This year Chris King’s Gourmet Century took to the wonderful backroads of Japan, landing in Asuke, a town in the Higashikamo District. Here’s a ride report from Terasu.
Off-road machines like this are so smart and having been a long fan of Ocean Air Bicycles, I was anxious to see how Blue Lug in Japan’s first Rambler build would turn out. So far, so good! Built using Phil Wood, White Industries and a SON generator system, this all-road vehicle is ready for anything. See more at the Blue Lug Flickr.
Nitto’s newest offerings are now in stock at Blue Lug in Japan. The MCR65 Stem and RM-3 Dirt Drop are for 1 1/8″ bikes looking to be run with a high position dirt drop but in a classic design. These new shapes are available in black or silver and as evident in the photo above, add a different feel to a bike like the Surly Crosscheck.
Photo by Olivier Chételat
If you’re not following Olivier on Flickr, you’re missing out on a lot of beautifully capture cycling photography. From landscapes to roads and even components like these Bosco Bullmoose bars by Nitto. If you’re on a 1″ threaded frame and looking for a more relaxed position, look no more. Head over to Rivendell… Also, follow Olivier!
Chris King and company were recently in Japan for their Gourmet Century. While there, they met up with Ryota Kemmochi who made this video showcasing their travels.
The Official Get Sick Day Worldwide Recap
Photos from a whole lotta folks and words by Sean Talkington
Think about what we use our personal or sick days for? Dumb stuff. Staying home sick (or if you have kids you stay home when they get sick), going to the doctor, going to the DMV, jury duty, visiting in-laws, funerals, etc. Question: What do all of these things have in common? The Answer: None of them are fun. Sure, you can schedule your vacation time around whatever events you want but what if you really just want or need a single day to get your head right? Can you just tell your boss “I think I am going to skip tomorrow and ride my bike locally all day with some buddies. Might do a little swimming too. Fuck it. Maybe even grab tacos after and watch the sunset.” Some of you have awesome bosses but the majority of us are afraid to take a day off for ourselves… (more…)
Beautiful cityscapes and tourism vibes abound on top of a handful of Dosnoventa track bikes.
We’re used to seeing Japanese artist Ko Masuda’s work engraved on classic Nitto components, so when this Saffron frameworks road with modern Campagnolo came across our inbox, it piqued our interest… Check out more of this extremely custom bike at the Ko Masuda portfolio site!
Even though Icarus couldn’t fly close enough to the sun, he apparently has no problems flying over to Japan, where our friends at Blue Lug always take building up these frames with pride. Check out the latest from Austin, Texas framebuilder Ian Sutton of Icarus Frames at the Blue Lug Japan Flickr!
Just like everything Japanese, their new parking system is done with order and care. The interior shots of this machine are wild. I’d hate to see a “jam” in the system though.