I would've joined you Sergei at the start of Tsuru, but my SRAM Red rear mech spring has snapped....i can only change gears by stopping and doing it by hand Have a great ride and hope one day soon we can meet!
Mike, it was a great solo ride for me, but still a pity you couldn't join - it's been so long.. I didn't go to Matsuhime this time - I was in a hurry to get home before 2pm and pushing quite hard on every climb - I was really wasted upon reaching Tsuru, but it felt good to keep a hard and steady pace over some steep sections and in this heat (it came really suddenly today, huh? it was ~28C on Odarumi/Takao).
It was a pretty hard effort for me today.. need to recover for couple of days :beer1: ..oops, wrong smiley, I mean :bike: