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Old 08-05-03, 10:56 PM   #1
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Greetings

Just checked in to this forum (got the recommendation from another audio forum). I'm from Hawaii but currently in Japan. My bike is a Gios Compact Pro with 105s on them. I love to ride (no surprises here) and look forward to participating in this forum!

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Welcome to Bike Forums! Whats life like in Japan?
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We love it here. The riding is great, traffic not really a problem. I really took up cycling here back in '97 and have been riding off and on ever since.
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Sounds great! Hope you enjoy the forums..
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Where do you ride? It's a big country, after all.

Well, not that big really...
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Welcome, fractus2. I love guys from Japan! Can I be your geisha?

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Where do you ride? It's a big country, after all.

Well, not that big really...
pucci, I'm here onbase in Yokosuka so I've got a few routes I take. The most common is down south to the Miura penninsula to Cannonzaki and back. Today I took one of my longer routes to Yokohama China Town, a favorite ride. How about yourself?

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Fractus2, I Live in Yokokohama and work in Tokyo. Most of my miles are my commute to the office 3 time a week. On the weekends I ride around Tama New Town or go to the Tanzawa mountains or the Shonan coast. The crawl up to Daikanzan (1,100m) and Hakone from Yugawara on the coast is a favorite.

BTW, one of the best things about riding in Japan is the hill-climb races. They almost make up for the complete lack of any long open-road races.
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Fractus2, I Live in Yokokohama and work in Tokyo. Most of my miles are my commute to the office 3 time a week. On the weekends I ride around Tama New Town or go to the Tanzawa mountains or the Shonan coast. The crawl up to Daikanzan (1,100m) and Hakone from Yugawara on the coast is a favorite.

BTW, one of the best things about riding in Japan is the hill-climb races. They almost make up for the complete lack of any long open-road races.
pucci,

Wow, we are pretty close. I've never got into any group rides or races. I've done a few centuries and one of them was west along Zushi beach to Odawara then up toward Hakone. Made it up the mountain there, but not too far because I had to ride back! That was one beautiful ride though. I've also rode all the way down the Miura peninsula to Misaki and back. Also a very scenic ride. That was a few years back though and I'm not in the shape I was back then.

My wife and I (and dog) have been up to Tama Hills, the military recreation facility there and it's very scenic.

What kind of bike do yo have?

I ride a Gios Compact Pro/105:

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Yes we are pretty close. Maybe we can link up sometime.

A solo century is a tough ride. My longest solo is 155km. Beyond that and the will to move starts to disappear. Group rides and organized fast-runs, on the other hand, are a blast. I've done fast-runs up to 300kms and recommend trying one.

Being a bike nut, I've got a shed full of bikes. The best is a Cinelli
Aliante with Campy Record. For the commute I use a Nishiki Pro with Suntour Superbe Pro or a Specialized Festina SL with Campy Centaur.
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