Status update for the Tour de Cure ride in Rhode Island

2sweet2eat
By 2sweet2eat Latest Reply 2010-11-10 22:34:34 -0600
Started 2010-11-10 14:22:07 -0600

Hello everyone,
As some people already are aware I have been training for the Tour De Cure ride for diabetics.I rode 60 miles this past June for the Cure. I am riding 100 miles to help raise money for the cure of diabetes.I am currently riding 25-30 miles three times a week.I have lost 20lbs,cut my insulin intake in half,cut my cardiac medications in half,my A1c has dropped from 11.9 to 7.5 all this in six months riding a bike.I have a long way to go. I am riding for everyone.Remember it is tough to be so sweet. Thanks Scott


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-11-10 18:43:13 -0600 Report

Scott, it sounds like the ride has already helped save a life....yours. That is fantastic what you have benefited from your desire to help others. No more noble a cause than that. Thank you!

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-11-10 17:49:38 -0600 Report

Congrats on the improvements in your stats! And thanks for riding in the Tour De Cure! Events like that certainly benefit us all! Good Luck!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-11-10 16:57:34 -0600 Report

FANTASTIC Scott!

Your progress in controlling your DM is quite impressive!

I used to regularly do "centuries" with my bike riding friends when in my early 20s.
I haven't been so fit since. Now I have balance problems which may interfere with riding a 2 wheel bike. Maybe I'll have to look into getting a 3 wheeler.

Congratulations on your progress, Scott. Please keep it up!

2sweet2eat
2sweet2eat 2010-11-10 17:22:21 -0600 Report

Thanks for the support This going to be my first century. I see alot of three wheelers out on my rides.Remember it isn't the distance you ride,it's the pleasure of riding.I will keep DC updated on my riding and the amount raised.Last year I raised 500.00 and the Tour raised over 100,000.00 dollars.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-11-10 18:26:53 -0600 Report

I loved it when I did it, to be sure.

My first century was to see a girlfriend (now an ex gf). (she was 50 mi or so away)

We made it there OK but when we turned around to come back I got about 20 mi out from gf's place I "hit the wall" and had to get off my bike and lose my cookies. Then I was OK after that. Got back on bike and rode back home, no problem. Never had that happen again when riding a century. But I hadn't built up my mileage gradually like you seem to be doing.

May the wind be always be at your back!

James