Hello community !
My name is Arndt, I'm a type I diabetic for almost my whole life.
I'm 46 years old and live in Hamburg/Germany. I enjoy some
sporting excercise. Cycling is one of my hobbies that I enjoy many
times. After a serious bike accident 3 years ago, I rehabilitated
and discovered long distance cycling as a new 'adventure'.
Perhaps somebody knows the 'Vätternrundan' in Sweden, a 300 Km
ride around a wonderful lake.
Vätternrundan in Sweden
I did write a little article of the event in June this year. You can find
Cycling with a cgm in sweden
And also made a Video in 2013:
Vätternrundan in 2013
(Hope, that automatic translation won't hurt this article much).
For preparing, I also took part at some Brevets and heard of an
event, that takes place every 4 years: IT is the super brevet
Paris Brest Paris - a 1230 Km long ride from Paris to Brest at
the Atlantique and back again to Paris.
You can get an impression of the event here:
What is Paris Brest Paris ?
You have to qualify for it with 200 Km, 300 Km, 400 Km, and 600 Km brevets
next spring. The super brevet PBP takes place from august 16-20th 2015.
I've only done 300 Km rides until now and for the brevet I have to
repeat it in four following days.
As I'm using ICT and probably a cgm during the brevet it will be a long way
that only can be achieved with constant training and preparing.
One question that I'm really interested in is how many type I diabetics will also take part at this event ?
Does anyone of you also plan to cycle PBP 2015 or knows
other type one diabetics who want to be a part of it ?
It would be great, if we could share experience for preparing, or even meet
in Paris next year. Until now, I'm in contact with a second cyclist in Germany and one in Austria.
Have a nice and peaceful Christmas,