Posts in the "expedition news" Category

  • Pedal the Ocean expedition canceled

    PedalTheOcean.com human powered ocean crossing expedition from Canada to Hawaii is canceled. When I conceived of this expedition to cross an ocean by human power 4 years ago, it was my goal to demonstrate to the world, the incredible distances a mere human can travel under his/her own power without the assistance of burning fossil […]

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  • Hawaii trip unlikely for this summer

    Hello: First of all, I would like to thank you personally for everything that you have contributed to make the worlds first human powered journey from Canada to Hawaii a possibility. There is no way I would be as close to making this happen without your support and I want you to know that I […]

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  • Discovery Channel Show

    I started talking with Discovery Channel producer Mark Stevenson a way back in October about their third Daily Planet segment on me and PedalTheOcean project. I was thrilled when Mark assigned a friend of mine – Neil Thomas who produced the first Daily Planet segment way, way back in November of 2007 (here is the […]

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  • Offshore sea trials movie – rough period

    Hello: After going through my rough period during some stormy weather at my offshore sea trials in Ucluelet last week, I returned home to go through another rough period – this time it was psychological in nature. I was really upset that it took so little wind (25 knots isn’t exactly a hurricane) to knock […]

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  • Offshore sea trials in 1 week

    On March 30th, we will be conducting offshore sea trials in the Pacific ocean off the coast of Ucluelet, B.C. (about 30 minutes south of Tofino). I will depart from Ucluelet on March 30th with my safety boat “Theodora” piloted by skipper and friend Clive McGowan. The objective of this trip is to stay out […]

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  • Rescue costs vs the cost of obesity

    Paul made an interesting comment on the PedalTheOcean facebook fan page today about footing the bill for the cost of a rescue if that were required. Martin quickly came to my defense by suggesting that if only a few people take cues and inspiration from me, and get themselves into shape, the money it will […]

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  • Watch the Inside Passage sea trials MOVIE!

    The Inside Passage Sea Trials Movie: 10 minutes, HD quality, AWESOME footage of the whales! (to view in HD resolution, go to this link, then click on the “360p” icon at the bottom of the video frame and change to “720p”) And watch this A-channel news story on the sea trials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXvmGA6mLm0

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  • Planning a route to Hawaii

    I can’t believe that after more than 3 years of planning this project, I depart for Hawaii in a little more than 4 months from now!! One of my goals during the recent Vancouver Island inside passage sea trials was to learn more about how my human powered boat WiTHiN handles various wind and sea […]

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  • Inside Passage Trip Report

    Here is the 10 minute Inside Passage Sea Trials movie – enjoy!: I know this might sound a little corny or sappy, but sometimes I feel like my actions, goals and general direction in life are being guided by some mysterious force in the universe with the goal of setting me up just to experience […]

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  • Endurance Athlete Plans Unusual Training Session

    CALGARY (Jan. 27, 2010) – It’s a good thing Calgary endurance athlete Greg Kolodziejzyk isn’t claustrophobic, because this Thursday he is going to spend a long time in a very small space. To train for his Pedal The Ocean human-powered attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean from Victoria, BC to Hawaii this summer, Kolodziejzyk will […]

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  • How fast?

    Aside from safety, one of the most important design criteria when Rick Willoughby, Stuart Bloomfield and I designed WiTHiN is SPEED. Our objective was to design the most efficient human powered boat that would be capable of safely crossing a large portion of an ocean. I think we have accomplished that goal, but obviously I […]

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  • Future goals and a new web site

    I’m not sure why I get like this, but for my entire life as a project nears completion, I start asking myself that question “what’s next?”. There is no way that my human powered pacific ocean crossing project PedalTheOcean is anywhere even close to nearing completion, but I would honestly say that like any big […]

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  • 5 months until departure

    5 months and 2 weeks until departure and I’m almost ready to go now – well, aside from the 200 lbs of food that still need to be packed, and two more ‘educational’ sea trial trips that I need to make. An item on my to do list since the last sea trials trip was […]

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  • Apollo 11

    It looks like Apollo 11 in here. And I imagine that it feels a bit like that as well. A little place for everything and everything in its place – very tight but efficient. My INDOOR sea trials are done and I would say that it was a very valuable experience. I learned a lot […]

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  • Indoor sea trials

    INDOOR SEA TRIALS? HUH?I am composing this blog post in my shop right now sitting in WiTHiN pedaling away trying to complete a 24 hour simulation. I started at 8:00 am (Monday 11h) and at 8:00 am tomorrow morning I will climb out o the sleeping cabin and go have a shower. I’m almost at […]

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  • blog post test from sat phone

    hello again. this is a test of my Viliv mobile pc, uuplus software, sending a blog post via the iridium satellite phone. if all is working, there should be a photo of the system all packed up into the otterbox waterproof case. im amazed that the external sat phone antenna gets a signal INSIDE my […]

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  • test blog post sent from the boat

    This is a test blog post. I just sent an email from UUplus sat phone email software via my Viliv Mobile PC neatly packaged into my OtterBox water proof case. This is a WordPress blog amd I send this email to my account at Posetrous.com and they forward the email along with the photo attachment […]

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  • We’ve come a LONG WAY!

    I started discussions with Ken Fortney a year ago about the possibilities of coming to work for me to build the most awesome, ocean going human powered craft on this planet. To Ken’s credit, he recognized the opportunity to expand his expertise and to be a part of this expedition. To say that he did […]

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  • Solar & wind power, training, sea trials and general progress

    Power power everywhere and not a drop to drink. This has been said about the salty sea water, but it’s also true to some extent about power in general. There is power in the waves, power in the wind and power in the sun. But turning all that power into usable, stored electricity to run […]

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  • Let’s go for a SPEED RECORD

    SPEED RECORD I depart from Tofino, BC, Canada on July 1st which is only 6 1/2 months from now and I will pedal my human powered boat WiTHiN to the Hawaiian Islands. My goal is to become the first person to travel from Canada to Hawaii under my own power, and the first person to […]

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