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    Hill climb training - help needed.

    Ride more hills. Oh, and my short season mountain biking really made a difference. I climb like a champ now.
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    Cycling and Blue Jeans don't mix

    Uh, yeah, I have a fit if I have to more than $20 for my jeans. All my money goes in to my bikes...lol.
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    Cycling and Blue Jeans don't mix

    Ok, guys. I have encountered a problem as I have become a true cyclist. I have begun to develop the cyclist's body build. I love it. I have strong powerful legs and a firm backside. But I have the hardest time trying to find a pair of blue jeans that fit right. I am a 34 inch waist, but when I...
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    Anybody else feel depressed/crappy when you don't get to ride?

    Oooohhhh, we need to work in a WAH WAH WAAAAHHHH... LMAO
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    Anybody else feel depressed/crappy when you don't get to ride?

    I think another reason I may feel a bit off on the days I don't ride is because of my diabetes. As long as I ride, my blood sugars are better, but on the days I don't ride they tend to be a little more up. Perhaps if I ramped up my training intensity, I would feel much more relaxed taking a...
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    Anybody else feel depressed/crappy when you don't get to ride?

    Sadly, I have no life. My old friends just want to sit around watching TV and get high. Not for me.
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    Anybody else feel depressed/crappy when you don't get to ride?

    And parting is such sweet sorrow...lol
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    Anybody else feel depressed/crappy when you don't get to ride?

    I understand that it is advisable to take a rest day at least one day a week from cycling to let the muscles heal and grow. But I have discovered that I feel crappy on the days I don't get a ride in. I sometimes feel downright depressed. I read something someone said that they had "developed a...
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    Checking saddle height -why without shoe?

    I'm with Dr. Lodge. Its just a starting point. And each person is different. A friend of mine always tells me my saddle it too high. I did try lowering it and it is too lower and reduces my power and comfort. I have long legs and a short torso. Once I got my bike it took quite a few rides before...
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    Go for more

    Next time, try these tips: 1) a decent chamois to pad your rear end. 2) chamois creme to keep the chaffing down. (I prefer DZ Nuts.) Once your butt is comfy, its all about figuring out how to fuel and hydrate your muscles. Each person is a little different. I find that I need to take...
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    West-Central Alabama: Anyone else tired of riding alone?

    I have been training for centuries for the past 8 or 9 months. I have since begun a new training plan to become a better climber. I join the local club for a ride now and then, but They either take off too fast or go to slow. I am somewhere in the middle and usually end up riding alone. If there...
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    I never said they were bad. My problem was finding the information that would help me balance my insulin intake and glucose levels so I didn't bottom out or go too high. It took months of lows in the 40s and highs in the 500s. You may say its not hard, but I could have died either low or high...
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    I never reported my second century results. I rode 2 hours faster than my first. Yep, 2 hours faster! I have discovered that I must reduce my basal insulin by almost 30%. I also have to take in between 30 and 40 gram of carbohydrates per hour to maintain a good glucose level. It stayed about 150...
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    2 weeks to prepare for hills...help!

    I have a few days left and have started to taper off the miles. I rode 70 last Friday which went great. I rode part of the actual route, which contained the toughest climbs. According to the experts, 2 of the climbs are 7% and 9%. They actually weren't that bad, since I replaced my drivetrain...
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    I didn't say cycling was unnatural. I said riding 100 miles was, just like running a marathon. If it wasn't, there would be countless others doing it all the time. Tons of people can gonout and ride a bike right now, but only a small percent can go out and ride 100 miles or run 26.2 miles right...
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    You know, you have a way of making someone's accomplishments sound meaningless. You obviously have no idea what I am saying. There is no iformation out there that answered my questions. It has been a long and experimental road.
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    I consider riding a bike 100 miles unnatural, otherwise more people would be doing it. Natural is everyday activity. I have spoken personally to Joe from Team Type 1 as well as 2 others. What we do as cyclists is much more than the normal guy who goes to work and then sits at home watching TV...
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    It really depends on what you want to know. I have seen all these sites and none of it was any help at all. The truth is no research has been done on diabetes within athletes. Sad but true. We aren't just people being active with Diabetes, we are elite athletes doing unnatural things.
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    Alienator has all good advice. That is all how I prepared for my first century. After you figure out how your own body reacts, the next time makes it so much easier to focus on getting faster.
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    Unfortunately, I can't afford to use my pump without insurance so I am stuck with injections. Since I first posted this, I have learned a lot. I completed the century without any problems and I am less than 2 weeks away from my second. I am actually blogging about my training methods and the...