Today - July 2010

May 22, 2007
Nice and warm HF trundle around the Tamagawa today. Loitered too long with a friend in Shinjuku afterwards, giving the rain a chance to really get going so I got pretty well drowned on the way home. I take some comfort in the fact that Rule 9 mean this makes me a badass.

Had a close shave with a taxi door at Futagotamagawa going home (in the downpour). The ****waffle driver opened his door before he'd even stopped. I had just enough time to dodge left and slow down enough so just clipped the edge of the door with my right shifter. Could so easily have crushed my fingers.

Mr. Driver got a piece of my mind, I can tell you!

--HF Mike--


Speeding Up
Dec 28, 2009
Ahhh.... Tanabata, and 12 years of married bliss!

I may have to give my real love a fleeting glance as I walk past the garage and through my front door. Just joking! A days rest will probably do me the world of good


Maximum Pace
Oct 11, 2009
F**ng flat again on the way to the river. Walked back and popped on a EVO-CX. Hopefully that will last until the Gatorskins arrive. Yamete dori is a minefield - all these damn staples and small sharp objects. PLus the f*ng engineers CANNOT figure out how to make a bridge 'gap crossing' - WTF are they doing? These geared wangle thingies just rip tires apart!! F*ng idiots!!
I give up -- just going to get rollers and leave it at that.


Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
All of my elevation graphs are totally embarrassed by your grand tetons (even tho, or especially because(?) there are three of them). Too embarrassed to even be posted here. Actually, I don't think my Edge 500 is even capable of measuring that kind of elevation, or maybe that's what it's telling me since it knows what a wuss I am, and it's just making nice while hoping I'll someday give it up to a real cyclist..., and stop doing the same casual stuff over and over again.

And hopefully, after my fifth ride of the week early tomorrow, I'll have covered maybe 190km. :) Which, you gotta admit, is more than the 165 or so that you did in that one ride... :rolleyes:
Jan 14, 2007
I had a hard training ride this morning. We have a new course which I haven't been on yet. I was going to intercept the team at the 8km mark and tag along.
About 1km before that point I could see them ahead turning the corner...about 20 of them at a fairly brisk pace. I had done 5km myself but had to go into TT mode to catch them. It took me the next 15 km to get to them just before the hilly sections.....:warau:


Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
Gentle 130km ride out and around Sagamiko this morning...

Flew up Otarumi on the way back average speed to the top 22km/h eating up all the Ovest and Nalsima riders! Legs felt amazing even after the brutality I inflicted on them last week!

It was like the TDF on Route 20 so many Pro Tour Kits and spanky new bikes!