Saturday morning was RIDE day! I got up bright and early, BG seemed decent but sensor bit the dust, sadly. This was the day after my hellish day in the 20's. I rode 97km. Shame, as I really wanted to just break the 100km mark but surely wasn't going to ride around the block for it. Wanna know why? I lost my F'n meter again! That's the second one in the past couple weeks. First one I lost mountain biking which I sort of deserved. All that jostling and jumping and stuff and my meter was velcroed to my handlebars. But today, I lost it road biking. With 30km left to get home and my body already being pushed for 3 hours and me with no meter. This is the time when I needed it the most. This is when my blood sugar does mean crashing things. I couldn't even half-rely on my sensor as it wasn't working. I was riding blind!! Last check my BG was at 10.0 and I stopped for tea and a protein bar which I bolused half for. What is a gal to do? Well, keep riding home I guess! I felt myself bonking out 10km later. I was feeling nauseous and heat ridden. I forced myself to eat an apple and rest in the shade. It seemed to do the trick as I was back up and riding with new found (and needed) energy. Upon arriving at home I tested with the last meter I have and it was at a lovely 4.4. Good thinking on the apple. That would have been an uncomfortable phone call. I'm a bit pissed as I now have no backup meter. It wouldn't be such a problem if I had any damn medical insurance right now which I don't. I drove 50 damn km back to the last time I remember checking my blood. My mum drove and I kept my eyes peeled on the side of the road but to no avail. Cheater meter never made it back home and I miss it. Lesson learned? still gonna attach it to the handlebars as my saddlebag is full of needed snacks 'cept maybe attach it better. Perhaps put a little "if found, please return to..." tag in it and mark it somehow with a giant bright coloured something or other so it doesn't look like a camouflaged black rock laying on the ground when I'm doing a recon for it.
End note, I use http://www.mapmyride.com/ after my rides to see what sort of elevations I was gaining. They generate these nifty little graphs. Its very informative and interesting to see my rides in terms of hills I climbed and how they pertain to my average speeds depending on the ride.