Back home on the Cape, today is most likely the last outside ride of January. I'm working this week so I'll be relegated to indoor training after today. I'm bundled up riding in 40 degrees with a 20 mile per hour headwind at times. I had a nice tailwind on the way back home which made for a nice overall ride.
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
Friday, January 27, 2012
I did some west coast training this week. The hills are definitely a factor vs. Cape Cod and will help prepare me for the mountains I'll encounter on the cross country ride. There is a nice 1 mile hill at Torey Pines that is humbling, and the ride downhill is FAST. Here's a video overlooking the Pacific Ocean from Route 101 in Carlsbad CA. Beautiful view.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I've been using a spinning bike to train the past few days. I'm also cross training in the gym with weights (legs; hamstrings; calfs, etc.) to improve leg strenght. I also perform a daily physical therapy routine to maintain my back in working order, which has been required since recovering from my broken back injury 3 years ago. Cheers!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday was an amazing day weather wise, 50 degrees and sunny. I could not believe this weather was here on January 7th! God is paving the way for this ride. I had a family reunion to attend so I had limited time to ride. Here 's a link to the day's traing route for your review. Also here is a sunset picture over looking Buzzards Bay in Falmouth.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Yesterday's training ride brought me to Nobska light, Falmouth's lighthouse near Wood's Hole. The wind was blowing 25 miles per hour, out of the south west. This was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the mid 40s. It's amazing that I'm still riding outside here in January.