Today Today - November 2014

theBlob

Bokeh master
Sep 28, 2011
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#2
Cooler temps are here, October was a good month. Lots of nice riding done. An epic and a magalobrevet. 1220km, 10200m vert. RIde on boys!
 

theBlob

Bokeh master
Sep 28, 2011
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#5
I have my reasons for jumping the gun. It's all about making TCC a better place for everyone! Being inclusive and friendly! Also my October rides are over, so now it is November for me!
But by all means keep on posting in the October thread all you like.
 
Likes: Andy in Tokyo

jdd

Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
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628
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Kanazawa
#6
Given the coming rain this weekend, I'm thinking of driving my road bike to my office, changing to the trainer tire (either before or after), and popping it on the trainer for the winter.

(two other bikes, so I'm not giving up much)

Early, but it'd be nice to have some weather-independent exercise.
 

Musashi13

Maximum Pace
Aug 27, 2012
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Ichikawa, Chiba
#10
If you liked these
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You'll love these
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I picked some up at Y's Road a while back and downed them today as I rode around in a long sleeve jersey wondering whether or not it was too warm to be wearing a long sleeve jersey; I concluded that it wasn't but a short sleeve that wasn't a lightweight one with arm warmers would have been ok, too. In the morning I put on and took off my Sportful Hot Pack Ultralight Jacket several times and it was a pleasure. I also wore some socks from South Africa and talked to a couple of Japanese chaps about how fast bears can run. Then I proceeded to cycle to a Family Mart I haven't been to in quite some time and then headed home. Tomorrow I have a rare Saturday off and it is likely to piss down all day. I feel much better for having been out on my bicycle all day and regret working so much but I am damned sure I'll enjoy spending the money I earned.
 

microcord

Maximum Pace
Aug 28, 2012
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Tokyo
#12
I've recovered from riding the bike of my wife (significantly shorter than me) 5km or so to HiRoad for a checkup, and back. Downhill and on the level was fine, uphill wasn't.

On the way back I was (very easily) overtaken by a familiar-looking vehicle. One of these:

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An 1800, but the same colour as this 1500:

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It has a five rather than a fifty-something registration; I wonder if it's been in Japan since new. Anyway, I pedalled faster in order to catch up with it (stopped at the lights) and take a look, and that really hurt the thighs.

It's odd to think of millions of, um, normal people, doing their legs in while riding bikes about as small for them as this one is for me.
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
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Setagaya, Tokyo
joewein.net
#16
See wikipedia:
In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
Since @thomas does not ban trolls from this forum, this activity will not stop until people whose main interest is still in cycling move on to some other place.
 
Dec 21, 2013
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France - moving to Shizuoka
#20
Yesterday changed the inner and outer gear cables as since going to 10 speed I did not like the way the cables ran from the handle bar to the frame. Today checked weather forecast and was supposed to be sunny and 18kph winds so set off in long sleeve jersey and thin body warmer. 20kms into ride the heavens opened and pissed down all the way to coffee stop where Stephanie felt sorry for me and gave me extra chocolates :) Headed home still raining and getting worse - for safety used rear light all the way up and back - 107kms total
Total for October 1473.50kms
 
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