Posts in the "expedition news" Category

  • 6 hour training session WiTHiN the sweat box

    I have been trying to spend as much training time in WiTHiN as I can. I think this is important psychological training for me. I need to get very comfortable with a 14 to 16 hour shift sitting in the recumbent seat and pedaling the day(s) away. I will slowly build up to two, 14 […]

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  • Training WiTHiN

    It is one of my goals to make the crossing as fast as I can, and my target is 50 to 70 days. A record time (fastest average speed for a human-powered passage) will be a testament to the creators of WiTHiN – designed by Stuart Bloomfield and Rick Willoughby and their ncredible workmanship by my builder Ken Fortney.

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  • New home for WiTHiN and motion sickness training

    As if I don’t have enough on my plate these days! So I just had to go and do yet another redesign on the Adventuresofgreg.com blog. I was having problems with the old blogger.com blog, so I switched over to WordPress a few weeks ago. After I had the entire blog ported over, I still […]

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  • I have not failed…

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. Thomas Edison I am thinking about an early July departure from Tofino, so that puts me at about 8 months away. Not much time really. I’ve also been thinking (a lot) about what I can do to ensure that this departure is successful. […]

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  • “My objective is to demonstrate the amazing things a human being can do under his
    or her own power. I hope to motivate and inspire more people to explore their own
    human-powered potential. It’s good for the environment, it’s essential for our health,
    and sends the right message regarding physical activity to our children.”

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  • If I seem a bit reoccupied with form over function these days, I’m not really. Ken and I are working our butts off here trying to get the boat ready for Vancouver island circumnavigation and choosing a paint color, boat name and logo is all part of what needs to be done and it is […]

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  • I’ve been trying to figure out how to mount the VHF radio antenna, my AIS antenna, GPS antenna, Navigation light, radar reflector. that’s a lot of stuff up high which is not great for windage and offsets what we are trying to accomplish with the keel bulb which is required for stability. So, I posted […]

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  • The new PedalTheOcean.com web site is now up and running! What’s new: Let’s give away 3000 bikes to 3000 kids! Goal: 3000 bikes for 3000 kids in 3000 miles Currently 1 in 3 of North American children are overweight. The health care costs associated with this issue cost Americans over $13 billion a year, and […]

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  • There comes a time in every project where I am teetering between feeling like everything is totally out of control and very near complete disaster, and feeling the excitement of being so close to completing a significant benchmark. I’m there right now. And I’m also being a bit dramatic. Things are nowhere near ‘crazy out […]

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  • Wow – how time flies hey? I have been very bad at keeping the blog up to date – sorry. Here is a quick update on some of the various projects I am working on: PedalTheOcean.com – human powered ocean crossing You might recall that last winter I decided to push the pause button on […]

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  • Am I destined to end up as yet another Sea Biscuit? After hearing the 100th story about the Sea Biscuit from the locals in Tofino, Murray and I decided to do some investigating and learn more about this ill-fated world circumnavigation in an eight foot sail boat. Sea Biscuit is a 8-foot (yes, as in […]

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  • Big Seas!

    Watch this video in HD – click here! “At first you are afraid you are going to die. Then you are afraid you are not going to die”. This is what my support boat driver Matahil Lawson says about sea sickness. I can now attest that it is completely true, and in the midst of […]

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  • Here is the SBS TV, Korea documentary on human power featuring Pedal The Ocean in Tofino during sea trials. Pat and I were very impressed with producer Jin-Kyu Yoo and his camera man Sang-Ryun Woo. They even spent the effort and expense to produce a custom computer animation of WiTHiN for the special. gk

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  • $250 small business sponsorship includesthis plaque + your LOGO on WiTHiN More sea trials: According to the departure countdown widget in the upper right of this page, I only have 272 days, 8 hours and a few minutes before departure. YIKES! I have a lot to do, but everything seems to be falling into place […]

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  • I did some additional calculating, and I think I have come up with the following ESTIMATE: There is a 5% chance that my crossing could be either 66.5 days or 21 days, and a 95% chance that it will be 36 to 44 days. Here is the logic behind this estimate – please let me […]

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  • I have been running around in circles trying to secure a safety boat for my human powered transatlantic record attempt schedule for December 1, 2008 – only 282 days away according to my countdown timer posted at the Pedal the Ocean web site. According to the Ocean Rowing Society’s statistics page, a total of 80 […]

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  • I’ve been spending some time planning out a pretty daunting schedule for the coming year, and if I can accomplish everything that I have set out to accomplish, it will be one hell of an amazing year! I am really excited about it all – I have TONS of work to do, but I say […]

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  • Victoria media day and more sea trials photos

    Man and machines – Greg Kolodziejzyk stands beside WiTHiN human powered boat with Critical Power human powered vehicle in the background on the docks at the Victoria Gorge Rowing and Paddling club. Mark Dusseault and Greg Kolodziejzyk Mark Dusseault is amazing. Mark volunteered to organize a media day at the Gorge Rowing club in Victoria […]

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  • Sea trials

    The adventure started almost immediately on Thursday morning as Pat Lor and I headed West from Calgary with my human powered boat WiTHiN in tow. We departed bright and early at 6:00 am and after travelling 100 km, stopped to check on the boat at the Banff park gates. To my horror, I saw that […]

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