Human power strikes again. Humans have been powering themselves all over the world since we first existed. For the longest time, humans had no choice; they had to wait for the wheel to be invented before they could use such cool items as the bike, moped, scooter, car or truck. Then, air travel came and humans really never thought of walking from city to city again. Now humans only walk when they feel like it, not necessarily because they have to, but because they want to.
There are, of course, other forms of human-powered transportation which do not require wings or wheels. Take boating for example. Boats existed way before cars. Humans have been floating around for thousands of years. Before we had internal combustion, we rowed and used wind power for our sea-going adventures. This, however, is not a lost art... and has been taken to the extreme by Greg Kolodziejzyk, who set a new world record for human powered boating. 107 miles in 24 hours, very impressive. If you'd like to read a blow-by-blow recounting of the effort, click here and enjoy!
[Pedal the Ocean Blog via Treehugger]