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TrevA

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My first time out on the bike for 2 weeks today. Last time I was out, I fell off after hitting a tree root hidden in long grass, Injuring my shoulder and knee. No visit to hospital needed but it’s been pretty painful. However, feeling better now.

Today’s ride was the standard around the Vale of Belvoir ride through Bottesford, past Belvoir Castle, along the ridge, then down through Long Clawson and home from there. Called in at the Cheese shop in Cropwell Bishop for some of my favourite Blue Stilton on the way back. 37 miles with 1200 ft of climbing at an average of 15.6 mph. Luckily, it looks like I’ve not lost too much fitness.
 

YMFB

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We did 18.96 m in the Chalke and Nadder valleys, 1015 ft climbed. No cheese shops troubled, but partial to Stilton.
 

YMFB

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Does anyone wear a medical ID ?

I have been thinking it might be worth while and looking for something that clips on my Fitbit Ionic watch strap, haven’t found one yet, but have joined a FB page for the watch. I‘d prefer to avoid a second strap if possible
 

Gruers

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I’ve just bought a bike and pick it up on Tuesday and then my first bike ride in 55 years! Probably 25 yards
 

Contused

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<snip>Called in at the Cheese shop in Cropwell Bishop for some of my favourite Blue Stilton on the way back<snip>
I envy you the Blue Stilton. It's long been a favourite of mine. I hope it won't be too long before we are able to visit our elder son further up the A46 and drop into the shop on the way.
 

TrevA

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m still getting out on the bike and enjoying the glorious weather. I’ve started to explore local bridleways on my Mountain Bike, as well as riding on the road.

Here are a few photos from one of my recent rides around the local villages.
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This one is in the village of Scarrington, outside the Old Blacksmiths Forge. The Blacksmith made a pile of old horseshoes, over a 20 year period between 1945 and 1965 and it is reputed to be the biggest in the world. There are thought to be 50,000 horseshoes.

There are some very nice churches in the locality and here are a couple of them.0F88B292-6C5C-421E-BD0A-DA18A9D5F034.jpeg
This is Thoroton church

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And this is Hawksworth church.

Just up the road there is a WW2 Bomber Memorial to commemorate the site of a crash between 2 aircraft, near the village of Screveton. There were lots of airfields in the area and there was an unfortunate collision between 2 aircraft returning to base in foggy conditions. Both pilots took avoiding action to avoid the village itself but sadly there were no survivors from the crash.

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All of these places are on roads I regularly cycle on, within 10 miles of my home.
 
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YMFB

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Yesterday along with my youngest (20 yo) daughter completed our 300 miles in May challenge. In 2018, I managed 185 miles in tota.

We are going to try and beat it in June, but I’m basically back at work full time so there will be less opportunities.
 

TrevA

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Well done. I find you can still get out in the evenings. It doesn’t get dark until 9.30pm at this time of year and it’s often cooler and more pleasant in the evenings. My photos above were taken on an Sunday evening ride around 8pm.
 

YMFB

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if I get back from the office before 1730, we will do a quick 10 mile loop. I find it difficult to turn off from work and motivate myself, but once I’m in the saddle I’m raring to go.

I’m going to start cycling to work a bit.
 

Goldiebrowse

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Hello all

Just thought I'd bore you ;) with my cycling today. Nice sunny early Autumn day and I completed just over 60 miles at an average speed of 15.4 mph (no, I'm not the quickest) and elevation gain of 2400 feet.

BG levels as follows: 30 minutes before start this morning 6.0 mmol/l (too low so had 3 biscuits), at 10 miles 7.9 mmol/l, around 40 miles it was 9.2 mmol/l and at 50 miles it was 6.2 mmol/l. Back home it was 5.3 mmol/l. Apart from the biscuits before the start - during the ride I had two pieces of malt loaf, a flapjack plus some dextrose gel - no need for the banana. Levels often carry on dropping hours after and during the night - so extra testing is normally required.

Anyone else get active on this sunny Sunday?
Hi, I’m just getting back into cycling and am training for a sponsored ride. I find my levels will dip mid way (around 15 miles) but then as adrenaline kicks in they climb but as I’m active (similar average to yourself) they hold steady. I often have one unit of insulin when I finish though to try and stop the spike in my BG due to the adrenaline. Snack wise I’ve found PhD smart high protein bars are great for long rides
 
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Hello all

Just thought I'd bore you ;) with my cycling today. Nice sunny early Autumn day and I completed just over 60 miles at an average speed of 15.4 mph (no, I'm not the quickest) and elevation gain of 2400 feet.

BG levels as follows: 30 minutes before start this morning 6.0 mmol/l (too low so had 3 biscuits), at 10 miles 7.9 mmol/l, around 40 miles it was 9.2 mmol/l and at 50 miles it was 6.2 mmol/l. Back home it was 5.3 mmol/l. Apart from the biscuits before the start - during the ride I had two pieces of malt loaf, a flapjack plus some dextrose gel - no need for the banana. Levels often carry on dropping hours after and during the night - so extra testing is normally required.

Anyone else get active on this sunny Sunday?
No been busy designing a new T1 Cycling UK top for when it is summer :) hoping to go out tomorrow. 6.0 is a good starting point in cycling! I eat every hour and a half about 20g works great but I'm not doing 15.4 mph :) that's fast for me unless downhill :)
 

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Does anyone wear a medical ID ?

I have been thinking it might be worth while and looking for something that clips on my Fitbit Ionic watch strap, haven’t found one yet, but have joined a FB page for the watch. I‘d prefer to avoid a second strap if possible
yes I wear a medical ID next to my watch that has my levels on it.
 

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Goldiebrowse

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I use the medic alert bracelet and also have ID tags in my wallet.
 

Goldiebrowse

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Hadn’t been back riding long and got a puncture, took me 5 miles to realise
 

Goldiebrowse

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whereabouts do you cycle (areas) not good to cycle with a puncture, which reminds me to check tomorrow before I set off thanks!
I pushbike around south Lincolnshire (Bourne area), stupidly the puncture I got from some clippings in my drive lol.
 

Blue flash

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Does anyone wear a medical ID ?

I have been thinking it might be worth while and looking for something that clips on my Fitbit Ionic watch strap, haven’t found one yet, but have joined a FB page for the watch. I‘d prefer to avoid a second strap if possible
I've just attached sticker to top of my helmet, with diabetes type 2, ICE contact and NHS number. Also made same label and set to lock screen on my phone
 

YMFB

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I've just attached sticker to top of my helmet, with diabetes type 2, ICE contact and NHS number. Also made same label and set to lock screen on my phone
Is that something you just made up or something you bought on line ?
 
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