Wednesday, 30 June 2010

What were the good news?

Remember when I said in blog that something new was going to happen in my life?

After finishing all my Uni exams (finally!), I am off to Coimbra for a month. I will be in an internship in CSE - Centre for Social Studies and I will take part of a research project.

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This will be the last part of my Undergraduation in Economics and the internship will be like a course in a different place. All my stuff (including bike - I have to get a bike bag for the train!) will go with me to Coimbra.
So this will be like a new thing in my life living for more than 2 weeks outside my parents house. I am used to live in new places (3 years in Belgium) but without my family it will be different. And of course I will miss my mom's and grandma food!

Concerning triathlon, I was missing competition so this saturday I will race in Zêzere Triathlon, in one week Fonte da Telha open water event (1500m) and then in 2 weeks time Aveiro Olympic Triathlon!

These days, I have been watching the World Cup and I was a bit sad about Portugal but the matches ahead will be great including the Germany-Argentina and the Netherlands-Brazil.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

BP spills oil?

The oil is damaging the most beautiful area in the USA but there is no solution for this huge problem!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Time is so fast!

I am studying for my last exam of my undergraduation!

Thursday, 17 June 2010


After 150 posts, this is a secret that I want to tell you.

Team Garmin was the first cycling team to do this.

I was testing myself for about 3 months. And after beating bread cravings and with some method I am capable of doing this diet.
I am feeling so much better, recovery is so different and I am sleeping so well.

This is the diet:

And if you want to now more about gluten here it is:

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


I think it's like a bomb from hell, what is now happening in the USA. It's from years after years taking the most out of mother Nature!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

What's up?

Oeiras Sprint triathlon was my 3rd sprint distance tri this year. 

It was my first time there but the race was not what I expected. 

Last Sunday was an excellent day to do a triathlon: nice weather, lots of people racing (400!) and the course is fast.

But I got lost on the swim, felt unconfortable on the bike (I have to do a bike fit urgently!) and suffered during the run - mistakes are only good when we get something with them and I have already learned with those mistakes! 

Now it's time to study for my last 2 exams! (And to train and watch the World Cup!)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Oeiras Sprint Triathlon

I'm feeling good and relaxed, watching the Football World Cup.

Tomorrow I'll race in Oeiras my first time in this stage of the Portuguese Triathlon Cup. It is a Sprint Triathlon (a little one for me: 750m/20k/5km).

This race will have 400 people on the start line so let's expect that everybody will have good time tomorrow.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Costum or a becoming madness

One of the biggest sport events in the world will start tomorrow afternoon.

Please do me a favour: just stop that vuvuzela noise!

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Good News

Something is going to change in my life in the near future...

News coming!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Me and My Helix 2010

Wow! With this wetsuit I get all the feeling in the water.

And it is an an amazing difference from my old wetsuit.

The forearms are great! Shoulders also feel very confortable in the wetsuit and the floatation feels awesome. Not that floatation you get with 5mm neoprene wetsuits. I can also say that the zippers from the bottom up are so good for fast transitions. 

And of course I look fantastic in it, dont you think?

Friday, 4 June 2010


I have seen many things like devils and people wearing cycling team kits.

But what is this?

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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Do you need a charger?

Nokia Announces Bike-Powered Phone-Charger

As gadget chargers go, this one is pretty low-tech. But as it is made by Nokia, and aimed at developing countries, it is also likely that it will last forever.

The bike charger relies on the well tested and durable bottle-dynamo to convert your pedaling into power, and the phone is held to the handlebars with a big rubber-band. In between is a box of circuitry to give a nice smooth current to any device equipped with a 2mm jack.

The charger will first be available in Kenya for around €15 ($18) and will go on sale worldwide by the end of this year. So how much power can our legs produce? Quite a lot, surprisingly: Pedal at 6mph for just 10 minutes and you’ll get almost half an hour of talk time or a stunning 37 hours of standby. The minimum speed required to charge a phone is 4mph, or walking speed, so even a modestly jaunty commute should be enough to keep your cell going for a whole day.
I like the simplicity of Nokia’s gadget. Other solutions tend towards the complicated, with magnets or hub dynamos providing the juice. With bikes, though, simple is almost always best.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

He knew it!

George Orwell knew what was the real sporting spirit that we live today in football, in boxing...

It is incredible how a brilliant mind from 1945 predicted some of the things we live today.

I know that this text it's too long but it's worth a try!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010