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
































































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...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YQ_DI4FzI&feature=player_profilepage

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.