Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Big Fat Lie

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Paddling the Rivanna River –the whole thing

I hate the phrase “bucket list,” but yesterday I was able to check off an item that has been on my bucket list for a couple years. Paddling buddy Dave and I jumped in our kayaks and paddled the entire … Continue reading

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The Prijon Beluga kayak

I’ve been searching for a boat for the past six months that would be a bit better suited to the upcoming 100-mile James River Rundown.  My ocean kayak is a bit slow and heavy and my faster boats, such as … Continue reading

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Storming of Thunder Ridge, 2016

Yesterday I rode in one of the–if not the–premier cycling events in Virginia, the annual Storming of Thunder Ridge in Lynchburg, VA to benefit their YMCA.  The ride features 27, 45, 75, and 100 mile routes as options. I have … Continue reading

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Rivanna River Race 2016

I raced in the Rivanna River kayak race last Saturday and had a wonderful time. The race organizers did a great job of coordinating a well-run event and the volunteers were outstanding. I arrived plenty early to drop my boat … Continue reading

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Last Saturday

As feared, the water levels were very high last Saturday on the Tye River, forcing the race organizers to postpone or cancel the Nelson Downriver Race. It was a disappointment. But I used the morning to take advantage of the … Continue reading

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My upcoming schedule and training shift

This past Sunday was my last big/heavy workout in the gym for the next couple weeks.  I won’t bore you with the details of my massive workout routine that included at least 6 sets each of squats, tricep pulldowns, incline … Continue reading

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