Today my bike ride would take me just over twenty miles to the Coast Guard to see my brother in law TJ compete in a track meet. JOEL!!!! (Inside Joke) My ride would take me on back roads but I would have to go over the Gold Star Bridge which is pictured above. The bridge has a narrow walking/bike path, the path is away from traffic but at best only five feet wide. Before leaving my CGM was acting up again, it read 66 when I was really at 220, I removed the CGM site and off I went. The CGM rubber tubing was bent when I examined it which explains the wacky readings. Going to the Coast Guard I had a little trouble finding the road that got me to the bike path to cross the bridge. Once I found it I had no problems at got to the meet just in time to see TJ throw.
The trip back home would be a little more interesting, while on the bike path another cyclist came flying at me and was not worried at all that I was in his way. I was going around 18mph on a slight uphill, he was easily going 25, I got to the side to let this guy by and caught my leg on one of the bolts for the light post. I quickly said some very bad words to the moron that would've hit me, he responded by using hand to tell me I was #1. I guess I forgot that the Olympic trials for cycling were in New London today. (I'm not the worlds best cyclist by any stretch, I make stupid mistakes when I ride but forcing someone to hit a wall, come on buddy not smart!!!) With a lot of ride left I continued on not feeling any pain because I was so angry. It was until five miles from home when I tried to adjust my shorts that I knew I had a little bruise. When you adjust clothing and it is stuck to your skin that is not a good thing. Once I returned home I tested and was at 153, the change from a 9% basal to a 4% basal rate helped keep me a little higher while I rode. The minor bruise from the bridge is below, it is nothing major but yet another battle wound from the bike. Happy the season is here and hopefully it isn't this crazy all year long!!