• 2nd October 2013 - By greg

    First of all, you have to watch this incredible video shot by Greg Swingley:

    paddle vs peddle part 1 from greg swingley on Vimeo.

    Winter is really hunting us down here in Whitefish. I woke up this morning to an inch of fresh SNOW on the ground. Check out this snap shot of Carter’s skis covered in snow. You don’t want these kinds of skis to be touching snow!

    Carters surf skis covered in fresh snow.

    Carters surf skis covered in fresh snow.

    The weather forecast for FRIDAY looks ok for another record attempt, but Carter and I have decided to plan a 12 hour record attempt rather than a 24 hour due to the ongoing unsettled weather, the plunging temperatures, and dwindling volunteer cache.

    This would be an International Human Powered Vehicle (IHPVA) 12 hour water record, not a Guinness record. According to the IHPVA rules, ANY human powered boat qualifies which means that we would both be competing for the same record. And, since there is no existing 12 hour record, the winner of the race on Friday would submit his race data to IHPVA for the 12 hour record ratification. Simple.

    We are talking about another 24 hour record attempt in California for later in October or November.

    Another reason the 12 hour event works is because I think we can pull it off without having to recall all of the Calgary volunteers back to Whitefish.

    40 % of my goal has been raised! KEEP IT COMING!!!

    40 % of my goal has been raised! KEEP IT COMING!!!

    I am thrilled that we have reached 40% of my fund raising goal for MitoCanada, but we still have a way to go and I’m still shooting for $10,000. So please, if you have not yet donated, it only takes a minute. Thanks!!!

    I’m VERY pumped for Friday. I think it’s going to be fun, hard, difficult, miserable, exhilarating, exciting, horrible, painful, and awesome! A microcosm of life. I love this quote by Hunter S. Thompson:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

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