Cycling Diabetics in the Albany, NY Area

Hi, I'm in my fifties, out of shape and overweight. Oddly, I also like cycling. I rode in this years Saratoga Tour De Cure. It was the first long ride, 11 miles, I had done in a very long time, and I loved it and I want to build to the 50 mile ride next year.

I'm looking for partners to ride with in the Albany/Troy area. As I said, I am old and slow, but I am looking to improve. I ride in the 10 mph range at the moment. Also always looking for advice on how to manage BG when riding . . . oh, and how do you keep your pump dry?