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  • Things are going well. Greg is cooking along eating lots and still on record pace. Here is a slide show to keep you up on what is taking place. I will try and get you more rich media as this goes on. ~Ben

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  • 4 hour inm and just over 40 km, 10.9 kph ave. Wind has picked up a bit but from the south which makes for bigger waves at my end of the lake. But this is typically the windy part of the day, so I just need to get through this. Should calm down tonight. Feeling […]

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  • Hey everyone. Greg here from the blackberry. About 2 hour in and about 11 kph ave. The water is like glass. Lucked out with the weather so farSent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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  • At 9:30:00 Greg started his 24 hours and his first couple of laps have been done. Have a look at the progress on the chart below. Link to Spreadsheet

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  • CP2 is now finally finished and ready to set a world record! I leave for Whitefish, Montana tomorrow and if the weather cooperates, the record attempt will start at 9:00 am on Monday morning. Make sure you tune into this web page for up to the minute reports on my progress. I had some decals […]

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  • Rudder or not

    I got up early this morning to get the calm water at Glenmore before the wind started howling. I met up with my sis Theresa who happened to be running by the rowing club where I was setting up CP2. Today’s training ride was to get a feel for my ‘race configuration’ speed and make […]

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  • At this point, I know of only 4 ways to make Critical Power 2 faster for my attempt at the 24 hour human powered boat distance record on September 8th, 2008: Increase my power output over 24 hours CALM water Reduce the weight of CP2 Stay very close to course markers and keep the angle […]

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  • Check out this cool high-tech GPS gear I got from my friends at Trimble and Geneq! The SXBlue from Geneq is a high precision GPS that delivers sub-meter positioning accuracy and low power consumption. It uses a new GPS engine architecture that provides faster startup and acquisition times. the SXBlue will be mounted on CriticalPower2 […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 did some additional calculating, and I think I have come up with the following ESTIMATE: There is a 5% chance that my crossing could be either 66.5 days or 21 days, and a 95% chance that it will be 36 to 44 days. Here is the logic behind this estimate – please let me […]

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  • I have been running around in circles trying to secure a safety boat for my human powered transatlantic record attempt schedule for December 1, 2008 – only 282 days away according to my countdown timer posted at the Pedal the Ocean web site. According to the Ocean Rowing Society’s statistics page, a total of 80 […]

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  • Thank you very much for your response to my survey request and your emails commenting on the T-shirt designs. My “Across with Greg” sponsorship concept is to offer individual sponsors a Pedal The Ocean expedition T-shirt and your name on the expedition boat WiTHiN. If you have not yet voted on where you think the […]

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  • How much would you be willing to contribute for a personal sponsorship to the PTO expedition? A small donation would buy you a T-shirt your name on the ocean boat WiTHiN. The Spirit of Canada sailing boat raised millions by selling $100 T-shirts which included the sponsors name on the hull of the open 60 […]

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  • PTO on Discovery Channel! The Discovery Channel show Daily Planet filmed a segment about me and Pedal The Ocean way back in June. It finally aired yesterday on Discovery Channel Canada.

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  • Human Power Rocks Nextfest!

    John, Ben and I are back from NextFest and it was a blast! WAY more work than any of us expected though, but well worth it. The highlight for me was being interviewed by Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers and TV hit series Rockstar: Supernova) for Indie103.1 fm, a popular Los Angeles […]

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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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  • IMPORTANT UPDATE!

    Hello everyone – I have some really great news: 1. Guinness World Records recognizes my HPB and HPV records! 2. Brand new Adventures of Greg web site 3. Pedal the Ice Cap – a new adventure! 4. “Human Power Rocks” weekly video web cast ————————- 1. Guinness World Records recognizes my HPB and HPV records! […]

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