I really need to remember to take one with me while mountain biking. Riding gravel roads in the middle of nowhere alone makes me nervous. Haha.Yeah, same here, especially offroad I want to enjoy nature and not music. Bear bells are common in some areas with hikers (including here in Tohoku), so they belong to the sound scape.
The Tim Bar Bell is very good, although it isn't as loud as a bigger bear bell. I also use it when I commute (I just do not lock it) to let my surroundings know I'm here.I really need to remember to take one with me while mountain biking. Riding gravel roads in the middle of nowhere alone makes me nervous. Haha.
I skipped last month's Azuma Skyline HC, since I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to even match last year's time. I went and helped plant some rice fields instead.
This month, I have four races and race-adjacent events this month.
A BBQ and beer gravel event (with TT segments) I will do on my hardtail, two criteriums, and a three hour MTB marathon race.
Next month I have at the regular Miyagi Criterium, which is a TT and a crit with one hill.
I hope to see @OreoCookie there again, though I hope the weather is a bit more reasonable this year. Hopefully I won't need to douse myself in two liters of water before the race as a heat sink.
I also would like to see @andywood dust off his TT bike and put a beat-down on the usual fast men before showing the current and future pros in the "Champion" class who is boss. Hehehe.
This will be the first time I do the TT with a full array of TT equipment.... deep dish wheels, aero bars, and TT helmet. The strong winds the other day made riding my new 58 mm wheels down a mountain absolutely piss-your-bibs terrifying.