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Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Aomori, Japan

I'm a 38 year old American from the Pacific Northwest. I originally came to Japan in 1999 and have been here ever since. I'm married with two energetic daughters. I moved from Mountain Biking onto the road about 6 years ago, and I've only been back on a mountain bike a few times since.

@crashin in jpn's activity:

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@crashin in jpn's posts:

  1. @Weldertron Wow, just wow. »

Doubt. It speaks in whispered tones but echoes in our actions and lingers heavy on the mind. It is a thing that weaves itself into the seeds of our dreams and erodes vision into whim. Doubt leads to uncertainty; uncertainty to fear; fear prevents us from reaching as high as we might.Doubt is a clingy thing. Like a snowball dropped down a mountainsi...

@crashin in jpn's posts:

  1. @Jay Wonderful quote, to me that sums it up brilliantly. @eightzero Absolutely. »

The only thing worse than being two months from peaking and too fat to climb is being two months past peaking and in the middle of the season of rapid weight gain. At least with the former there is something to look forward to as you measure the incremental gains of your training as the almost daily rides of the season accumulate on your Strava pro...

@crashin in jpn's posts:

  1. @the Engine Hell, my five year old daughter has already done that. »

  2. @bugleboy21 Sorry, it’s a little off topic, but where in Japan are you? »

Tyler Hamilton’s win in La Doyenne in 2003 was one of the highlights in what was generally a fantastic season. A great Spring campaign, a great Giro, a great Tour, a great Fall; unpredictable races, and closely-fought battles littered the events. But, with the luxury of 20-20 hindsight and a quick cross-reference of results listings to dopin...

@crashin in jpn's posts:

  1. @Ron, You know the thing is, that even though it might hurt at times having said curtain pulled back at times the thing about cycling is that it is still growing.  I’m new to this site, and really still rather new to cycling, actually.  I grew up racing … »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@crashin in jpn's posts:

  1. @Deakus @ErikdR @mouse @minion @beers, thank-you for all of your advice.  @beers, actually you are very close to what I looking to do.  This will be my second road bike and for me the main thing is upgrading the components, the frame can be upgraded… »

  2. @everyone, just registered after lurking here for a long time while working on making myself and the bike rules complacent.  In the process I realized that it is time for the bike to be upgraded.  Now, I am still relatively new to riding the pave, however… »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

  • @DeKerr

    Indeed, great story. What year was it published? I could not find the date. Mentions Pharmstrong’s...

  • @Ron

    YES! Ron, we have a date with DESTINY!!! Or a ride, not sure which? Either way, some of us are going to do...

  • @kixsand best of luck. Have fun and ask lots of questions!

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