a gram potassium. 20X G2
About 160 mg magnesium. G2 doesn't have any
0 carbs. 0 sugar. 0 artificial colors

I try to drink 30 minutes before I go and then a glass of plain water about 15 minutes later. Then drink plain water while I ride

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The magnesium citrate is a product called Calm by Natural Vitality. It is lemon flavored and does have a touch of stevia in it.

The potassium bicarbonate is 39% potassium. I think I got it in a 5 lb bottle from Earthworks Health

The sodium bicarbonate is plain old Arm & Hammer baking SODA (not baking powder)

I put a smidgen of stevia in it this morning. Made it taste a little better, but I'm used to the taste without it.

I tried a packet of lemon lime sugar free squincher electrolyte replacement in it at work one day and it was so sickeningly sweet I had to dump it out.

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