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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monocle Ranking of Cities Kyoto

Kyoto Yoiyama 2013モノクル誌生活水準調査2014年

All things are ranked these days, including cities.

The magazine Magazine puts out an annual "Quality of Life Survey," and in its 2014 reckoning Japanese cities fared well.

Kyoto placed 9th.

City                       Country

1 Copenhagen      Denmark
2 Tokyo               Japan
3 Melbourne        Australia
4 Stockholm        Sweden
5 Helsinki            Finland
6 Vienna             Austria
7 Zürich              Switzerland
8 Munich            Germany
9 Kyoto              Japan
10 Fukuoka        Japan
11 Sydney          Australia
12 Auckland      New Zealand
13 Hong Kong   China
14 Berlin            Germany
15 Vancouver    Canada
16 Singapore      Singapore
17 Madrid          Spain
18 Paris              France
19 Amsterdam   Netherlands
20 Hamburg      Germany
21 Barcelona Spain
22 Lisbon Portugal
23 Portland USA
24 Oslo Norway
25 Brisbane Australia


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Kyoto Cycling News 14 September 2014

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Test Yourself | Bicycling to 9,500 Feet Above Sea Level New York Times

Vuelta a Espana: Hansen wins stage, Contador holds overall lead BBC

A crossrail for bikes – London cyclists to finally have their wishes granted London Cyclist

Paris-Séville en vélo Libération

Chic, classy or the one with leopard print – cool helmets for bike rides Guardian

Casa Biciteka Biciteka

ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ 2014 第18ステージ選手コメント
ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ第18ステージ選手コメント: 「監督が”今が一番勾配がきついところだぞ”と言ったから抜けだしたんだよ。」 Cycling Time

Sep Vanmarcke wins third leg of Tour of Alberta Yahoo

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cycling Lake Biwa (again)

Bike Path Lake Biwa Japan自転車で琵琶湖一周

In October we are doing the Lake Biwa circuit. This will be the second time, and this time we will ride clockwise around Japan's largest lake.

That means Otsu to Makino, where we hope to spend a night. From there, we head into Oku Biwa (Upper Biwa), then down into Nagahama and back around to Otsu.

Three friends will join me for the Lake Biwa circuit.

Two of us live in Kyoto, so will meet at Heian Shrine, say a quick prayer to the Cycling Gods - and then head up and over Sanjo into Otsu.

The other riders live in Tokyo and Shiga. They will join us in Otsu.

Already, in early September, the weather Gods are shining, and a nip is in the air.

Mother Biwa awaits.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kyoto Japan Cycling News 7 September 2014

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No MetroCard Needed New York Times

Vuelta a Espana: Aru wins stage 11, Alberto Contador stays ahead BBC

Mountain biking in Devon’s Haldon Forest London Cyclist

Vélo électrique: Lagardère déraille Libération

Bicycle repair: taking it apart is the first step to putting it back together Guardian

Mejor en Bici — Buenos Aires Bike Lending Program Wander Argentina

ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ 2014 第10ステージ選手コメント
ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ第10ステージ選手コメント:「途中無線でチームでの1-2が狙えると聞いて燃えたよ。」 「TTはきつい、簡単だとか、楽に走ったなんて言う奴は信用するな!」 Cycling Time

Vuelta a España - Aru victorious as Valverde closes the gap Yahoo

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Record Rain in Japan, Cycling in Kyoto

8月の多雨日射不足「記録的」

August witnessed record rainfall and little sunlight in Japan.

In Japan as a whole and here in Kyoto, it was a wet month.

As a result of two large typhoons (#11 and #12) and other storms, there was flooding, a major landslide, and much crop destruction. And on the bike, the month was a drag.

In Kyoto, rainfall measured 487 mm, which is 3.7 times the normal average rainfall.

Good riddance summer and welcome to Kyoto's storied fall weather.


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kyoto Japan Cycling News 31 August 2014

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Dutch Cyclist Dies New York Times

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome closes on tour lead BBC

9 signs the summer is coming to an end London Cyclist

Dans le peloton d’esthètes Libération

JHow female cyclists can combat saddle soreness Guardian

Manual del Ciclista Urbano de la Ciudad de México Bicitekas

ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ 2014 第6ステージ選手コメント
ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ第6ステージ選手コメント:「チームのエースはあくまでもキンターナだよ。でもそれでもチャンスが有れば僕も狙うよ。まあその結果はどうなるかはいずれわかるよ。」 Cycling Time

Michael Matthews wins 3rd Vuelta stage, takes lead Yahoo

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kyoto Japan Cycling News 24 August 2014

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‘Riding With the Music of My Gears’ New York Times

Vuelta a Espana: Adam Yates eyes debut Grand Tour stage win BBC

Pocket High Street: The anti-Amazon saviour of the high street London Cyclist

Pédaler à tout bout de Champs Libération

JHow female cyclists can combat saddle soreness Guardian

Ciclismo Urbano Bicitekas

ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ2014 激戦必死の総合争い
ブエルタ・ア・エスパーニャ2014:情熱の赤を巡る今年最後のグランツール、激戦必死、総合争いは間違いなく今シーズン最も熱くなる!山岳地獄を制するのは果たして誰? Cycling Time

Vuelta 2014: Froome, Quintana, Contador – Clash of the Titans Yahoo

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