Battles With Boredom

January 21, 2011

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

Filed under: Brazil,Health & Fitness,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:26 pm

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

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 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 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
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.

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.

Definition: indefinite

Filed under: Brazil,Travel — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:47 am

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


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