Saturday, 30 January 2010

My new Tri Suit

This will be my new Tri Suit from a great brand ZeroD (If you want one too this is the portuguese contact:

I will then show you the final version with my name and all the logos in it.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

New Goggle

Yesterday I received my new goggle from BlueSeventy.

Today I had the opportunity to try them in the swimming pool.

The curved wide vision lens makes this the perfect crossover goggle for pool to open water. But to be honest I always feel that a pair of goggles without an adjustable nose bridge is a risky investment.

In conclusion I would not recommend the Blueseventy Hydra-vision to my fellow competitor as I want to be the only swimmer in the race with a competitive advantage.

Tour Down Under Tech

All the pics are from the Tour Down Under 2010 (Australia) (I can say it was Manuel Cardoso show):

Fast Foward Wheels (for me the best price/quality in the market):

Eddy Mercx bikes - Team Quick Step
Manuel Cardoso bike - Team Footon-Servetto - WOW!

Andre Greipel bike front- Team Columbia - Tour Down Under 2010 winner

Monday, 25 January 2010


This was the map of last sunday (24/January) ride:

It is more or less like this - 135km, 5h 15min. I felt good on this ride better than last week.

The week that starts today will be a recovery week. The first triathlon of the season starts in 1,5 month and I'm feeling light (At the moment: Height 177cm and Weight 60kgs)

Now I know that I made the right choice of changing my running/cycling coach. My new coach is a really experienced guy and he has been in triathlon for 17 years! Thanks Mister :D

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Top Triathlon moments 2009 - ITU

The 2009 ITU season was, without a doubt, a global affair, with a lineup of World Championship and World Cup events that spanned more than a dozen countries and four continents.

Take a look back at some of the scenic highlights of a season that started and ended on the sunny shores of Australia, but took us to locales such as Japan, Spain, the U.S., Germany and the U.K.

Look at the video here.

I would also like to race on those places!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Safer Bike Lanes Come Down to Earth


bike lanes

Leave it to Copenhagen. While other bike geeks fight over guerilla-painted bike lanes, or shine them on the street with laser gadgets, or dream of floating them in mid-air, the City of Copenhagen and the bike advocacy group ibikecph installs a simple, low-tech fix that makes riding in the famously bike-friendly city even easier.

bike sign

The idea is a pair of railings, one low, one high, for cyclists stopped at intersections to balance on. You grab one and rest your foot on the other, so you can push off faster when the light turns green instead of rolling slowly through traffic fumbling with your pedals. The text reads: "Hi, cyclist! Rest your foot here... and thank you for cycling in the city."

Ride around any city enough and you'll take to balancing on signposts (in Copenhagen they're rumored to be rubbed smooth by so many cyclists' hands). These new railings play right into that behavior, but make it easier and safer--a great example of a city adjusting its infrastructure to what cyclists naturally do.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


I have seen this a lot of times in the news about Haiti!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Amazing sunday ride!

Yesterday I did a 130km ride with a big group of triathletes.

Everyone is getting faster!

This is the map of the ride:

Friday, 15 January 2010

Finally I can breathe!

I am so sorry!

I know I had not posted anything for the last 2 weeks but I can explain everything now: So after Christmas, my birthday and New Year's eve, you know, all the celebrations of that time of the year, it was time for some study.

No, I mean LOTS of study although I continued to do my training . I had 5 University exams in 7 days.
Today I had the last one and so now it is time to breathe! To relax.
In 2 days I'll receive the exam results and decide if I'll need to increase my grades or not but now I'll have more time to study (if needed) for those.

Other news (about triathlon): next season I'll join Belenenses triathlon team.
Many big names in portuguese triathlon history started there like Vanessa Fernandes, Bruno Pais and João Silva. For now the team has Anais Moniz as its strongest member (she was Triathlon Junior World Champion in 2005).