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Cycling enthusiast both watching the pros and getting out there and going up some hills. Trying not to be limited by my Type 1 diabetes. Check out my blog for my progress.

Trying to get a diabetes stack exchange site off the ground.

I work in the field of algorithmic / automated trading systems. Programmer / technogeek.


Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
awarded  Constituent
Mar
4
awarded  Caucus
Feb
27
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
8
comment How is cornering on the road different than cornering on dirt?
I would add that if you decrease tire pressure in the wet then you will have a little more contact surface with the road and hence more grip.
Dec
8
revised How to prevent wrist pain on road bikes?
typo
Nov
7
comment Turbo training programs for long distance events
Make sure you use a trainer tire for the turbo. At least use a different tire from the one you are planning on ridding on the road with. You will wear your tire down to nothing on a turbo making it completely unsafe for road use.
Nov
6
comment Turbo training programs for long distance events
have you seen sufferfest.com
Oct
24
comment Compact crankset, how to use and criticality of cross chaining
Its only a big problem if you are all the way over on the otherside so you should avoid 50/27 and 34/12, otherwise you should be fine. It might be preferable on shallow slopes and flats to be on the 34 ring and switching up and down 15/14/13 as the change is small enough that you wont lose too much momentum going in to and easier gear or too much cadence going to a higher gear.
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
comment How to prevent wrist pain on road bikes?
It really depends on how comfortable you feel. I grip the handlebars much less tightly than I used to, but I have felt the bike almost get away from me at times when not holding on tightly enough. Also the different handlebar setup between a road bike and MTB means that the idea position on a fast down hill is on the drops with fingers in position so that they can cover the breaks. I try to rest my hands on the drops rather than grip tightly
Oct
10
answered How to prevent wrist pain on road bikes?
Oct
9
comment How can somebody with Type I diabetes keep blood sugar levels acceptable during and after a multi-hour ride?
I was just reviewing this question and I noticed its almost one year since I posted it. I thought maybe you would like an update. I have gone down from 91Kg to about 78Kg, my fitness, strength and stamina have all improved as well as my overall diabetes control. I have taken part in races including the amateur national championships and a 500Km tour (in 3 days) across the Pyrennes mhealthtour.com/home. as well as getting involved with a charity dedicated to getting diabetics exercising, teambloodglucose.com. for more see my blog type1cycling.blogspot.com thanks
Oct
9
comment Teams in the Age of Specificity
We have a problem in our team that half of the top riders have power meters and the other half don't. The trainer is focused on training according to heart rate because the rest of the group (many much older and slower riders) also only have HRMs. So this leaves the top riders having to do at least some of their own training. We are working to get them to fall in line on the long weekend group rides, though they often end up riding off the front.
Oct
7
awarded  Informed
Sep
3
comment What happened to rear levers for drop bar brakes?
I heard them called suicide breaks because they way they worked meant you pulled on them and they did nothing nothing nothing then try to bring the bike to a dead stop. This may have been anecdotal.
Sep
3
comment How high should brake levers be on drop bars?
I think there is a degree of flexibility here depending on your reach
Aug
25
comment Good beginner workouts on stationary bike
check out thesufferfest.com
Jul
11
comment Why do some road bikes cost more than motorbikes? Are they grossly overpriced?
I think you may be underestimating the R and D needed for road bikes. They must fit to UCI specifications, they need to be lightweight, strong and aerodynamic. They have to be rideable for upwards of 7 hours a day.
Jul
2
comment Training Wheels for an Adult
some more details on learning to ride with no pedals rei.com/learn/expert-advice/teach-child-to-ride-a-bike.html. This is an excellent way, you learn how to balance and get confidence in stopping the bike before you start to go faster.