Brad, David, Matt S., Joe, Matt V., Kim, Pete, and Derek.
Insulin Factor riders depart.
Quick BG check.
Derek ready to take some sweet camera shots.
"We're almost to Milford."
The welcome banner blowing in the wind.
Our Milford motorcycle escort, Bubba.
It's time to eat at Penny's Diner.
S Border (pre-ride), 0 mi
Cedar City, 77.9 mi
West Valley City, 68.0
Northern Border, 63.1
South Tow Center, 15.0
Cedar City to Milford
57 miles, 1210 ft elevation gain
48 mph max speed, 23.3 mph avg. speed
The day started
with furious knocking on our door. "Are you guys ready to go
in there?!?" Oh no, Derek (camera guy and my roommate) and
I goofed on the daylight savings time change, so we were an hour
late! After a rush packing job, we wolfed down breakfast, and ran
out the door to meet the rest of the group.
We took some
pictures in our Insulin Factor jerseys and started our ride to Milford,
UT. The weather was nice
cool temperature, clear sky, and
a slight breeze. I tested my new shifter a few times, going up and
down the gears. I'm not sure how I rode those 80 miles yesterday
with only two gears. Just as I was looking forward to a bike maintenance
free day, I heard a "ping," immediately followed by a,
"pss, pss, pss, pss." I ran over a small nail and had
a flat tire! After a quick tube change, we were off again.
The first 30
minutes of the ride, my legs were a little tired, but after spinning
in a low gear, I felt pretty good. That slight breeze eventually
turned into a great tailwind. Luckily, we had the wind to our backs
throughout our ride to Milford. The desert route was relatively
flat with one section of rolling hills. Because of the wind, we
averaged 30 mph on the flat sections of road. The rolling hill section
ended with a great downhill, where I reached 48 mph!
We did some
camera shooting on the a few sections of the downhill. Derek took
some great shots from the back of the SAG car, while we followed
behind at 35 mph. While filming, he directed us to go single file,
then two-by-two, and then four across. I tried my hardest not to
look at the camera while we shooting. The two-by-two shots were
tricky for us riders. We had to watch the road, SAG car, other riders,
other cars, all while battling a strong cross wind.
We arrived in
Milford and were met by Bubba, our motorcycle escort! He led us
to the Oak Inn, where we were greeted by cheering supporters! They
were holding a great banner that said, "Welcome to Milford,
Border-to-Border Riders!" Unfortunately, the wind was pretty
strong and tore the banner apart. We thanked everyone for their
support and grabbed lunch at Penny's Diner.
was relatively easy, which was warmly welcomed after yesterday's
grueling 98 mile trek.
I woke up feeling
a little low, which was confirmed with 65 blood sugar. I ate 120
gm of carbs for breakfast and bloused for 90 gm. Throughout the
ride, I used a 0.10 u/hr basal rate, ate 15-30 gm of carbs every
45 minutes, and my BG's ranged from 105 to 147. At the end of the
day, I ate over 500 grams of carbs.
Daily Numbers, Freestyle CoPilot.