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, May 18, 2012

Day 27 - Not So Fast..

It was inevitable that something would cause me to take a day off.  We spent the day in Columbus OH, no riding.. I have developed saddle sores and as a precaution I decided to take a day off the saddle.  I consulted with my ride surgeon, Dr. Marc Berliant, for suitable treatment (It's amazing what an iPhone can do).  I still have approximately 10 days of riding and taking a day off now increases my chances of finishing this journey within a reasonable timeframe.

This was the first day off from riding since April 22, and it felt very strange not to get up and go. I had to tell myself to slow down and relax. With this day off I had a chance to interview Claire, my VP of SAG operations. She also had a chance to get her hair done and we did some sight seeing in Columbus, on beautiful spring day. 

So I'll be back at it tomorrow..Thanks for all your support..

Twin Elephants on a Cake
Clair Sporting a New Doo, Nice

Fish Fountain

Bench in the Park, Excellent Rest Stop


  1. Claire - you look fab! Glad you're both getting a day off, enjoy.

  2. Just watched the interview, you guys were both great. Claire, as usual you made me laugh. You are both doing awesome. Keep up the good work. Mary Ellen