Tag Archives : cycling

Bike to Beat Cancer Century

One More Mile: How to Deal with Cancer or Other Circumstances

My best friend was just diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, it’s in the early stages, and the doctors hope to be able to remove it without long-term consequences. We’re praying for that right now. I was talking with him on the phone this morning and mentioned my ride in the Bike to Beat Cancer last year. I’ve ridden in this event…

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Why I Ride … and Walk and Work for a Diabetes Cure

Warm sweat drips onto my phone as I write this post. I’m on my bike trainer on a cold, grey, rainy day spinning out 17 or so miles to try to stay in riding shape. Boston’s Greatest Hits blasts from my iPad. Without notice my pace quickens to the song “Smokin’.” The music and the creative activity take my mind off…

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The Cyclist in “Stop Diabetes” Lycra

It was the perfect day for a bike ride for me, and it was an embarrassing one for my wife. At 7 a.m. I clicked into the pedals on my dark blue Specialized Allez road bike and pushed off toward my friend Ed’s house. I looked up at the cloudless pastel blue sky with yellows and reds radiating from the east. Goosebumps appeared…

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Living Healthy with Diabetes Is Like Mountain Biking

I’ve learned a lot about living a healthy life with type-1 diabetes on my mountain bike. Now, let me be clear. I’m not writing as an expert professional cyclist or an expert endocrinologist. (I’m not a doctor, although my wife does sometimes call me “Dr. Love.” Actually, that’s not true at all, but I wish it was.) I’m just an ordinary guy who…

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