Oita Charity Bike Ride: Kitsuki to Aka

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So having limited myself to two casual day cycles in about 24 years, I thought Japan would be the best place to tackle a 2-day, 190km round-route, bike race with friends – the 18th Oita Chairty Bike Ride event. Day One: The Beginning of the Beginning So despite the event not beginning until Saturday morning, my… Continue reading Oita Charity Bike Ride: Kitsuki to Aka

Izumi: Crane Bicycle Tour

Izumi crane bike tour

With a four hour drive ahead of us and a 1030 start, the four of us arose in the dark, and dutiful loaded into the car… Thankfully, Mary, Megan and Roberta had arrived at my place the previous night, and turned my living room into one giant futon! Unfortunatley for us, Mount Aso had recently… Continue reading Izumi: Crane Bicycle Tour