Category Archives: Dave The 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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Kayak roll instructional videos

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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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Moving on from ‘Let’s Move’

I’d like to take a moment to direct your attention to an article in today’s Washington Examiner, “Moving on from ‘Let’s Move,’” penned by my fitness trainer, Vinnie Tortorich. I congratulate Vinnie on this accomplishment. You see, in my real … 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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A little leg work

Between paddling a 19.5 mile race last Saturday, 5 miles last evening to stay loose, and with an 8.5 mile race coming up this Saturday, I decided to work my lower body tonight and give my arms, chest and lats … Continue reading

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