Half Fast New Year's Revolution - 1st Jan

May 22, 2007
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I have been remiss about posting Half-Fast rides recently. Here's one for TOMORROW.

I've done this ride a few times, and I think its really fun. Because all the cars and trucks are at home, we get to ride parts of Tokyo that normally are just too trafficky to be enjoyable. A 45 km loop, sticking as closely as possible to the JR Yamanote Line. So...


Stop peeling those mikan.
Recover from the night before.
There are only 365 days (sigh) to go riding in 2013.
So let's start the New Year off right with a ride around the Yamanote!
Ride through some parts of town we usually don't visit.

This year the forecast is promising: currently the Met Office is predicting 20% chance of rain with a high between 9 and 13, one degree warmer than last year, but still bloody cold!

Meet Jan 1 of course, 9:15 at Ebisu Station. Leave at 9:30 promptly (to be sure of timely arrival at our lunch place)
Place: the koban/bottom of the escalator from ATRE

Lunch in Nippori, with beer. Less than 2,000 yen.
Second beer stop with sausages at Ebisu Garden Place. Another 1,500 yen or so

Aim to be back at Ebisu by 16.00

Warm clothes, water bottle and your bike.
If you think you might want to quit early, bring your bike bag.

Will be cancelled in the event of rainy weather!!

Your illustrious leader will be Brian

Here's a little movie from a previous New Year ride.
 
May 22, 2007
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Some sweet video titling in that 'Movie'
I take your point.

I hesitate to call my creation a 'film', as it's been nowhere near film.

Nor a 'video', as it's never been near a videotape and I think that both 'video' and 'film' are too mechanistic; they ignore the artistry (if any) that has gone into the production.

Mechanistically, I suppose it's a 'digital'.

How about a 'DAMP' - Digital Art Motion Picture...?
 
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Hah, yeah that guy registered with me too. Interesting to see Inuit fashion making it's way down into the city.