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Matt Cycle

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Always safest to assume a hypo if you feel bad/odd Matt - I've done the same out on a run when I realised I'd forgotten my meter. Can you keep the meter close to your skin to keep it warmer?

Great picture! :)
I usually do Alan and that was the obvious thing given the level at the café and I'd then done another 10 miles. As you know sometimes with hypos your brain gets a bit addled and thinking straight goes out of the window. In this case I think I was trying to work out if I felt like my levels were a bit high from the malt loaf and gel o_O . I could keep the meter in my jersey rear pocket - not warm but should be warmer than the saddle bag where it is at the moment) but by the time I've taken it out, inserted a strip, pricked finger, got some blood (not easy with cold fingers) it may get the error message. I'll give it a try. It's back to those three letters again though ;) C-G-M.
 

HOBIE

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Rohan do a top that is very very light, warm. & is very small when packed in pocket. Never leave the house without one of my "Spark" tops. (like the name as well :D) Keep peddlin !
 

Matt Cycle

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It was a bit breezy today! So just a short ride around the Staffordshire Moorlands this afternoon including the famous Gun Hill. 15.6 miles completed, average speed 13.0 mph and elevation gain of 1350 feet.

Level before start was 3.7 mmol/l (had more than a few biccies and a gel) and on return was 7.8 mmol/l.

Top of a breezy Gun Hill (hard climb from the reservoir in the middle of the photo)
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From the same spot at a rather warmer Tour of Britain - Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish September 2012.
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From the same - Tour of Britain 2012
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Northerner

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Great pictures Matt :) I can run in all weathers, but have never liked it when there are strong winds because it becomes a bit of a battle.
 

HOBIE

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Good pickies. "Wiggy" is a good bloke. Me & my mate were on our way to Pamplona (spain) a couple of years ago on motorbikes & the road in front was closed ? We were on the "Tour De France". Wiggy won it that year.
 

Matt Cycle

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Great pictures Matt :) I can run in all weathers, but have never liked it when there are strong winds because it becomes a bit of a battle.
It can be dangerous on the bike and I wasn't sure whether to risk it or not but thought I'd give it a go and take it steady. With the wind behind :) in front :( and from the sides :eek: . I saw one chap running but no other cyclists.

Good pickies. "Wiggy" is a good bloke. Me & my mate were on our way to Pamplona (spain) a couple of years ago on motorbikes & the road in front was closed ? We were on the "Tour De France". Wiggy won it that year.
That was the same year as the photo above Hobie - 2012, when he won the TdF and the olympic time trial gold.
 

HOBIE

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I like people like "Wiggy" Him & others like him show what this great country is capable of :cool:. That there was a stag do I was invited to at the Bull Run. Pleased I have been but would not go again. A bit on the cruel side, poor bulls.
 

Matt Cycle

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God's own country - The route for the 3 day 2016 Tour de Yorkshire was announced today. Takes place 29 April - 1 May.

http://letour.yorkshire.com/2016

Stage 1 is from Beverley to Settle.

Stage 2 is from Otley to Doncaster. The womens single stage race is on this day on the same route.

Stage 3 looks a tough one through the North Yorks moors and finishing in Scarborough.

In theory as a pro continental team Team Novo Nordisk could be selected to race although were not picked for the 2015 race.
 

HOBIE

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A nice part of the world ! Will see if I can have some time off & watch. (will let the lads compete & not show them up :D)
 

Matt Cycle

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The forecast was correct and the sun did make an appearance so I managed to get out for a ride into Cheshire. It was hard work on the way back into a strong headwind and a biggish climb towards the end back home. 42.0 miles completed at an average speed of 14.1mph and elevation gain of 2060 feet.

Levels as follows: 20 minutes before starting 7.5 mmol/l, just before start 8.3 mmol/l, 10 miles 7.2 mmol/l, 21 miles (cafe coffee stop) 7.4 mmol/l, 32 miles 6.3 mmol/l and back home 8.8 mmol/l (think I overdid it with the gel at 32 miles :rolleyes: ). Had 2 pieces malt loaf and several gels. Should carry on dropping now so will keep an eye on it. Overall not too bad.

Another one of the Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank - more lateral direction than last time.
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Proof the sun was out. A very windy Biddulph Moor, hard work getting up there but great when you get there.
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HOBIE

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Very good numbers Matt ! A few miles with good pickies. Good for you :cool:
 

Northerner

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Very smooth control Matt :) Great pictures too, jealous of that Sun thing you had up there! :eek: :)
 

Matt Cycle

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Very good numbers Matt ! A few miles with good pickies. Good for you :cool:
Did you manage do get out today Hobie?

Very smooth control Matt :) Great pictures too, jealous of that Sun thing you had up there! :eek: :)
That's probably our allocation done with now for the next few days (weeks?) Alan. :D It was warm as well. I saw one chap on the outskirts of Congleton mowing his lawn. It's the 20th December!!! :confused:
 

Northerner

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I was going to mow mine today, but then it rained! :eek: Very warm out on my run this morning, definitely more like Spring!
 

HOBIE

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Did you manage do get out today Hobie?



That's probably our allocation done with now for the next few days (weeks?) Alan. :D It was warm as well. I saw one chap on the outskirts of Congleton mowing his lawn. It's the 20th December!!! :confused:
Was at work yesterday & everyone wants jobs done next week so saving myself for the week. Was sunny all morning too & warm. Weather. If you plan to do outside lights next week I can guarantee it will rain :D
 

Matt Cycle

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Fresher weather today but dry and I took a ride out into Cheshire again. Headed towards Gideon Osbornes constituency of Knutsford - and a ride of 54.2 miles at an average speed of 14.1 mph and elevation gain of just under 2000 feet. I set off a bit late and it was hard work on the way back into a headwind coupled with bg issues (see below) which made it slow progress on the return - almost dark by the time I got back. Good to get out though.

Levels: before start 9.6 mmol/l, at 10 miles 7.9 mmol/l, at 21 miles 4.9 mmol/l, at 32 miles 2.9 mmol/l :eek: , at 42 miles 5.2 mmol/l and back home 4.1 mmol/l. Had 2 pieces of malt loaf, various gels, banana and flapjack at various stages. Just one of those days. :rolleyes:

Another one of the Jodrell Bank radio telescope (rear view).
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Red sky at night (should be fine tomorrow) - nearly home - overlooking Rudyard
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Back home - Garmin display (mph, miles and ride time)
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HOBIE

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Well well done ! I know when I go that low I enjoy whatever I eat. Malt loaf (I think I would have demolished the whole pkt :)) Theres me done 2km on exercise bike o_O
 

Matt Cycle

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I was running out of things to have and should have taken a few more gels with me. :rolleyes: Out in rural Cheshire on a bank holiday I wasn't near any shops that were open either in order to buy something. Still, managed to make it home in one piece. :D

Exercise bike workouts are good. I'm tempted to get a turbo trainer for my bike and stick it in the garage to use for when the weather is really bad.
 

HOBIE

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I thought about getting a one of those trainer gadgets but got a good quality exercise bike. I can remember being in Outer Hebrides on (motorbike) & on a sunday everything "shuts down" & I mean shuts down. You know that feeling of what have I forgot :eek:. Nothing open at all.
 

Matt Cycle

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Just checked my e-mails and Strava have sent a personalised animation (mp4) of my cycling for the year. Nice of them and it's all free as well. I only started uploading to Strava in March and often only get out once a week so it's not a lot. Here's to more next year.

 
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