Category Archives: Rivanna River Race

Two Old School Kayaks

I just found this photo in the archives and it is one of my favorite photos.  Two old school boats, the Phoenix Match II and the Perception Wavehopper, taking first and second place on a low water day in the … Continue reading

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Paddling the Rivanna River –the whole thing

I hate the phrase “bucket list,” but yesterday I was able to check off an item that has been on my bucket list for a couple years. Paddling buddy Dave and I jumped in our kayaks and paddled the entire … Continue reading

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Rivanna River Race 2016

I raced in the Rivanna River kayak race last Saturday and had a wonderful time. The race organizers did a great job of coordinating a well-run event and the volunteers were outstanding. I arrived plenty early to drop my boat … Continue reading

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Last Saturday

As feared, the water levels were very high last Saturday on the Tye River, forcing the race organizers to postpone or cancel the Nelson Downriver Race. It was a disappointment. But I used the morning to take advantage of the … Continue reading

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2015

2015 was an odd year and my outdoor training took a huge hit. We made a local move to a new home in the Spring of 2015 and between getting the old house ready for market and settling into the … Continue reading

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Rivanna River Race, May 11, 2013

One rainy week passed and as a result the rivers were up the following weekend for my local Rivanna River race in Charlottesville. Since the water was high I decided to paddle the Cobra Viper because I had established that … 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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