May 5, 2010
Tour de Kyoto - 180km Ride from Nagoya
On May 2nd and 3rd, we had the Love Wheels Nagoya Calendar Girls Ride to Kyoto city from Nagoya. It’s only 45 minutes on the Bullet train, but we rode 180km for 15 hours in one day. We got started pretty early 5:00am, expected to get into trouble in case. We’ve got road bike, MTB, single-speed, city-bike and I was the only one got on a fixed gear bike!:D We all girls were not experts in long distance ride and had no idea what awaited us…
We got a special guest to join this ride, Jess from Candy Cranks author in Tokyo! We were getting pumped at ばってん (Japanese bar) for the long distance ride next day.
Started 5:00am. We got 8 girls, 3 body gurards (Crankee, Justin, Keisuke) and 3 Circles crew (supported us until their bike shop opens at noon.)
Thanks Kinu (Miss April) and KAz (Miss February) for organizing the Kyoto ride!
KAz made this cog with acrylic resin for everyone as a good-luck charm for the riding.
Crossing the Kiso River.
Going up the hills.
eeeeeeep! hurts my p***y so bad!! Thanks T-yan to adjust my saddle lower.
Got flat... KINU (Miss April) just learned how to repair the tire at Circles yesterday, so she DID IT!!
Accident again... KAz (Miss February) tried hard to fix it.
Hurts my foot...
Got lost... (searching the route on the i-phone & map)
Jess on the GPS.
26 km more to Kyoto city...
Kampaaaaaai★ Arrived in Kyoto at 9pm. This is the greatest moment of the long ride:)
I am so HAPPY that we all made it 180 km riding with no injury!! Mika-chan was almost retired, but she made it with us! There were so many dramas we made. It was great to see the Love Wheel Nagoya Calendar Girls are patient and tough.
This is the longest riding in one day. I am glad that I made it with my fixed gear so I feel like I can go anywhere I want with my bike from now on, but I still have sore my legs now...
More pics HERE