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EBUC 2019 – Live Streams

You can find all live streams here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/

Here is an ongoing list of our recorded games from the European Beach Ultimate Championships.

Spain vs Portugal, Pool B. Wednesday May 8, 2019.


Spain vs France, Upper Pool, Thursday May 9, 2019.


Spain vs France, Semi-Final, Friday, May 10, 2019.

Sorry for the poor quality of this video, it was filmed with a cell-phone on the sideline.


Spain vs Germany, Final, Friday, May 10, 2019.

Our official team’s page can be found here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/team/mmix/esp

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EBUC 2019 – European Beach Ultimate Championships

EBUC 2019 is here! I representing Spain in the Mixed Masters division. We’ve come together in Portimão, Portugal to compete with the best Europe has to offer!

Today was day three, check out some highlights from yesterday:

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 9, 2019) our game vs France will be on the official live stream at 10:50 am local time in Portugal. You can find it here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/

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Fruits of our Labor

One of our favorite things about our new house is the small backyard we have, including a small area of earth, just big enough for a little vegetable garden.

An assortment of goods

  • Carrots
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Lemons

Rainbow Chard

Special thanks to my mom who helped us plant this winter crop while she was visiting.

Here it is! The patch on the left is the garden, and fruit trees on the left.

Some of it was turned into a yummy yellow veggie curry!


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Spanish Championships Beach 2019

We had an amazing time, as always in Castelldefels, just outside of Barcelona, for the Spanish Beach championships.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to defend our title from last year, due to some untimely injuries and poor play in our quarterfinal vs Quijotes from Madrid, but no it is always a pleasure to share the field with Corocotta!

You can find full results at ulti.info!

Keep training, and we’ll be ready for next year!

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Why Picking a perfect bracket is absurd

If you ask Google the odds of picking a perfect March Madness bracket, you’ll be shown:

This video explains why that number is not technically correct, because it assumes each team has a 50/50 chance of winning each game.

Warning, only click if you’re a math nerd.

Favorite stat from the video: You have a better chance at identifying exactly where a random individual grain of sand came from than picking a perfect bracket.

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International Women’s Day in Bilbao

Last Friday was International Women’s Day, and there is no place that does it bigger than Bilbao. One of the things that I love about this place is how socially active everyone is. There are many causes that people hit the streets for: ensuring pensions don’t disappear, labor rights, and on this day, women’s rights.

For all of the demonstrations, or manifestaciones that I have witnessed in Bilbao, there is none quite like the #8M, or the eighth of March. Just check out how packed the streets were.

And of course, there was some amazing signage:

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Sabe a Mixta 2019

This tournament took place Feb 23-24, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. I played with the Spanish Mixed Masters National team. We had a great tournament coming in 5th place overal, and the top masters team there.

After beating the 2015 world champions in the 5th place game, we decided to pose for a picture:

Congrats to all of my teammates for a hell of a tournament!


For full standings, go to ulti.info, which is a side project of mine.

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The Frisbee Swing

Back in my younger days, I used to be crazy. Well, maybe I still am. I came across this video from which brings two of my outdoor passions together: Climbing and Frisbee

Yes, that is the famous Alcove Swing on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, with a Frisbee!

Now, before some of you ask, yes, we did hike down and recover the frisbee. #LeaveNoTrace!

El Capitán in Yosemite has been in the national spotlight this past year as two amazing documentaries have been released about climbers epic struggles to the top. While similar, the films show two very disctinct climbing styles.

First, The Dawn Wall came out. That film followed Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson up the hardest route on the face of El Cap. They fell thousands of times, slept on a portaledge for 19 nights, and, well, no spoilers. Their journey involved ropes, and sheer will and energy.

Maybe more famous, after taking home the Oscar for Best Documentary, is Free Solo. Free Solo follows Alex Honnold’s epic free solo climb of El Cap. Honnold goes up a different, easier, route up the granite monolith. Yes, easier is a relative term here. What he did is unthinkable. He went up without any ropes or protection, just his shoes, his chalk bag, and his body. Absolutely nuts.

Both feats are impressive in their own right, and it really is hard to say which one is more impressive. In the end, I’d have to go with what Honnold did. Caldwell’s life was relying on his equipment to work as expected. Sure, he still could have died, but that would have required an equipment malfunction, or human error when placing the pieces. One slip, one unexpected bird flying out of a crack, one hold breaking, or one little slip, and Honnold’s a gonner.