admin on March 13th, 2010

Yesterday, I took advantage of the 15C weather for a lunchtime 20K ride along the Muromi River (see related page for more photos).  While the weather was warm and sunny, the wind was absolutely BRUTAL.  I had a head wind while I was riding away from the city and I swear that I only benefited [...]

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admin on March 2nd, 2010

One of the first things that I noticed about Japan was the large number of people riding bikes along the wide sidewalks here in Fukuoka.  After witnessing several near-miss bicycle accidents, it struck me that no one wears a helmet while they ride their bike.  Some riders even like to temp fate by ride their [...]

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admin on February 21st, 2010

The weather this weekend was fantastic.  Sat was suppoed to be sunny and 17C, which sounded like a great day to go with some friends and drag the Anchor up to the mountains of Nijo (40 min drive outside FUK) to try my first mountain bike ride.
There was actually snow on the ground at the [...]

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Tim on February 12th, 2010

In order to get the Anchor rideable, I had to apply some TLC to the drive train.  I was amazed at the amount of dirt, sticks, etc that was caked into the rear cassette.  Once I had the rear cassette cleaned out, I was able to install the 9-speed chain (Shimano CN-HG93).  I have Sheldon [...]

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Tim on January 30th, 2010

I arranged a lease agreement with a friend where I would fix up his neglected mountain bike and he would allow me to ride it for the next year while I was in Japan.  I need to add brake fluid, install a new 7-speed chain, then tune the shifting.  Hopefully, the rear shock doesn’t need [...]

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