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How to Choose a Kayak by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:48pm Between May and October each year in New England, the sum of the water temperature in the Charles River plus the daytime air temperature exceeds 100 degrees, reducing the risk of hypothermia in the case of submersion. For me, that's kayaking season. At least 3 times a week, on my way home to western suburbs of Boston, I stop at the Char ... Read on »
Endurance race by Jim Kennedy Posted Mon 27 Oct 2008 2:59pm I am training for the Devizes to Westminster Kayak race in England on Next Easter. Read on »
That’s Not A Kayak? by derrick m. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 15 Nov 2007 12:00am Kayak (Merriam – Webster) 1 : an Eskimo canoe made of a frame covered with skins except for a small opening in the center and propelled by a double-bladed paddle 2 : a portable boat styled like an Eskimo kayak The definition of a kayak above is pretty typical of what you’ll find in any dictionary. The “k ... Read on »
The Olympic Kayak Experience by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 3:00am During the Summer, I kayak the Charles River each evening using performance and fitness kayaks. Depending on wind and weather conditions I'll chose the Epic 18X (a fast, stable sea kayak optimized for ocean racing), the Epic V10 Sport (a faster, moderately stable surfski) or the Epic V12 (the fastest, less stable surfski). However ... Read on »
What, no kayak endorsement? by derrick m. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 15 Feb 2008 12:00am I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence and So the days float through my eyes But still the days seem the same And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through Ch-ch-ch-c ... Read on »
10 Sea Kayaks You Should Paddle Before You Buy by derrick m. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Apr 2011 5:26am Oh well, there’s Flo on my left and there’s Mary on my right / And Janie is the girl with that I’ll be with tonight And when she asks me, which one I love the best? / I tear open my shirt I got Rosie on my chest ‘Cause I’m the wanderer / Yeah, the wanderer / I roam around, around, around – Dion Sea kayaks are expensive. To be honest, rea ... Read on »
Things I wish I’d learned before my first triathlon: Pre Race & The Swim by Tori B. Posted Thu 18 Jul 2013 1:33pm As the 4 year anniversary of my first triathlon approaches, I started thinking about all the things I know now that I wish I’d known then. I get a lot of questions from friends and readers interested in tackling their first triathlons. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be. There are a lot of components that make up a swim, b ... Read on »
A Race for Life by Tim Brink Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:07pm Do not fail To learn from The pure voice of an Ever-flowing mountain stream Splashing over the rocks. 10,000 cfs of brown water ripping through a normally tame river corridor, 20,000 thoughts, tearing at my soul. This was a weekend like no other. Racing through big pushy water was the easy part, guiding the memories was ... Read on »
Kayaking the Charles River by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 21 May 2009 10:09pm From Spring to Fall each year, I kayak 6 miles a day on the Charles River between route 128 and the Moody Street Dam. My general rule of thumb is that I kayak when the sum of water temperature plus air temperature is greater than 120. The risk of hypothermia is much less when the water temperature is above 55 and the air temperature is abov ... Read on »
St. Anthony's race? report by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Apr 2009 11:34pm Well I'm not really sure how much I actually "raced" out there today but nevertheless, I toed the line at St. Anthony's Triathlon this morning. The biggest story de jour was the choppy water in Tampa Bay which lead to a cancellation of the swim for the AGers. RD Philip LaHaye made the call on this morning based on the fact that the water was to ... Read on »