Friday, 27 February 2015

Yu Takenouchi JPCX 2014 Elite Men

Yu Takenouchi, like a boss...

Ventana Restoration

We are always partial to a bit of vintage MTB action and this classic Ventana ticks every box. XTR drive, Middleburn cranks and those AMP forks are a beautiful blast from the past...


The Movement guys in Osaka recently worked their magic on this bike, read the full rundown over on the Movement blog.

Monday, 23 February 2015

MID #3

Hints Of Spring


A local cruise around Nara on Sunday with FiN. Starting out under drizzly skies at the Organic Market at JR Nara station...



Locked up for a lunch stop at the wonderful Apa Apa Cafe...



Then heading up to the park...




Where the very first signs of spring are showing with the plum blossom just starting to bloom...





The all important combini stop...


And the mandatory shika shot...

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Pacer Action


Some shots taken at Nara Keirin earlier this month of the often overlooked yet very important part of the races, the pacer...


At Nara it is quite easy to get pictures of the pacer's bikes too. First a Samson...




And an Anchor...


Full Dura Ace of course...