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
I joined a group from JDRF San Diego for a great group training ride this morning to finish off my third week of training for #ScottsDeathRide (100 miles in Death Valley this October with @erikdouds for JDRF - learn more and support us at https://diabadass.com/death-valley). I finished the week with 79.08 miles in the books (plus a handful of fun basketball sessions), and I’m … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Week 3 wrap up
I attended my first JDRF TypeOneNation Summit since moving to San Diego and had SO MUCH FUN! My father-in-law and I spent countless hours watching boxing together over the past 20 years, so I was excited when I realized who walked in the room to kick things off. None other than former pro boxing IBF World Champion, Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden! He's been supporting JDRF since 2004 … [Read more...] about JDRF TypeOneNation Summit in San Diego
Spreading the word about important and reliable hurricane support efforts. Please help get the word out. Diabetes Coalition Continues to Support Southeast Texas with Critical Diabetes Supplies and Ready to Respond to Hurricane Irma’s Impact in Puerto Rico and Florida 1-800-DIABETES continues extended hours, and new call center activated for physicians and health care … [Read more...] about Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition – hurricane support efforts
On June 27, 2012, I attended a JDRF Research Update meeting. I sent out a message on Facebook and Twitter about being there and that I was enjoying the updates. There were a handful of people who asked me to share what I was learning. So here we go! JDRF Research has been split into three focuses: JDRF Cure Research - halting the autoimmune process and restoring … [Read more...] about JDRF Research Updates – As Requested