Friday, 31 January 2014
Nara Keirin Kasuga Championship Meeting
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
|A Goblin and a GAAP tourer.|
|"Vintage" C-Pacer frame.|
...Old promotional posters...
And of course a few references to "that" film...
A big thank you to Yamamoto-san for allowing us to look around his seriously cool workspace!
Saturday, 18 January 2014
A Quick Spin
The briefest of spins this afternoon around Nara and the Heijo Palace...
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Guell Crew Ikoma Ride
|Toshio's grand depart group shot at the Guell store, Nara.|
|Through the Heijo Palace|
|Gently uphill all the way...|
|A brief rest stop at a combini store...|
|Mount Ikoma in the distance...|
|Finally at the onsen...|
|A chance to relax and warm up....|
Seeing another group of cyclists who had made the same climb on Bromptons (and a Bike Friday) kind of put our struggle into perspective!
|Hardcore folding bike riders...|
|Great views across Nara....|
|Across the tracks...|
|Back at base.|
Monday, 6 January 2014
Friday, 3 January 2014
Euro Works, Ikaruga, Nara
Last Monday we took a ride out to Ikaruga in Nara prefecture, famous for temples including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Horyu-ji. We were there for another reason, namely the wonderful road bike specialist shop Euro Works...
The store is crammed full of bikes, frames and parts...
...Including quite a few mouth watering Colnago bikes...
...And some cool memorabilia, like this Yukiya Arashiro signed poster...
Not all about the Italians though, they also have a wide range of other high end roadie names like BMC, Look and this rather nice Museeuw from Belgium...
Of course there are local, Japanese bikes, this Boma frame for instance...
And tucked away at the back of the store was this beautiful, rare, Nara made Iribe road bike...
Always good to see a bike store with a busy workshop area too...
A seriously nice, high-end roadie store, kind of tucked in the middle of nowhere but definitely worth seeking out if you find yourself at any of the nearby temples.
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