• 2nd October 2013 - By greg

    First of all, you have to watch this incredible video shot by Greg Swingley:

    paddle vs peddle part 1 from greg swingley on Vimeo.

    Winter is really hunting us down here in Whitefish. I woke up this morning to an inch of fresh SNOW on the ground. Check out this snap shot of Carter’s skis covered in snow. You don’t want these kinds of skis to be touching snow!

    Carters surf skis covered in fresh snow.

    Carters surf skis covered in fresh snow.

    The weather forecast for FRIDAY looks ok for another record attempt, but Carter and I have decided to plan a 12 hour record attempt rather than a 24 hour due to the ongoing unsettled weather, the plunging temperatures, and dwindling volunteer cache.

    This would be an International Human Powered Vehicle (IHPVA) 12 hour water record, not a Guinness record. According to the IHPVA rules, ANY human powered boat qualifies which means that we would both be competing for the same record. And, since there is no existing 12 hour record, the winner of the race on Friday would submit his race data to IHPVA for the 12 hour record ratification. Simple.

    We are talking about another 24 hour record attempt in California for later in October or November.

    Another reason the 12 hour event works is because I think we can pull it off without having to recall all of the Calgary volunteers back to Whitefish.

    40 % of my goal has been raised! KEEP IT COMING!!!

    40 % of my goal has been raised! KEEP IT COMING!!!

    I am thrilled that we have reached 40% of my fund raising goal for MitoCanada, but we still have a way to go and I’m still shooting for $10,000. So please, if you have not yet donated, it only takes a minute. Thanks!!!

    I’m VERY pumped for Friday. I think it’s going to be fun, hard, difficult, miserable, exhilarating, exciting, horrible, painful, and awesome! A microcosm of life. I love this quote by Hunter S. Thompson:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

  • 3 Comments to “Another attempt set for Friday!”

    • Greg on October 3, 2013

      Looking forward to following your progress and wishing you both the best of luck.



    • Prof Peter Johnson on October 5, 2013

      Go Carter, weather sucks in your area.

    • InK on August 5, 2014

      G’Day Greg,

      We must have spoken years ago on email when you were first running the Speed Bike Silver Bullet and breaking the World Record back in 2006 from memory. That same year l, along with Paul Sims, Don Elliot and Barry Cox [on camera ]
      built the ‘Ikara Blue’ Canera Speed Bike and ran it for the first time around Lang Lang General Motors Holden proving Ground. It was the first bike on Australian shores to do so….running that day during testing somewhere in the 70 -80kph.
      I might bring it out one day when the record gets broken here in Oz [ 79.5 kph ]

      Anyway, just wanted to get in touch again….might share a joke or two with you as l have become a writer some 150 days ago! Might even consider a short piece on
      ‘Human Power’ or similar if and when inspiration comes?

      Cheers Buccaneers!

      m. +61413428049
      e. ivankuljis@yahoo.com.au

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