Posts in the "Endurance" Category

  • 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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  • 112th running of the Boston Marathon

    112th running of the Boston Marathon After twelve Ironman triathlons including the world championships in Hawaii, seventeen marathons, and three 24 hour cycling events (one world record attempt and two world records), the Boston marathon on Monday was one of my most memorable races. It was truly an incredible event. 25,319 runners qualified to run […]

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  • Am I destined to end up as yet another Sea Biscuit? After hearing the 100th story about the Sea Biscuit from the locals in Tofino, Murray and I decided to do some investigating and learn more about this ill-fated world circumnavigation in an eight foot sail boat. Sea Biscuit is a 8-foot (yes, as in […]

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  • Big Seas!

    Watch this video in HD – click here! “At first you are afraid you are going to die. Then you are afraid you are not going to die”. This is what my support boat driver Matahil Lawson says about sea sickness. I can now attest that it is completely true, and in the midst of […]

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  • My new friend Murray Flanagan stopped by my shop this morning to meet me and see WiTHiN and Critical Power. We had a really nice chat, and then, of course, I put him to work! I seized the opportunity and recruited Murray to help out with the carbon work on the first outrigger. Rick Willoughby […]

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  • I said “Hey Helen, can you take a break for a sec and come help me in the shop?” She said sure, and I told her to do stand beside over the freshly bondo’ed keel as I grabbed the camera. She claimed I was shamelessly using her to get BLOG traffic! Anyhow, this 100 lb […]

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  • I figured you were probably getting sick of seeing my (just turned 47 year old) face on the blog, so I got Helen to pose with the new keel for you. You are welcome. The keel consists of a 3.5″ diameter stainless steel pipe welded to a 3 foot long stainless tube. The tube slide […]

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  • Live your life to the FULLEST. Susie did. Susie Lantz (left) and Helen (right) on a beach on the Oregon coast Canmore resident Susanna Lantz was skiing with a friend in an area known as Chickadee Pass, on the south side of the Great Divide bordering Banff and Kootenay national parks, when an avalanche swept […]

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  • The new design for the ocean crossing version of WiTHiN is here: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=d5fpqr2_97f4fxz2fb I am still working on nailing down the exact measurements, and in order to learn about what those measurements need to be, I built a wood and coroplast mock-up trainer: The sliding canopy works exactly the same way it will on the […]

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  • I have been working on the design for the ocean crossing version of WiTHiN, and I’ve been making pretty decent progress. It occurred to me that before I went any further with the design, I had better know for sure that I can live within the dimensions! Something I learned from the Tofino sea trials […]

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  • Victoria media day and more sea trials photos

    Man and machines – Greg Kolodziejzyk stands beside WiTHiN human powered boat with Critical Power human powered vehicle in the background on the docks at the Victoria Gorge Rowing and Paddling club. Mark Dusseault and Greg Kolodziejzyk Mark Dusseault is amazing. Mark volunteered to organize a media day at the Gorge Rowing club in Victoria […]

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  • Ktrac review and photography

    One of our presents to each other this year was a couple of new cameras. I started doing photography when I purchased my first SRL camera when I was 13 and had a full color darkroom in my bedroom shortly thereafter. I got into doing some model photography during my first career as a freelance […]

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  • I’ve been busy getting the prototype ocean crossing boat “WiTHiN” ready for a training and testing mini-expedition to the Pacific ocean on Canada’s west coast. I need to accomplish two tests, the first is a multi-day trip through protected waters which will be a great opportunity to experience what it will be like to sit […]

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  • LV marathon: mission successful!

    As I indicated in my previous blog post, the goal for this years Las Vegas marathon was to pace my wife Helen in for a personal best, and a Boston qualifying time goal of 3 hours, 50 minutes. I am very happy to report our MISSION COMPLETE! We smashed her goal and finished in 3 […]

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  • Thank you all for your input and advice regarding my sponsorship offerings. In the end, my conclusion was that it is as important to build a community of support as it is to raise the capital that I require to pull it off. http://www.pedaltheocean.com/sponsorship Therefore, I have decided to sell “Across With Greg” sponsorships that […]

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  • On Monday, Helen and I returned from a bike trip through the Tuscany region of Italy with Backroads. It was a wonderful trip! Despite cycling mammoth hills every day (2000 ft up, 2000 ft down, all day long), I managed to gain 10 pounds. Imagine that – eating Pizza and drinking Chianti Reserva day after […]

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  • This whale breached right off the bow of my kayak! I just returned from our 4 day kayaking/camping trip through the Broken Group Island chain off of the West coast of Vancouver island. We had fantastic weather and it was a really great time! We saw sea lions barking on the rocks, sat in the […]

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  • 2007 Ironman Canada race report

    My finishing time was 10:54 and I came in 33rd out of 296 in my division. The last Ironman World Championships qualifying slot went to 10:38, so I was about 16 minutes too slow. This was Ironman Canada’s 25th anniversary and to celebrate, they invited just over 2700 athletes to join in the fun this […]

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