Since 1984, Dr. Pradeep Ghia has managed a private practice with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also spent ten years as an administrative partner with Two Rivers Cardiology Associates. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Pradeep Ghia enjoys canoeing and is a member of a canoe club.
Canoeing is a great way to get exercise while also enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. However, choosing the right canoe can be tricky, especially for beginners. There are multiple types of canoes, each geared toward a different purpose. Here are some examples:
1) Recreational canoes: These are probably the best for beginners as they are steady and easy to control, with shorter proportions and greater width. They are good for fishing and for day trips on gentle waters. Since many people use these canoes on urban waterways, they are often called “city lake” canoes.
2) Whitewater canoes: Unlike recreational canoes, this type is designed for rough waters, with design features that prevent water from accumulating in the boat. These canoes offer optimal control with toe blocks and kneeling pedestals for paddlers. They also have extreme rocker, which is the curvature of their bottom profile, to provide more maneuverability.
3) Wilderness tripping canoes: This type is meant for two to three paddlers taking multi-week trips. These longer, high-capacity canoes are designed to carry big loads and are built for stability and efficiency.
There are many more canoe types to choose from. Matching design with activity will ensure the best fit for a canoeing adventure.
Pradeep Ghia, MD, spent more than three decades as an invasive cardiologist in Easton, Pennsylvania. In his free time, Dr. Pradeep Ghia enjoys staying active by playing tennis and has attended a dozen matches at the US Open in New York.
The US Open is the only major tennis tournament that makes use of a tiebreak in deciding sets. Despite this unique rule, the tournament has hosted a number of lengthy matches. The longest match in US Open history occurred in 1992 between Stefan Edberg of Sweden and American Michael Chang.
Edberg, the No. 2 seed, began the tournament as defending champion and entered his semifinal matchup with Chang having survived five-set meetings in the fourth round and quarterfinals against Richard Krajicek and Ivan Lendl, respectively. Edberg was at no disadvantage in this regard, as Chang had endured five-set encounters in the same rounds.
Chang took the first set in a tiebreak, 7-3, before falling behind two sets to one, including a 7-3 tiebreak in the third set won by Edberg. The young American evened the match with a competitive 7-5 fourth set, but it was Edberg who emerged victorious after the five hour, 26 minute meeting concluded in a 6-4 fifth set. Edberg, undaunted after three consecutive five-set epics, went on to defend his title against Pete Sampras, and in doing so reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking.