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    Default The Japanese Odyssey 2016 - Sept. 17 - Sept. 30

    Hi !

    I've been a long-time lurker on VSalon - and now that I decide to open a topic, it's to do some shameless advertisement! ;-)

    visuel-2016-export-web-small.jpg

    So, I'm a co-organizer this bicycle endurance event, the Japanese Odyssey.

    Inspired by endurance races the such as the Transcontinental Race, a friend of mine came with the crazy idea of organizing a bike adventure from North to South of Japan.
    We wanted to keep things as simple as possible. No stopwatch, no podium, no support, freedom of choice when it comes to the route, and 14 days to rally Kagoshima from Sapporo.
    Four riders took a leap of faith and got on board of this adventure.
    And so we went. It was incredible on all aspects. Physically draining, but unbelievably rewarding. The scenery was amazing, and there is just something magic about the Japanese landscapes.


    So we decided to organize a second edition.
    This time, the departure will take place in Tokyo, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, and will lead the riders to Osaka.
    While the to cities are merely 400 km apart as the crow flies, there are eleven mandatory climbs, that will take the riders in the heart of the Japanese Alps, and on Shikoku island. All and all, we're looking at a distance of roughly 1500 miles, and lots, lots of climbing.

    I'm sure some VSalonistas crave for adventure - well here is your chance!


    You'll find more info on our website The Japanese Odyssey - A bicycle journey across Japan
    Meanwhile, I'll be around to answer any questions !

    Cheers,


    Guillaume



    TLDR; Tokyo-Osaka in 14 days, 11 mandatory climbs, around 1500 miles and more than 131000 ft of ascent. Come get some!

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    Default Re: The Japanese Odyssey 2016 - Sept. 17 - Sept. 30

    Well, not a tremendous amount of interest, I see...
    Here are a few pictures from last year's Odyssey - it may inspire some of you to join in!

    (registration is open, by the way - http://japanese-odyssey.com/#register)

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    Default Re: The Japanese Odyssey 2016 - Sept. 17 - Sept. 30

    I think my company should sponsor me.

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