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, May 17, 2012

Day 26 - Slow Going

Today was a challenge out there.  I had stiff headwinds all day which slowed me down significantly but I was determined to make Columbus OH and did it.  I ran into a detour after 13 miles, this wasn't as bad as the last one (47 miles) it was only a few miles.  I decided to stop the GPS tracking and restart it because I has to put the bike on the SAG vehicle for one highway exit.  There are two map links of today's ride. Here is link oneHere is link two.  I rode a total of 96 miles. 

Happy birthday to my brother Mike.

All is well, enjoy the videos, some interesting tid bits of a long day.  Good night..

Cool Old Car on US RT 40


  1. Ouch! Diamond-cut pavement. You thought your butt hurt with that old seat? Yikes! :)

  2. Shoot. I forgot to add this. You might like this song (about Columbus, OH). :)