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ZOEMCMAC's Photo ZOEMCMAC Posts: 251
5/10/10 4:21 P

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Thanks for keeping us updated.

Think about getting a 2nd water bottle rack for the warmer weather. I just did and love it.


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- cycled 101 miles! (11/2010)
-completed "Couch to 5k" training program 5/4/2010
- 5/8/2010: Willow Glen 5k/ (3 miles): 34:13! Average pace was 11:20!!!
- 5/2/2010: Na


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5/10/10 12:13 A

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Just a update, I did 13.2 miles today. Goal this week is to increase to 15-18 miles or more. This upcoming weekend I am looking at riding for 2 hours. The ride today was 76 minutes and time constraints kept it from being longer, nothing else emoticon

Just wanted to let folks know!

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RHYNIC's Photo RHYNIC Posts: 19,646
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you are getting there. :-)

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMGatR8SNns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbXgQq
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4/25/10 1:25 P

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4/25/10 12:33 P

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I am on my way! I rode 10.2 miles today with my sister, it took 65 minutes overall not counting 2 small water breaks. Thats 1/4 of the way to my goal of that 40 mile ride!! I feel great! emoticon

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4/24/10 2:20 A

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This is totally awesome, I am blown away by the support and the people out there. I am a type 2 Diabetic and have allready seen some huge changes with the 20lbs lost and I contribute a lot of it to the bike riding. I have followed the link to the tour de cure site and am very VERY excited to find such a thing available.

I am doing the march of dime walk tomorrow early in the morning so may not be able to check all the things listed right away but I want EVERYONE to know I truly thank you for the responce.

I knew that my friends here on Spark would give me a idea and direction to go in. I did 40 minutes tonight on a enjoyable ride, just over 5 miles. I had an appointment at 7pm, so I could not stretch it farther. My current goals have been to extend the rides I do have and I have picked up a lot of pointers.
Thanks you. I havnt read all the posts yet but am working thorugh them slowly. Its almsot 1130pm at night and I'm tired!
Ride on

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4/23/10 4:22 P

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good luck with this challenge. I have not been cycling for very long but I am already up to 23.5 miles. I was very tired at the end of that ride, mind you I went out as hard as I could...I will not be doing that next time.

I suggest you ride as easily as your goal will allow.

gail

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMGatR8SNns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbXgQq
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55DREW's Photo 55DREW Posts: 156
4/23/10 3:21 P

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Here to share with all...
One link - http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/conditi
oning/a/aa052703.htm

Another -
http://www.maccfund.org/trek100/riders/t
rain.pdf#search='century%20training,%2
08%20weeks'

If you're a facebook user, You may want to contact Mari Michelle Ruddy, she's the person behind the Red Rider program that the American Diabetes Association uses for their Tour de Cure. You can also look up Team WILD which is another one of her projects that is Women Inspiring Life with Diabetes. While she and that team may for the most part be first class athletes, they're all diabetics. If nothing else I'm sure she'd be able to inspire quite a few of the riders and those that want to become riders here do that - follow up on that spark and help spread it further.

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Drew Hunter
TEAM RED Team Captain ............__o
diabetes.org/tourteamred ..............\.\,
Join us for the ride of your life! ...( )/ ( )


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4/23/10 12:54 P

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You've received some excellent pointers/advice here.
Just wanted to add have fun & ride safe!
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~*~JoAnn~*~Southern California~*~

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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MCKNIGHTRN's Photo MCKNIGHTRN Posts: 67
4/23/10 10:18 A

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saw the post on Continuous Glucose Monitoring....there is a delay, but it's not 2 hours. The CGMS has come a long way in the last few years. Contact DEXCOM and they will let you wear their system for a week or so to see what you think.
There are other companies out there, but I'm not familiar with them.
Best of luck...you can do it!


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ZOEMCMAC's Photo ZOEMCMAC Posts: 251
4/23/10 10:13 A

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Are you type I or II?

This article was about type 1, but has some good tips
http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610,
s-3-12-17839-1,00.html
on the other hand, the type 1 swimmer I know heard a rumor the continuous monitors are 2 hours behind, and worries about them catching a crash with that much delay. The article didn't mention that, and I haven't heard that from Abbott, but I may need to read more.

I also found this
http://forums.bicycling.com/eve/forums/a
/tpc/f/652104717/m/416108537

which was interesting (when looking for the first article)

Definitely talk to your doctor, and bring your standard meter along. I bet he is going to recommend slow carbs, not fast ones.

Also, in my bike club we have a member that cured his type 2 with riding (and diet) so the diabetes shouldn't be a show stopper to riding.

What I did to help my husband train for Tour for the Cure (Diabetes ride at 50 miles) was take how long we could ride now, and add 15 minutes a week to our big ride on the weekend. You can make a spreadsheet or pencil it into your calendar. So if the 6 miles took you 45 min this week, next week do one hour (with whatever rides you can fit into the middle of the week). He signed up for the ride in Jan, and the plan gave him lots of time for rainy days and swim meets. Our first bike ride was one hour 20 min (80 minutes).
(Then I met this nice lady at a friend's birthday party, joined her bike club.... and started doing group rides on Thursdays. It's so much fun and now I can ride SCARY long distances. 66 miles on April 10th! My husband's record is about 30 at this point. Our big ride is May 2, so now I am doing the diabetes ride with him.)

I wonder if you have a diabetes ride in OR? They do!
http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeC
ure/OregonArea?pg=entry&fr_id=7041
they have a 40 mile option in July!
Red Riders are Tour de Cure participants who are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The Red Rider program supports those living with diabetes and showcases their courage in fighting this disease everyday. You are why we ride! To make sure you are recognized as a Red Rider, please contact Kris Bockmier at kbockmier@diabetes.org or 503-736-2770 X 7355. You will receive a special Red Rider jersey to wear proudly during the Tour.

and you could get a cool red jersey!


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- cycled 101 miles! (11/2010)
-completed "Couch to 5k" training program 5/4/2010
- 5/8/2010: Willow Glen 5k/ (3 miles): 34:13! Average pace was 11:20!!!
- 5/2/2010: Na


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CDNTRIGIRL's Photo CDNTRIGIRL Posts: 136
4/23/10 10:05 A

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This is the first time I've posted a link to my blog but it's got some things for you to consider while training/riding. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3147734

Lots of fellow sparkers left good suggestions at the bottom too!

Most of all way to find and set a goal that you are going to enjoy working towards. That's amazing!



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4/23/10 9:41 A

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You just need to believe it and it will happen. You can do anything that you want!
Train hard, ride strong and pedal safe!
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Living life one mile and adventure at a time! Life is way to short be be living it on the sidelines. Set a goal and go for it!


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MCKNIGHTRN's Photo MCKNIGHTRN Posts: 67
4/23/10 8:26 A

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I know you're excited! Enjoy working up to your goal. Riding is just indescribable, but I'm HOOKED!

Not sure if you've heard of GU, but it's a quick acting sugar and may be easier to carry than your glucose tabs. I love the vanilla bean flavor, it has 100calores, NO fat and 25grams of carbs. If you use it, just remember to drink behind it, gets it in your system.

Enjoy and keep us posted on your progress and your actual ride!

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4/23/10 8:24 A

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You can do this !! Routing for you!!

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

Keep running!!
Weight lost 56 current weight 115 (My Goal weight !!)

Completed Runs:
Go St.Louis 2008 2:57 (13min mile)
Indianapolis 2008 2:10 (9:55 min mile)
Nashville 2009 2:16:48
(10:18 min mile)
Quad 2009 2:22:14
(10:52 min mile)
Indianapolis 2009 2:17:56 pace of 10:30
St Jude 2009
2:20 pace 10:43
Illinois 2:12:34 pace 10:08 :)

Upcoming races:

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4/23/10 7:25 A

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Congrats on taking up cycling!! take baby steps as you have and build up to that 40+ mile..
I have been biking a little over a year and have not hit 40 miles yet. It does take time to build up to that. I will ride 40 miles next weekend and will do fine, I now am ready.
That being said just do the best you can, stop when you have to, bring PLENTY OF WATER, some snacks that you are allowed to eat . Don't worry about how fast you can do it just enjoy the ride, take in the sights, make some new friends and most of all have fun.
Like another poster said build up more mileage each week and eventually you will make it..
Good luck , let us know how you are doing




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4/23/10 5:04 A

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A few things: 1)Please go see your doctor and have him or her buy off on this plan and 2) Go by your Local Bike Store/Shop (LBS) and have them make sure your bike is ready for the task as well. 3) Buy some fast acting glucose emergency tabs and keep them with you at all times.
That said, the general rule of thumb is grow your distance by about 10% a week. but your 8 week time line would not support that.
Check in your local area to see if theres a bike club that you can tag along with on their rides. Most do have starter groups and that will get you in contact with local people that can offer real time help.

Drew Hunter
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diabetes.org/tourteamred ..............\.\,
Join us for the ride of your life! ...( )/ ( )


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Well,
http://www.bgc-salem.org/cycle/
I saw this cycle challenge, and I was looking for something to aim towards and so now I am. Me and my sister are aiming at the 40 mile ride. If we dont finish it wont be because we didnt try!
I think it will be fun and I have 2 months to get as close to ready for it as I can get and still enjoy the riding.

My issue. I dont have any idea of what I should be aiming at. I am still very new and very heavy, currently this last week my bike got fixed (Yay!) so gears now work. With the now working gears and some new outlined riding areas to try I did 6 miles. Yes. only 6. but it wasnt hard. I was rather surprised at that and came home and worked out in the yard and cut wood with chainsaw and was still fine. So. I'm getting better.

My question to you all is what should I be aiming at to hit per week, building up towards this challenge.
(it is a challenge to me, for sure)
I was reading something about needs to drink/cal intake per hour of ride etc and hm.. what did you call it, bonking? I assume it means you simply run out of energy and crash.
Things to think of: I am diabetic. I carry emergency energy with me when I ride as I sometimes get low. Trust me, with riding if I have high sugars it doesnt last long!
Also, if any others in the Salem oregon area are going I would love to meet up =) Even if we dont ride togeather its the support that rocks.



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