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Eat Like a Tour Racer - 6000 kcals a day
Yuck.

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How Fast was Bardet on the Izoard?
One of the fun things about Strava is comparing oneself (or one's friends) with a famous rider like Romain Bardet , now in 2nd place overall for this year's Tour, 23 seconds behind Froome. Yesterday, on the finish climb to the Col d'Izoard, Romain Bardet wa...

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Dip in the Akigawa and "Sashimi Konyaku" at Michiko's Sobatei in the Woods
A hot day last Sunday, but I still got in a nice ride with Jerome to the Akigawa. GPS off for a few stretches. Around 135-140kms total. Faded signage along the Tamagawa. A nice stop early on at Lohas 24 cafe and coffee roasters It has fast become a cyclist ...

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Air Pollution will Commuting
An article in the NY Times today highlights a study about exposure to pollution while cycling in cities. In the most polluted cities (Delhi, Beijing), cycling can be hazardous for your health. Of course, in those places breathing can be hazardous to your he...

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Peter Sagan's new machine?
Peter Sagan is kicked out of the Tour de France for maintaining his balance as Cavendish tries to sneak by along the rail and goes flying! Sagan's elbow is out.  He seems, to me, to be merely attempting to retain balance after Cavendish gets too close, and ...

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Olympic road race course proposal revised
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170618/k10011021711000.html Start in Chofu near the Tamagawa ... and go to Mt. Fuji Speedway via Doshi and Yamanakako. Much, much better!

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New Stop along the Tamagawa Replaces 7-11 At Y's Road in Fuchu
A new stop along the Tamagawa. Highly recommended. Bicycle cafe and coffee roastery. This was one of the best iced latte I can remember having, ever. Super smooth coffee. The master wanted to speak English, so don't be shy. Next to Y's Road in Fuchu.

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New Beauty in Marunouchi; Electric Monster in Azabu
Sometimes the bike parking lots are the most interesting parts of the commute! Last week I had a lunch in Marunouchi and happened upon some mouth watering titanium from Merlin, ... in a small package. A mini-bike commuter. Very impressive. Later in the week...

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Beautiful June Day - Ride with Didi
 Didier was in town from Hong Kong this weekend, so I joined him for a "flat" ride on Saturday. We took his normal route to Hinode and back ... though we got separated a few times when he went someplace I was not expecting, and I stuck to my well-ridden roa...
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