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About Doug

Isn’t this guy a little crazy to be taking on such challenges?

I can assure you I am just like you and everyone else, only I have a few more obstacles to overcome than most people because I have Parkinson’s Disease.  I was diagnosed over ten years ago.  I have always been active and an avid cyclist and I have not let my diagnosis slow me down.  In fact, I have committed myself to staying active and to continuing to challenge myself.  In 2008 I completed a solo bike ride across the United States, starting in Portland, Oregon and finishing in Boston, Massachusetts. “Doug’s Wild Ride” was born in 2010 when I rode solo from Anchorage to Fairbanks,  Alaska.  I gotta admit, it was tough. I challenged myself even further the next year by riding over 900 miles,  solo from Deadhorse, AK to Anchorage, AK. It was brutal.

I am the  founder and president of Adelsys Inc., a third-party biomedical service group.  I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.  I am a graduate of the Clinical Research Learning Institute, an offshoot of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts and adventures with you on this blog.

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