As another blast of cold air approaches New England, Team Novo Nordisk gets ready to start its 2014 cycling season in the Tour de San Luis in Argentina. Personally I can't wait for the season to begin, I love seeing all of the updates on Facebook. I love seeing riders blood sugars before they head out for one of the stages and it is even more impressive to see what their blood sugar is at after that stage. Most of all I love seeing the team grow as a whole, the long term goal of Team Novo Nordisk is to race in the Tour De France and each year the team works tirelessly to get closer to that ultimate dream. Following this team on every social media outlet that i can I can assure you that the team will be in the Tour de France within the next ten years. They have a goal and the entire team works harder than anyone to reach the ultimate goal.
Personally I get to pretend that I'm a part of Team Novo Nordisk. I will never have the opportunity to be on the team, I'm an average small town rider that enjoys being on the bike. This year will be a little different however, I purchased the Team Novo Nordisk kit a few weeks ago and can't wait to wear it while I ride my bike all over New England. Cyclists are odd people, it is an unwritten rule that you do not wear a teams full kit!! It would be like wearing a full Denver Broncos uniform to play touch football with your friends, no one wants to be riding in a group with the guy in a full kit. Personally I'm going to wear my Team Novo Nordisk kit whenever I can, I will always have the shorts or the jersey on whenever I go for a ride!! I love Team Novo Nordisk but I will wear them to spread diabetes awareness, I want a child with diabetes to be looking out the window of the car and see me riding with the words "Changing Diabetes" on my back. My hope is that when he or she sees me and my jersey that he or she wants to ride their bike. I want him or her to say to their parent "LOOK that guy has diabetes just like me!!" The Team Novo Nordisk kit is not about me trying to be them, it is about CHANGING DIABETES!!!
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