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General Discussion / Pannier comparisons?
« on: May 04, 2005, 07:51:16 pm »
Please do keep us posted on which type you find the "best". I'm in much the same place as you are and am very interested in what you find out. Thanks

International / Biking in Japan
« on: June 07, 2005, 01:48:22 pm »
Oh, I also finally finished Josie Dews book Ride in the Neon Sun, a Gaigin in Japan, and it's really a good book. She really learned about the culture/people while she was there and is very good at describing it all. Very worth while reading, she really made me laugh. Ganbatte!

International / Biking in Japan
« on: June 07, 2005, 01:45:14 pm »
hello. I was in Misawa, while my dad was in Wakkanai 1970-72 and was always off base biking around. there are alot of places to go, East are the ocean beaches, around town are wonderful gardens (actually budist temples, shrines). But this is a 30 year old memory, so I may not be much help. I'm jealous of your trip and hope you enjoy yourself. Let us all know how it went. Julie

International / Biking in Japan
« on: January 11, 2005, 09:20:15 pm »
Hello david and keith. I'm obviously not too timely in checking this web site for responses. As I get closer to going to Japan, I'm sure that I will get better at finding out more. I ordered Josie dews book on riding in japan, hasn't come yet. Thank you both for responding. my e mail is  if you want to talk about riding in Japan. if you ever get close to santa fe New Mexico, I'll show you some great riding!! More russians in wakkanai, very interesting. I may have to make this trip happen SOON! Thanks again.

International / Biking in Japan
« on: January 28, 2004, 01:46:19 pm »
Alright Keith! I was on Rishiri (and Wakkanai) '70-72, my dad was stationed there in the Air force.I want to go back as an adult and see if it really is as cool as I think it was. Did you go w/ a tour group or solo? The costal riding was excellent and I want to go back riding something a bit more "modern" than my Schwinn banana seat, high rise bars, sting ray bike. It was fasinating then, I imagine it would be even more so now. I'd probably start by flying into Sapporo and go north from there. Thanks for the tip re; tunnels and hostels, Trains are still good, and a cover bag is necessary for the bike? thanks again.

International / Biking in Japan
« on: January 26, 2004, 07:11:49 pm »
the outdoorjapan web site looks very interesting and promising! Thank you. Hokkaido is where I want to go, Wakkanai city (the northern most point on the island). I know there are some hot springs "resorts" on the island too. I'm not interested in the cities, the smaller towns and villages will do just fine. Please keep the info coming, I really appreciate it.

International / Biking in Japan
« on: January 07, 2004, 06:53:17 pm »
Hello. Have you had any luck finding info on touring Japan? I too am interested in this, and have noticed that there's nothing if anything out there on touring Japan. I lived there for 2 years 1970-72 and would highly recommend the country in general. They had alot of youth hostels, the people were very nice, cycling frendly food, very good train system, and no shortage of very interesting places to explore.This is obvoiusly dated info, but may be useful. I'd like to know what you've found out. Thanks

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