Category Archives: Cobra Viper kayak

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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Cobra Viper meets Cobra Viper on the river

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Lehigh Classic Whitewater Race 2016

I left Charlottesville, VA and started driving at 4am on Saturday, Aug. 27 to head to White Haven, PA for the 5th annual Lehigh Classic Whitewater Race. A couple weeks back when I realized Saturday was free of any of … Continue reading

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Spring 2012, My first kayak race that year

The first Saturday in May came and I was once again back racing a kayak on the Tye River in Nelson County, VA for the Nelson Downriver Race. This was the first year I began logging all my paddling miles … Continue reading

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Wye Island Regatta Kayak Challenge, 2011

September rolled around and it was time for the annual Wye Island Regatta in Maryland. I had been working out religiously in the Thunderbolt-X with the wing paddle incorporating everything Doug Bushnell had taught me and I was ready to … Continue reading

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Running with the Big Dogs but coming up short

The week following the Tye River race in 2011 I decided to try to paddle my Cobra Viper kayak down our local river, the Rivanna, where our local canoe and kayak races were to be held the following Saturday.  I … Continue reading

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My first fast kayak

I began my search for a fast, racing-style kayak after that Rivanna River Race in 2010.  I spent many hours online and researched many, many boats. Based on the type of paddling I do most often, I decided that I … Continue reading

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