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by CodyW
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: *.eventsAndMeats
Topic: DRIFT SYMPHONY 2/17/24
Replies: 25
Views: 8104

Re: DRIFT SYMPHONY 2/17/24

Ah bummer, I'll be out of town for that one too. Still hoping to make some of these this year though!
by CodyW
Tue Jan 09, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: *.generalDiscussion
Topic: For Tyler.
Replies: 103
Views: 26979

Re: For Tyler.

Saw this video pop up today (and left a similar comment on YT), but really had a full-circle moment when watching it (whole video is cool there's a small detail around 18:11 to see what I'm talking about): https://youtu.be/YgCZTUwaL0A?si=eGUguYMn3Uj3dhvJ&t=1091 It's such a cool feeling to see Ko...
by CodyW
Wed Dec 13, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: *.eventsAndMeats
Topic: DRIFT SYMPHONY 2/17/24
Replies: 25
Views: 8104

Re: Friday night drift 10/6

Agh, another one I'll be gone for (leaving for Hawaii on Saturday and don't get back til the 31st). Holler if you hit some up after the new year though, I'm def gonna come up before long!
by CodyW
Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Hahahy yesss! Seeing (and staying with) Shiz was by far one of the highlights of the trip, was so cool to re-connect with him and get a local guide (even if it was just for a day). And yea, ~90% of those were from the Ricoh, the other few were just quick snaps from my iPhone. Was super pleased with ...
by CodyW
Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Hahah right? I'm bummed I got there right when they were closing on that Friday night (it was after my mad dash across all of Tokyo which took forever thanks to all the traffic) but they were still hanging around and were super cool. Was also having some issues with my bike's shifting that day and t...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 15: October 15 Saturday would be our last full day in the country and we planned to keep it pretty easy going as we had met up with Chanel’s cousin and her young son who were visiting from South Korea. Our day started with coffee (actually more fancy apple juice for me) and then we boarded the...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 14: October 15 After leaving Michael and Rio’s place on Friday morning we stopped by a local shrine for a quick stroll, followed by a small breakfast of tiny cakes and fancy apple juice at a nearby bakery. We then rolled through Osaka Castle where we admired the moat, took a few photos and fin...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 13: October 14 Thursday had us rising early to start our quick ride to Kanazawa station where we hopped aboard the Thunderbird, an older yet well-kept train that would take us to Osaka. I was particularly excited for this part of the trip as we were meeting up with one of my oldest friends who...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 12: October 13 After returning our rental car in Kanazawa on Wednesday afternoon, we put the bikes back together and found Jerry and Dennis who had just finished their ride in from Gokayama. We had some tasty Coco curry for lunch and then checked into our rental house before making a mad dash ...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 11: October 11 Yesterday morning, we hopped in the car and back-tracked a few miles to Shirakawa-go, a small mountain village famous for its thatch roof houses built over 200 years ago. We took a quick walking tour and even had the chance to see the interior of one house which was quite remark...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:42 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 10: October 11 On Tuesday, we checked out of our ryokan in Hakuba (which was so helpful and accommodating our entire trip, the host constantly checked on Chanel and gave her ice for her knee), had a final breakfast at The Clubhouse Hakuba and then hopped in our new rental Mazda 3 to head throu...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:40 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 9: October 11 After arriving in Hakuba by bus on Saturday afternoon, we put our bikes together and rode over to our home for the next few days, Oomuko Ryokan. We checked in and then rode up to catch the Grinduro festivities before ending the night at the Blizzard Hakuba afterparty with new fri...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 8: October 9 Saturday started with a casual start to the day at our rental house in Tokyo, followed by some tasty French toast at a nearby breakfast restaurant. We then headed to Ueno station to start our trip to the mountains, however we didn’t think to buy our bullet train tickets in advance...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 7: October 9 Picking back up on Thursday afternoon - we loaded our bikes on the train in Fujiyoshida and headed back to Tokyo, arriving in the extremely busy Shinjuku station where we re-assembled the bikes and rode away. Made a quick stop at THIS Brewing followed by dinner, then called it a n...
by CodyW
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: *.driftPictures
Topic: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: My bikepacking adventure through Japan (photo overload warning)

Post 6: October 6 Playing a bit of catch up from Wednesday night and yesterday. After our rainy ride into Fujiyoshida, we wandered around town and had dinner at a super traditional Izakaya recommended by our host. Ate more fried chicken and fries that were delicious. The next morning, the skies had...