Battles With Boredom

December 26, 2010

More Biking in Chapada dos Guimarães – Mato Grosso

Filed under: Biking,Brazil,Health & Fitness,Travel,Uncategorized — Peter Nikolaidis @ 6:51 pm

Here are some highlights of the last two weekends’ mountain biking adventures in Brazil.

December 21, 2010

Pocket Sized Podcast

Filed under: Apple,Internet,Podcast,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 9:13 am

To everyone who’s been wondering “when will Peter podcast again,” I have two words for you: “I’m back.” (more…)

December 13, 2010

Brazil: Biking in the Chapada

Filed under: Biking,Brazil,Health & Fitness,Travel — Peter Nikolaidis @ 5:03 pm

Basset Hound - Low Clearance Yesterday I observed (the start and finish of) a mountain bike race in Chapada dos Guimarães. I only observed the race, as I did not have any of my own equipment, but my friend allowed me to borrow his wife’s bike.

Despite the fact that it has a 15″ frame (I normally ride a 19″ or 21″), a hard tail (I usually ride full suspension), an itty-bitty front shock (compared to the things that could well service a motorcycle on mine, rather slick road tires (as opposed to mine, which very well could be mounted on something branded “John Deere”), no clip-in pedals or toe clips (actually a good thing, given I only had sandals), V-brakes (no disc), and the ground clearance of a Basset Hound (compared my my Splinter, which can straddle a Volkswagen) , I rode the trail from the finish line back to the start with many of the competitors. (more…)

December 10, 2010

People Don’t Like Change (Examples Given)

Filed under: Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 5:39 pm

People don’t like change, even when it is clearly, even painfully, obviously for the best. (more…)

December 7, 2010

Definition: relocation

Filed under: Brazil,Travel — Peter Nikolaidis @ 3:52 pm

re·lo·cate (r-lkt)

v. re·lo·cat·edre·lo·cat·ingre·lo·cates

v.tr.
To move to or establish in a new place: relocated the business.
v.intr.
To become established in a new residence of place of business: relocated in Brazil.


relo·cation n.

Note that there is no mention of duration or permanence in the above definition. I could relocate to the kitchen table for breakfast, and, rest assured, I fully intend to relocate myself back to the USA when I’m good and ready.

Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress

© 2012-2014 Peter C. Nikolaidis All Rights Reserved -- Copyright notice by Blog Copyright