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Eroica Japan, who is going?

Old 03-08-23, 07:59 PM
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Eroica Japan, who is going?

Got my plane ticket. Looks like the web site is recently updated but the routes, and registration are not even available yet. This will be a PITA to plan.

Anybody with Eroica Japan please chime in.
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Got my plane ticket. Looks like the web site is recently updated but the routes, and registration are not even available yet. This will be a PITA to plan.

Anybody with Eroica Japan please chime in.
Thanks
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Amaji tunnel
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/1832



Fish bone soup - new meaning to bone stock - much appreciated however in soaking wet and cold body.


small turnout but a memorable event. Soaking wet, funky food and tough climds






Cool two loops spiral bridge


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I was at CorsaCorsa while a guy was there having a bike checked out for this but I had to return to Cambodia before this happened.

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If funds and logistics work out I would really love to attend next year if there is a repeat. There wasn't enough lead time to even think about it this year, but I have a standing invitation to return to Kyoto and this would be icing on the cake.
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I rode the Shiminami Kaido and to Shikoku a few years ago. You cross seven bridges. Your photo of the circular roadway reminded me of the approach to the final, and longest, bridge.

The view of the bridge approaches

From the bridge looking back

On the bridge; half closed off for cyclists. The second longest suspension bridge in the world.
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Didn't even know they had one. WOW.

I lived in Japan when I was a kid so I have a special affinity for the place.


I can just imagine, me and the Le Grande (next to me on the plane), traveling to Eroica Japan and other Eroicas all over the world, on some extravagant world journey. Bucket list stuff right there.

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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO

I lived in Japan when I was a kid so I have a special affinity for the place.

I can just imagine, me and the Le Grande (next to me on the plane),

You have now explained your delusional rationale behind the Le Grande (Huffnagorosagnolo) project by stating that you would abscond to a far eastern (hmm, actually way west) destination with your Stockholm syndrome mechanical affectation. To each his own. No judgement implied.

However, I can understand your desire to do so as I also spent time in the fifties as a kid in Sakai which is next to Osaka. First learned about headset and bottom bracket parts from the son of the owners of a machine shop across the narrow, about fifteen feet wide, street from where we lived. There was a family stamping parts for Maeda around the corner a block away. Machine shop is long gone but the mom and pop were still stamping freewheel cogs around 2010.
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Old 05-22-23, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
If funds and logistics work out I would really love to attend next year if there is a repeat. There wasn't enough lead time to even think about it this year, but I have a standing invitation to return to Kyoto and this would be icing on the cake.
They're already making preparations for next year's event. It will be the 10th anniversary. They were very apologetic for this year's rough going... But, it is ok, restarting after covid and all. Don't think it'll make it back but it is worth a one time experience. It was part of my of the avoid crowds plan due to travel restrictions but everything is back. Everywhere is super crowded, particularly in Japan.

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Kanpai !!

Looks like you had a great time, albeit a little soggy one.

BTW, That bicycle looks very familiar .. LOL. See you at the next Rose Bowl RIde Buddy !
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Kanpai !!

Looks like you had a great time, albeit a little soggy one.

BTW, That bicycle looks very familiar .. LOL. See you at the next Rose Bowl RIde Buddy !
Thanks Manny, i'll tell you all about it when we meet at the Rose Bowl next month. The bike was gifted to one of the helpers of the organization after i completed the ride. He is going to ride it for a while and will send it to Indonesia to a bicycle club (Viroke is the name of the club). I couldn't carry that bike around in my little subcompact car with the wife and daughter and all their 'baggage'.....


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I've been following the thread on the upcoming Eroica in Central Coast and it does not look promising. I think Japan has gone through similar challenges but they seem to be more conscientious about their reputation. They've been keeping up with the "branding' on the Eroica page. Below is their latest update with the gallery. CA never updated the gallery for last year's event, not much hope for Eroica CA.

https://eroica.cc/en/japan/2023-photo-gallery

I made it in a few photos, even my bike had a couple appearances with the nice sceneries.
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