Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from Dave The Kayaker! I’ve spotted Santa Claus in my neighborhood in Central Virginia and he has upgraded his mode of transportation to a Perception Pirouette S kayak.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

More on Wye Island 2011

From the “Epic Guy’s” perspective. Race description

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wye Island Regatta Kayak Challenge, 2011

September rolled around and it was time for the annual Wye Island Regatta in Maryland. I had been working out religiously in the Thunderbolt-X with the wing paddle incorporating everything Doug Bushnell had taught me and I was ready to … Continue reading

Posted in Charlottesville kayaker, Cobra Viper kayak, Dave The Kayaker, kayak racing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Vendor and boat selection

That summer of 2011 I stalked a lot of boats online and eventually picked up the phone and called Doug Bushnell at West Side Boat Shop. Doug seemed to have some really fast and cool boat designs and he was very gracious … Continue reading

Posted in Dave The Kayaker, thunderbolt-x kayak, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A summer of change

The summer of 2011 brought a significant change to my life. For most of my adult life I had ridden motorcycles.  At that particular point in my life I owned a 1980 Honda CX500D and had ridden it from ~11K … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kum-ba-yah Race on the James River, 2011

A little less than a month after the Rivanna River Race in May, 2011, I entered the Camp Kumbayah Downriver Race on the James River starting in Lynchburg, VA.  This was my second year at this particular event, but the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Running with the Big Dogs but coming up short

The week following the Tye River race in 2011 I decided to try to paddle my Cobra Viper kayak down our local river, the Rivanna, where our local canoe and kayak races were to be held the following Saturday.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Cobra Viper kayak, Dave The Kayaker, kayak racing, kayaking, Rivanna River Race | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment