Posts in the "Pedal The Ocean" Category

  • 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

    During offshore sea trials a few days ago, I encountered a somewhat serious problem. Up until this point, the most wind WiTHiN has ever encountered is about 10 to 15 knots. During a run offshore on April 1st, I encountered 20 knots of wind and WiTHiN broached and was rolled to 45 degrees where she […]

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  • Tour of WiTHiN

    Hello! As I have been promising for a while, here is a video tour of WITHiN. I shot this with my new Gopro HD camera. What an awesome camera! It comes with a variety of very handy mounting options. I placed mounting brackets all around WiTHiN and in the cockpit and cabin so I can […]

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  • My Biggest Fear

    What are the risks? 9.I could be run over by a tanker 8. A storm could blow me back to the coast after departure and smash me into a zillion pieces on the rocky Washington coast 7. I could capsize in big weather with the top hatch and cabin hatch open which would flood WiTHiN. […]

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  • New Solar Panels installed

    I am transmitting this blog post from the Viliv mobile PC, UUplus software and my Iridium satellite phone as a test before we head out to the Pacific ocean next week.The solar panels came in from Goal 0 on Friday and they are really slick! Ken just finished installing them on WiTHiN and I think […]

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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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  • Auto steering tiller pilot

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions as to how I could install the Raymarine ST1000 Tiller Pilot into WiTHiN. Originally, I though that the tiller pilot needed at 15 inch long tiller lever, but after a dozen ‘backandforths’ between a tech at Raymarine and myself, I learned that the unit only has a total pushrod range […]

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  • Another training ride – and another accident! For real this time!

    Another training ride – and another accident! For real this time!I was heading home on upper Springbank road at about 2:00 pm this afternoon – a bad time on Springbank road on a Friday because the high school is out early on Fridays. In the past, I’ve had apple cores thrown at me, oncoming cars […]

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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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  • Sheepskin solar panels!

    I think this must be a record – first outside ride on March 1st. And, first injury of the season. Watch the movie below – warning: extreemly disturbing injury scene. I lowered the camera down to get a low angle shot and smashed my knuckles on the ground.Broke a finger nail. I know – danger […]

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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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  • we are in Nanaimo – launch tomorrow

    The drive was uneventful and fast. Made the 5:45 ferry. Watch the video Bryon made: Posted via email from adventuresofgreg

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  • Goal0 to the rescue

    As you know, I’ve been having some issue with making enough electricity to power my various electronics and equipment (and gadgets) on board WiTHiN. WiTHiN’s surface area visible from space is relatively small – especially compared to a much wider ocean row boat. As a result, there isn’t much real estate available for solar panels. […]

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  • Inside passage sea trials

    On Feb 15th – this Monday, my buddy Bryon Howard and I are driving 1000 km west to Nanaimo, a small city on the east coast of Vancouver Island. On Tuesday, the 16th, we will depart from Brechin public boat launch in WiTHiN as we attempt to navigate the inside passage between British Columbia main […]

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  • Training and Fuel

    I have 5 months to get my body and mind ready for the toughest challenge I have ever undertaken. Here is a rough outline of my training program for the next 5 months:February – Heavy endurance volume, light intensity week 3: 60 hours – 5 day sea trials trip on east coast Vancouver island March […]

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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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