Visiting Japan

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Foundry

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Mar 15, 2013
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Hello all. I will be visiting Japan this September and plan on doing some cycling. I do enjoy both mountain biking and road riding. I will be primarily based in Tokyo, and wonder about renting bikes or bringing a bike with me? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
Chris.
 
GSAstuto

GSAstuto

Maximum Pace
Oct 11, 2009
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What size? I sometimes have a couple of demos available for rental.
 
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ikedawilliams

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Nice one. I grew up at the 37km mark, and went to UVic. That is a nice loop you did.
 
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Foundry

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Mar 15, 2013
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Hey John, the world is a very small place. Yes the route i posted is the usual Oak Bay Bike shop Saturday ride. Right now with the March winds, the rides have gotten even more exciting.
 
knownone

knownone

Speeding Up
Aug 4, 2011
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jeremyscofield.ca
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GSAstuto thanks for the reply, I would say around a 54cm in a road bike. Also good to see some other people using Strava!

PS here is my Saturday group ride, for those who care to have a look http://app.strava.com/activities/44659937
I have always loved that loop. Living in Japan now, I retroactively appreciate the lack of traffic lights ;)
 
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Foundry

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Mar 15, 2013
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Victoria
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Knowone, the world is getting even smaller! When did you move to Japan? Yes that is a very nice route we do on Saturday.
 
knownone

knownone

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jeremyscofield.ca
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Knowone, the world is getting even smaller! When did you move to Japan? Yes that is a very nice route we do on Saturday.
I've lived in Japan off-and-on for 10 years, but have always enjoyed that route when I am back in Victoria.
 
GSAstuto

GSAstuto

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Foundry

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Mar 15, 2013
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Victoria
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GSAstuto I appreciate you looking into a bike for me. I was curious as to what brand of bike this might be? Thanks again.
 
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Foundry

Warming-Up
Mar 15, 2013
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Victoria
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knownone do you have any plans for visiting Victoria anytime soon? If so we should meet up and do that loop.
 
knownone

knownone

Speeding Up
Aug 4, 2011
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Tokyo
jeremyscofield.ca
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knownone do you have any plans for visiting Victoria anytime soon? If so we should meet up and do that loop.
I'm not sure exactly when I will be back again but I will let you know if it happens in the near future.
 
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Foundry

Warming-Up
Mar 15, 2013
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Victoria
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Hello all, I am happy to say I have a booked my flight to Japan. I will be arriving Sept 2 and staying until Sept 20. I do plan to do some riding, and wonder if there is a decent road bike to rent. Ideally it would be a 54 cm. I hope GSAstuto might be able to help me out? Thanks.
 
joewein

joewein

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Tim (GSAstuto) will in Europe for another week, as he is currently riding Haute Route Alps 2013 (doing the 2nd of the 7 stages today).