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, May 19, 2012

Day 28 - Back in the Saddle, Completing Week 4

We had a very good day to complete our 4th week of the journey. I rode from Columbus OH to Wooster OH, which was 86 miles. Here's a link to the map of today's ride. The saddle sores are in check and after a cool start, the weather was a bit warmer, in the 80s.  There was a headwind from the east but it was minimal at approximately 6 MPH.

I switched from US Route 40 to Ohio Route 3 for today.  This heads northeast and brought us through Centerburg, the geographical center of Ohio.  So we've got that going for us!

In the morning I happened upon a couple of great bike paths, which provided a welcomed break from the traffic. Route 3 was in pretty good shape to cycle with a paved shoulder for most of the way.  Once we reached Mount Vernon the road follows the landscape bringing lots of rolling hills into play for the second half of today's ride. There were several steep climbs, but nothing terrible.

We saw a couple of working oil wells today. I didn't know Ohio was an oil producer.  This is an Amish area and we had their great strawberry rhubarb pie and zucchini bread. I also saw an Amish horse and buggy but I couldn't get a picture of it. Maybe tomorrow..

It felt great to be back riding again.


A Working Oil Well in Ohio

Amish Transportation

1 comment:

  1. Dave,
    Congrats on getting back on the bike. Sounds like very interesting scenery in mid Ohio. Glad you and Claire got to spend a non-biking day together yesterday. Good luck today!!!