Here's the story of why I'm riding across america

Hello, I’m Dave Nowlan. I cycled from Encinitas, Calif., to Cape Cod, Mass. from April 22 through May 28, 2012 in an effort to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and to help fund research for a cure. My wife, Claire, and daughter, Julia, both have MS. I broke my back in a sledding accident almost three years ago; I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have recovered without being paralyzed and was able to ride this long cross continent adventure. Click on this link to “my story” for more information and why I continue riding. Here is a link to Information about MS

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cross Training at Cape Cod Rehab and Fitness

Today I cross trained at Cape Cod Rehab's weight room. Their Physical Therapists have provided excellent care during the months after my breaking my back.  They were instrumental in my recovery and enabled me to train for this adventure. Thanks to the entire Cape Cod Rehab's team for helping to make this trip a reality.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Front Page Newspaper Article - Read all About it

This newspaper article was published today in the Falmouth Enterprise. This is great publicity!  Click here.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Still Riding the Cape on December 26th

I hope you all had a great Christmas! We did.

The weather warmed up to 43 degerees today, allowimg for a brisk 37 miles in the saddle .  The wind was from the Northwest at 25 miles per hour, which kept the ride interesting and SLOW.  Click Here for todays route through Mashpee, Sandwich, Bourne and back to Falmouth. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Biocom makes initial Corporate Sponsor donation!

Biocom made the first donation to my ride! Thank you!  Biocom is a life science organization bringing together many companuies in the industry inlcuding several MS related companies, inlcuing the MS Society.  A special thanks to Rick Fultz, and all at Biocom, for support this great cause.

My blog is on line and the secure MS society donation link is up and on line, for those wishing to support me for my April and May ride and lookinbg to take advantage of a tax decuctible donation for 2011. 

Happy Holidays to all!

Dave and Claire Nowlan

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Back to Falmouth

The weather cooperated for a nice trainng ride in Falmouth.  The second day of winter was relatively mild, with temperatures in the low 40s, and the rain has ceased, opening up a perfect combination of events. Decemner 23rd is Dylan's, my grandson's, birthday. I was sledding with him 3 years ago when I broke my back.  I'm so blessed to be able to take on this training.

Here's today's training route.Falmouth Training ride Decemner 23rd

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Californnia Training ride

Yestarday I rode for 4 plus hours on a training ride through Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and back to Encinitas.  I don't know the milage as the bike has no speedometer (estimate 50 to 60 miles).  I found a great bike path going east from Oceanside along a river bed and route 76 for about 9 miles.  I'll use this route on my coss country ride. I stopped by a Vietnam Memorial and got a video for my brother Phil, a Vietnam veteran. I ran into a detour on the bike path. It was well marked and a little surprising to see how oragnized they are here in California for such things. Life is good.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

80 Mile training ride Saturday

I rode 80 miles on my training ride Saturday! This was a new single day maximum.  It was very windy, which kept me, going slow for most of the time. It took me almost 6 hours to complete.  II felt pretty good throughout the ride, stopped home for lunch (Claire's delicious hot turkey sandwich) after 4 hours.  I rode 55 miles before lunch and 25 miles after.

 Here are a few of my video commentaries during the ride from Woods Hole, in Falmouth; Cape Cod Canal, in Sagamore; and South Cape beach, in Mashpee MA.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Videos will be posted

Here is a test video. I'll be uploading videos frequently on my journey across america (April and May 2012). Check out this link to see me...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Training time

Hello everyone this is my new blog site for my ride across America to cure MS Now. I'll be riding from Encinitas, CA to Falmouth MA from April 15, 2012 through May 30, 2012.  Now is training time. I did 61 miles last weekend and going for 70 mile this weekend.