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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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Storming of Thunder Ridge, 2016

Yesterday I rode in one of the–if not the–premier cycling events in Virginia, the annual Storming of Thunder Ridge in Lynchburg, VA to benefit their YMCA.  The ride features 27, 45, 75, and 100 mile routes as options. I have … 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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