Cyclist relaxing between two bikes on bridge over canal

I have started many stories about bicycle racing but have never written one that is as good as the racers are both on the indoor and outdoor tracks and on the roads.

— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

The members of Group B-12 posing after the ride

At long last, Tour de Tohoku

The long and winding road … to the start I’ve been thinking and talking about the Tour de Tohoku since I first learned of it a couple of years ago, and planning on it since this May when registration had been scheduled to start. From there it was waiting for the lottery, learning that I’d […]
Cherry blossoms on the Shimanami Kaido

Shimanami Kaido: Perfect two-day ride

Shimanami Kaido Cycling Map, from Visit Hiroshima The little planning I did before the ride paid off handsomely, and we enjoyed amazingly good weather and cherry blossoms in full bloom. The views — particularly the Seto Inland Sea from the bridges — were breathtaking, and we were simply too at peace on the road to […]
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    No Gas in the Tank

    Hot on the heels of four straight days of commuting by bike, I set out this morning for Takaosan with the goal of putting 100km on the clock. Takaosan is the launching point of the climb to Otarumi pass, and it was definitely a case of “We’ll see when we get there” as to whether…