Q. Why are you doing this?
A. If you have to ask the question, you wouldn't understand the answer.
   
  Q. Isn't that trike thing too wide for the highway?
A. Well, I'm not sure about that yet. I have ridden the trike in a 3 foot shoulder, and have not had any problems with traffic. Since I have a big mirror mounted on the steering bar, I can see vehicles coming and for the most part, they only have to move closer to the lane divider without crossing over into the on-coming traffic lane. I have made a bit of a detour along the Swan River North of Kalispell to avoid a high traffic area. I may have to occasionally change my route to avoid narrow shoulders and traffic en route.
   
  Q. Are you completely self sufficient? ie: are you bringing a tent and your own food?
A. No - I would classify the trip as being "partially self supported". I plan to sleep in hotels and eat store bought food and at restaurants. To be completely self supported, I would not only have to carry all of my food, water, and shelter requirements with me as I cycle and run, but I would also have to somehow tow my bike and gear as I swim across lakes. I would have to inflate some kind of flotation device that would support the trike and gear - ideas for a future adventure!
   
  Q. How are you updating the web page from the road?
A. With some really cool electronic gadgets! Each day I will upload photos taken from a Sony digital camera into a custom application on a small laptop where I add text, then plug the laptop into a phone outlet and the application automatically creates a web page and FTP's it to my web server. If that fails, I am taking a Sony Clie PDA with a modem. I can email photos from the Sony Memory disc with the Clie and modem.
   
  Q. Can your son do a back flip?
A. Why yes - funny you should ask. I just happen to have a quicktime video clip: Cody's backflip
   
  Q. Greg Kolodziejzyk - How do you pronounce your name?
A. It's actually a lot easier than it looks. Click here for a phonetic spelling
   
  Q. Do you listen to music while you ride/run?
A. yes.
   
  Q. Isn't that dangerous?
A. Danger is my middle name.
   
  Q. What is your favorite music?
A. Backstreet Boys of course. What 40-something male isn't moved (or has a movement) while listening to a bunch of 18 year old boys singing of their vast life experiences? "I want you to be my gerfriend... gerlfriend... gerlfriend" Wow. Heavy man.
   
  Q. What frequent questions do people ask?
A. Well, they just kind of sit there with a sort of glaze over their eyes. Then they say "oh."
   
  Q. Then who is frequently asking the questions on this FAQ page?
A. Well, me of course.
   
  Q. Is your route/plan likely to change?
A. Check this answer out:

when you go looking for something specific, the chances of finding it are slim. but if you go looking for anything, that's when you can find everything.

   
  Q. How many miles will you travel per day?
A. The trike is really heavy and very slow. I think I can average about 10 miles per hour - so I have planned on about 5 to 6 hours of cycling per day, then another 1 to 1.5 hours of running for a total of around 60 to 70 miles per day.
   
  Q. Why don't you take your road bike? Wouldn't it be faster?
A. Yes. Way faster in fact. The problem is, according to the spirit of what I'm trying to do, I must cover some ground and make progress toward my destination while swimming, cycling and running. If I took my road bike, there would be no way of running WITH it and my gear while moving toward Provo.

A2. However, that said, if I can't solve some frustrating problems with handling the trike on a narrow shoulder, then I may indeed be cycling my road bike and simply logging hours run toward a grand total.

   
  Q. Will you ride the trike during the Ironman Triathlon in Utah?
A. No - according to the rules, a recumbent bicycle would not be permitted. But who would want to anyhow? My triathlon bike is WAY faster.
   
  Q. Are you bringing your triathlon bike on the trike?
A. No silly. My wife Helen and my two kids are meeting me in Salt Lake City. She's bringing the bike with her on the plane.
   
  Q. Has "psychic ability" been verified and quantified in a laboratory setting?
A. hey - that's a question for a different FAQ.
   
  Q. Why are you doing this? Really.
A. I believe that enjoying life is all about inviting contrast. It's based around the Chinese philosophy of Yin Yang also known as Tai-Chi - the two opposites of everything found in the universe as part of one whole. The philosophy teaches us that without darkness we would not know light, if not for sadness we would not know happiness, without fear we would not know peace, and without hate we would not know love. Front and back are two sides of the SAME coin, just as hope and despair are.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Author: Dolly Parton

My food tastes better after feeling hungry, walking is heavenly after hours of running, my bed is softer after a day of cycling and becoming reunited with my family is joyous after two long hard weeks of adventure and solitude. Challenges like this make us all appreciate what we typically take for granted.

A2. I also believe in teaching through EXAMPLE. I want to teach my kids that the universe is here for them to explore. Not just travel, but EVERY aspect of it. And in the process of learning about the world, they learn about THEMSELVES. What better way than to SHOW them how it's done?

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Author: Helen Keller

Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full.
Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty.
The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!
Author: Dr. James S. Vuocolo