zondag 26 februari 2012

zondag 19 februari 2012

In need of truing...

Resting at partly-frozen Lake Tsuburada
Tested the deep-profile Shimano wheels on my SuperSix today and this is how I discovered the front wheel is no longer true and had been causing the mysterious throbbing and shaking of the fork whenever braking on descents!
Crossing a little river to Monshu'in Temple 聞修院 near Ome
Had a nice chat with the friendly gardener on his hatomugicha tea break
Panoramic view of Monshu'in
聞修院 seen from above
Approaching Omezaka tunnel
Shopping in Ome for "Showa antique"!
Crossing railroads at Ome
Didn't know that!
Very exquisite "one-shot" whisky glass found in Ome...price tag was probably almost 40 years attached on the crystal. The lady running the shop told me she belongs to the third (and last!) generation in this tableware business.  Before, the shop used to be the local Ome Bank also run by her family!
Also got these strawberry spoons for "Ichigo-au-lait" this evening!

zondag 12 februari 2012

190+110=300k weekend...slowly but surely

Rode my Super Six for the first time this year and it felt incredible...what a difference this bike makes!

zaterdag 11 februari 2012

Yugawara solo

Karen Makishima...she was all over Manazuru...love the way the wind plays with her hair!
It was warm in Yugawara...15 degrees!   Removed shoe covers and sweaty gloves...