Posts in the "Race & Event Reports" Category

  • 2015 MR340 race report

    Helen and I had an absolutely fantastic spring and summer training on Special K putting in well over 650 km on our new tandem pedal powered boat which Rick Willoughby named “Special K’s”. Our season started with a 5 day training vacation in early April at Brentwood Bay Resort in Victora, BC. We docked Special […]

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  • 340 miles down the Missouri river. Race report.

    It’s zero-dark-thirty at some unknown ungodly hour on Tuesday night somewhere on the Missouri river, some 18 long hours after the race start in Kansas city at 8:00 am earlier that morning. I was doing pretty well –  In 1st place men’s solos, and 3rd place over-all out of 235 human powered boats. Navigating on […]

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  • I ran 100 miles!

    Well I finally did it! After 3 failed attempts at running 100 miles I was successful at the San Fransisco One Day ultra on Saturday Oct 23 – 24th. It’s unbelievable and completely unexpected and I have no idea how this happened, but I actually tied for 4th overall out of 52 runners with a […]

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  • 2010 Virgil Crest 100 mile ultra

    “That’s just not the way we do things around here Greg”. This was the response offered to my question: “Why don’t you guys plan more long, flat, ‘runnable’ sections in your race?” I was talking to one of the race organizers at an aid station who asked me how I liked the course. His response […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • California International Marathon, big wave surfing and Plastiki

    MARATHON Helen and I just got back from a wonderful trip out to the San Fransisco bay area. We started our little mini-vacation with running the California International Marathon. I was injured so I was expecting to walk most of it. As it turned out, my hamstring injury wasn’t that bad and I was able […]

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  • Sea Trials YouTube videos!

    I just finished uploading 3 new videos: the story of our Vancouver Island sea trials from a couple of weeks ago which is a two-part YouTube video, and a highlights video which is about 4 minutes of footage of WiTHiN in the water for those of you who want to get right to the boat […]

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  • Vancouver Island sea trial photos

    I’m back from our Vancouver Island sea trials now. Our shake-down cruise was unfortunately abbreviated, but was great while it lasted. We saw seals, dolphins, jelly fish, and were making great speed and everything was going as planned. Then we had a sudden drive leg failure, almost ran into a ferry, dealt with the coast […]

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  • Lost Sole 1, Greg 0

    According to Wikipedia, a “Coulee” is: Coulees are generally deep steep-sided ravines formed by erosion, commonly found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. If you try to run across Coulees, they will destroy you, crush you, and you will hurt. And they will make you cry like a baby. (OK – so maybe […]

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  • Lake trials!

    WiTHiN hits the water for the first time! No surprises at the lake today which is good news! Loading into the water was a snap – good thing I made the 8′ tongue extender. It worked perfectly and WiTHiN slid off the bunks into the water. The drive to the reservoir was a bit bouncy. […]

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  • Hamburger Feet – the Sinister 7 ultramarathon

    “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.” ~ Charles Kettering There was a storm and I got off my ship. It was my second dreaded DNF (did not finish) in my athletic career – the first was the 24 hour human powered distance record […]

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  • My first ultramarathon – race report

    The Northface Endurance Challenge Gortex 50 mile ultramarathon race report To say I was having a good day would be the understatement of the year. I was on fire and after 9 hours I was flying through the mountainous course feeling WAY too good. Something bad just HAD to happen… My first triathlon coach gave […]

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  • Marathons, Motivation, Making Boats & Most Extreme

    Surf City Marathon Helen and I just got back from a GREAT trip down to Huntington Beach, California for the Surf City Marathon – a top rate event which I HIGHLY recommend if you are looking for a scenic marathon to run. We were there with our good friends Kevin and Cindy Casper. Cindy had […]

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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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  • 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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  • Lake test!

    New 24 hour record boat lake test Well, the good news is that it floats and generally works well. Very smooth pedaling action, very stable and quite comfortable. The less than good news is that it performed much slower than expectations which means I have more work to do. Stefan messaged me yesterday that the […]

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