Category Archives: kayak racing

Homemade kayak ergometer from Nordic Track ski machine

Some of you know that back in 2013 I shared a YouTube video that showed my design for a kayak ergometer made from a Nordic Track ski machine. It was the first such design, to my knowledge, that introduced rockers … Continue reading

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Late season kayak paddling

I got out on the water today and was able to at least log 7.5 miles.  I was hoping for more but more than half our local reservoir is frozen so I had to do some laps on the clear … Continue reading

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Guest blog: First-time racer on the Chattajack 31

This is a guest post by my friend and fellow paddler, John McCue, who completed the Chattajack 31 mile race this past Saturday on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga Tennessee.  I was hoping race it this year but was unable … Continue reading

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One of my favorite kayaking videos

From my race at the Wye Island Regatta, 2011.  My first win at that race and my first experimentation with “pop up video” style video editing.

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The Prijon Interceptor restoration…

Is the next project on the list over the next couple weekends. If we aren’t going to have enough water to paddle on then I may as well restore an old boat. Pictures and video to follow.

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Odds and ends

I am not making any announcements, but my friendly UPS delivery man dropped off a new book from Amazon so I can now begin some “research.”  I’m looking forward to reading it and when I’m done I’ll post a review. … Continue reading

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Slow motion wing paddle

A very good look at the wing stroke for kayakers.

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