Human-power is about doing more with less.
I strongly believe in the pursuit of human powered efficiency for a very important reason:
The green, non polluting technical innovations that we develop in our super efficient human powered vehicles designed to go vast distances on the minuscule 1/4 horse power of a human can be incorporated into more fuel efficient methods of transportation that will lessen our reliance on fossil fuels and soften the impact on our environment. Human power is all about the pursuit of doing more with less and it is a refreshing approach compared to our current approach here in North America and many places in the world now, of always seeking to accomplish more with MORE. Bigger cars, faster cars, more consumption, more, more, more.
And in this challenging economic environment, isn't adopting the attitude of doing more with less going to be a fundamental survival tactic for a lot of companies? Isn't it also true that one of the greatest resources in most businesses is it's people? It's HUMAN POWER!
When I pedaled my human powered vehicle 647 miles in one day and set a new world record, I was out to show the world the amazing distances a mere human being is capable of traveling under his own power when there are no technical limitations. This category of record attempt does not have strict rules regarding your equipment like bicycle racing for example. Aside from not allowing any kind of wind assistance or stored energy of any sort, we are free to explore new innovative technologies in the pursuit of efficiently using every single watt of power from a human being.
It is my hope that people will become inspired by what I am able to demonstrate using human power, and perhaps start to incorporate a bit more human power into their own lives.
About Greg Kolodziejzyk:
Greg Kolodziejzyk is a Motivational Speaker , and successful software entrepreneur who holds 2 Guinness world records for the most distance travelled by human power in one day on both land and on water. Greg has also completed over a dozen Ironman triathlons including qualifying for and competing at Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
Greg's next project is something that has never been done before. He plans on crossing the Pacific ocean from Canada to Hawaii under his own power in a custom made, 24 foot long x 3 foot wide completely encapsulated pedal powered boat.
Greg's motivational speech titled "Bold!" is an impactful commentary about the kind of attitude that it takes to accomplish a dream. Greg has lived his life by the words of German Poet Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe "What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it, for Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Greg's spirit is contagious and his message is vital.