giro de hotaka

  1. Adam Cobain

    Race 2015 Giro de Hotaka - The perfect Storm - The Final

    Sometimes I come away from a training ride or race thinking why? Why torutre and punish yourself, what is the point of that? Do I have a problem, or does the modern world lack the certain hunter/gatherer fight to survive, or an honest battle of will power and survival. I mean we don't hunt for...
  2. Adam Cobain

    Race 2015 Giro de Hotaka - The perfect Storm - Part 4

    For those that have not been up the Konroku pass, it tops out at more than 1600m and is a stunning ride. It connects Minakami, Oze and Katashina, and many TCCers have ridden this mountain, both with some Blue Monkey Lodge & Lounge events and on their way to and from Nikko, which is one epic...
  3. Adam Cobain

    Race 2015 Giro de Hotaka - The perfect Storm - Part 3

    I have raced bikes competively for over 25years, have seen my share of training ups and downs and along with victories there have been more than I can count of losses. However, a mere few times over those years, it all just 'clicks' into place. And I am talking hundreds of races and only a few...
  4. Adam Cobain

    Race 2015 Giro de Hotaka - The perfect storm - Part 2

    I doesn't matter the scale, size or type of race it is, there is always a nervous energy felt across the start line. The awkward laughter, the well wishing, as is the talking down of ones training, ability or the effort that one is about to put in. It is the same from country to country...
  5. Adam Cobain

    Race Giro de Hotaka 2015 - The perfect storm - Part 1

    My racing agenda this year has been a more channelled approach, with the focus on quality rather than quantity. The older I get the more I like the long endurance (4+hours) and a good chunk of climbing. This is hard to find on the road, so XCM (marathon distance MTB races) and MTB stage racing...
  6. Giro de Hotaka

    Giro de Hotaka

    Getting ready for the Giro at 7:00am...
  7. Giro de Hotaka

    Giro de Hotaka

    Hard, hard finish. After 120 km, the final climb was a killer
  8. Giro de Hotaka

    Giro de Hotaka

    Racer completes the Giro
  9. Giro de Hotaka

    Giro de Hotaka

    Racer completes the Giro