On to Richmond

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This Saturday, August 11 is the Richmond Paddle Cup race with 2.5, 5 and 17-mile options to meet the skill and experience level of just about any paddler.  This race is the replacement for the James River Rundown.

I’ll be racing in the 17-mile race with my Nelo 510 and already know it will be no match for Paddling Buddy Dave’s Stellar SR, so I’m hoping to compete favorably with the other plastic skis that show up.

I got in a few paddling miles this evening after work on the S. Rivanna Reservoir but storms rolled in while I was out on the water so I got cut short a little bit.  That’s OK though, because I did not want to overdue it.  But I did get in 5.6 miles on an out-and-back.

8-8-18_GPSShort, 5.6m mile workout on S. Rivanna Reservoir and Ivy Creek

We’ve had a lot of rain here this summer so there were a lot of leaves on the water and I got tired of watching the normal splash of my Nelo 510 amplified by the leaves that continuously got stuck on the bow so I took matters into my own hands when I got home.  Armed with a heat gun, some scrap wood pieces and a couple clamps, I sharpened the bow of my boat a little bit.  I hope to make it at least a little bit less splashy up front.

Modifying the bow of my Nelo 510

I hit the gym the past two nights after work for light workouts and other than a softball game tomorrow night I plan on taking it easy and resting until Saturday.

Come on out and paddle on the James with us on Saturday!

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