• Riding with diabetes

    Yes I have to admit it I am a Type II Diabetic. After years of fighting with my doctor and trying to control my sugar with diet and exercise, in July of 2010 I accepted the fact that I’m just too sweet 😉 and now I am on medication to control my blood sugar.

    The problem is
    · I have been over weight most if not all of my…[Read more]

    • Interesting thoughts mate. Out of interest, have you tried things like nuun (carb free electrolyte drink in tab form), or calcium magnesium tablet supplement to help with muscle / bone repair and reduce cramps.

      I can identify your with your headspace somewhat, a few years ago I was diagnosed with an incurable auto-immune disease that hasn’t gone…[Read more]

      • Hi Leon,

        Thanks for the tip on Nuun. I had never heard of it. After doing a Google search I see that is widely available in the States. I’ll have to give it a try. I can see that on a tour that they can be more convenient then the powders. We have gone to using the small tubes of drink mix (like this h…[Read more]

        • I hear ya bro. If anything, getting sick has given me the courage to just go out and do the things I dream about – nobody else is going to do them for me, it’s not going to happen if I sit around waiting, and I’m not going to get the chance to do them later – so I better get them done now.

          Quick tip – carry the tube of nuun / zym in your jersey…[Read more]

  • Thought I might share my daily health routine on the bike. Apply chamois creme before riding, take it easy for the first 20km to get warmed up nicely. At the end of a ride it’s always the same routine – eat some sugary food immediately off the bike while doing 10 min stretching, have a calcium / magnesium vitamin tablet, shower, apply nappy rash…[Read more]

    • Leon, that is a serious routine. I know I should have one but to be honest I have to remind myself to stretch. I’m too busy wiping the sweat from my brow whilst guzzling the last of my water before heading in for a shower.

      • Yeah I am pretty militant about it. I have an ongoing health issue, if I don’t stay on top of things and I start getting tired and/or injured, the whole things goes downhill pretty quickly!

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