Friday, October 30, 2009

here it is

fresh from the artist that painted my hotta. i had this one strip the clearcoat and do it again, looks brand new.

its quite umbelievable the level of quality of this frame. it will put most of the actual high end frames in shame.

i can actually shave with this frame :D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

time off

2 weeks are enough, im starting to get crazy with the lack of exercise. Im not a couch potato but less than 10h/week just feels bad and i feel like i have to much free time and too much time to think :P

This week ill do a bit more, at least what i feel like each day. Not a season start but i sure need to moove my body a bit more.

The portuguese bike show was this weekend and my race bike was one of the atractions of the 3 day show :D at least the orange bike had a lot of curious eyes around it. I visited the show on sunday.

Other than this there isnt much to report, i guess its planing time for me, a lot to think about.

Friday, October 23, 2009


no, no 2010 news...

but i do have a few winter projects.

Yes, its a lotus (not the one in the photo) to make some company to the hotta and a MTB bike

Sunday, October 18, 2009

still with my head in the other side of the globe

one week has passed, im back home and decided to finish my season as planed, although i was suposed to race today in the final of the portuguese national champs (olimpic distance in a ITU world champs format), that would hurt a bit if i left something in the big island last saturday.

I have been thinking a lot about the race (or lack of). yesterday i went for a Lusobike short ride in the morning before opening the store and i must have been the worse company possible, no chat no nothing, i spent 2h just thinking in stuff. Ive done almost nothing training wise, im on "vacations" right!! nevethless i feel that i had a great season especially mid season with some good results in key races for me, it was a hard winter spring but after that i did well, too bad about hawaii that was my main goal and where i spent the most time and resourses to have a great day but s#$% happens.

right now, any sort of workout puts me back in hawaii :P so i better advoid them a bit, oh and recharging batteries is also good

Sunday, October 11, 2009

the higher the expectation the higher the fall.

not sure if it makes sense but thats what i feel. i wont say much because im defenetely not in the mood but i do like to let my friends know about what is going on on this side of the world.

the result sheet say it all, i didn't swim, i didn't ride i didn't run. don't ask me why, it just happened. i had everything going perfectly and smoothly before race, i was feeling pretty darn good and even had an uncomon positive atitute but the result was this joke, from start to finish i dragged my body through the course, i had a really hard time just to finish the bike, i was totally melted. I am concious that i was very fit after a great preparation i just wish i blew up on the course trying to get a great result than not having the ability to race.

It also adds up to last year edition where everything was wrong before the race, felt brutally strong race day and everything didnt work around me while racing. i wish i had a day like that yesterday (except for the flats, lost chips and crashes of course :P).

thats it...this was the cherry i had on top of the cake...


Saturday, October 10, 2009

nothing to declare

just photos

Thursday, October 8, 2009

another day in kona

nothing to report, other than a flat during the ride although its a small leak and only noticed after shower. ironman week in kona is always something special...

today i woke up and just relaxed as i only had a bike workout. after the workout i went to the sheraton hotel to have my bike "retuled" and to try the normatec compression boots (nice)

after lunch i wet to the Slowtwitch meeting... you cant miss this :P

a few photos

trying the normated boots
me and codinha riding the queen k
i hope i dont look like this on race day
watch out for the head wind
codinha staying aero
my next years ride, im riding an XXXXXXS bike with, uuuh, 300cc wheels

and a pointless video of my ride in the queen K. it was a good try though but unfortunately i dont have a scooter to make motor pacing yet alone a car to shoot a video :P :P :P

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

some shots from yesterday

yes im teasing all the portuguese friends that wanted to be here :P

^rumors are true

yes, im bald, i shaved and im in hawaii