Posts in the "Pedal The Ocean" Category

  • 5 months until departure

    5 months and 2 weeks until departure and I’m almost ready to go now – well, aside from the 200 lbs of food that still need to be packed, and two more ‘educational’ sea trial trips that I need to make. An item on my to do list since the last sea trials trip was […]

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  • Apollo 11

    It looks like Apollo 11 in here. And I imagine that it feels a bit like that as well. A little place for everything and everything in its place – very tight but efficient. My INDOOR sea trials are done and I would say that it was a very valuable experience. I learned a lot […]

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  • Indoor sea trials

    INDOOR SEA TRIALS? HUH?I am composing this blog post in my shop right now sitting in WiTHiN pedaling away trying to complete a 24 hour simulation. I started at 8:00 am (Monday 11h) and at 8:00 am tomorrow morning I will climb out o the sleeping cabin and go have a shower. I’m almost at […]

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  • blog post test from sat phone

    hello again. this is a test of my Viliv mobile pc, uuplus software, sending a blog post via the iridium satellite phone. if all is working, there should be a photo of the system all packed up into the otterbox waterproof case. im amazed that the external sat phone antenna gets a signal INSIDE my […]

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  • test blog post sent from the boat

    This is a test blog post. I just sent an email from UUplus sat phone email software via my Viliv Mobile PC neatly packaged into my OtterBox water proof case. This is a WordPress blog amd I send this email to my account at Posetrous.com and they forward the email along with the photo attachment […]

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  • We’ve come a LONG WAY!

    I started discussions with Ken Fortney a year ago about the possibilities of coming to work for me to build the most awesome, ocean going human powered craft on this planet. To Ken’s credit, he recognized the opportunity to expand his expertise and to be a part of this expedition. To say that he did […]

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  • drive leg removal solution

    In my last blog post, I asked if anyone had any ideas as to how I could position the propeller to vertical so that I could pull the drive leg up through the drive leg well. Normally this is an easy task, as all I need to do is align the a mark etched on […]

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  • Solar & wind power, training, sea trials and general progress

    Power power everywhere and not a drop to drink. This has been said about the salty sea water, but it’s also true to some extent about power in general. There is power in the waves, power in the wind and power in the sun. But turning all that power into usable, stored electricity to run […]

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  • Let’s go for a SPEED RECORD

    SPEED RECORD I depart from Tofino, BC, Canada on July 1st which is only 6 1/2 months from now and I will pedal my human powered boat WiTHiN to the Hawaiian Islands. My goal is to become the first person to travel from Canada to Hawaii under my own power, and the first person to […]

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  • California International Marathon, big wave surfing and Plastiki

    MARATHON Helen and I just got back from a wonderful trip out to the San Fransisco bay area. We started our little mini-vacation with running the California International Marathon. I was injured so I was expecting to walk most of it. As it turned out, my hamstring injury wasn’t that bad and I was able […]

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  • The sleeping cabin, and some cool technology

    After my last blog post, there was some discussion about leaving some air space below my sleeping pad to allow condensation and water to collect. I wanted to expand a bit on that with additional photos and details on an amazing find that I made of a new product from that bike crazy nation – […]

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  • 6 hour training session WiTHiN the sweat box

    I have been trying to spend as much training time in WiTHiN as I can. I think this is important psychological training for me. I need to get very comfortable with a 14 to 16 hour shift sitting in the recumbent seat and pedaling the day(s) away. I will slowly build up to two, 14 […]

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  • Training WiTHiN

    It is one of my goals to make the crossing as fast as I can, and my target is 50 to 70 days. A record time (fastest average speed for a human-powered passage) will be a testament to the creators of WiTHiN – designed by Stuart Bloomfield and Rick Willoughby and their ncredible workmanship by my builder Ken Fortney.

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  • New home for WiTHiN and motion sickness training

    As if I don’t have enough on my plate these days! So I just had to go and do yet another redesign on the Adventuresofgreg.com blog. I was having problems with the old blogger.com blog, so I switched over to WordPress a few weeks ago. After I had the entire blog ported over, I still […]

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  • I have not failed…

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. Thomas Edison I am thinking about an early July departure from Tofino, so that puts me at about 8 months away. Not much time really. I’ve also been thinking (a lot) about what I can do to ensure that this departure is successful. […]

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  • Sea Trials YouTube videos!

    I just finished uploading 3 new videos: the story of our Vancouver Island sea trials from a couple of weeks ago which is a two-part YouTube video, and a highlights video which is about 4 minutes of footage of WiTHiN in the water for those of you who want to get right to the boat […]

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  • Vancouver Island sea trial photos

    I’m back from our Vancouver Island sea trials now. Our shake-down cruise was unfortunately abbreviated, but was great while it lasted. We saw seals, dolphins, jelly fish, and were making great speed and everything was going as planned. Then we had a sudden drive leg failure, almost ran into a ferry, dealt with the coast […]

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  • Mahalo!

    Hey everyone – Greg here. I’m about 10 km North of Pentincton on Okanagan lake right now with Ken taking a turn on the pedals. I’m in the cabin and decided to write a blog post and send it via satellite phone. So – why are we here and not on the Pacific around Vancouver […]

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  • The best worst luck.

    I’m sitting in Victoria waiting for the Clipper to take me back to Seattle. Something I expected to do, but not so soon on this trip. The boat broke, or more specifically a pin that held the gear to the drive shaft. Second to the boats a That morning began with a boat shaped game […]

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  • Our luck is changing

    The unlucky streak ended right after the garbage truck driver backed into WiTHiN and smashed up the bow and bent the trailer struts. Ken was able to fix it (as we knew he would) on Thursday as Jordan assembled our lines (sea anchor, anchor, drogue, bumpers, dock lines, etc). All other remaining work went smoothly, […]

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