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
































































Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blustery 80 mile Training Ride

Hello, Today I rode another 80 mile windy training ride here on the Cape.  Matt Patrick and I rode a 30 mile loop to Woods Hole and back to the Waquoit area in Falmouth.  I then went on through Bourne, Sandwich, and Mashpee and finally back to Falmouth to end today's riding.  The sky was a beautiful bright blue and the wind was blowing 25 to 35 miles per hour, slowing the pace from last week's ride.  Here's a link to today's route around the upper Cape. 

We've raised over $7,000 toward our goal of $50,000 for the MS Society in support of this ride across America.  Thanks to all who are supporting this event!  With each donation we're getting one step closer to a cure!   Unfortunately, Claire started an MS exascerbation last week including some new symptoms, a burning pain in her left thigh and left calf. Hopefully this bout will not last too long...

Here's a picture of Matt Patrick and I today raring to go..Handsome fellas, don't you think?

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