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thooms

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Jul 6, 2019
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Hi there folks,

My name's Tom. I'm a Brit living in Tokyo for about a year, having been here intermittently for the last 3 years. Figured I'd join up and say hi :)

Looking to get into doing longer rides (300k+), just trying to do the miles at the moment...which is a bit painful at this time of year! I try to get out toward the West at the weekends, and commute to Shinjuku during the week.

Looking forward to meeting you. Let's cross our respective fingers for better weather!
 

stu_kawagoe

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Jun 23, 2018
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Nice to meet you, Tom. Sounds like you're doing some big miles at the moment! You should join one of the TCC rides that are posted in the Rides section of the site. Great fun:D

Hope to bump into you out on the roads sometime!
 

leicaman

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Sep 20, 2012
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Hi Tom. Fellow Brit here. I live in a Saitama and ride up in the north Saitama hills on either Saturday or Sundays. I’ll be posting rides on here soonish. Fee free to tag along, although I won’t have enough time for big rides at the moment unfortunately. Most probably under 150km due to time constraints.
Mark
 

luka

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Jan 13, 2015
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hi Tom, welcome to the club. yeah the weather is crap these days but the rains will stop soon and it's a sauna season next! in the meantime, we can talk things bike and watch bike porn etc. and by the looks of your thumb pic you have some sleek zexy ride there. maybe share more close up pics? that's a steel, or Ti frame?
 

thooms

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Jul 6, 2019
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Cheers - I definitely hope to be able to join on some rides in the near future! Will keep an eye open to see what's happening. :D

Had my first foray to Saitama a few weeks back Mark - it was really glorious, definitely keen to see more of it.

luka - Thanks! It's a (titanium) Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti (It's a V2 frame, about 7 or 8 years old I think - I bought it used a couple of years back) - it has gradually morphed from my first road bike about 12 years ago. Very happy with it - can't see me wanting to change anything on it any time soon :)
 

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luka

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Jan 13, 2015
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@thooms that's a stunner right there. hope to see it in person sometime. tho I am now biased toward Ti having ordered a lynskey frameset recently...
 
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