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Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,252,062
Posted By Gordonm

Just picked this up. It is a 2011 Specialized...

Just picked this up. It is a 2011 Specialized Roubaix Expert with full Integra so I got a good deal on it. I came from an old Trek 1992 Carbon so this a huge jump in comfort.
Ignore the bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Gordonm

Nice story. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 38...

Nice story. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 38 years now. I ride about 2500 miles per year to help keep myself in control. I have been on an insulim pump for the last 6 years. Best thing I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Gordonm

That is encouraging. :thumb:

That is encouraging. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Gordonm

Yes the CGMS is a 15 to 20 minutes behind but it...

Yes the CGMS is a 15 to 20 minutes behind but it does show if you are on your way up or down or level. I shoot for a nice even line. Not always easy to do. I have found it to be helpful but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,622
Posted By Gordonm

Sure I remember them. I'm still riding with them....

Sure I remember them. I'm still riding with them. I bought an old Trek 2300 Carbon pro a few years ago with down tube shifters. They work great. I don't even now what the others are like.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Gordonm

Interesting on why you would let it get up to 180...

Interesting on why you would let it get up to 180 before the ride. I have gone out for long rides plenty of times with my BG in the 100 range with no problems. If I see it approaching 150, I wear a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Gordonm

I have been a type 1 for 35 years and the last 3...

I have been a type 1 for 35 years and the last 3 been on a pump. I can conclude also that what works for one person may or may not work for another. I have discussions all the time with my Doc and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,399
Posted By Gordonm

Well done. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 35...

Well done. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 35 years and now use an insulin pump. Best thing I ever did. Regulating my insulin delivery with the pump while riding has been a dream. I have not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Gordonm

I agree with the Conti Gatorskins. I have had one...

I agree with the Conti Gatorskins. I have had one on for 6000 miles and no flats. The rears go in about 3500 miles. Good tire for the money.
02-24-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Gordonm

I ordered 5 tires from them and they came within...

I ordered 5 tires from them and they came within 2 t o3 weeks. Can't remember exactly. I was in no rush and the deal could not be beat.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Gordonm

Conti Gatorskins for winter riding.

Conti Gatorskins for winter riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Gordonm

Carbon fiber problem ?

I posted this in another section but though it might get more exposer here.

I have an older Trek 2300 Pro that I have been riding a lot. I just am starting to notice that right where the down...
02-04-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By Gordonm

Looking at it a little more and I was able to...

Looking at it a little more and I was able to peel a little of the clear coat off also. It does look like a slight seperation at the joint but maybe only a few thousandths if at all. I might just be...
02-03-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By Gordonm

I'm not the original owner but my buddy who ...

I'm not the original owner but my buddy who Ibought it from is. He is pretty anal about keeping all his records so he might have the receipt for it. Otherwise I guess I'm out of luck huh?
02-03-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By Gordonm

Any Carbon fiber experts

I have an older Trek 2300 Pro that I have been riding a lot. I just am starting to notice that right where the down tube meets the bottom bracket the gray carbon is starting to get some whiteness to...
12-18-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gordonm

I just looked on Kohls website. These look great....

I just looked on Kohls website. These look great. On sale for 6 to 7.50 for a pair. I'll be in there tomorrow. I have been using my ski gloves. They are warm, to warm for 30 to 40 degrees and to big....
12-01-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,607
Posted By Gordonm

I hit one years ago when I was 10. On my way home...

I hit one years ago when I was 10. On my way home from the 7 eleven with a Slurpee. I hit it dead on in the front. Slurpee all over the hood. No damage to me or bike I just left. I'm sure it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-08, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By Gordonm

Absolutly great. Would not go back to MDI for...

Absolutly great. Would not go back to MDI for anything. Much easier to use and my BS has been more stable. My last A1c was a 5.7 and I have been under a 6.5 for the last 10 years. I just got the CGMS...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By Gordonm

I have been a type 1 for 34 years and have been...

I have been a type 1 for 34 years and have been on a pump now for 2 years. I always use my Jersey pockets and my seat bag. I ride between 30 to 50 miles a lot and between the Jersey and seat bag I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By Gordonm

45 here this morning. First time I had to break...

45 here this morning. First time I had to break out the long pants and long sleeve shirt. It will be 65 this afternoon but a brisk ride this morning. Feels good.
10-03-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,020
Posted By Gordonm

Being a type 1 diabetic for 34 years has taught...

Being a type 1 diabetic for 34 years has taught me a few things. If I don't ride for 2 or more days my insulin requirement goes up. Since I have been riding my food intake has gone up but my insulin...
09-28-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,879
Posted By Gordonm

I just ordered 2 of these. For a 1.90 how can you...

I just ordered 2 of these. For a 1.90 how can you go wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,404
Posted By Gordonm

She actually got me started in biking but I have...

She actually got me started in biking but I have gone way further than her. She will on occasion go for a ride and enjoys it but not to the extent I do.

She does not mind me spending some money on...
09-05-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Gordonm

My wife on her Fuji over looking Barnegat bay on...

My wife on her Fuji over looking Barnegat bay on LBI

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Gordonm

That sounds good to me. My wife will be happy to...

That sounds good to me. My wife will be happy to hear I do not need/want a new bike. I am due for a complete tear down this winter so I will inspect all parts. It does have a 7 speed cassette and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,736
Posted By Gordonm

That sounds great. I am looking forward to my...

That sounds great. I am looking forward to my first century soon myself. I have done quite a few 50 to 60 mile self supported by myself and feel great afterwards also. Finding the time is tough for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Gordonm

Older Vs. Newer bikes

I have been cycling now for 3+ years and put about 6000 miles on my bike. I bought an early 90s Trek 2300 Carbon Pro from a friend of mine at a good deal. He is the same size and build as me so it...
08-25-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,899
Posted By Gordonm

I try to enjoy every ride. If I come home without...

I try to enjoy every ride. If I come home without injury and the bike in 1 piece it has been a good ride. Some rides are tougher than others but I always seem to feel better when I'm done then when I...
07-09-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Gordonm

Cell phone in my back shirt pocket. Not to...

Cell phone in my back shirt pocket. Not to valueable as they can be replaced easily. My 5000 dollar insulin pump is cliped to my shorts on my back. This is made pretty tough so I take my chances. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Gordonm

Just went to clean it. There are no contacts on...

Just went to clean it. There are no contacts on my Sigma. The wire runs up to the mount but no metal contacts. Nothing to clean. I removed the battery and checked it. 2.98 volts. I reset all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Gordonm

I'll try cleaning them. It just seemed strange...

I'll try cleaning them. It just seemed strange that both of them did the same thing at about the same mileage and then they both dried out and are OK. I'll clean both of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Gordonm

Computer quit, now working again

Wife and I started out today on a ride. It was extremly foggy out so it was very damp. We rode about 20 miles and it started to sprinkle a little. I looked down and my computer was reading 0. It came...
07-06-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Gordonm

Computer, What happened to it

Wife and I started out today on a ride. It was extremly foggy out so it was very damp. We rode about 20 miles and it started to sprinkle a little. I looked down and my computer was reading 0. It came...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Gordonm

I'm heading off to the beach this weekend. 50+...

I'm heading off to the beach this weekend. 50+ miles and it is hot and humid here today. Plenty of fluids for the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Gordonm

I've got 2400 miles on my Gatorskins. The rear is...

I've got 2400 miles on my Gatorskins. The rear is starting to get squared off and I am getting to the point it probably should be replaced. I'll put it away for winter training maybe. The front is...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,423
Posted By Gordonm

I have been riding the island for a few years...

I have been riding the island for a few years now. It is 36 miles round trip from end to end. Yes it does get boring towards the end of the summer. If you get off the island you can ride through the...
06-18-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Gordonm

I'm going to look into a little more. I checked...

I'm going to look into a little more. I checked last year with my insurance and I know some of the insurance companies are now starting to pay for them. My insurance only covers 80% on supplies...
06-18-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Gordonm

Hi there from another type 1 using a Mini Med...

Hi there from another type 1 using a Mini Med pump. I am well aware of the CGMS system and would like to try one. At the initial cost of them and not being covered by insurance it is quite costly. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,303
Posted By Gordonm

I was not going to ride this morning due to the...

I was not going to ride this morning due to the heat. You guys inspired me to try the high heat and humidity. Give me the heat any day. 90+ when I took off and about a bazillion % humidity. No...
06-05-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Gordonm

The shortest route I have is 15 miles. This is if...

The shortest route I have is 15 miles. This is if I have no time and I try to ride faster and harder for this route. I have a 17 mile loop, 22 mile, 30 mile, 35 mile and a 42 mile ride. I vary...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-08, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gordonm

I am in South Jersey also and I wish we had...

I am in South Jersey also and I wish we had something like that. We do have a lot of farmland the further south you go but in toward Philadelphia where I live plenty of lights. I try to get out to...
08-15-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,097
Posted By Gordonm

My Looks are creaking also. My cleats are worn. I...

My Looks are creaking also. My cleats are worn. I have a new set to go on tonight.
07-12-07, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Gordonm

My first 2 after the pump have been 6.2. I am...

My first 2 after the pump have been 6.2. I am also trying new things and expect this one to be a little higher. Maybe not though. I had to replace my pump already. The prime feature went into a...
07-12-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Gordonm

I got my MM522 on 10/17/06. Loving every minute...

I got my MM522 on 10/17/06. Loving every minute of it. Why did I wait so long to get one. I'm stubborn I guess. About the Gu packets, I don't worry about the spike. I will only take one if my BS is...
07-11-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Gordonm

My wife calls it my picnic basket! I carry my...

My wife calls it my picnic basket! I carry my meter and my cell phone also. Never needed the phone but have used the "emergency kit" many times.
07-11-07, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Gordonm

Thanks for the info on this. I am also a type 1...

Thanks for the info on this. I am also a type 1 on the pump. 32 years MDI and 8 months on the pump now. Why did I wait so long. I carry Gu packets for the emergency low but have been trying different...
05-24-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Gordonm

Presta valve broke

I went out to ride this morning and pumped up my tires as usual. I unscrewed the valve and put the pump on and gave it two pumps to get my 100psi I usually run. Removed the pump as usual and the...
05-24-07, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Gordonm

No. This is the only bridge to the Island. I...

No. This is the only bridge to the Island.
I guess I'll just have to give it a try and see how the motorist react. So I get a few horns honked at me. :eek:
05-24-07, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Gordonm

Yes that is the bridge. A 4 lane, two each way....

Yes that is the bridge. A 4 lane, two each way. Seeing that it is the only bridge to the 18 mile island it is VERY heavily traveled. Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings are the worst. Saturdays...
05-22-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Gordonm

This is definitly not a pedestrian bridge...

This is definitly not a pedestrian bridge although some do walk it. Traffic on one side the concrete wall and railing on the other side. It looks to be about standard sidewalk width. I'll have to...
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