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What a day!!!(15 posts)

What a day!!!hayaku
Jun 10, 2002 3:25 AM
Yesterday I had a race in Nagano, where the Winter Olympics were held that time. Of course it was a hill climb, starting from 625m, riding 17km and finishing at 1825m. It was a beautiful day but at that height it was freezing!

Here is a picture. I stopped for pictures so many times that my camera ran out of batteries.

It was a wonderful day and even though I placed... well... low, I wanted to share the experience with you all. Hope you like it.
near the top.hayaku
Jun 10, 2002 3:30 AM
The road was nice. It had an average grade of 7% and a max of 10%... but that's gotta be wrong!... surely???
head in the clouds.hayaku
Jun 10, 2002 3:37 AM
This picture was taken near the top as I was coming down the hill. The pisture doesn't really do the view justice, it was fantastic.
If I was Jan and Lance had looked back at me...hayaku
Jun 10, 2002 3:46 AM
I would've given him this look. Maybe you can't see the pain on my face because of the sunnies. I sure had pain in my legs!
Sorry about the picture quality, I had to take a picture of a photo. No scanner.
Last one.hayaku
Jun 10, 2002 3:51 AM
Me and the boys at the top. Wheelworks Scott!
Check out the snow behind us, it was melting but not very fast.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures, good luck with your riding.
Congrats, Very Cool! (Tip on the photo of photo thing...)Kristin
Jun 10, 2002 6:38 AM
If you find yourself photographing photographs again, try standing 45 degrees to the side of the photograph you're shooting. That way, the flash will bounce off at an angle and you'll get a much clearer image.

Just a tip! Looks like you had lots of fun! I'm jealous.
Tip of a tip...Ken of Fresno
Jun 10, 2002 7:11 AM
better yet, take the pic straight on and put your light source at 45 degrees. That way the pic looks straight, and you don't get a reflection. Great photos by the way. Are the Japanese competitive on the road? When I was in Japan I only had my mountain bike with me, so I never did any road stuff. It's good to be back home, but I do miss a big bowl of curry rice after a long ride. Are you working/living there or just visiting? Have fun.

Jun 10, 2002 4:07 AM
This is great, I couldn't be more impressed.

More, give me more, I need more!
Ok ok ok...hayaku
Jun 10, 2002 6:28 AM
Not that interesting unfortunately.
The Japanese says: Chubu (A region of Japan) Sangaku Kokuritsu kouen (Mountainous National park)

There's no snow in my home town so when I see some I have to take pictures. Thanks for you comments, I always enjoy your photo essays.
GREAT pics!Spinchick
Jun 10, 2002 5:32 AM
Great ride. I love these kinds of posts.
GREAT pics! Thanks, very beautiful! nmrwbadley
Jun 10, 2002 6:38 AM
re: What a day!!!tmguy
Jun 10, 2002 7:05 AM
sashin wa sogoku subrashii! Nagano ga kireii da na!
Beautiful country!look271
Jun 10, 2002 7:39 AM
looks like a great ride. I'm green with envey!
Congrats on your Finish & Thanks for the Awesome Pics!!!! [nm]jagiger
Jun 10, 2002 7:52 AM
Nice pics!I Love Shimano
Jun 10, 2002 5:26 PM
The road up the mountain looked awesome. Wish I could say the same here.