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Old 08-26-09, 05:44 PM   #1
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Annual Ride - Colorado National Monument Fatality 65 yo

Annual Ride - Colorado National Monument Fatality 65 yo

Those planning on riding the Colorado National Monument as a part of the 50+ first annual ride might want to check this out:

Bad bike wreck on the Colo. National Monument
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Old 08-26-09, 10:04 PM   #2
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Yes ,that can happen to any of us.
I did something silly driving from Rockford to our meeting in GSC.
We stayed at a fine hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. At Breakfast I overindulged in things with sugar such as pancakes, syrup, cereal, donuts and coffee with sugar.
As we were driving about one hour later, I feel as if I was free falling and had to pull to the side of the Expressway. A terrible feeling and could have caused an accident.
This happened to me before so I knew what to do. Drink lots of water and eat some dry bread.
Same thing on the Colorado National Monument bike tour would be deadly.
We are what we eat.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:56 PM   #3
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An update to my post above.
We arrived in Breckenridge, CO Yesterday. This is a ski resort town pretty high up there.
To check my engine for proper operation I went for a hard ride today. Breckenridge to Frisco and on to Vail Pass. Round trip is about 45 miles and the first leg mostly uphill and headwind. I found a few serious bikers to bike with.
Everything is fine with my engine. Stress Test to HR 155 with no ill effect.
I needed that assurance after the dizzy spell on the Freeway. That was not nice but I know how bad a high sugar BF can be for me. Trouble is that many BF in motels are lousy. Not much to choose there. Same problem on the CC tour.
Had a Denver Omelet in Breckenridge this AM plus some Gel and Energy Bars. That worked.
Nutrition is important I think.

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Hey Will, how do you sleep when you have a lot of sugar. I'm as bad as you and when I take in that much, I cant sleep worth the damn. Everytime I try and get off of it, I come back twice as bad.
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Hey Will, how do you sleep when you have a lot of sugar. I'm as bad as you and when I take in that much, I cant sleep worth the damn. Everytime I try and get off of it, I come back twice as bad.
Yes, it is a problem. Perhaps sleep 50% only.
I avoid this if I can by watching sugar intake. I slip when traveling and eat FREE breakfast in motels.
No problem if I eat at home or a paid BF.
My brain does not always work right.
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