Monthly Archives: February 2016

James River Rundown 2016

Yesterday I registered for the James River Rundown, an epic kayak and canoe race in Central Virginia now in its third year.  The James River Rundown began as a two-day 100 mile paddling race in 2014 with all proceeds supporting the … Continue reading

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Wye Island Regatta 2013

The weeks passed during the summer of 2013 and I continued on my journey to shed some pounds and get “healthier” by eating at a caloric deficit most of the time and by doing as much cardio as possible much … Continue reading

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Kayak balance trainer/ergometer

And then one month later I built a contraption for which I am most proud.  A combination of a kayak ergometer and kayak balance trainer from a re-purposed Nordic Track ski machine.

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I made many kayak trips the summer of 2013

But one of my most memorable trips was French Creek in Northern Pennsylvania.  I felt like I was half kayaker and half lumberjack.

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Tour de Greene

Two weeks later on Saturday morning I woke up early  and decided to take a bike ride before the rest of the family woke up.  I was starting to get used to interrupted sleep and waking up very early. I … Continue reading

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The Storming of Thunder Ridge

On May 19, 2013…the very next weekend…I decided to attempt to ride my first Century on a bicycle.  (For those who might not know that term, it means a 100-mile ride.) Not only had I never attempted to ride 100 … Continue reading

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Rivanna River Race, May 11, 2013

One rainy week passed and as a result the rivers were up the following weekend for my local Rivanna River race in Charlottesville. Since the water was high I decided to paddle the Cobra Viper because I had established that … Continue reading

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