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Old 04-01-12, 06:20 PM   #1
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I did it!!!

To many of you this is no big deal but for me it's a modern day PB! Some of you may have read my post about a month ago about my diabetes being out of control. There was a cool story about me getting a new road bike. Up until a month ago it had been 8 years since I had been on a bike. I got my new bike a month ago and have been riding as much as possible but do to work I have only been getting out approximately twice a week. I have been walking during lunch everyday and taking short walks at home to keep my A1C in check (my numbers have been outstanding since my Dr. visit). Until today my longest ride since I became a born again roadie was just over 12 miles and the rest have been between 6 and 8 miles. I told my wife this morning that I was going to try to ride more than 20 miles. I decided I would ride at a leisurely pace since this would be a long ride for me at this time. I turned on my iphone, fired up my Strava app and hit the road. I rode from the town where I live to a little reservoir called Puddingstone. My pace was leisurely alright but not because I wanted it to be but because this ride kicked my ass! When all was said and done I had ridden a little over 31 miles (my phone died at 30.3 miles roughly a mile from home) and averaged just over 10 mph.

Thanks for listening fellas!
BTW, here's a pic or two from the airport business center near the lake!

Here's a cool piece of art where I stopped to eat the lunch I packed while watching the planes take off and land across the street.



And the obligatory pic of my bike.

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Good ride..
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Good ride report, congrats! Last weekend I rode in the American Diabetes Tour de Cure in Phoenix. It was a fun, well supported ride. Check into the ride, they have a 30 miler. You will be a hero on the ride, everyone shouts "GO Red Rider!" to the riders with diabetes. ADA is a very supportive group. Congrats on taking control of your health issues as well.
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I'll be a Red Rider on April 29th in the Long Beach Ca. ride.
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Yeah!! Nice ride. You will love what longer rides do for your blood sugar levels....be careful to know that during the night you can dip into low levels. I'm Type 1 and always sure to have a decent snack before bed when I've gone more than 20mi.

If you ride like that twice a week you will notice gains for sure. Oh and nice bike.
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Congratulations! The piece of art looks like part of the Wright Brother's plane. We have one near a downtown park.
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Congratulations! The piece of art looks like part of the Wright Brother's plane. We have one near a downtown park.
Yes indeed! It's in the Wright Business Center!
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OUT-STANDING! Way to ride!

As wonderful as this PB is for you, you will be setting more and more this year; and pretty much ALL of them will feel as good as this one!
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Wow, you more than doubled your previous PR, way to go!

I'm in Southern California, and it was a perfect day for riding. Glad you were able to take advantage of it.

Oh, and nice bike! I also have a Specialized Allez.
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Thank you all for your words of encouragement.

I appreciate them all.
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Yes indeed! It's in the Wright Business Center!
Head over to Radio Shack and pick up a battery extended. I picked up an enercell 2400 that will give me another 8 hours even running a GPS program like Strava.
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Just restarting riding after a lay off for winter due to work and weather. 30 miles and you managed it is pretty good. I have been working up mileage myself and only did 35 yesterday. Admittedly with a few slopes but not much faster than you.

Take it steady and build up within your capabilities. Extra few miles here- a few slopes there and the speed will go up and energy left at the end of the ride will get better aswell.

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Sounds like a great ride on a very nice looking bike. Just don't overdo it and listen to what your body tells you.
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That's great! Your Dr. must be very happy with you. And, you must be happy with you!
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Great ride report Durock and congrats on the PB for distance. Looking forward to more reports like this one.

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I think you can control your diabetes for a very long time if you can keep riding. I was diagnosed about 20 yrs ago and still don't take meds.
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Congratulations ! Keep up the good news !
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