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Old 01-24-11, 03:52 PM   #1
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Fixed Gear Ride: Tokyo to Osaka

This is pretty remarkable

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Old 01-24-11, 04:17 PM   #2
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That's awsome. if i had the money i would so do something like that
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Old 01-24-11, 04:19 PM   #3
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I definitely would too.
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So epic !!
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Old 01-24-11, 04:55 PM   #6
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I wish I knew how to get sponsors for my vacations.
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wow i went to school with one of the riders, zach scott. he looked so familiar lol. looked like an awesome adventure.
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Old 01-24-11, 05:29 PM   #8
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They were obviously on drugs.
But seriously, I would love to be able to do something like that!
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Old 01-24-11, 06:39 PM   #9
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Dang, I hope that one guy is ok. What really sucks is, what if they really got lost. in the mountains. And really couldn't find way home D: and then someone steals there bikes while camping.
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Dang, I hope that one guy is ok. What really sucks is, what if they really got lost. in the mountains. And really couldn't find way home D: and then someone steals there bikes while camping.
Maybe in Cali, but people are honest to a t in Japan, and many other places around the world as well. When I was travelling around Europe by bike, I never locked my bike and would leave it in unlocked storage rooms in hostels w/o anything getting stolen. The rooms had no door locks and I could safely leave valuables there.
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Old 01-24-11, 06:54 PM   #11
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wow, I wish people wouldn'y steal hear. I have to lock my bike up very well.. I even use ball bearings that have been magnetic for my bolts.
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Yeah, same here. But this isn't a perfect world, some people are genuinely bad.
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Yeah, same here. But this isn't a perfect world, some people are genuinely bad.
well.....


Some people don't put hold any intrinsic value to goods, and some people are junkies. Its pretty binary to say that people are just "bad"
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Some people don't put hold any intrinsic value to goods, and some people are junkies. Its pretty binary to say that people are just "bad"
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Really, dude?
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Saw this video not too long ago, enjoyed it.
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instead of VO, should have done subtitles and louder music
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I'm surprised at all the positivity towards this, it really doesn't seem all that impressive to me. They went on a supported tour through a beautiful country. I think that this is awesome and it's something that I would love to do but I don't think that there is anything particularly "epic," about it. Now if this had been a self supported tour on fixed gears that would have been much more interesting/impressive to me.
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I think it was supported in the sense that maybe some new parts were paid for (Cinelli), helmets (Specialized), their airfare, etc. I'm not sure if a van followed them from Tokyo to Osaka.

Money is just money. They still had to ride 400 miles on their own.

Thanks for the link. Didn't know the full video was up.

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I'm not sure if a van followed them from Tokyo to Osaka.
Really? You're not sure whether they had a support car?

Because I definitely don't see any racks, or panniers, or any kind of cargo carrying ability at all except for a couple small backpacks. Most of them don't even have saddle bags.

So either they had a support car, or they'd have to call a cab when they get a flat.

No, they had a support car, which housed the camera crew etc.
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Great post! What an adventure
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I'm surprised at all the positivity towards this, it really doesn't seem all that impressive to me. They went on a supported tour through a beautiful country. I think that this is awesome and it's something that I would love to do but I don't think that there is anything particularly "epic," about it. Now if this had been a self supported tour on fixed gears that would have been much more interesting/impressive to me.
I can agree that it's not really "epic" but it still looks like a lot of fun, support cars or not
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I can agree that it's not really "epic" but it still looks like a lot of fun, support cars or not
I totally agree and stated that I would love to do something similar. That being said I saw this at the BFF because I had a pass for the whole event. I think my negativity is because I could have happily not watched this, but part of the price of the pass was for this movie.
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Ya know, most people who buy BFF tickets don't watch every single movie.

They just kinda, watch the ones they're interested in.

Just sayin'.
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meh, it was in a series between two other movies that I wanted to see. It didn't make sense to just hang out in the lobby during this section
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