Author Archives: Dave The Kayaker

Smokey gym

Yeah, that’s right. I was the old guy in the gym this evening who smelled like smoked pork. That’s because, well, I smoked a pork loin today. The gym would smell a whole lot better if everyone’s sweat smelled like … Continue reading

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Media Spreads Dangerous Lie That Bodybuilder Was Killed by Protein Shakes

From Mark Rippetoe…   I agree with Mark Rippetoe’s assessment.  The headlines and stories are sensationalized to make it sound like protein powders are out there silently killing people when in actuality, it was an increase in protein from all … Continue reading

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A vintage downriver racer, HiPP Mithril / Prijon Interceptor (?)

    A vintage, barn-found, downriver racing kayak will be heading to Central Virginia tomorrow from its roots in New England, (found outside of Hudson, MA.) If anyone knows anything about the history of Mithril Kayaks, Hingham, MA  please let … Continue reading

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Some of the worst but funniest nutrition advice I’ve seen

Oh.  You thought I was just talking about the guy. Yes, his mockery of the My Plate is very funny, but the plate itself is also a joke.

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Another classic downriver racer ready to be saved

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Back in the 1970s, John Yudkin warned the world about the dangers of sugar. His work was dismissed and vilified by the food industry and scientists alike…just look what’s happened since…

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The Rivanna at low levels

We ran the Rivanna River from Rt. 29 to Darden Towe Park yesterday at just under 100cfs on the Palmyra gauge.  There was no water spilling over the S. Rivanna Reservoir dam. We bumped and scraped and I had to … Continue reading

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