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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,788
Posted By pucci

Blah! No more Norikura photos!

Blah! No more Norikura photos!
Forum: Commuting
10-20-04, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By pucci

Hey, cut the man some slack! He's just lost his...

Hey, cut the man some slack! He's just lost his job.
07-21-04, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By pucci

You are looking at aluminum oxide powder under...

You are looking at aluminum oxide powder under the paint. Lots of al frames get this around the braze-ons and other spots where moisture can get under the paint. There is no structual problem, just...
Forum: Introductions
06-01-04, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By pucci

Lots of good riding here! Where are you...

Lots of good riding here!

Where are you located and are you a new rider or an old pro?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-04, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By pucci

The rain will not damage the computer. It will,...

The rain will not damage the computer. It will, however, short the contacts and stop the computer from registering. In rainy weather, put a piece of saran wrap over the computer and cinch it with a...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-04, 01:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,813
Posted By pucci

You don't have my sympathy. I fantasize about...

You don't have my sympathy. I fantasize about riding in crystal alpine air while I suck diesel fumes and try not to get squashed by cars during my commute. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
05-05-04, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By pucci

Have a look at this thread - lots of HC race...

Have a look at this thread - lots of HC race links: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=47226

And here is a link for the Japan Cycle Race Club, which does alot of the crits: ...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-04, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By pucci

I don't know that Tokyo is particularly unique,...

I don't know that Tokyo is particularly unique, cycling-wise. Bikes are considered light vehicles and are supposed to travel on the road, with the traffic. That doesn't stop the majority of...
05-01-04, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By pucci

Good point! Easy enough to disable the brake by...

Good point! Easy enough to disable the brake by unhooking the cable-stop, but still...
04-21-04, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By pucci

Here are some pics from the first HC race of the...

Here are some pics from the first HC race of the season. Fantastic weather and a great ride!
04-15-04, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By pucci

Trail-Gator

I was going to buy a pair of pedal trailers so my wife and I could ride with our 4 year-old twins, but the logistics of getting them shipped to Japan is just too much. Now I'm looking at the...
04-11-04, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By pucci

Not an answer, but another question. I am...

Not an answer, but another question. I am considering bying a pair of these for my 4 year-old twins. The Trek Mountain Train is significantly cheaper then the Adams Trail-a-Bike. Any opinions on...
04-08-04, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By pucci

Fine hacksaw

Fine hacksaw
04-07-04, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By pucci

Wow, that was great weather on Saturday. How was...

Wow, that was great weather on Saturday. How was the sakura ride and how was your knee, RJ?

I talked to the organizers of the Aizu race and they said that since this is the first time they are...
04-01-04, 03:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 31,112
Posted By pucci

My two favorite bikes are AL. One, is ALTEC2 and...

My two favorite bikes are AL. One, is ALTEC2 and after 4 years and about 10,000 kms is as stiff as the day I bought it. Ditto my Ishiwata tubing double butted CrMo commute bike with 15,000 kms in...
03-30-04, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By pucci

Guys, Two training weekends left before the...

Guys,

Two training weekends left before the first hill-climb race of the year, so I think I'd better hit the hills on Saturday. I guess I will climb Oyama. Sunday is the day for putting the kids...
03-29-04, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By pucci

Hey rj, how’s the knee doing? I just bowed...

Hey rj, how’s the knee doing?

I just bowed out of the annual Itoigawa Fast Run http://toito.hp.infoseek.co.jp/ . Our club does it every year, but I finally faced the fact that it's just too hard...
03-23-04, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,800
Posted By pucci

On a trans-Portugal rally in a peloton of about...

On a trans-Portugal rally in a peloton of about 300 riders, we were going through a valley with pastures to either side. On the hill to the right was a herd of about 30 sheep. I guess they liked...
03-23-04, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By pucci

Here's a new link I found with HC race info in...

Here's a new link I found with HC race info in Japanese and English.

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/bicycle/race/
03-17-04, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By pucci

Pity this is so far away for me... I'm in...

Pity this is so far away for me...

I'm in Yokohama and usually head west to the Tanzawa mountains or occasionally north towards OkuTama. Do you ever have rides out that way?
03-17-04, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By pucci

Hey RJ, those are some nice climbs you've done! ...

Hey RJ, those are some nice climbs you've done!

The hill-climb races really are a treat. The biggest one, Norikura, has 3,000 riders. The start is in groups of about 200, so there is no...
03-10-04, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By pucci

Hill Climb Races in Japan

Anyone planning on doing the big hill climb races in Japan this season? We've got:

Kusatsu 4/17/2004
Ouchi 5/22/2004
Tsugaike 6/12/2004
Utsukushigahara 6/26/2004
Chokai 7/31/2004
Norikura...
03-10-04, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By pucci

Regional Forums

Anybody think regional forums for posting rides would be a good idea?
Forum: Introductions
03-10-04, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By pucci

Hey it's 18 degrees c. out there! Time to start...

Hey it's 18 degrees c. out there! Time to start posting rides.

jspin, let us know when you buy that road bike. BTW, check out Sagami Cycle in Mitsukyo, Yokohama and these URL's.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-04, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,298
Posted By pucci

Consider some simple questions: 1. Do you...

Consider some simple questions:

1. Do you plan to ride in bad weather?

2. Will you have to leave the bike exposed to thieves and the elements?

3. Will you carry loads or keep a stock of...
01-29-04, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By pucci

Ebay Japan is not thriving; It is dead and gone....

Ebay Japan is not thriving; It is dead and gone. They pulled out of Japan a few months ago. Oh well...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-03, 05:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,720
Posted By pucci

Specialized Festina SL. Full-out road bike -...

Specialized Festina SL.

Full-out road bike - no compromises, no luggage. I commute 3 or 4 times a week and carry changes of clothes and laundry the other days.
10-27-03, 11:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

We rode from Yokohama and turned back at the top...

We rode from Yokohama and turned back at the top of Hinazuru Pass. Came to a bit over 140 kms. The first section up to Sagami-ko is terrible, but from there it is all country roads. There is a...
10-26-03, 09:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

Sounds like a nice ride. I rode to Hinazuru pass...

Sounds like a nice ride. I rode to Hinazuru pass in Yamanashi (between Akikawa and Tsuru this Sunday and the leaves are just staring to turn.

Overnights are difficult for me but keep posting your...
10-21-03, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

Cyclists enjoy pain. C'mon admit it's true.

Cyclists enjoy pain. C'mon admit it's true.
10-20-03, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

The samurai was a bureaucrat in fancy dress.

The samurai was a bureaucrat in fancy dress.
10-18-03, 04:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

Jeff, Sagami Cycle is in Mitsukyo - Really...

Jeff,

Sagami Cycle is in Mitsukyo - Really out of the way, but one of the best road bike shops in the world. Cycle Base Asahi has a big catalog, but sells at list price, which is pretty insane. ...
10-15-03, 02:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

[QUOTE=anikuma]Joker was a nice store, but the...

[QUOTE=anikuma]Joker was a nice store, but the staff seemed rude. Maybe I came on a bad day.

Here are my votes for the best bike shops in Japan (sorry, I',m road biased...)

Sagami Cycle...
10-15-03, 02:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By pucci

I've always wanted to do Chokai bit it's just too...

I've always wanted to do Chokai bit it's just too far away from Tokyo :(

The biggest of the hill-climb classics is Norikura with 4,000 riders! I guess we can say there's a health bike culture...
Forum: Introductions
10-08-03, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By pucci

Hey Jeff, For Hakone I used to drive out to...

Hey Jeff,

For Hakone I used to drive out to Hadano and ride from there but got sick of the traffic jams on the way back. Lately I mostly take the train to Odawara, then ride around the coast and...
Forum: Introductions
10-07-03, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By pucci

Yeah, that whole area is filled with great...

Yeah, that whole area is filled with great climbs. Did Hakone last Sunday from the back over Ashigara pass. Looking good for autumn!
Forum: Introductions
10-07-03, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By pucci

The ride to Yamanaka-ko along the Doshi road from...

The ride to Yamanaka-ko along the Doshi road from Miyagase is really nice. It follows a river valley and rises about 1000m, but the climb is spaced out over about 30km so it doesn't feel like a...
Forum: Introductions
10-06-03, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By pucci

Welcome to the forum! Northwest means that...

Welcome to the forum!

Northwest means that much closer to Okutama and the mountains. I live in Yokohama, so my local mountains are the Tanzawa range and Hakone. Nice riding there!
Forum: Commuting
09-26-03, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By pucci

I have one and I hate it. Truly. I use it...

I have one and I hate it. Truly.

I use it about two months a year during hay-fever season. It actually doesn't interfere with breathing that much even though I go pretty hard on my commute. The...
Forum: Introductions
08-15-03, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By pucci

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

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...
Forum: Introductions
08-11-03, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By pucci

Fractus2, I Live in Yokokohama and work in Tokyo....

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-03, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By pucci

Going to a very normal 39 x 26 setup will make a...

Going to a very normal 39 x 26 setup will make a huge diffrence.

20 degree hill? That works out to a 36.4% grade. Are you sure about that number?
Forum: Introductions
08-08-03, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By pucci

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

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

Well, not that big really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-03, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By pucci

Of course it goes downhill - after you get to the...

Of course it goes downhill - after you get to the top you get to turn around and go back.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-03, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By pucci

FYI, here's the Norikura course.

FYI, here's the Norikura course.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-03, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By pucci

Congrats on your first hill-climb race. If you...

Congrats on your first hill-climb race. If you really want to blow your mind, try the Norikura HC race next year. 3,000 riders on the highest public road in Japan. The 22km climb starts at 1,400m...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 12:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,536
Posted By pucci

What's with all the past-tense on Panasonic? ...

What's with all the past-tense on Panasonic? They still make bikes, and good ones. FYI they are a division of National/Matsu****a Denki, which is a fighting sibling of Matsu****a Denko.

The two...
Forum: Introductions
07-28-03, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By pucci

Hey, tell me about your commute. Mine is...

Hey, tell me about your commute. Mine is Yokohama (Aobadai) to Tokyo (Hiroo) which I manage to do about three times a week.

Nagano is a great place to ride! I will be going there myself to race...
07-18-03, 12:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,477
Posted By pucci

92kph on a 1.5 km downhill with no driveways. ...

92kph on a 1.5 km downhill with no driveways. Crazy-stupid!
05-07-03, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,360
Posted By pucci

After getting used to the pump I keep at my...

After getting used to the pump I keep at my parents' home which reads one bar low, I unthinkinkingly continued to compensate by filling my tires one bar over after I came home.

On the descent from...
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