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Japan Photo Blog: Aug 2010

Saru 2010

After a long stint away, I visited my Minoh mates again. They weren’t thirsty though.

Shinobi is Back!

Watch out for this Ninja, once again sneaking around the hills of Kawanishi.

Return from USA

Nogu’s back with his new white steed and plenty of other stuff.

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Swing It

Pioneered by young Japanese hoons – the stupidly long swingarm Yamaha.

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Pinko

Bata San as colour-coordinated as ever. Trek’s Project 1 options have made a lot of fashion-minded folk happy.

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Trouble Makers

Drunken trouble makers on the streets of Fukushima.

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Basic

Back to basic tatami. The only way on 30 degree nights.

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Thirty Flog

Even little green frogs need isotic refreshments.

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Velo Swag

Velo Canberra kit makes it’s debut in Japan, worn by an idiot!

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Korean Spread

I had an interview with Korea’s no.1 bike mag, appropriately named ‘The Bike’, all done in Japanese funnily enough.

While I’m still not cool enough to ride a fixie and wear hipster kit, I still got a 4-page write-up. I still don’t know what they wrote though!

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Cut

Feeling very cut post-race.

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You

He may have roadie kit, but Takenouchi’s back!

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Over-extending

Trying to get back up there after a faulty start gun stuffed me up. The pile up came a bit later. The start of many issues.

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Hisashiburi Ne

Ready to hit it up after ages without racing, but many weeks of hard training. Not race fit, but fit and feeling good.

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“I’ll have another”

Round 5 at our team breakfast in Hakuba.

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Little Lion Man

Waiting for the train to the zoo.

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M

‘M’, no not ‘S’.

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Fuzzy

Lama and panda.

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Fluffy

Chasing Japanese tail.

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Horny

Takeguchi getting horny.

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Wild Beasts

Wild animals in Osaka.

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Rare

A rare fun bit on a Japanese race course.

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River Rat

I found this beer swiller on the river on a 40 degree day.

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Mould

What happens to a sweaty helmet when you go away for a month during Japan’s wet season?

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