Pedal vs. Paddle
While in Montana visiting relatives, I just missed witnessing a John Henry-like contest on nearby Whitefish Lake yesterday. Greg Kolodziejzyk rode his sleek bicycle-powered craft for 24 hours around a circular course to break the previous distance record set two years ago by Carter Johnson paddling a kayak. Could the machinery of pedal-powered propulsion match the simple elegance of arms and paddles? Apparently it could, because by 9am this morning Kolodziejzyk battled boredom and hunger to set the new world record of 151.3 miles in 24 hours!
Check out his boat and other adventures: www.adventuresofgreg.com