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theBlob

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Sep 28, 2011
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Top run up to Shiraishi today. Great to be back out in the mountains, amazing the destruction to the trees from that last snowstorm.

The road was clear except for a few icy patches, but no real risk and most could just be avoided.
Of course when you got to the top there aren't to many options. Except back down... This is looking down the road towards the pizza shop. About 30cm deep.



Anyway it was a good opener to the season, my recent focus on my trainer has been pedaling technique. I think it's paying off, it was my second fastest time up there and right on my best power output but I am about 2.5kg over what I will be in summer and what I was on my best effort.
Again I mistimed the end got nailed by the last steeper section about 300m from the end.. its a sneaky hill in that respect..

Anyway top stuff, if anyone is interested in our route which was really nice here it is...


time to put the knife away, stop killing steaks @Yamabushi and dust off the cannondale!
 
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Andy in Tokyo

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Dec 16, 2012
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I think I saw you guys heading down as I was coming up. No sonic boom, though! It was my first time up there, and the first climbing I'd done since May last year. Almost forgot how awesome it is to descend like a maniac! Was surprised at how busy it was, too, but then again everyone must be gagging to get out into the mountains proper again.