Sunday 30 March 2014
We forgot to post this picture earlier in the month. Just a sneaky shot of the pacer's bike at Nara Keirin. Nice to see he is using a local frame builder too, namely the legendary Nara builder Iribe...
Saturday 29 March 2014
Friday 28 March 2014
Thursday 27 March 2014
Spotted by our good buddy Brad whilst out in Kyoto last weekend this "custom" Kon's Cycle cruiser in the window of what we guess to be some kind of haberdashery shop...
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Monday 24 March 2014
A few shots taken around Nara over the weekend during some local rides...
|Kofuku-ji in the distance.|
|Rear shot of Todai-ji|
|Lovely clear roads to ride!|
Sunday 23 March 2014
Saturday 22 March 2014
After two days of rain, wind and hail here in Nara the sun broke through the clouds just before sunset today giving us a chance to jump on the bike and take a spin over to the Heijo palace...
Over at the palace a welcome bit of evening sunshine was warming us up and drying out the ground...
...And there were a few signs of early cherry blossom on the trees...
|Clouds clearing over Mount Ikoma.|
On the way to the palace we cycled by the Sahogawa river where local schoolkids have decorated lanterns that have been hung along the river to mark the spring equinox...
Hopefully the weekend will bring us some better weather and we can get out on a longer ride!
Friday 21 March 2014
Thursday 20 March 2014
Wednesday 19 March 2014
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Monday 17 March 2014
Sunday 16 March 2014
We nearly forgot to post the shots we took of the men's racing over at Nara Keirin last Monday, no real story to tell, just an ordinary day at the track. Here are the pictures...
|The pacemaker in purple leading the riders out...|
|Pacemaker on a Panasonic...|
|Pacemaker drops out (top left of photo)...|
|And the sprinting begins..|
|Yellow, number 5 wins...|
And a few pictures we took of the riders warming up for the next race using the miniature setting on our camera...