Ride Tour de Utsukushigahara?

jdd

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I've been a little bored lately, so I've taken to browsing thru some of the pics that appear at the top of the forums page.

So..., can anyone tell me where & when the Tour de Utsukushigahara is?

 
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Rides out of Matsumoto city up to the Utsukushigahara highland. It's really steep from the start. After 5kms it flattens out for 1km. Then it climbs again at about 7% av. The last 2 or 3km are a fast up and down rollercoaster.

Held in June, it forms part of the hillclimb series which includes Chokai at the end of July and Norikura next weekend.

I won a Nintendo wii there a few years ago. Better than the usual bags of rice and sake...

Andy

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jdd

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I've been a little bored lately, so I've taken to browsing thru some of the pics that appear at the top of the forums page.

So..., can anyone tell me where & when the Tour de Utsukushigahara is? ;)
Sorry that a couple of you took me seriously--I should've had the wink or something else on there in the first place.

So, I can of course be a little jealous of @TOM, there, but this next pic..., hmm...

 

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Tom it looks like your arm is acting as some kind of support. He he he!

@jdd is that you in the pool?
 

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No, not me. (While I do cream my crotch, I don't tint my toes.)

Actually, the caption suggested it might be Thomas' legs.
 

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Oh right I see, it's someone else….:innocent:
 

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Another oddball that couldn't've been posed if you'd spent all day planning it. A mamachari rider in the back, someone reading left, and another non-cyclist just sitting, bikes all around, and an inexplicable pose by the only cyclist there.

And then there's that bit to the lower right on the blue sheet. I think I see an arm, and another body (head covered?), or something like that. (and a boot)



And this is Chiba, so who knows what those blips on the horizon are.
 
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Proof that you don't need red to show off your undercarriage:



And those glasses...?

(Many apologies to his Deej-ness)
 
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