Once my temporary basal took effect and my blood sugar got up to 200 I was ready to jump on the bike. Just before 9am I walked outside and was shocked at how nice it was outside. It felt like it was an early spring morning until the wind picked up, then that bone chilling cold hit me and I was brought back to reality. My body felt great on the bike today, I was surprised at how smoothly I was pedaling. I figured today would be a ride that was rough and my body would be rusty. I was rusty when I was climbing but for most of the ride I felt like I was pedaling very well and that my body position was correct. I was also very happy that my body was feeling stronger the longer I was on the bike, last year I would hit the twenty mile mark and my body would hit a wall, today I got to twenty miles and felt like I wanted to do a lot more.
The most satisfying part of the day was my blood sugar when I returned home after my ride, when I saw 82 I was ecstatic. I have been working very hard for two years to make my blood sugars perfect while I ride and seeing that 82 made all the work worth it. I know that I won't be perfect every time I ride but after taking just over a month off it makes me very happy knowing that I have figured out the cycling and diabetes equation. I can't wait to be back on the bike tomorrow.