Category Archives: Charlottesville kayaker

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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The Nelson Downriver Race 2017

The Nelson Downriver race, or locally known as “The Tye River Race,” is normally held the first Saturday in May each year.  It is also typically my first race of the year, one week before my local Rivanna River race … Continue reading

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The “Little D on the Monocacy” race

Yesterday I paddled in my season-opening race on the Monocacy River up in Frederick Maryland and was blown away by what I discovered. Danny Sullivan, or “Little D,” was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystropy a few years ago.  It is a terminal … Continue reading

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#NBNW #NSNG

And so I begin. The kids’ Spring Break is over and after returning home from out-of-town visiting family last week and after two weeks on the road, one of them out of the country, I had to mow my overgrown … Continue reading

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Monday night workout

I was back at my local Gold’s Gym after work today and focused on “push” and leg movements since I did a lot of paddling over the weekend and my last workout focused on “pull” movements with the upper back … Continue reading

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