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

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 7 Winslow AZ

We set off from Williams AZ and ended in Winslow, AZ.  93.7 miles today.   We stopped in Flagstaff At Absolute Cycles and picked up 2 new "Armadillo" tires at Adam's recommendation based on the type of riding I'm doing.  These tires make a huge difference, riding much smoother and safer, based on the rough surfaces and debris on the side of these roads.  Thanks to all at Absolute Cycles.

We also took a short break to see a crater created from a meteor that crashed into the earth 50,000 years ago.  This was an amazing sight to behold.

Time to rest..


  1. You go Dave (and Claire!) Thinking of you both.

  2. 93.7 miles that is great Dave! Glad the local bike shops are helping out - Keep peddling...


  3. Hi Dave and Claire - We love reading your blog every morning - it's the first thing we do before we start the day! We're so proud of you guys and love hearing about your adventures! The neighborhood just isn't the same without you, so hurry home! xxxooo Ginny, Steve & John

    1. Dave and Claire,
      You are the best. I love your updates and talking with you.