Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Racereport 2012-16: O Rei da Montanha

I've told myself so many times before
But this time I think I mean it for sure
We have reached a full stop
Nothing's going to save us from the big drop
Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence
I'm getting emotional - my last race in South-America. Wow, this one-year trip is finished quick. Too quick!

To bash my goodbye the "O Rei da Montanha" (The King of the Mountain) was the best possible farewell party.

A bunch of friends from Sao Paulo and my good friend (…and collector) from home, Anja, trekked down to Mogi das Cruzes 2 hours outside of Sao Paulo.

Gui, Paulo and I attacked the 3 x 7 kilometer relay race. The goal was well defined. We wanted the win. And we got it. Boooom – Best possible leaving present!

Recovery started with some heavyweight Caipirinhas in the sun beside the local bar. Some more beverages in Sao Paulo were to follow later on – great day.

I’m leaving this continent with so many positive feelings. I had an exceptionally time and couldn’t have asked for more. The thoughts are deep and I’m feeling more linked to the people and the countries I have stayed than I ever imagined I would be. I met so many unique people along the way that this would fill another posting pretty easily.

I’m deeply thankful for the time I spend here. Thank you South-America!

This is goodbye…

SPANISH VERSION
PORTUGUESE VERSION

A cooked me with 3rd leg speedster Senior Chaves.
After-race beverage for the crew.
"Bonjour maman! Non, je ne suis pas ivre!"
Sébastien Loeb anyone? 
Paula re-hydrating.

First!

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