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    Tour De Cure or Udder Century?


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    i'm doing the udder. hoping the turn out is as good as last year. that was a lot of fun.

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    the Udder has always been the ride to do for the BFNIC. great ride, sadly i will miss it this year. later.

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    Check this page, CC: Tour de Cure looks like it's 100K not 100 miles.

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    I'm planning on the Udder. /me likes the spaghetti. BFNIC usually has a big turnout.

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    I think I can make the udder this year.

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    OK, I'll do the Udder and just make a donation to the Tour de Cure. Greg, the owner at Spin Doctor's has a young daughter with a pretty bad case of diabetes so I wanted to be supportive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    OK, I'll do the Udder and just make a donation to the Tour de Cure. Greg, the owner at Spin Doctor's has a young daughter with a pretty bad case of diabetes so I wanted to be supportive.
    My wife has type 1 diabetes,and has an insulin pump.It acts as an artificial pancreas slowly giving small amounts of insulin thruout the day like your pancreas does.Then when you eat you give a larger amount of insulin for the meal,it really keeps your blood sugar under control.Greg should look into this for his daughter,my friends son developed type one diabetes and he got him a pump and he's doing great!If he wants to talk to my wife pm me and I'll give you my phone number.For type 1 diabetics it is very hard to keep your blood sugar under control with just insulin injections.
    http://www.myomnipod.com/products/

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    Thanks mridan. They have finally gotten her stabilized on an insulin pump. She is much better now, just as you suggested. Only 8 years old... man. Had a pretty tough time on the whole family figuring out the problem and getting it under control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    Thanks mridan. They have finally gotten her stabilized on an insulin pump. She is much better now, just as you suggested. Only 8 years old... man. Had a pretty tough time on the whole family figuring out the problem and getting it under control.
    Thats great news!It saddens my heart when I hear a child suffering from this disease.My friends son was diagnosed when he was 5,and he waited a year or two to get him a pump,the sooner the better.I have seen adults who have had type one diabetes all there life and not kept under control,they suffer from blindness,amputations,and kidney failure.I hope and pray they soon find a cure.

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    Udder. Not that it matters, as I'll only see you for the first 10 seconds or so before I'm OTB. CC, just to give me a chance...you wouldn't consider riding with one hand (or leg) tied behind your back, would you?
    Suzy Creamcheese, what's got into you?

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    Don't worry...we'll catch up while he crawls out of the ditch

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvr View Post
    Don't worry...we'll catch up while he crawls out of the ditch
    Seriously funny ... LOL!

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    Udder.

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    Tour de Cure... but I haven't ridden in 7 weeks. We just had a baby and I haven't had time to ride. I'm hoping to cram the next couple of weeks in hopes of hitting the 100. I went for a quick hard 20 two days ago and now my arse hurts. I'm in for some serious pain on the 13th. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    Seriously funny ... LOL!
    I am amazed by your ability to continue laughing about "the incident".
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive View Post
    I am amazed by your ability to continue laughing about "the incident".
    Well anything that stupid deserves to last for a long time! lol

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    Wishing I lived closer to WI / Northern IL for all these org rides you all post in the Great Lakes forum
    "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle." ~Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhamm View Post
    Wishing I lived closer to WI / Northern IL for all these org rides you all post in the Great Lakes forum
    It's only like 4 months until the Apple Cider Century. Hang in there!

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    Wife and I are doing the 100K route at the TdC in Green Bay this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
    It's only like 4 months until the Apple Cider Century. Hang in there!
    Ah yes that's only 1.5 hours Southwest of me. That could be a great first century for me; it would give me 4 months increase my saddle-stamina.

    How do you all find out about these events?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhamm View Post
    Ah yes that's only 1.5 hours Southwest of me. That could be a great first century for me; it would give me 4 months increase my saddle-stamina.

    How do you all find out about these events?
    The Apple Cider Century was my first century four years back. It's a perfect first 100 miler. And they have potato soup at the later rest stops if the weather is a bit chilly.

    As for finding out about rides, shops usually have pamphlets advertising the rides and in some cases the League of Illinois Bicyclists will send out a whole packet if you sign up for a previous year's ride. Many of us are lucky that tons of these rides start/finish out near our homes on the edge of Chicago's exurbs.

    Check this site and click on the month links: http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/mwrides.htm

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    I was going to ride Udder but don't really feel like taking any chances on rain so I doubt I'll go. I don't have proper gear but mainly it'd be my first century and I don't feel like doing the first one in anything but good conditions.

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    I've been planning on doing the Udder but unsure now because of the chance of rain. Kind of a pain for me to get out there and debating if it's worth it with possible t-storms. But then another part of me softly chants "wimp, wimp, wimp"...

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    Thanks to everyone who rode the TdC! (and it's ok if you rode the udder) Rode my third TdC in Redmond Wa a few weeks back, I think the TdC is a ride that I will always do. My wife is diabetic and all this support sure makes a difference!



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