Category Archives: Charlottesville kayaker

Good sleep, good workout

I finally got a good night’s sleep and then had the gym all to myself this evening after work. Great bookends to the day, heart rate from 50 to 168. And by the way, the Actofit Wearables fitness tracker that … Continue reading

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Actofit fitness tracker review – follow-up

My regular readers will recognize that I am a data geek and believe that if you can’t measure it then you can’t manage it. As such I’ve been looking for a fitness tracker that can do everything I want including: … Continue reading

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Delivery of the Tortorich Kayak Ergometer

I was very fortunate to be able to personally deliver the Tortorich Kayak Ergometer to Vinnie himself. There was a little bit of shipping damage but a quick trip to the local hardware store and some wooden braces and wood … Continue reading

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I hate gym shopping

Now that Gold’s Gym Charlottesville announced it is closing at the end of the month, I find myself in the unenviable position of gym shopping. I hate everything about it.  The pricing schemes, the one-time fees, the cancellation policies, finding … 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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James River Rundown 2017

This year’s James River Rundown had 4 different variants, a 120-mile race, a 50-miler, a 25-miler and a 5 mile fun float.  I paddled in the 120-miler, beginning at 6am (yikes!) across the river from downtown Lynchburg, VA. I cashed … Continue reading

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James River Rundown practice run

If you would have told me a few years ago that I would paddle an ultra-marathon in a kayak I would have told you you were crazy. If you would have told me that I’d paddle an ultra as a … Continue reading

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