Posts in the "Race & Event Reports" Category

  • HPV record!!!

    July 19 July 19, 2006 “No human has travelled further under their own power in one day than Greg Kolodziejzyk.” It’s a bold statement, but that’s basically what it comes down to. We started the clock at about 9:15 am on Wednesday, July 19th and finished at the exact same time on Thursday, July 20th […]

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  • Introducing the Critical Power Streetliner – an everyday driver, ‘streetable’ streamliner.

    June 13 June 13, 2006 Introducing the¬†Critical Power Streetliner – an everyday driver, ‘streetable’ streamliner. I’ve been feeling kind of apprehensive regarding the likelihood of matching a windless day with my planned attempt at the 24 hour distance record in Eureka California. I’ve been watching the weather there and haven’t found one single 24 hour […]

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  • CriticalPower speedbike on the track in Eureka, CA

    May 26 May 26, 2006 CriticalPower speedbike on the track in Eureka, CA A high bandwidth version of this video is available here The road trip to Eureka, CA was a blast! My good friend John Mackay kept me laughing for most of the 20 hour drive we did in two days. We left Calgary […]

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  • 2006 Ironman Arizona race report

    April 11 April 11, 2006 Guess who’s going to Hawaii in October !!!!!!!!!! I had the race of my dreams at Ironman Arizona 2006 erasing 45 minutes off my best Ironman time by finishing in 10:15 and placing 4th in my age group qualifying me for the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii!! I can’t […]

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  • Guess who’s going to Hawaii in October !!!!!!!!!!

    April 11 April 11, 2006 Guess who’s going to Hawaii in October !!!!!!!!!! I had the race of my dreams at Ironman Arizona 2006 erasing 45 minutes off my best Ironman time by finishing in 10:15 and placing 4th in my age group qualifying me for the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii!! I can’t […]

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  • HPV 24 hour record attempt at the NCAT test track in Opelika, Alabama

    Dec 02 December 02, 2005 HPV 24 hour record attempt at the NCAT test track in Opelika, Alabama What a journey it has been! Here is the full report: Sunday, Nov 20, 2005 – Ben rings the door bell and wakes me up. I told him to be at my house by 6:30 am and […]

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  • What a day!!!

    Nov 25, 2005 HPV 24 hour distance record attempt What a day!!! Wow – I’m still recovering. An experience of a lifetime. I’ll file a better report when I get back to Calgary, but for now here is how it all went down: Our 4 day / 4000 km drive to Opelika, Alabama was apparently […]

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  • Oh, what a day!!!

    Oct 19 Oct 19, 2005 Oh, what a day!!! This one definitely goes down as a day I will never, ever forget. It started at 6:00 am when the phone rang and it was the CHQR radio morning show. They wanted a live on-air interview which I granted them. Then 15 minutes later it was […]

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  • First fully faired velodrome test!

    Oct 4 October 4, 2005 First fully faired velodrome test! A successful velodrome run today! I taxied once around the ‘drome to get comfortable in the streamliner and hit a crack which threw me over onto my left side. Ouch!! Again, on the same elbow I have fallen on 3 times now!! The first fall […]

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  • CP1 frame test at the Glenmore velodrome

    Sept 26 September 26, 2005 CP1 frame test at the Glenmore velodrome I am very happy with how the CP1 frame handled the velodrome today. At first it was kind of scary going up those steep banks, but I got used to it fairly quickly. I got it up to a high speed of 50 […]

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  • 2005 Ironman Idaho race report

    July 6 July 6, 2005 Ironman Coeur d’ Alene 2005 Race report. Well, my 8th Ironman race was a PR (Personal Record) of 10 hours, 53 minutes, but unfortunately only 2 minutes faster than last years Ironman Coeur d’ Alene. In fact, the race was almost an exact duplicate of last years event. My goals […]

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  • Ironman Coeur d’ Alene 2005 Race report.

    July 6 July 6, 2005 Ironman Coeur d’ Alene 2005 Race report. Well, my 8th Ironman race was a PR (Personal Record) of 10 hours, 53 minutes, but unfortunately only 2 minutes faster than last years Ironman Coeur d’ Alene. In fact, the race was almost an exact duplicate of last years event. My goals […]

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  • March 2 Mar 02, 2005 Freezing in ‘Bama A cold and wet me at the NCAT test track trying to warm up in the car It was a great trip – short but sweet and Buzz Powell – the test track manager was a gracious host. In fact, he drove for two hours on a […]

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  • Dec 24 Dec 24, 2004 The Rocket’s inaugural cross country was short but successful! Ben kindly offered to drive the chase vehicle, so we took off at about 9:30 this morning. The temperature was relatively warm – about 5 degrees C, but the wind was howling from 25 to 30 kph from the west. I […]

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  • Dec 7 Dec 7, 2004 Success in Tucson Well, partial success. My third attempt at qualifying for the Boston marathon was successful this Sunday in Tucson, Arizona with a time of 3 hours, 17 minutes. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Helens day and she just missed her qualifying time. The weather was super crappy – race day […]

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  • Nov 3 Nov 3, 2004 Another try This time at RaceCity Speedway – a half mile oval protected from evil semi trailers but not the wind. And boy was it windy! When I unloaded the streamliner from my car, the wind blew the 63 pound trike sideways across the pavement! Getting high speed watts data […]

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  • Sept 27 Sept 27, 2004 We had a great race at Melissa’s 22km road race in Banff on Saturday. Helen finished in the top 14% and I was 40 seconds slower than I was last year (probably due to less preparation than last year). I added 77 km to the TCR1 odometer today – a […]

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  • Ironman Canada 2004 Race Report Well, about all I can say regarding this years Ironman Canada is I had a FANtastic bike split – 5:13 and FIFTH out of 303 in my Age Group!! My swim was also a personal best placing me in the 40th percentile rather than the 50th which I have been […]

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  • July 7 2004 July 7, 2004 Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2004 Race Report This time, I started the swim near the front, thinking I could perhaps avoid the thrashing if I was with a thinner grouping. Didn’t exactly work as planned. I say this after every Ironman swim, but I really mean it this time – […]

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  • July 7 2004 July 7, 2004 Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2004 Race Report This time, I started the swim near the front, thinking I could perhaps avoid the thrashing if I was with a thinner grouping. Didn’t exactly work as planned. I say this after every Ironman swim, but I really mean it this time – […]

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