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European Masters Ultimate Championships 2019

Dates: October 17-20, 2019
Place: Madrid, Spain – Universidad Complutense – Complejo deportivo
Website: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019
Schedule: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/schedule
Teams: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/teams

Our opening pool: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/schedule/team/spain-master-mixta/division/Masters+Mixed%27s/stage/132439/game_type/upcoming

This weekend we’re off to Madrid, representing the Spanish Mixed National Team at Euros. We’ve been preparing for some time now, and that time is finally here!

This is a “Masters” tournament, which means there is an age requirement; +30 for women and +33 for men. This works out perfect for my partner and I as she is 31 and I am 34. We’re back to being the youngest on the team again!

We hope to be playing on these fields Sunday afternoon!
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New BBQ and Women’s World Cup Watch Party

What better occasion to test out a new grill then invite friends over and watch 🇺🇸 vs 🇪🇸 play in a World Cup knockout game?

Video thanks to @deabrujauna’s Instagram.
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Easter in Berlin

For the first time in a long time we took a non-frisbee related trip to the beautiful city of Berlin.

Berlin is a city full of history!

Of course, it was full of good food!

The only complaint is the trip was too short! Don’t worry, we’ll be back!

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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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Dr. Sand Mr. Grass 2019

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

March 15-17, 2019

Our team: Winds ‘n Roses

Spirit Champs!

Full results can be found on https://ulti.info/40761

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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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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.