Monday, November 30, 2009

Dengue Fever

I caught dengue fever last week. It is a totally sucky tropical disease that just zaps everything out of you. I had a sustained fever of about 39*C (102.2* F) for about 48 hours. Horrible stuff! I am one of the lucky ones who never gets headaches, but with dengue, it felt as if someone had driven spikes into my head. Not super painful, but painful enough.
Fortunately I have a wonderful wife who makes sure I recovered by resting, drinking plenty of fluids (including lots of homemade chicken broth), and forcing me to take tons of vitamins. I was a terrible patient btw.
Hopefully I will be recovered enough this week (today is day 10) to go for a short bike ride. I just want to get back in the groove.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Outside Magazine, November 2009 issue

Hey I'm in Outside magazine! Finally Mark Levine's article got published. Here's a link: Here's some additional pics from that trip.

At the start in Strontian: Guenter, John, and me.
The author: Mark Levine The infamous: Guenter The Brazilian: Andres in the lead on a road section leading towards the monro. The Crocodile Run: Guenter and John.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I rode the Acuario trail on Sunday. I gave my friend my camera and he captured this pic.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

At the Lecheria Fish Market

We went to the fish market yesterday about 11:30 AM to get something for lunch. While Tania was dealing with fish (she knows what to buy better than I do...I just make suggestions) I played with my camera. I got a few neat pics. BTW, the fish we bought; a couple of mullet (very tasty) and some dorado fillets.

Here's a very nice dorado. Has some nice color.

Someone's fish drying in the sun.

Fishing lancha that doubles as a pelican roost.

Waiting for scraps.

A nice looking mature pelican.

Saltwater catfish.

Transportation. You'll always see beater bikes at the fish markets.