I'm a strong believer in the power that words can carry but, unfortunately, there are times where no words are valid for expressing oneself. I learned this too early in life when my father died in 2012. He was my inspiration for everything. He was always pushing me directly and indirectly to do things, to … Continue reading When words become irrelevant
I have very well established over and over again how inexperienced I was (am) in all this ultra-endurance/bike-packing/surviving-in-the-wild thing, but I had never expected to be so utterly f*cked after riding 30km or so. I mean, I had ridden 6000km before the TCR, I had done a back-to-back 400km ride, routing myself and everything, so it … Continue reading #2.- Croissantssssssss
I'm not going to apologize. In the end, this is me. A procrastinator born and made. But I do realize that this debriefing of my adventures in the Transcontinental Race from 2016 is getting ridiculously long. We are already in March 2017 and I already think there are more chances of someone finishing this year TCR … Continue reading TCRNo4: An Interlude
I left home with my bike (badly) packed in a cardboard box. First time flying with my bike and I was heading to no place else but Belgium, a country I never thought I'd visit in my lifetime for some reason. I got there on the morning of July 28th and, luckily enough, one of … Continue reading #1.- The Muur. The Muur.
I once wrote a letter to my dad where I said that life is that instant of existence that happens between two eternities of non-existence. I probably read or heard that somewhere else (I don't believe I was the first to ever realize this!) but that's beside the point. The thing is that the Transcontinental Race … Continue reading #0.- Prologue: Prepare yourself
Why yes! I think it's part of the tradition already and if not, it should be. Almost like rite of passage. How could you possibly do the Transcontinental Race, blog about it, and not do a kit post? For a moment there I was going to avoid it, but then I had two realizations as … Continue reading Kit Post!
It's done. Been there, done that and now I'm back home. In the following days and/or weeks I'll be probably updating this blog with my impressions and stories from the race, kit descriptions and all that. But first of all, before I even begin with that I need to say thank you. Lots of people … Continue reading THANK YOU
Because in the end, that's what training is. An eternal loop of your body complaining and you telling it: "Look, I understand, you feel like sh*t right now, but tomorrow... tomorrow you'll fell like sh*t as well. So deal with it!" And then your body does exactly what you expect it to do: Build enough … Continue reading Training: How to tell your body to stop whining.
It took a lot of creative "punctures" to get it right, but finally, I was able to set up a proper way of asking for help, as I mentioned I would here. Well, at least that's my opinion about it and do keep in mind that I suck at asking for help. Probably one of … Continue reading My Road To TCR No4
It's a weird name, but I was adding my new bike to my Strava profile and I couldn't think of a proper name for it, so that's the first thing that came to mind (No pun intended). To be honest, this is my first real bike, and the first time that I paid more than $100 … Continue reading The Thing