6AM: 6 Units
9PM: 8 Units
6AM: 7 Units
4PM: 5 Units
8PM: 3 Units
2 Chicken Sandwhichs
Something Italian that was delicious
The day's ride:
Early start. I had to make it 70 plus miles in before 4 PM. So I started at 6. Knowing this I took less breaks and plus it also being a weekend, who was I going to be calling?
I got outside of Jackson before noon. Less hills today. Wind coming from the east. As I continued to ride west the clouds began to thicken. It was cooler. I rode faster. I went to check my tire pressure, got out my pump then tssssss. The air came out. I was stuck. I checked to see where the nearest bike shop was.
When I got there I shared about my issue. They filled up the tire. I then shared about what I was doing. They knew who I was. I met one of there former staff who has rode across the US.
I arrived where tonight event was at Indian Cycles in Ridgeland just outside of Jackson proper. Mary Fortune the Founder of Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi was there. Mary and I had been talking since I proposed riding across. Over time we have gotten to learn more about one another. I am always amazed, inspired and motivated by what Mary does. She is such a true role model for the Diabetes community from organizing events, going to schools to educate staff, to helping people who do not have insulin at Friday on 4PM.
At the event at Indian Cycles I got the change to meet Alison and her family. Alison is a type1 and nine years old. She likes to draw and is amazing at it. We briefly talked about T1D. After her family and I went out to Diner. It was a great! I spent a lot of time by myself on the bike, then on the phone, then typing into the night. When I get to speak with people and learn a lot about them it makes everything special. Thank you Weyenberg's for a great evening.
And coming to my rescue, Mary Fortune. Today my Dexcom adhesive came off making me without he use of my CGM. Mary ran back to her office and found me a new one. It is a life saver. And to Indian Cycles. When I was speaking with everyone they offered to look over my bike. I asked what was wrong. Oh your lucky, the chain had a lot more give to it and the rear cassette was shot. Does it need to be replaced? We already did it. You were lucky to have gotten hear.
The bike was fine a week ago but over 600 miles and hard ones wore it thin. Thank you guys for making the bike great again and ready for the next weeks riding.