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    Your Ski Vacation Costs

    When I lived in Kansai and drove to Hakuba, Nagano or took the Shink/express it would be something like 200-300 for transportation RT. Lodging at my mates place was I think 35/night X two weeks....
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    Will see what happens! Hoping for the best but...

    Will see what happens! Hoping for the best but expecting itíll be awhile.


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    Anybody up for a Thursday arvo ride starting...

    Anybody up for a Thursday arvo ride starting between 5pm and 6pm EST? I know that group rides will be starting in a month or so but if anyone is keen lemme know. Iíll try to do these Thursday and...
  4. Fair enough. Iíve seen other threads about that...

    Fair enough. Iíve seen other threads about that and understand. The simple fact is once youíve seen all the different workouts across platforms you can find lots of similarities between them and itís...
  5. Count me in if time zone difference doesnít...

    Count me in if time zone difference doesnít interfere.

    It sounds like youíve got all the workouts sussed out but if you want some from SF or TR that Iíve made lemme know.

    Tailwind, yes you can...
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    Yeah cheers mate heís already started that. Iím...

    Yeah cheers mate heís already started that. Iím sure itíll take awhile to actually get it but as long as we can recover the insurance plus shipping I guess I should be grateful.


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    Yeah had insurance thankfully but just under cost...

    Yeah had insurance thankfully but just under cost of both items. Guess they couldíve not been insured then completely facked. WTF steals skis in Georgia?!

    Iíve dealt with UPS on the Japan side and...
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    Man donít even get me started about that! Itís...

    Man donít even get me started about that! Itís almost as infuriating as my ski situation!! 🤬🤬[emoji23]


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    Granted I havent gotten the book yet but I am...

    Granted I havent gotten the book yet but I am really looking forward to Broken Alliances: Inside the Rise and Fall of a Global Automotive Empire about Carlos Ghosn and what happened with him and...
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    Lost/Stolen skis and bindings per UPS

    Looking for advice from the maggot collective:

    So, my dad has helped me out by shipping some new skis and bindings that I had bought as there is no direct shipping to Japan. Over three weeks ago,...
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    Your pictures are amazing. Had a look at the...

    Your pictures are amazing. Had a look at the Japanese shots and saw Hakuba is misspelled. Most people probably won't even know fwiw, but thought I would help.

    Also, Sukayu is amazing. Definitely...
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    Anybody up for a Saturday night ride 4:30pm EST,...

    Anybody up for a Saturday night ride 4:30pm EST, 5:30am Japan time? Got an hour before work and thought I would climb the mountain in Watopia minus Radio Tower. How about Sunday or Monday EST 4:30pm...
  13. Thread: Peloton Group

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    Thanks for the feedback and comparisons. ...

    Thanks for the feedback and comparisons.


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  14. Thread: Peloton Group

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    So for those of you who have a smart trainer and...

    So for those of you who have a smart trainer and have ridden Zwift, TR, SF etc what are your thoughts as far as smart trainer (Kickr/Neo/etc) vs. Peleton? Iíve never ridden it so just curious.

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    Watopia Hilly Course? You guys do other courses...

    Watopia Hilly Course? You guys do other courses or longer rides sometimes too?


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    I actually hadnít ridden anything but Kreitler...

    I actually hadnít ridden anything but Kreitler rollers back in the late 80ís and 90ís. I did think about saving lots of money and going wheel on, but throughout my deep dive into trainers aka...
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    That is a great deal for a direct drive. If you...

    That is a great deal for a direct drive. If you are considering getting a trainer, I would, at least if possible as I know they are expensive, recommend DD only. I saved up for mine for a while but...
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    When you buy tixs Iíd make sure youíre able to...

    When you buy tixs Iíd make sure youíre able to cancel. Still six months out but this is Japan weíre talking about. Snails could cross Hokkaido before politicians make a decision.


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    Added you! Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    Added you!


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    PM Sent. If anybody else wants to ride before...

    PM Sent.

    If anybody else wants to ride before then I ride at 5:30am Tokyo time, so 4:30pm EST then gimme a shout. Time differences make it difficult but it might work for some. Cheers.
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    Saw that the EU has a travel ban from people...

    Saw that the EU has a travel ban from people coming from Japan a week or so ago. Getting first vaccine next week finally. Depending on where you live it can be slow AF.
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    I ride 90% of my rides on ERG as well. I did...

    I ride 90% of my rides on ERG as well. I did Trainer Road for a year and learned loads about recovery rides and created several that it had me doing, so whether I am doing a recovery spin or hard...
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    I would be game. What is better than puking with...

    I would be game. What is better than puking with others? And there is no hangover afterwards either.
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    I puked once after I got a big jump in FTP. A few...

    I puked once after I got a big jump in FTP. A few days later I went and tried Sufferfest's Nine Hammers and had some bile come up. That's a brutal interval and has kicked my ass several times....
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    Let us know if you can get in and if so I will...

    Let us know if you can get in and if so I will hit it.
  26. Funny you mention that - I plan on getting one of...

    Funny you mention that - I plan on getting one of those, too. Which one do you have? I believe, at least in Japan, I have seen lots of bad reviews with (I should look it up but cant be assed) the...
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    With Corona missus has been pretty adamant about...

    With Corona missus has been pretty adamant about people not staying, but I'm down with meeting other mags to ski with. Let us know if you're coming once the season kicks up.

    I really wonder if...
  28. Thank you all for the advice. After thinking...

    Thank you all for the advice. After thinking about your experiences and advice, I have decided to skip getting a skierg or rower and get a power tower and jump rope instead. I think your points...
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    Last year was fucking epic, but it was just a...

    Last year was fucking epic, but it was just a normal year again - however, we were getting freshies at 4pm at Rusutsu and Niseko and I don't even really ski there anymore, and skied all day like I...
  30. Basically because I can use this at work, and I...

    Basically because I can use this at work, and I typically start using it from Fall. I use my kettlebells throughout the year. I know they say you should do more what you hate (dont spend much time...
  31. If it comes with one of those hot babes I can...

    If it comes with one of those hot babes I can work out on - missus (prolly) wont mind me shaggin them

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCagThrp6y8&ab_channel=JJBSportsOnline



    I want something...
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    Yamazaki 18 is liquid gold - I would put it up...

    Yamazaki 18 is liquid gold - I would put it up there with Sullivan's Cove French Oak, or Ardbeg's Supernova. Mindblowingly good and if I could only drink one bottle the rest of my life that would...
  33. One piece of home gym equipment to rule them all (considering Skierg)

    So, I have very limited space in my shoebox house here in Japan to create a home gym. I have kettlebells (pairs) from 4 kilos up to 24 kilos and I have a smart trainer for Zwift. I have about an hour...
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    I have been enjoying whiskys from Tasmania...

    I have been enjoying whiskys from Tasmania recently, so here is my collection from Tasmania

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    Here is my Japanese whisky collection - and I have two more bottles of Yamazaki 12 and...
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    My biggest issue is keeping it going over the...

    My biggest issue is keeping it going over the winter. Come January I fall off the edge of a cliff with my training. Need to stay on the ball and maintain it, especially if I truly want to do a 70.3...
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    That would be great. Thanks for that. I could...

    That would be great. Thanks for that. I could make your Thursday ride as I have Fridays off...please do add!
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    You guys ride in the morning or night? If you see...

    You guys ride in the morning or night? If you see any Sapporo Skibums around Zwifting give us an add...



    That sounds interesting. I might try that if we have space in our shoebox freezer.
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    This is exactly how I feel. I get being a purist...

    This is exactly how I feel. I get being a purist at heart as I love riding outdoors, but Japanese drivers in Hokkaido are fucking the worst in the country, and I am sick of almost being hit by people...
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    Thoughts on France/Paris world? Seems a bit dull...

    Thoughts on France/Paris world? Seems a bit dull but maybe they will release new rides for it? I haven't climbed the mountain yet so guess I gotta do that and then check back in. Maybe that will be...
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    Poll: South Korea is way ahead of the fucktarded US so...

    South Korea is way ahead of the fucktarded US so you must mean N. Korea.
    ...
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    Poll: Since I am not in the ski industry here in Japan...

    Since I am not in the ski industry here in Japan and not going to be affected by all the less tourists coming here, I have to say I cannot wait for this season without everyone and their grandmothers...
  42. Thread: RIP Derek Ho

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    Damn. I grew up watching him and Michael on the...

    Damn. I grew up watching him and Michael on the north shore living in Hawaii in the 80's and early 90's. He was such a cool guy and would chat with any of the groms who would walk up to him. Rip in...
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    Thank you so much!! Looking forward to trying it...

    Thank you so much!! Looking forward to trying it out this weekend!
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    I ride with two fans, three in summer but we...

    I ride with two fans, three in summer but we don't have ac in Hokkaido. I gotta use wrist guards and a bandana to keep the sweat at bay.

    Nice to see lots of people on Zwift. I'm on usually three+...
  45. Thread: PM Gear Sucks

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    Wish I could get my hands on some 186 Lhasas. One...

    Wish I could get my hands on some 186 Lhasas. One of my most favorite skis ever.
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    Awesome. I've lost weight riding with Zwift, but...

    Awesome. I've lost weight riding with Zwift, but have packed on more muscle with my weight training that I'm back to a similar weight, although with less of a belly.



    Yeah, I know what you...
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    I've only ridden outdoors a few times again this...

    I've only ridden outdoors a few times again this year, and with temps finally starting to drop here in Sapporo I might not get outside again this year. I have a really good mate back home who is a...
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    Awesome man. Grew up in Hawaii and miss it so...

    Awesome man. Grew up in Hawaii and miss it so much. I raced tris up until college and it's still one of my most favorite sports. I hope your training goes well and you have a great race!
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    A J before and some headphones is awesome, but...

    A J before and some headphones is awesome, but Coors Lite? Damn.

    Enjoyed your writeup of the KOM. Great ride up, but nothing like ADZ. Have you had the chance to spin up that one yet?
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    I've not ridden yet this year due to a few...

    I've not ridden yet this year due to a few factors but will be getting back on Zwift in the next week, and so I couldn't take part in the TDZ, which I was really looking forward to in January....
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