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xDOMx

Member since Sep 2012 • Last active Dec 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I’ll also be posting back via tracked delivery to be as sure as I can it arrives in time/arrives at all (especially with Christmas fast approaching).

    Not ideal to have to foot the bill for that, but my seat is a close Con/Lib Dem seat and needs as much help as it can to keep the Conservatives out (even if that means keeping Tim Farron in 🤮).

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    Lurking on this thread, but haven’t contributed to date.

    Just a note for those living outside the UK - postal vote forms arrived here in Japan, so I’m guessing others will be arriving imminently.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Wouldn’t mind a trip to Girona myself, but Japan’s mountains will have to suffice for now!

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    Last race of HC season here in Japan and a proper ‘cycling connects’ moment, as I had the pleasure of meeting @Tychom for the first time.

    The 12.8km, 930m elevation gain course was tougher than the 7.1% average gradient sounds, and the (stupidly) humid Japan summer didn’t make things any easier.

    In any case, a really well-run event and another time benchmarked for HC races next year.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I just rode a race/event called Attack!299, which goes from Hanno (Saitama) through to Chino (Nagano).

    205km and 3,700m of climbing.

    There’s coping mechanisms, but not sure they apply to a race (as much of a worry to me as to you, I’m sure).

    Anyway, you/we will be fine (the amount of time it takes is a different question, however!).

  • in Rides & Races
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    I have an Aussie mate who lives near the event, so I’ll probably stop with him.

    I have a race next Sunday, which I did an effort on today (West of Tokyo). Humidity was brutal and resulted in the effort feeling much worse, but that may be because rainy season is still in full flow.

    From the options you stated, Nasu may be good. They did a Rapha Prestige there a few years back and it’s a pretty town.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Signed up for Cat B too. Now let’s see just how brutal the heat and humidity are...

  • in Rides & Races
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    That means I’ll have to finally get off my arse and sign up. Cheers for the motivation!

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    I don’t know anyone doing it or that has done it, but it may work for me...

    I’d be in the same class if you did the B category.

  • in Rides & Races
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    It’s funny moving from south east England to a country that’s over 75% mountains, as you kind of need to learn to embrace climbing. Plenty of events here, but really spread about the country.

    After Mount Fuji in June and another event TBC, I think I’ll jump over to Taiwan to do the KOM with some friends (not racing, just finishing!).

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