#DBlogWeek Out-of-Order Day 6: Saturday Snapshots.

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With everything going on in my time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore Saturday, I didn’t get a chance to post my Saturday Snapshots. But here it is on Monday instead. I’m a little out of order, but I hope you like the photos from Saturday’s Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure anyway.

Saturday’s topic was:
Today it’s time to share some pictures for Saturday Snapshots. Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like! With a nod to the Diabetes 365 Photo Pool, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Full disclosure: I had planned to do the 62 mile Metric Century ride on Saturday, but after checking out the cue sheets (the route descriptions) for all the rides, I decided to bike the 31 mile event instead. Why the change? I didn’t really like the 62 mile route, to be honest. And I really liked the 31. Also, Maureen was with me at a ride for the first time in a while, and I thought it would be nice to spend more time with her and less time on my bike. Now, without further ado, my Saturday ride. And thank you to everyone who graciously donated this year!

The support of all the Red Riders (riders with diabetes) was amazing and special.  It never gets old.

The support of all the Red Riders (riders with diabetes) was amazing and special. It never gets old.

At the registration table, before I got my Red Rider jersey.  The woman in yellow behind me came all the way from Seattle for this ride.

At the registration table, before I got my Red Rider jersey. The woman in yellow behind me came all the way from Seattle for this ride. Whoever you are, Thank You.

Putting the front wheel on my bike before the ride.  This is notable only if you want to see what my truck looks like, or you really wanted to see a 52 year old in bike shorts.

Putting the front wheel on my bike before the ride. This is notable only if you want to see what my truck looks like, or you really wanted to see a 52 year old in bike shorts.

At the start.  Finally got that Red Rider jersey on.  There were way more riders than last year.  Yay!

At the start. Finally got that Red Rider jersey on. There were way more riders than last year. Yay!

These next two are great looks at beautiful Maryland farmland.

These next two are great looks at beautiful Maryland farmland along my ride route.

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Riders getting on the Oxford to Bellevue ferry.  This was the location of our rest stop Saturday.

Riders getting on the Oxford to Bellevue ferry. This was the location of our rest stop Saturday. I’ve got a lot of shots on the ferry, so I’ll just let those roll now.

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I've given away a lot of medals in the last six months... it's been a while since I've been given one.

I’ve given away a lot of medals in the last six months… it’s been a while since I’ve been given one.

I've met Leigh Ann DePope via the Wednesday night DSMA Twitter chats.  This was the first time I'd met her in person!  She volunteered all day Saturday.  Thank you!

I’ve met Leigh Ann DePope via the Wednesday night DSMA Twitter chats. This was the first time I’d met her in person! She volunteered all day Saturday. Thank you!

Finally… As I was packing things up, a woman and two little girls came up to me and asked if I was a Red Rider. I said yes, and they explained that they made these, and were giving them away to all the Red Riders. I was instantly touched by their show of support. When I saw what it was, I immediately thought of one person. This is for you Alecia:
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  • fifteenwaitfifteen  On May 19, 2014 at 10:22 am

    LOVE it! Way to go on such a fabulous ride! (and I’m posting a late Saturday snapshots myself, as soon as I can get in some coffee this morning 🙂 )

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  • t1dme  On May 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I love the 6th picture. I have only been to Maryland once, and I spent the entire time in Baltimore. That picture makes me want to visit the rural parts of the state.

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  • Kelley  On May 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Yay!! Great job. It was such a beautiful day for a ride too, wish I could have been there (next year hopefully!) Great photos too…I love how the little girls made a special gift for the red riders, so sweet!

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  • Sara  On May 20, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Great pictures but that last one is certainly the best!

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  • runningwithoutsugar  On May 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

    You’ve inspired me to exert more efforts to get on the bike!

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  • Colleen  On May 21, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Great pictures!

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  • victoria  On May 21, 2014 at 8:40 am

    These photos are great! I’m so glad you shared them. I’m also excited about your medal and the ride! One of these days, we’re going to have to figure out how to ride together! Great job, Red Rider! Great job!

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  • scully  On May 22, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Can I swear please??
    I FUCKING LOVE THIS POST!

    there. Phew. Not sure I could’ve held this in for long. You are AWESOME!

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    • StephenS  On May 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

      I absolutely love your honesty, in whatever form it takes. Thank you!

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  • Jeff  On May 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Looks like you had a fun ride!

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