0 Likes

Tour De Hokkaido
Hokkaido

I have only recently got into cycling and mainly mountainbiking but road cycling is completely different. Roadbiking - hardcore 187km races through the mountains of Hokkaido where as i cruise around old back roads on my mountainbike looking for something cool to photograph.

Anyways last weekend in Niseko Hirafu a stage of the 'Tour De Hokkaido' was held and the professional tour set up shop for the day in Hirafu.

Wow - serious lycra and sun tan lines - respect.

Copyright: Glen Claydon
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13616x6808
Uploaded: 21/09/2010
Updated: 18/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: hirafu; niseko; hokkaido; cycling
comments powered by Disqus

Glen Claydon
Hirafu Welcome Center - Spring 08'
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu 2010/2011 season opening ceremony - Welcome Center
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center, First Snow 09-10 Season !
Glen Claydon
Niseko Cycle Week 2008
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu Alpen groomed course - Spring 09'
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu Alpen Carpark - Night
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu Ace Quad Lift # 4 - Bottom
Glen Claydon
Scot Hotel Site - Niseko Hirafu
Glen Claydon
Hotel Niseko Scot Demolition - 31st May 2011
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu New Year
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu New Years 2
Glen Claydon
Hirafu tracks and afternoon jet trail above Alpen
Alejandro Ahumada
Hotel La Mansion Tarahumara Divisadero Chihuahua
Jose Luis Perez
Basalt Prisms 03
Jeffrey Martin
Cliff - Hacienda Lomajim 10
Jeffrey Martin
Butchers and their Meat
Sahneh
Hoz-e-Soltan Lake Desert
Dave Tonnes
Diamond Head Oahu
Martin Broomfield
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Glen Claydon
Niseko Farmlands
Kevin Griggs
Krog st Bridge
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
Night view of Central from Restaurant Fofo roof-top
Andrea Biffi
Fondamenta de la Preson a Venezia
Ramin Dehdashti
Dasht-e Kavir
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu - Fujiwara
Glen Claydon
Hilton Village Hole #10 fairway drive
Glen Claydon
Hirafu tracks and afternoon jet trail above Alpen
Glen Claydon
Natsubi Construction
Glen Claydon
Mt Yotei Hut Interior
Glen Claydon
Biak Na Bato Cave, San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines
Glen Claydon
John D'Errey Galley - Byron Bay Australia
Glen Claydon
Wild Bills
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola
Glen Claydon
2010 Hirafu Namara Ippatsu - Kicker Comp
Glen Claydon
Niseko Annupuri Hike - Mid way
Glen Claydon
Rishiri Island Beer O'Clock
More About Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.Text by Steve Smith.