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About erden

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  • Birthday 11/30/1999

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  • Homepage
    www.Around-n-Over.org/
  • Occupation
    Story teller...
  • Location
    Seattle
  1. Update...

    We successfully concluded a Kickstarter campaign to make a documentary about my human powered circumnavigation. This campaign concluded on August 18. We are now ramping up with the work while adding talent to the team. The title of the documentary will be "Castaway with Purpose." You can follow our progress on this dedicated site and on this Facebook page.
  2. As promised, here is the KickStarter campaign information. Our campaign recently launched to finance the production costs of the documentary "Castaway with Purpose" -- this will be about my human powered circumnavigation, the Six Summits Project, the loss of Göran Kropp under Air Guitar... You will notice some instances of Frenchman Coulee in the promo. I wanted to post this update to seek your help in spreading the word to your circle of friends, coworkers, employers. This would be a good/cheap sponsorship opportunity for your employer since they can appear as “Producer” – Please see the upper level swags on the below URL: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1215913508/castaway-with-purpose The shorter version of this URL is: http://kck.st/1bN4nUW which will come in handy in Twitter for example where our handles are @erdeneruc and @aroundnover The $350 ticket for a couple on the ROYAL ARGOSY Cruise is a great deal. We would love to have 60 of our supporters there for sure to have a great outing altogether. Thank you for your consideration. Cheers from Sydney (back in Seattle after August 14)
  3. Update...

    Wayne -- I arrived at Seattle Tuesday evening and I will fly back to Sydney to join Nancy on Friday morning. It is all a blur!!! Nancy resigned her job, so we may very well be coming back to Seattle at the end of August. Erden.
  4. Update...

    My human powered circumnavigation is done as of July after 5 years 11 days. I reached three in the Six Summits Project: Denali, Kosciuszko and Kilimanjaro. Aconcagua, Elbrus and Everest remain. Some media coverage took place, and this weekend I will participate in the Telluride Mountain Film Festival along with Jason Lewis on a panel presentation and a morning coffee talk: Around the World on Human Power You may have already seen the Outside Magazine feature article: Around the World in 1,026 Days Its author Nick Heil will be facilitating the panel discussion. We will soon be announcing a KickStarter campaign for a documentary that we would like to produce about the circumnavigation. There is progress... Cheers. Erden. ------------------------------ Please help Around-n-Over reach the classrooms!
  5. gone and forgotten......

    I am not convinced that this sailor chose to be on the southern Indian Ocean in the southern winter for any reason other than the fact that she would have been older than Jessica Watson's age of completion had she waited for the better season to sail those waters. This is the danger of fame and fortune and media obsession attached to the "youngest" claims. The World Sailing Records Council rightly refuses to accept any claims for records from anyone younger than 18. Of course that very point became part of another PR redherring pushed by the Watson team when she fell short on the distance traveled for an official around-the-world record: since she was not old enough, nobody was there to adjudicate her accomplishment, so they could conveniently drop the "shortest orthodromic track of the vessel must be at least 21,600 nautical miles" part of the rules out of their checklist, and still claim the youngest ATW. Shameful behavior... See: Section 26.1.a of Rules Book The coverage of JW in Australia was incessant and nauseating. This circus will go on until a 15 year old or a 14 year old goes out there and finally kills herself. I am not one to say they should put off their dreams, but the focus is wrong in the whole discussion. Had these 16 year olds been encouraged to go do it, because it is the rite of passage for any future great sailor and their path to wisdom, I would have been all supportive. When the word youngest became the focal point, I was turned off.
  6. Please come support the VW youth climbing team. They represent the PNW at these competitions, compete in the Nationals and make it to the world championships regularly...
  7. Cargo Bikes Aka Bucket bikes

    BOB IBEX is what I use to haul my stuff around...
  8. Row Across the Pacific - Portland TNF

    [img:left]http://www.around-n-over.org/bin/PortlandTNFPresentation.jpg[/img]
  9. Need help: Converting Word to PDF

    scale the output of the PDF in your printer settings until it prints at the size that you need, then you can cut the excess from the edges of the 8.5x11 paper???
  10. Kosciuszko the Hard Way, Row Across the Pacific Sunday, August 30th, 7:30PM Vertical World Climbing Gym 2123 W. Elmore Street, Seattle (206) 283.4497 $10 minimum suggested donation Benefit presentation for The Vertical World Climbing Team Fund, for the accomplished group of young climbers representing the USA in the Youth World Championships. Please come and also tell your friends. [img:left]http://www.around-n-over.org/bin/ANO_Poster_VWCT.gif[/img]
  11. Row Across the Pacific Ocean, A Guinness World Record Wednesday, August 26th, 7PM The North Face, 1023 1st Ave, Seattle (206) 622-4111 FREE Join endurance athlete, Erden Eruç as he shares the amazing story of his Pacific Ocean crossing and what motivates his ongoing quest to circumnavigate the world, all under human power. Between July 2007 and May 2008 Erden rowed his 23’ boat across the Pacific Ocean from Bodega Bay, California to Papua New Guinea. His remarkable 312 day solo crossing set a new Guinness World Record for time spent at sea by a solo rower. Erden established the nonprofit, Around-n-Over to educate and inspire school children based on lessons learned from human powered journeys. --------------------------------- If you would like to share with your friends, that I will hold the above presentation soon, that would be great. The presentation will about our nonprofit, our goals and my row across the Pacific from California to Papua New Guinea. The ocean row is part of my human powered circumnavigation efforts. I stayed at sea a record 312 days between July 2007 and May 2008 to reach the PNG waters, then returned to the same spot in January 2009 to finish the last bit to shore with another 20 days spent at sea. Now my boat is in PNG, and I will return there in September to push the journey across PNG south to Port Moresby, before launching on the Coral Sea toward Australia. I will then bicycle until Perth and launch on the Indian Ocean westward… It should be fun to have the company of you and your friends at my presentations...
  12. Row Across the Pacific Ocean, A Guinness World Record Thursday, August 27th, 8PM The North Face, 1202 NW Davis Street, Portland (503) 727-0200 FREE Join endurance athlete, Erden Eruç as he shares the amazing story of his Pacific Ocean crossing and what motivates his ongoing quest to circumnavigate the world, all under human power. Between July 2007 and May 2008 Erden rowed his 23’ boat across the Pacific Ocean from Bodega Bay, California to Papua New Guinea. His remarkable 312 day solo crossing set a new Guinness World Record for time spent at sea by a solo rower. Erden established the nonprofit, Around-n-Over to educate and inspire school children based on lessons learned from human powered journeys. --------------------------------- If you would like to share with your friends, that I will hold the above presentation soon, that would be great. The presentation will be about our nonprofit, our goals and my row across the Pacific from California to Papua New Guinea. The ocean row is part of my human powered circumnavigation efforts. I stayed at sea a record 312 days between July 2007 and May 2008 to reach the PNG waters, then returned to the same spot in January 2009 to finish the last bit to shore with another 20 days spent at sea. Now my boat is in PNG, and I will return there in September to push the journey across PNG south to Port Moresby, before launching on the Coral Sea toward Australia. I will then bicycle until Perth and launch on the Indian Ocean westward… It should be fun to have the company of you and your friends at my presentations...
  13. Ruminations on the "Green Bubble"

    Pathetic attitude above. I drive a Prius. I also ride a bicycle. Erden.
  14. Prius vs Jetta TDI

    One of the reasons for buying the Prius a couple weeks ago was the WA State sales tax exemption. That savings right there paid for the battery replacement cost that I supposedly will to have way down the line. Erden.
  15. Prius vs Jetta TDI

    Recently got a Prius, happy with it. Averaging 44 mpg in the first 150 miles or so in the city, and improving as I retrain myself in my driving to maximize the mileage. I can probably get over 50 mpg. The Prius battery is under warranty, a non issue... Owned a 1995 Toyota Camry before. Did not go near Detroit products. Erden.
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