I had a chance to catch up with John Robert Wiltgen, the fascinating international award-winning JRW Design founder. I'm enjoying his recent blog posts and stories and want to spread the word in case you might enjoy them too. John was diagnosed with diabetes at 8 years old. He's lived with diabetes for more than 53 years now and has faced many challenges. I enjoy his … [Read more...] about The Candy in My Pocket with John Robert Wiltgen
Skin Tac is an adhesive barrier that helps keep things stuck to your skin. I’ve been a fan for a long time. It does a great job adding some extra stick to the adhesive on my CGM sensor. It comes in in a bottle of liquid with a spongy applicator or in individual wipes. I usually use the bottled liquid, but the wipes are nice for traveling or emergency backup. The … [Read more...] about Why is my hand so sticky?
Dad passed away about a month and a half ago. I've been struggling to write this ever since. Many of you knew dad, at least in a way, but probably didn't realize it. I'll talk more about that soon. He was 70 and fighting liver disease. He responded well to treatment for a while. But after a few bumps in the road, he didn't bounce back the way anyone hoped, and his quality of … [Read more...] about He was the best I could ask for
Death Valley veterans said the weather this year was the best they’d ever seen. Moderate temperatures. Not much wind. We even had cloud cover for a while. If there was any day to ride Death Valley, this was it. And even on the best day ever to ride Death Valley, it was still so hard. I thought about quitting many times. But I kept thinking about all those evening and … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – I rode 103.3 miles through Death Valley!
The BIG RIDE is coming up NEXT WEEKEND already! That happened fast! I continued to struggle with mechanical problems which put me into a serious rut for my training. It has been hard to climb back out, but a great 80-mile (!!) training ride last weekend was just what I needed. I feel ready! … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 13-15 – In a RUT!
Have you ever wanted a chance to win some awesome cycling gear for an unbelievable price? If so, you’ll want to get in on this fundraising raffle for over $400 of gear! Drawing is MONDAY, so act fast! … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Raffle for sweet cycling gear!
After hitting "The Wall" a few weeks ago, I've been trying to conquer that long 50-mile weekend ride ever since. I've been plagued by problems with spokes and spikes. Three broken back spokes and a flat front tire from a spikey plant-pod called a goat head – all in the span of a couple of weeks. It's been very frustrating! But don't worry! Diabetes has trained me well to … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 10-12 spokes and spikes
Lot's of work travel and conferences put me behind schedule. And while hitting "The Wall" or "bonking" is something I heard of from other endurance athletes, I hadn't experienced it personally – until week number nine... … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – week 9 brought me The Wall
Weeks 4 & 5 are behind me and they were full of SO MANY lessons. I've come to embrace the phrase, "character building." … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 4 & 5 taught me some lessons
You might be wondering how I got myself into this mess... 100 miles in Death Valley? What am I thinking? I ask myself the same thing every day. Many times. Erik put together a video that does a pretty good job of telling the story. Check it out below. I'll be back soon with another training update – I have some new experiences to share that you won't want to miss! … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀 🚴♂️ – how it all started