Posts in the "Endurance" Category

  • 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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  • It looks like Jason Yanota’s most excellent training program is paying off. I hit 270 watts today for my 20 minute test. That’s not all that outstanding compared to the world of what is possible, but considering that I started at a wimpy 250 watts about 6 weeks ago, that’s not bad. As you might […]

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  • Wow – how time flies hey? I have been very bad at keeping the blog up to date – sorry. Here is a quick update on some of the various projects I am working on: PedalTheOcean.com – human powered ocean crossing You might recall that last winter I decided to push the pause button on […]

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  • Check out the new ride! The Nocom lowracer from Velokraft.More about the bike at Warren’s site. The Nocom is made by Velokraft out of Krakow, Poland. There are only a hand full of these radical bikes in North America – and probably the world. My Nocom is pretty extreme because it is unpainted to save […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sonoma bike trip

    M5 lowracer touring modification with rear panniers. It’s the way to tour!(lowtourer or tourracer?) Helen and I just got back from our self-supported bike tour around Sonoma Valley, CA. Since I needed the recumbent position training benefit from the trip, I fastened a rear rack onto the M5 and clipped my panniers on and hauled […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Progress updates: You can now follow my micro updates by subscribing to the PedalTheOcean Twitter feed. I am thinking of updating this feed during the 24 hour record attempt every hour. The advantage of following a Twitter feed is that you can choose to receive updates on your cell phone, text messages, email or follow […]

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