Event Name and Date: Hakuba Gravel Fest
Weather: perfect cycling weather at 1,000m elevation, fill the lungs with oxygen!
Course condition : mixed terrain, gravel, tarmac, and mtb downhill
ROSTER & EQUIPMENT
#1 Team IMEZI Racer’s name signed up: TNG, MOTOKING, ANDY (210km), ISAO (65km)
How do you feel before the race?
Another busy week. Meetings, drinks, late nights…
Equipment used by #1 IMEZI Racer
bike: VITUS Substance aluminium
gearing: single 40 x 42/11
wheels: Imezi GRV
tires: BOKEN DoubleCross 42mm
tire pressure: 1.6bar front, 1.8 bar rear
Results: Day 1 5th, Day 2 DNF
First Itoigawa! The home of 9 Tokyo~Itoigawa victories. Need to go for no.10!
Tyre choices for the A TEAM van!
A house warming present from TZAKI! It’s evolved into YEBISU!
Sign on B4 U Ride on!
Echigo Banana! Grown organically in Kashiwazaki. 1,000 yen a pop! Good gift in the Welcome Pack!
Meet the Princess at last! A Strider is the start of a wonderful journey!
Here come the big guns!
“I were right about that saddle!”
Beauty personified. Such a shame they are leaving for California. But Japan will always be waiting.
Daichi rocking lightweight Berd Spokes on a full suspension MTB!
It’s a buzz at the HAPPO Hub!
Hot on the Iwatake climb on Day 1.
Little major roads on this course. Finding our way through the network of rice fields.
Day 1 goal at the Hakuba Ski Jump.
He steals my gels, my salt candy, even my pasta!
Albert resplendent in the Race Leader’s jersey. A dominant performance from the big man!
Sunday morning. Empty the beer cans. Fill the race bottles!
TNG & Motoking line up for day 2 and 2 laps.
Gravel climbing with Daichi
A broken chain, derailleur and spokes.
Full circle as we return to an adult sized Strider!
No chain. Thanks for the push!
Time for a coke and ice cream?
At the finish it’s the same 1,2,3 as yesterday. Well done!
Isao winner of the 65km category!
Next races are Gururin 200km in Kashiwazaki, and Bikes Beach Bergs in Kashiwazaki!
Here we go!