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Old 04-22-16, 08:11 PM
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Does anyone want to come on a 3-4 week tour in Japan

I have given up trying to find some one that will ride the full length of Japan with me, instead I now plan to reduce the distance of the trip, and divide it into 2 different trips. Each around 1600km (1000mi), and 3 or 4 weeks long

I know its planning a bit far ahead, but I have to plan far ahead because of my work. I am seeking anyone who wants to come alone on one or both trips.

First Trip:
Nagano-Okayama(may go further than Okayama if get to Okayama with time to spare), Some time during JUL, AUG, or SEPT 2017

Second Trip:
Okayama-Kagoshima, Some time during OCT, NOV, or DEC 2017.
And if time permits maybe a few days hiking Yakushima Island

About me:
I'm 26, Australian (don't hold that against me). My Japanese ability is at an Intermediate level. I am pretty
easy going, fun and a bit of a larrikin, but not too crazy.

I have been to Japan a number of times, and I have ridden in Japan before from Cape Soya in Hokkaido, to Nagano near Tokyo. I'm very fit & pack pretty lightly. I can also fix just about any problem with bicycles on the road side.

I should also say, that during the tour I plan to utilise a couple of relatives places, stealth camping, and maybe every 3-5 days some cheap accommodation. Since food is so cheap in Japan, I don’t plan on cooking any
meals.

For the trip I have built up a custom full carbon fibre, Ultegra Di2, hydraulic disc braked, touring bike, with bikepacking bags.

Just as an additional note, even though I have said I have given up trying to find someone to ride from the top to the bottom of Japan with me, if you are keen for the full length of Japan over 8 weeks let me know. I would also build up a new steel touring bike, if I am riding the full distance.

If you’re interested let me know and we can chat a bit more.

Below is a Photo of my bike, and the two 1600km(1000mi) trips
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Hope your route avoids this area.

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I don't see why it would matter if my route goes through this area or not.
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Originally Posted by azza_333
I don't see why it would matter if my route goes through this area or not.
Looks like many of the roads and bridges are gone. Are you planning to ride off-road?
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Originally Posted by alan s
Looks like many of the roads and bridges are gone. Are you planning to ride off-road?
The tour dates listed in the OP are 18 months away, although its true that in Japan in more rural areas, they can be quite slow to rebuild, due to lack of money in their budget. There should be plenty of road signs around to tell you how to route around any not yet repaired routes.
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Want to go? Yes! Can I go? no. sounds like great fun.
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That sounds pretty cool.

What kind of riding/training do you get up to in the mean time?

Are those longboard p35's on the bike?
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That sounds pretty cool.

What kind of riding/training do you get up to in the mean time?

Are those longboard p35's on the bike?
Nope, I cant remember what they are, but I know they are not p35s. Just a 15km commute to and from work each day.
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