Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kon's Cycles Kyoto

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Visiting a city such as Kyoto is a visual treat on so many levels, and returning this year to get a bit more of the good stuff, I couldn't resist a return visit to Kon's cycles HQ, tucked away behind Nishiki market in the middle of town. Highlights included the custom graffiti track frame (top), the purple Tange wavey tubed complete bike (middle) and the slightly rusted 3Rensho frame and fork casually hanging from the ceiling. Drop by next time you're in Kyoto!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Snow Load

An important consideration for designing hooses in Hokkaido it would seem.

Friday, February 21, 2014


A bit of a catch up post from one of the races last month, but it occurred to me that 2nd place is my best individual Open Cat race result in HK. Granted, this was a limited field MTB race on a short course (12 laps of Tin Fu Tsai anyone?), but still nice to get close to the top step. It's just a bit ridiculous that we have to race on a course that only takes 7/8 minutes to complete the loop- I was the only guy not to get lapped by the winner!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I think we all know the modern day HSBC on Queen's Rd is both a fantastic and seminal building- but the old one wasn't bad either. Cool to see the lions and open top motors at the base! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sunny Hills

Some nice Tokyo goodness by Kengo Kuma.

Via Flickr:
隈研吾, Kengo Kuma
2013/12/21 open

Thursday, February 6, 2014


A quick catch up post from the last HKCA track race held at Whitehead (not TKO sadly...). First up was the team sprint, with Adam, James & I got DQ'ed for some sort of wheel overlap infringement. Very important to rigorously apply UCI rules to amateurs who get to try this event once a year if they are lucky!

Anyhow, the points race was a bit more successful for Team Colossi, as I managed to stay up there in the most of the sprints to accumulate enough for 3rd overall. This was despite the previous evening's Coronas coming back to haunt me with 30 of the 120 laps to go, alongside some calf cramps. Tough!!! Meanwhile Aron almost snuck away to get an extra lap with 25 to go, but still garnered enough points from being out alone solo to sneak in for 4th on the day. Forza

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Island

Not bad for a cruise out of the front door. Make hay before it gets damp and mouldy

Monday, February 3, 2014

King's Rd

Never my favourite place on earth, even the King's Road out to Shau Kei Wan has some sort of aesthetic qualities with the morning light these past few days.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Epic Rides: Tour de Lantau Horse Special

Here is my photo essay of sorts from yesterday's Tour de Lantau 'Horse Special'. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves on what was an amazing day's riding. They don't happen too often, but it's days like this that make living in Hong Kong such a special place. Leaving the city behind you can be on the top of a hill in the middle of absolutely nowhere within a few hours. The odd container ship in the distance, or plane in the sky, is the only clue you are still in one of the most densely populated cities in the world- where did those 7 million people go? And why aren't more of them into that great sport we call mountain biking??? More fool them ;-) Kung Hei Fat Choi!