Back in the saddle…cycling training starts NOW!

I made a vow that I would officially start cycling training again by March 1st. And that’s today, so here I am! I got my bike set up last weekend. No small feat, as I had to change out the rear tire and wipe the entire bike off, yes it was covered in dust!! Plus … Read more

Tour de Cure Twin Cities 2016: Cycling, Walking & Smiling to #STOPDIABETES

Me & my boot sending off Red Riders!
Me & my boot sending off Red Riders!

Saturday, June 4th was intended to be the day that I rode my bike 100 miles alongside a few of my friends at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. I’d trained for 16 weeks and then, when I was out walking my dog as I explained in my last blog; I fell and broke my ankle. No bike ride for me on June 4th, not with my leg in the air boot.

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It’s World Diabetes Day!

In 1891 on November 14th, Frederick Banting was born. Banting and his colleague Charles Best discovered insulin in 1921. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 34.5 years, and without the discovery of insulin, I would have long been dead. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the beta cells, which … Read more

Red Riders Started 8 Years Ago!

Eight years ago, 111 cyclists who have diabetes rode in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Colorado as Red Riders. The ride started and finished at the Boulder Valley Fairgrounds, just outside of Denver, Colorado. It was August 2007. It was the roll out of the Red Riders!! I had decided that 100 was … Read more

Tour de Tonka, 100 mile bike ride with diabetes, FOR REAL

My T1D friend Ramsey, who’s had Type 1 diabetes since he was 2 years old and he’s 43 now, asked me a little over a week ago if I’d like to do a 100 mile bike ride with him, at the Tour de Tonka, a route here in Minnesota, in and around Minnetonka. Since I … Read more