The image above is of Brian riding, "The Wall" in the 2022 MWARBH race. This is the steepest section of the entire Mt. Washington Auto Road course, a 22 percent grade that comes at the very end.
This past summer’s 2022 Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb race was an extraordinary experience to be a part of, Brian said. With the help and support of many folks including Bill Miller from Giant Bicycles, and friend Jotham Oliver, (former MWARBH Event Coordinator,) Brian had quite a day! The team was designed to support Brian's attempt, together they were able to achieve a time of 1:11:57, crushing his previous best time of 2:19:36 he set in the 2018 race.
Brian’s book, “Not Afraid to Fall” is filled with helpful tips and real life stories, challenges, hardships, and personal triumphs in the face of Parkinson’s disease. His ability to keep moving forward in his life in spite of this challenging disease, is what he hopes to share with anyone who may benefit from hearing his story .
If you, or someone you love is looking to read an uplifting story about living with Parkinson’s disease, Not Afraid to Fall will not disappoint…
Author Brian Hall has lived with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease since he was 14 years of age, 46 years now. Brian feels his greatest achievement in all that time has been finding a balanced lifestyle in the wake of his challenging situation. Learn how Brian found himself and his balance in the pages of, “Not Afraid to Fall.”
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Brian may have Parkinson's disease, but he refuses to let it stop, or define him. In 2018 and 2019, he raced his bicycle up New Englands highest peak, Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
"I am strongly recommending this book to nurses, health care providers, medical students, and physicians at all levels. The book reminds us that medical illnesses and their treatments have many effects on patients well beyond our office, the hospital, and the doctor-patient relationship. While it can be difficult, if the medical professions do not take these effects into consideration, we cannot fully treat the whole patient."
"Family and friends of patients with any chronic illnesses will also benefit from reading this book. We often tend to withdraw from those with illnesses that are difficult for us to comprehend and cannot relate. Brian shows us how important those family members and friends are in his struggles. Their ability to sympathize, understand, and assist are crucial to his or her battles to live a more satisfactory and productive life."
"Finally, this book deserves to not only be read but to become a guide for those with any chronic illness, not just Parkinson’s disease. It is not how Brian responds to his specific illness but that he does respond. Each patient will have their own specific problems to face. Brian shows that with grit, determination, and help from others rewards are obtainable. He encourages others to find their own compromise with their own illness and to struggle on!"
Dr. E. Prather Palmer
Dr. E. Prather Palmer - Neurologist, Lahey Clinic.
The 2022 MWARBH race results were nothing short of miraculous for Brian this year. Exceeding his goal of finishing the 7.6 hill climb in 2 hours, or sub 2 hour attempt, Brian's official time of 1:11:36 completely blew his mind and the minds of his team members, too.
If your business, school, organization or another enterprise would like to utilize Brian for a live motivational speaking engagement pertaining to his inspirational book on Parkinson's disease, please feel free to connect with him here, via email. He will respond ASAP.
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Not Afraid to Fall
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