Editor's Note: Our friend Greg Kolodziejzyk is getting close to realizing his dream of pedaling a human powered boat across the Pacific Ocean. He just uploaded this new video to youtube about his on going efforts to design and build a human powered pedal boat that can cross the from North America to Hawaii.
The video along with his description of the adventure is below:
They call it the Graveyard of the Pacific. Heavy seas and unpredictable weather. A rugged, lonely coastline. Countless ships and sailors taken by its fierce storms and jagged rocks. Westward, nothing to see but North Pacific swells, until Hawaii finally climbs above the horizon. Men have sailed the route for centuries. Now, one man will put his trust in his legs, his heart, and his mind to make a historic journey.In June, 2010, Greg Kolodziejzyk will attempt to become the first person in history to navigate this notorious stretch of ocean under his own power. His plan pedal a custom-made state-of-the-art human-powered boat 3000 miles across the Pacific Ocean, from Victoria, Canada to Hawaii. The world-record attempt is expected to take between 40 to 80 days.
In this 2 part video, Greg Kolodziejzyk, Jordan Hanssen and Ken Fortney take WiTHiN human powered boat to Vancouver Island for sea trials. After a broken drive leg near Denman Island, the trio is forced to re-think testing without a redundant drive leg and resume testing on Okanagan Lake in central BC.
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