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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...
  4. 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+...
  7. 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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    One of the worst winters I've experienced in 20...

    One of the worst winters I've experienced in 20 years here. In Sapporo we only got 30% of our usual February snowfall, and other months weren't much better. I hope we can blame this one on El Nino...
  14. Thread: 100k Ride Prep

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    I have a harder time running 25-30K than riding...

    I have a harder time running 25-30K than riding 100K. With riding it's much easier to eat and drink than when running. As others have said, I wouldn't change anything in your normal riding routine...
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    Try here for long-term in Hakuba. Nicks a great...

    Try here for long-term in Hakuba. Nicks a great guy.

    http://www.hakubapowderlodging.com/lodge.html

    You can try here for Niseko - think it's 3500/night. Good luck finding anything cheaper that...
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    A mate of mine and I rode 80K from Ishikari to...

    A mate of mine and I rode 80K from Ishikari to Otaru and back. Just a few pics from that ride.
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    FWIW this camper van rental place might be worth...

    FWIW this camper van rental place might be worth a look. It's between ShinChitose Airport and Sapporo Station. It's a quick taxi ride from KitaHiroshima Station - 5 minutes prolly so it wouldn't cost...
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    Unfortunately, the Chinese have bought out any...

    Unfortunately, the Chinese have bought out any bottle worth a damn...Last time I was there two years ago they had F'all for sale, and even the higher end samples that you could pay for to try were...
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    Yeah, but after I saw a mountain of ants flowing...

    Yeah, but after I saw a mountain of ants flowing down I was over it. Still had an epic day on the top bowl. Nobody was hitting it, so rotating sides based on lifts up.

    You can access Yoichi from...
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    I'd be cautious with White Room Tours. If you...

    I'd be cautious with White Room Tours.

    If you wanna be based in Hokkaido there are tons of possibilities here. I lived in Niseko 16 years ago but hardly ski there now. I went 3 days last year (I...
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    Thanks for changing the font. Much easier to read...

    Thanks for changing the font. Much easier to read and sounds like a good trip.

    You mentioned Furano was tracked out. How was the terrain that was opened up? I've not been back since my pass was...
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    Why'd you type in black? Or is it just my...

    Why'd you type in black? Or is it just my computer? Hard as hell to see.


    "As we were a little underwhelmed by the conditions in Furano we went on to Kagura. Kagura was really nice. Some tourists...
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    I just looked back over this thread and saw I...

    I just looked back over this thread and saw I posted about Ardbeg's Supernova - if you can find that bottle, do yourself a favor and buy it. Liquid gold.

    I'd add I will often buy Macallan 12, and...
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    small collection

    I love Japanese whisky - especially Yamazaki and Hibiki. Ive got three bottles left of Yamazaki 18. We finished off my last bottle of Hibiki 21 last year, so down to one bottle of 17. I actually...
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    I'm the last person to be qualified to be able to...

    I'm the last person to be qualified to be able to recommend something as my knowledge of trainers is limited, and my experience of actually using them comes from the trainer I have now and some old...
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    For those of you with smart trainers, I have a...

    For those of you with smart trainers, I have a free month of TrainerRoad that you can try. If you're interested, let me know. I'll try to check back here over the next few days to see if there are...
  27. Best year ever was over a 100. For the last 10...

    Best year ever was over a 100. For the last 10 years I've been at around 20. So, last year when I skied over 50 days I was chuffed!! From here on out I'll be around 50 or so.
  28. LOL!! I'd go straight to Hakuba. Forget...

    LOL!!

    I'd go straight to Hakuba. Forget Hokkaido. It's flat, and people up here aren't as hard core as those in Nagano. You definitely wanna go there.
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    Yeah, that'd be tough to do it in a freezer. I...

    Yeah, that'd be tough to do it in a freezer. I know my ass wouldn't get up for that. You can't bring the trainer/bike inside just for your ride? Throw a towel down on the floor and spin inside for an...
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    I raced tri's for over a decade and ran D1 as...

    I raced tri's for over a decade and ran D1 as well, so exercise has always been a vital part of my life. I'd like to be doing so much more than I am, but honestly don't have the time for it.

    I...
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    You can park you car and sleep at any of the...

    You can park you car and sleep at any of the Michi no Eki's around Japan. I use em and have never had any problems at all, and you have access to a toilet, vending machines, fresh fruits/veggies...
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    I skied just over 50 days last year, which was my...

    I skied just over 50 days last year, which was my best year in a very long time, and I've biked just over 70 days so far this year. All in all, I'm pretty chuffed and know that I'll double that at...
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    Just a random thought for people who are...

    Just a random thought for people who are considering getting a trainer. Do yourself a favor and get a smart trainer. It doesn't have to be a Wahoo Kickr or Tacx, but if you're going to make an...
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    Hey JC, I've done like 7-8 SF workouts per...

    Hey JC,

    I've done like 7-8 SF workouts per Zwift and enjoyed them, but Revolver didn't get me the same as say 9 Hammers or Fight Club did. I still haven't done 9 Hammers since that one time....
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    Bump. It's been close to a year now that I've...

    Bump.

    It's been close to a year now that I've had my smart trainer and Zwift and I thought I'd post an update. I must be in the rare group that honestly can't be assed to ride outdoors anymore. I...
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    I gotta say the Japanese make very average beer...

    I gotta say the Japanese make very average beer comparatively, but F'me do they know how to make some good single malt. Yamazaki 18 is the best bottle in the world. It's younger brother, Yamazaki 12,...
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    I wanted to find some new ones to listen to....

    I wanted to find some new ones to listen to. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy RadioLab, Invisibilia, Planet Money and On Point.
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    WG, I'd actually really like to try it, but won't...

    WG, I'd actually really like to try it, but won't touch it until after ski season. If you still have the code then I'd love to get it to try out once I start cycling FT again.
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    Got direct drive and Zwift and love it, but I've...

    Got direct drive and Zwift and love it, but I've not been on it in a few weeks as I've been skiing a lot. Once I'm back to skiing weekends only I'll jump on during the week. TR definitely has...
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    I love JBT. I've seen them like 6-7 times out...

    I love JBT. I've seen them like 6-7 times out here in Japan, and they just kill it when they come! Ocean is by far one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

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    Nagano and Hokkaido certainly have their selling...

    Nagano and Hokkaido certainly have their selling points. We got about a meter of snow in Sapporo in 36 hours so we're getting hammered here, and Sapporo resorts like Sapporo Kokusai, Teine, and...
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    NIce TR. Not many foreigners visit Shiga Kogen...

    NIce TR. Not many foreigners visit Shiga Kogen but it's the biggest-linked resort in Japan and still off the beaten path some. Don't see many foreigners there compared with your Haks/Nisekos....
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    I'd recommend hitting up Rusutsu rather than...

    I'd recommend hitting up Rusutsu rather than Niseko, but that's just me. Niseko typically does get more snow than Rusutsu, but then I'd wager that Kiroro and Sapporo Kokusai get even more than...
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    You can camp in ski parking lots no problem. Also...

    You can camp in ski parking lots no problem. Also you can park at Michi no Eki http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/en/ no problem either. If you're around Rusutsu, you can hit up the Onsen in the...
  46. New name, eh? Guess I missed that. Love the...

    New name, eh? Guess I missed that.

    Love the new issue. You and your missus put in some serious work over summer on that!
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    New name, eh? Guess I missed that.

    Love the new issue. You and your missus put in some serious work over summer on that!
  48. LOL. Not a chance. I sweat a lot too but I...

    LOL. Not a chance.

    I sweat a lot too but I have two fans on me and two small towels on my handlebars so I generally keep sweat off of me. Mind you, I'm not on rollers and I have had them so I know...
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    Cheers! I know what you mean. There are some...

    Cheers!

    I know what you mean. There are some obviously people cheating. But I just don't care. They're obviously utter wankers if they have to cheat on Zwift. Who cares about if you actually got a...
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    Sick writeup! Love Myoko!!

    Sick writeup! Love Myoko!!
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