The whole setup explained

I will go into more detail of the whole setup I had, and in hindsight what I would have done differently. The Bike The bike is a 2016 VASARA from G.S Astuto. When I was in the market for a new bike, I only had a budget, and the fact I want disc breaks in … Continue reading The whole setup explained

Day 11 – Tsuruga to Naraย 

Towards the warmer climate. Woke up and did a good 25 minutes of yoga to relax the hip flexor. Had a very nice Japanese breakfast and off I went. Thanks to the rest day I was flying. In the morning I still felt somewhat guilty of changing plans, but when I hit the first mountain, … Continue reading Day 11 – Tsuruga to Naraย 

The second rest day, reality check and change of plans

Woke up for a great Japanese style breakfast. Life is smiling. Afterwards I head out to run some errands and buy necessities to clean and maintain the bike. It's cold, windy and there is plenty of snow on the mountains. Looking at the weather forecast, it shows snowfall up north. I feel partly I'm betraying … Continue reading The second rest day, reality check and change of plans

Day I don’t know how to number it because my number system is flawed – On a boat

I always wanted to do this ferry boat thing. But the fact it is warm and sunny in Okinawa and again rainy tomorrow in Kagoshima kind of makes it feel like I'm wasting one day. It is what it is. https://instagram.com/p/BRhFefHFiZZ/ I woke up at the guest house and went on a small relaxing ride … Continue reading Day I don’t know how to number it because my number system is flawed – On a boat

The Gear Roundup: Bike packing setup

There are only a handful of good bike packing gear manufacturers, and only about three high-quality ones come in to my mind. I think I got the best one. I might be biased as a North European, but I have seen the brand ever since I was little, and the fact that everything is 100% … Continue reading The Gear Roundup: Bike packing setup

The Gear Roundup: The essential tools

It's Japan. The land of convenience. I will never be far away from civilization, a convenience store will never be more than a few miles away, and some sort of city is always around the corner. Also, if I have a big mechanical issue, I can't fix it myself anyway. This is why I will … Continue reading The Gear Roundup: The essential tools