Hi everyone. I live in Miyagi now, but I'm originally from New York in the US. I've been here in Japan for about a year and a half, and done a bit of biking. Nothing special in terms of bikes right now - a Trek 4100 MTB (which i use for road riding, despite the knobbies) and a mamachari, which means a typical japanese city bike with a basket on the front for carrying things. yes, a basket. hey - i buy groceries with this thing, all right.
anyway - looking to buy a road bike soon, probably a scattante R-550 i'm thinking. and looking to push past the 100km rides into something more long distance this year. looking forward to perusing this list, and hopefully contributing something as well. nice to meet ya. (yoroshiku onegaishimasu)