Posts in the "24 hr distance record (water)" Category

  • A new record attempt!!

    WOW – it has been a long time hey? I guess since the advent of Facebook, I’ve been sort of posting more updates on my various projects though that medium. Unfortunately, it’s snippets of info, and what I find I’m missing out on, is the ability to refer back to old projects and re-remember important […]

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  • CP2 in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records!

    My 2008 human powered boat record makes it into the 2010 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records When we were in Whitefish, MT last weekend picking up some VI circumnavigation supplies at Target, we noticed they had the new 2010 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records in stock. I knew that […]

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  • Hey everyone. Not much to report aside from my training is going fairly well – just plugging away at the training program my coach Jason Yanota made up for me. The riding is all inside on the mag trainer which, for shorter-harder workouts, isn’t so bad. I’ve been in dental hell since getting a pile […]

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  • 24 hour HPB record report

    Wow… “this is one of those moments that I will never, ever forget” I thought. My senses were being overloaded. It was nothing less than absolutely spectacular. From my three sentence blog that I typed in over my Blackberry from on board Critical Power 2 in the middle of Whitefish lake sometime around midnight: “15.5 […]

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  • No person in history has traveled further on flat water under his own power in one day than Greg. On September 9th, 2008 Greg Kolodziejzyk set an unofficial (pending IHPVA and Guinness ratification) world record by pedaling his human powered boat 245.16 km (151.3 miles) in 24 hours on Whitefish Lake, Montana. Here is a […]

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  • 245.164 km !! I am trashed right now – back at the cabin after a few hours of sleep. I finished a total of 42 laps + 1.9 km of a 43rd lap equaling a total of 245.164 km This final number is unofficial because the 1.9 last partial lap needs to be adjusted for […]

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  • 15.5 hours in and I'm feeling amazing. I know it can change in a minute but I'm really having a great time right nowSent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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  • Man this time Greg is as steady as I have ever seen him. He has only varied speed when we needed to do a minor repair. 50% done and steady as she goes! As I am a man of many words her is a vid and the table for the update.

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  • Its getting dark on the lake and it is breath taking. Seriously – another world. We have led lights on the buoys and I can see them from across the lake. much bedtterv than the daySent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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  • Hi. 113 km at 10.5 hour. Almost 1/2 way. Slowing a bit. Must focus harder. Water is now calm thank god. Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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  • Things are going well. Greg is cooking along eating lots and still on record pace. Here is a slide show to keep you up on what is taking place. I will try and get you more rich media as this goes on. ~Ben

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  • 4 hour inm and just over 40 km, 10.9 kph ave. Wind has picked up a bit but from the south which makes for bigger waves at my end of the lake. But this is typically the windy part of the day, so I just need to get through this. Should calm down tonight. Feeling […]

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  • Hey everyone. Greg here from the blackberry. About 2 hour in and about 11 kph ave. The water is like glass. Lucked out with the weather so farSent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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  • At 9:30:00 Greg started his 24 hours and his first couple of laps have been done. Have a look at the progress on the chart below. Link to Spreadsheet

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  • CP2 is now finally finished and ready to set a world record! I leave for Whitefish, Montana tomorrow and if the weather cooperates, the record attempt will start at 9:00 am on Monday morning. Make sure you tune into this web page for up to the minute reports on my progress. I had some decals […]

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  • Rudder or not

    I got up early this morning to get the calm water at Glenmore before the wind started howling. I met up with my sis Theresa who happened to be running by the rowing club where I was setting up CP2. Today’s training ride was to get a feel for my ‘race configuration’ speed and make […]

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  • At this point, I know of only 4 ways to make Critical Power 2 faster for my attempt at the 24 hour human powered boat distance record on September 8th, 2008: Increase my power output over 24 hours CALM water Reduce the weight of CP2 Stay very close to course markers and keep the angle […]

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  • Killer whale in Johnston Straight, Vancouver Island, BC Helen and I, along with our good friends Val and Gary Erickson just returned from a 5 day camping/kayaking trip through Johnston Straight in northern Vancouver Island. It was a rough, wet, cold, dirty but AWESOME week! We saw Killer Whales every day – amazing. To do […]

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  • Check out this cool high-tech GPS gear I got from my friends at Trimble and Geneq! The SXBlue from Geneq is a high precision GPS that delivers sub-meter positioning accuracy and low power consumption. It uses a new GPS engine architecture that provides faster startup and acquisition times. the SXBlue will be mounted on CriticalPower2 […]

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  • We were in Whitefish, Montana at our cabin for the weekend and I got in two great days of 8 hours straight, non stop in CriticalPower2 on Whitefish Lake. The good news is that the conditions were way less than favorable and I still managed to end above record pace each day. I also found […]

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