Here are some highlights of the last two weekends’ mountain biking adventures in Brazil.
To everyone who’s been wondering “when will Peter podcast again,” I have two words for you: “I’m back.” Continue reading “Pocket Sized Podcast”
Yesterday I observed (the start and finish of) a mountain bike race in Chapada dos Guimar?es. 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. Continue reading “Brazil: Biking in the Chapada”
People don’t like change, even when it is clearly, even painfully, obviously for the best. Continue reading “People Don't Like Change (Examples Given)”
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.
Just a quick note to everyone who’s been following my month in Brazil:
I’m not done yet.
I’ve decided to extend my stay indefinitely. My businesses at home appear to be functioning smoothly in my absence, and while my vacation is now over, my relocation is now beginning. Watch this space for updates.
UPDATE: Please note that “relocation” does NOT mean “permanent.” I did not say I was staying here forever, nor did I mean to imply that. If you read that, then I obviously left too much space between the lines above.