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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    Keirin racing photo essays

    Anybody know if any exist? If so, could you point me in the proper direction? That would rock. I ask because I'm moving to Japan (I swear....no matter how many times I change my mind, I'm going), I'm a photographer, I'm looking for a documentary project, and it seems like it could be a cool thing to cover. Think along the lines of old Life and Time magazine B&W reportage.

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    theres some hilarious keirin commercials online
    just search for "keirin video"

    japanese commecaru rock!

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    Was just googling and came across this:

    http://www.dccourier.com/messengers/.../msg00757.html
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

    blah blah blah...

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    Yeah....found that too. Cool videos on the first one, though the second doesn't seem to be valid any more.

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    Try to follow this link to OLD SKOOL TRACK.com http://www.oldskooltrack.com/files/home.frame.html

    If it doesnt link, just punch in www.oldskooltrack.com and make your way to the "articles" section and there you'll find an article by a Japanese guy who actually races Keirin, drop him a line and he might be able to help you out.

    Good luck,
    Peace.

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    Send me PM.

    S/F,
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    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMVIIX
    Try to follow this link to OLD SKOOL TRACK.com http://www.oldskooltrack.com/files/home.frame.html

    If it doesnt link, just punch in www.oldskooltrack.com and make your way to the "articles" section and there you'll find an article by a Japanese guy who actually races Keirin, drop him a line and he might be able to help you out.

    Good luck,
    Peace.
    Yeah, his name is Tomity. He even does some customized track parts on eBay, or on his website, somewhere.. his English is pretty good, too.

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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    I'm still planning on doing this project. Just sort of need to get myself to Japan...

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    when you get there, if you are ever in the Ropongi district, which, from what I hear, has turned into the stripper 'hood recently, give a shout out to Homat Green Hills or Homat West (sp?). Used to be across the street from the old Soviet Embassy (maybe its still there?) and a haagen-daz. Oh yeah, it was in the shadows of the Tokyo Tower, too.

    Spent 6 years there as a lil' un.

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    Well if anyone is hopping the puddle anytime soon a friend of mine and his buds are throwing a race, keirin only , here's a copy of the invite from the list

    track racing...

    the end of march, date follows soon...

    amsterdam velodrome, i plan to do some keirin action with betting, absolutely no time trials, elimination race, danish elimination, points race... maybe some fixiecrap afterwards and maybe a lap race in the vondelpark(yay)..

    ill make sure theres gonna be music and a party afterwards...

    hope some people want to make it over, oh yeah its actually my b-day party... bit late tho...


    fishey fishey fish

    fxxxd royal


    and if i can find it...here's his webpage which may need updating but it's got his email if you need directions.
    http://www.cph-fxt.ownsthis.com/
    errr
    is that yours mo?


    Anyway there is a keirin photo op for you, someone here can post up the dates when it becomes available, it'd be cool if this became a regular thing so when I finally get my ass to europe i can go race too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    when you get there, if you are ever in the Ropongi district, which, from what I hear, has turned into the stripper 'hood recently, give a shout out to Homat Green Hills or Homat West (sp?). Used to be across the street from the old Soviet Embassy (maybe its still there?) and a haagen-daz. Oh yeah, it was in the shadows of the Tokyo Tower, too.

    Spent 6 years there as a lil' un.
    I'll keep that in mind. Still unemployed here, it may be June or July before I can even make the move, but I'll make it over sooner or later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    I'll keep that in mind. Still unemployed here, it may be June or July before I can even make the move, but I'll make it over sooner or later...
    whats a one way ticket these days cost? $12-$1500??

    You need to take..what...clothes? puter? bike? toothbrush? yeah, it'll cost you a few g's...

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    Main obstacle is that I need to pay taxes on what I earned in Chicago last year, when I was making enough to live but not enough to live *and* save for taxes. Once that's taken care of, I'm there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    whats a one way ticket these days cost? $12-$1500??

    You need to take..what...clothes? puter? bike? toothbrush? yeah, it'll cost you a few g's...

    It can cost cheaper one way. FD will let you know.

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