• 2 big training days coming up

    I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure lately regarding the Pedal Vs. Paddle Showdown race between Carter and I. The 24 hour distance record race has now been moved up to October 4th (on Friday, Oct 4th we start watching for the best weather day over the next 10 days – so the race could […]

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  • Pedal vs. Paddle Showdown

    When I broke Carter Johnson’s 24 hour human powered distance record of 241.94 km a way back in 2008 by mere 3 km, I always thought it would be fun to stage a full-on, knock-em-down, RACE with Carter. A righteous battle pegging legs against arms, pedal versus paddle, old school vs. whizzy bang high tech. […]

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  • A new record attempt!!

    WOW – it has been a long time hey? I guess since the advent of Facebook, I’ve been sort of posting more updates on my various projects though that medium. Unfortunately, it’s snippets of info, and what I find I’m missing out on, is the ability to refer back to old projects and re-remember important […]

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  • Running the West Coast trail

    I’ve always thought that a person needs to do one thing every year that scares the crap out of them. I’m very happy to have checked that item off my to do list for this year!I just ran the West Coast Trail – solo. Here is my story: And here is the VIDEO: My day […]

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  • Running Assiniboine and the West Coast Trail

    I have been really bad about keeping my blog up to date, and I feel like I need to start getting back into a routine of posting regularily. I do enjoy sharing, and I value feedback, and discussion, but for me blogging is a really great way to organize and prioritize my goals. My blog […]

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  • Self-transcendence 24 hour ultra marathon race report

    Self-transcendence 24 hour ultra marathon race report The idea to run this crazy race which is around a 400 meter indoor track in Ottawa resulted from the San Francisco One Day ultra being cancelled at the last minute. Helen and I had spend the entire summer training to get ready for for the SF1D. I […]

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  • Northface Endurance Challenge – Washington, DC 50 mile ultra race report

    Northface endurance challenge 50 mile race report: My legs are feeling surprisingly good today after running the NF 50 mile ultramarathon yesterday in 8 hours, forty seven minutes. I had an amazing race finishing with a personal best earning me second place in my age group. Who would have thought Washington DC had good trails? […]

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  • New shop / new me

    Wow – it has been a while hey? And it’s not like I haven’t been busy – just not the kind of busy you would likely be interested in hearing detailed blog posts about. No ocean crossing expeditions, no ultra marathons, no new world record attempts. I’ve listed WiTHiN for sale, but I am seriously […]

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  • WiTHiN is for SALE

    The Worlds Most Technologically Advanced, Energy Efficient, Offshore Capable, Human Powered Boat IS FOR SALE $84,000 (cdn), OBO, or trade considered WITHIN was designed by world record-winning naval architect Stuart Bloomfield and human powered boat engineer Rick Willoughby for a world-first expedition to travel 3000 miles across the Pacific ocean, from Victoria, Canada to Hawaii […]

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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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  • Jacked on carbs

    Yeeeee-owza! I’ve just come off of a 7-day fat loading diet and I’m enjoying my first day of a 2-day carb loading period prior to my 24 hour ultramarathon in San Fransisco on Saturday. After my waffles with maple syrup breakfast with a fresh pineapple and toasted bagel with jam for lunch, I can feel […]

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  • Spain bike trip and another ultra

    Helen and I just got back from our longest vacation yet: 21 days. Our trip started with the Virgil Crest ultra marathon on Sept 25th. Helen successfully finished the 50 miler and I dropped out of the 100 mile race at about 70 miles due to some bad stomach issues where I resorted to ‘trotting’ […]

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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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  • Really great day today! We got an early start this morning ater a calm night at our moorage at Dodd island and headed to Seachart (sp?). Seachart used to be a whaling station and is now a small lodge and staging area for kayaks touring the broken island chain. Then Clive and I headed to […]

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  • Really great day today! We got an early start this morning ater a calm night at our moorage at Dodd island and headed to Seachart (sp?). Seachart used to be a whaling station and is now a small lodge and staging area for kayaks touring the broken island chain. Then Clive and I headed to […]

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  • We departed from Ucluelet at 6:00 am this morning under sunny skies and calm air with our bows pointed toward the broken island chain. It was calm crossing the channel so I was happy. It took about 3 hours to reach Clark island – the first island in the Broken Island chain. As I approached […]

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  • Sea trials day 3 report

    Despite not accomplishing what we had set to do which was to spend a week at sea, I’ve been having a nice time anyhow. I really enjoy spending a day on the water pedaling WiTHiN into the swells and exploring the westcoast area. It feels cool to be so self-contained. I can cook (have enough […]

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  • gale warning, gale warning, gale warning. The story of my sea trials life. Yes, being exposed to those kind of conditions is good for me, but I need to ease into them, and I cannot be exposed to that kind of wind so close to land. The weather forecast is calling for a gale this […]

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  • That previous test blog post didnt work even though the message got posted. I just discovered that this PC will automatically default to the WiFi internet connection if there is one, and shut down the modem connnection. Since I am in my drive way, it picked up the WiFi from the house. I manually turned […]

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