Winding up ten weeks in Brazil, I returned home two days ago to a load of snow, and a few revelations. (More …)
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Here are some highlights of the last two weekends’ mountain biking adventures in Brazil.
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 …)
re·lo·cate (r-lkt)v. re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing, re·lo·cates
To move to or establish in a new place: relocated the business.
To become established in a new residence of place of business: relocated in Brazil.
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.