Aihearkisto: Team Mito

Bikes of the Week 36/2014 – Tour de Helsinki & MITOmen

Cycling is connecting people 😉

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You can watch the whole photo story of TdH MITOweekend here: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mip63/sets/72157647150847452/

”TeamMITO is not present only for cycling. And not excisiting only for New Childrens Hospital to be built – Charity project, or TdH2014 event. Next year we will attend TdH 2015, with more people I wish, with the same spirit: ” we do this together”. And we’ll continue our precious work in raising awareness of mitochondria and mitochondrial diseases. And continue doing challenging but fun sport and other activities together.” IP

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TdH – 140 km kesän viimeistä päivää!

Tänään sunnuntaina noin 2000 pyöräilijää polki 140 km reitin Käpylän Velodromilta Käpylän Velodromille. Tour de Helsinki 2014.

Ei, minä en polkenut siellä, olen istunut kesällä satulassa niin monta tuhatta kilometriä että olen ilolla huoltojoukoissa. Pääasiallinen sitoumukseni oli tukea teamMITOa, Helsingin Yliopiston mitokondriotutkijoiden kansainvälistä joukkoa. Siinä sivussa huusin ja hurrasin HePolaisille (Helsingin Polkupyöräilijät ry), omalle perheelle, Helsingin Rakennusviraston pojille, Latelle, Mixulle, Mikalle ja kaikille tutuille, tuntemattomista puhumattakaan.

teamMITOn äiti Ilse oli vielä tapahtuman aattona pettynyt, ettei pystynyt starttaamaan MITOlaistensa kanssa. Syyrialaisen sanonnan mukaan ”yhden oven sulkeutuessa jossain aina avautuu uusi ovi. Meidän täytyy vain nähdä se.” Ja niin se oli, että toisten tukeminen ja kannustaminen oli varmasti yhtä ihanaa kuin itse ajaminen.

Nikkilässä pahoista krampeista kärsivä pyöräilijä ajoi tien sivuun ja pyysi saada lainata puhelinta soittaakseen perheenjäseneen hakemaan hänet pois. Hetken huilattuaan ja nautittuaan tarjoaamme colaa, mustikkasoppaa ym. hän kysyi: – Teettekö te tätä vain rakkaudesta lajiin?

No, ei ihan, mutta melkein. On meillä täällä omat rakkaat ajamassa. Ja niitä on paljon!

TdH, tattipastaa, MITOmiehiä ja pari (vanhaa) mestaria

TdH, risotto con funghi porcini, MITOmen and couple of (ex/old) masters.

TdHn aattona, lauantaina 30. elokuuta kokoontui Ilsen luona joukko polkupyöräileviä ihmisiä, Helsingin yliopiston MITOkondriotutkijoita ja teamMITOn tukijoita.

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Lady Annen ja Apukuskin malja ystävyydelle ja polkupyöräilyn sietämättömälle keveydelle, Ilsen uskomaton ragu ja tattirisotto sekä pelastakaa lehmät soijabolognese ravitsivat ja valmistivat sekä kuvassa että sen ulkopuolella olevia ihmisiä huomiseen. Joku polkee TdHn, joku jotakin muuta, yksi muuttaa, toinen ajaa huoltoautoa ja kolmas kerää voimia arkeen. Täältä tullaan Helsinki!

 

team MITO

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We are a group of mitochondrial researchers, cycling lovers from Universities of Helsinki and Tampere (and Nijmegen, Netherlands). We got connected during autumn 2013 at our research organization’s annual meeting. Ilse and Chris got crazy, and suggested that we would train for a race, Tour de Helsinki (TdH). Now we are more than ten people in TeamMITO, training together, with the help of our Coaches Anne Palm, Matti and Mirja Priha ❤ We want also do this for a special purpose: There is a new children’s hospital being built in Helsinki (http://uusilastensairaala2017.fi/info), and we thought that if anyone would like to make a monetary donation that this would be an appropriate cause (donate for TeamMITO). We will train and cycle, because we love it ❤

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Ilse

It was only last fall, when I first thought to attend Tour de Helsinki (TdH). And this was because of Mirja, my very dear friend, and Matti. They vetivät lenkin  and the seed started to grow in my mind.. But I could not think doing it just by myself. Chris, he is crazy enough to do this. He said “maybe”. For a couple of times. Then it became “possibly”, and finally YES. It did not take long since we had houkutella some other lunies to this project, and now we are some ten people, from Helsinki, Tampere and Nijmegen.

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Chris

I have been doing some long-distance cycling in Finland but nothing that was really organized and usually on my own, so I was really happy when Ilse suggested doing the TdH. I had taken part in some triathlons and once a marathon a long long time ago back home in the UK. The participants were often raising money for charities, sometimes because the cause that the charity is raising money for has a special meaning for them while others use it as a motivation to help them commit to the training before the big day and for the event itself. Our TeamMITO includes a group of researchers at Helsinki and Tampere Universities studying mitochondrial disorders, which are genetically inherited metabolic diseases affecting both children and adults. These disorders are often severe and debilitating, and can lead to death at a very early age. In our research we try to better identify and understand these diseases, which leads to the major goal of our research in trying to develop therapies for them. Internationally there are many charities which are raising awareness of and money for research into mitochondrial disorders. There is no such equivalent here in Finland so we thought that we would do something similar as part of the challenge of the TdH.

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There is a new children’s hospital being built in Helsinki (http://uusilastensairaala2017.fi/info), and we thought that if anyone would like to make a monetary donation that this would be an appropriate cause. I believe TeamMITO is already very motivated to complete the TdH, but if in doing so we appen to raise some interest into mitochondrial disorders and a little money towards the building of a children’s hospital that would make it all the more worthwhile.

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You can do your donation here – voit lahjoittaa lantin lastensairaalalle täällä.

Grappa Cake and Mitochondrial Tires

What has mitochondrion to do with cycling. A lot, I suppose, even I cant explain that. The Grappa Cake is my business.

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We will hear more about mitochondrions and cycling in future. Last Monday an international group of mitochondrial researchers of Helsinki University met in Ilse´s. Eating tomato and pea soup, blueberry quark (rahka) with talkkunatalking about cycling and TdH. You may recognize two persons? No, they are not mito-persons, they are the coaches of the Team 🙂

Then the Grappa Cake. The story began on April 2010 when two Finns where cycling up to Monte Grappa and I was in Helsinki. I baked my traditional brandy cake and changed brandy to Italian grappa.

This time I could use a new baking form, a special cake pan made for Pandoro, Christmas cake from Verona. I´m going to bring this form back to Italy after some months, so it´s time to use it. (Tikusta asiaa, kakku…)

Grappa Cake, basic recipe.

Just multiply the measures to have a larger dough. (I used 3 as multiplier).

100 g butter, 100 g sugar, 1 egg, 50 g wheat flour, 50 g potato flour and 1 spoon (15 ml) grappa.

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Mix the butter and sugar, add the eggs one by one. I use to add one spoon flours after each egg.  Add the flours, then grappa. So simple, so good!

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Yes, I should have multiplied with 4 or 5.

This is not EXACTLY what I was trying to create. This cake was meant to be Cake Monte Grappa, but it transformed to volcanic mountain in the oven???I had to serve it upside down, it seems to be Cake Vesuvio.

Tasty, however, with Team Mito.

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