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  • Peter Nikolaidis 1:26 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink  

    I’m Back In the Land of Snow, With a New Diet! 

    Winding up ten weeks in Brazil, I returned home two days ago to a load of snow, and a few revelations. (More …)

     
  • Peter Nikolaidis 6:51 pm on December 26, 2010 Permalink  

    More Biking in Chapada dos Guimarães – Mato Grosso 

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

     
  • Peter Nikolaidis 5:03 pm on December 13, 2010 Permalink  

    Brazil: Biking in the Chapada 

    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 …)

     
  • Peter Nikolaidis 3:52 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink  

    Definition: relocation 

    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.

     
  • Peter Nikolaidis 8:47 am on December 7, 2010 Permalink  

    Definition: indefinite 

    Based on some people’s reactions to my previous post, it is appropriate to clarify something.

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