Category Archives: kayak racing

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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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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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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Starting to review my year in paddling

The kayak races that immediately pop into my mind as the most memorable in 2016 were two completely new ones to me, and the James River Rundown 100-miler (I did the 40-mile version last year.) I enjoyed and amazing year … Continue reading

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Another indoor kayaking workout

The weather in Central Virginia was very hot today and I was pressed for time to squeeze in a workout so I decided to head to the basement do some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on the kayak ergometer that … Continue reading

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Exercise for the day

After tweaking my right knee a little bit last week in the gym doing barbell squats, I decided to get back on the bike after work today for leg day for 14 relatively easy miles. That completes a good fitness … Continue reading

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