As I grind my way uphill, James glides by on his road bike. He does the usual cyclist-to-cylist check-in. I give the thumbs up, James keeps pedaling but then slams on his brakes when he sees the Dexcom sensor on my arm. “You’re a diabetic! ME TOO!” We cycle harder to catch up with Erik, quickly forming yet another diabetic crew.
James was part of Team Type 1 on the Race Across America. He’s a freelance journalist and writes for Bicycling Magazine. As he pedals away, he looks at our fully loaded bicycles.
“It looks like you two are on a proper adventure!"