Today August 2017

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I finally made a long dream come true. I visited my brother in Switzerland and we cycled some great passes, incl. the Furka, the Nuffenen, the Gotthard and the Pragel (from steep side). Over 6000m of climbing on a single weekend was unthinkable for me living in an area flat as a pancake. I was most likely the best cycling I've ever done and I'm sure I'll be back there some time in not too distant future.
 

luka

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Is this some new fashion or is the granny on her way to rob a bank?!



Also, sizable fire this afternoon at Tsukiji...

 

bloaker

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Today I am dealing with being old.
Saturday I rode Fujimi-Panorama with a few buddies who were hitting the mountain for the first time. I played tour guide.
This is all well and good, but lines are different at different speeds, so I had some adjusting to do.
A few get offs due to traction issues - but overall not an issue.

Then came one of those moment you try to avoid... Someone has a problem in front of you and there isn't enough time to stop...
You have to make a choice. I chose to not hurt the other rider. I did my best to scrub speed before going off the embankment and doing a few barrel rolls down the mountain. It could have been much worse, however I am glad I was not at full speed or things would have been much worse. In the end, I hopped up and climbed back to the trail. Continued my ride and rode for 4 more hours. A little sore, but really no issues.

Fast forward 2 days... faaaaaack me. Range of motion in both shoulders is limited. Legs, butt, ribs and neck are all sore. This morning I opted to drive to work after just glancing at my bikes. Yup... getting old sucks.



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bloaker

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The sobering moment... when asked by one of the guys i was showing around how long i had been mountain biking... 5 years longer than he has been alive.
 
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Tanki

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Today was my first ride for maybe ten days or more. A combination of weather, holidays, and ch****n sun burn. Anyhow I have shed a layer of skin and today was tolerable. I had words with a couple of wheel suckers on the local slope.
 

bloaker

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The rain has sucked, but I did ride to work yesterday. This morning I headed out with a buddy on a slippery trail that was more than a challenge.
We then went to Yokosuka for coffee & cinnamon roll. We decided on a difficult route back... and everything went to shit. I have not felt so drained and weak in a long time. I suffered for hours on the trail and was no longer having any fun. Just sucked.

I got home and showered, and out of curiosity stepped on the scale. I dropped 2.5kg in 4 hours of biking.
This is not normal and explains why I was feeling so awful.
Been chilling in the house since I have gotten home.
I am not a fan of the sun or humidity right now.