Monthly Archives: January 2016

2013

Just to tease you a little bit, 2013 was the year that everything changed for me. I discovered Vinnie Tortorich and his book, Fitness Confidential, the #NSNG lifestyle, got back on a bicycle after more than a couple decades, and … Continue reading

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Thunderbolt-X, Open water, and The Wye Island Regatta 2012

The last race of the 2012 season was the Wye Island Regatta.  I decided to race with my Thunderbolt-X kayak on the open water, which meant I would jump two classes higher in competition…the highest level at which I had … Continue reading

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Kayak ergometer from NordicTrack

Shortly thereafter I decided to buy a Nordic Track ski machine and turn it into a kayak ergometer so I could train and paddle in my basement anytime I wanted to–especially when the water was frozen. What do you think … Continue reading

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Enter: The Phoenix Match II kayak

One month after the Camp Kum-ba-yah race I found myself on vacation, visiting family in Erie, PA. I checked out the local kayak rental places to see how much it would cost to rent a kayak for the week, and … Continue reading

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Camp Kum-ba-yah River Race 2012

On June 16, 2012 I once again raced on the James River starting from Lynchburg, VA in the Camp Kum-Ba-Yah race which was a fundraiser so that underprivileged youth could attend summer camp in Lynchburg, VA.  The race coincided with the … Continue reading

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Rivanna River Race 2012

The week between the first and second Saturdays of May, 2012 seemed to drag slowly. I was hoping for rain all week to increase water levels and raise the river but rain never came. This was also to be the … Continue reading

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Whitewater kayaking

Somewhere around 2010 I also decided to expand my horizons and take up whitewater kayaking.  A little bit late in life, maybe, but I always wanted to do whitewater in a kayak because when I was younger and did Class … Continue reading

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