Posts in the "24 Hour Distance Records" Category

  • 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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  • This is rather encouraging. I have analyzed and calculated and ran numbers in every combination and permutation regarding my chances to break Carter Johnson’s 242 km surfski 24 hour distance record. So far, to be brutal honest with you, I have not been totally convinced that I can do it. Carter is a formidable opponent […]

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  • Ya, I know. What a dork huh? I met my buddy Bryon Howard at the Heritage Park docks at Glenmore reservoir to help me launch the new floating geek-mobile. I chose the Heritage docks because they are usually fairly deserted aside from a few guys trying to catch fish from the dock. I seriously did […]

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  • This is what the wind sees I spent 3 hours on the water Monday non-stop at 150 watts with the front and rear fairings on and my overall ending speed average was quite disappointing. I ended up at 145 watts and 11 kph. The wind was very calm for Calgary – long periods of very […]

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  • Because I realize that dealing with some wind for most of the afternoon during the 24 hour distance record attempt is going to be a given, I decided to test out a fairing. At 10 km/hr, an aerodynamic fairing won’t help very much, when when I am pushing CP3 10 km/hr into a 10 km/hr […]

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  • I got out to Glenmore reservoir yesterday for a ‘race-day’ simulation. The goal was to maintain my target wattage non-stop for 6 hours following a GPS route that I plotted on my Garmin etrex using Google Earth. I would then have a really good idea how close I could get to Carters 242 km kayak […]

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  • Win a FREE Trimble Nomad® Handheld Computer!Predict my finishing distance and you can win a freeTrimble Nomad handheld rugged computer. CreatePublishFrame3(‘71077′,’VXNlcklkPTcxMDc3LkZvcm1JZD0x’,’175′,’230′,’www.formlogix.com’,’https’); The farthest distance a human has travelled under his own power on flat water is 242 km by Carter Johnson on April 29-30, 2006 on Lake Merced, California using a Huki S1-x surfski kayak. […]

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  • Training is going well, but the weather isn’t exactly cooperating. I did a 3 hr hard & fast ride last night and got caught in the worst electrical storm. Total down pour mixed with hail and thunder and lightening all around me. I got drenched and wasn’t really anywhere convenient to pull over, so I […]

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  • WOW! Spectacular day!

    Long training day on upper Kananaskis Lake What an amazing day! I met Chris Comfort at Upper Kananaskis lake on Saturday morning and spent the next 4 hours collecting speed and power data by blasting around the large 10 km circumference lake on Critical Power 2 (yes, it now has an official name and logo […]

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  • Why is it that when ever I make some solid plans, things just get all messed up? I created a draft for a press release for the 24 hour record attempt – It is still a work in progress, but you can check it out here if you like: http://www.adventuresofgreg.com/24hour.html Then I made plans for […]

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  • I sat down with the last 5 years of my SRM power data from training, the speed test results from 3 different lakes with V11G and a calculator and tried to come up with a realistic prediction of what my chances are to beat Carter Johnson’s 242 km flat water kayaking 24 hour distance record. […]

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  • I talked my friend Bryon Howard into joining me for a 310 km Highwood loop ultra training ride and he actually said yes! Bryon is training for Ironman Canada. A 300+ km training ride is probably a bit excessive for Ironman training, but Bryon had never done a ride that long, so he was into […]

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  • I went out to a new lake today and the test results were enlightening. I think I can narrow down the speed difference between what we measure at Elbow lake and both Glenmore reservoir and today’s Ghost lake to a preferential current flowing through Elbow lake. I’ll explain: At Elbow, I noticed that my average […]

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  • Our climb up the Highwood ———————– Great training day on Friday with Dennis from Boulder CO and his friend Danfa from San Diego. We drove out to the start of highway 40, about 40 km east of Banff and cycled south about 150 km up and down the pass which is still closed to traffic […]

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  • I was visited by Dennis and his friend Dafna from Boulder, CO and San Diego respectively. Dennis has been following my progress for a while and was interested in meeting me. Dafna is a member of the Dewalt cycling team. They were passing through Calgary and stopped in to meet me, so I seized the […]

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  • [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkKd2vScd4M] I made a new rudder designed to keep the boat tracking straight. It is ridiculously tiny. The photo below does not do it justice. It’s 1″ wide, and it works like a charm. I found it very easy to make slow, gradual turns and keep the boat tracking in a straight line. Without any […]

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  • Mountain goats hanging around on the closed for traffic Highwood pass I had a fantastic ride yesterday! I started at 7:30 am from my house and headed west on transcanada hwy to Kananaskis. It was already starting to get a big windy, but the advantage of starting early in the morning and heading west is […]

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  • YEAH! Tomorrow I head out to tackle the 300 km Highwood pass loop. I’m pumped. It’s an epic ride and should be even epic-er tomorrow because the pass is still closed to vehicles. That means wildlife galore – bears, big horn sheep, elk, moose, etc. In 2005 when Greg B and I rode the pass […]

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