Touring Blog Out Now!!! 今度は。。。



Finally the new blog for my bike touring is completed. I am off tomorrow morning. See you guys next year! have a great Christmas and a happy new year!
Ride Down Under


Ride Saturday?


Does anyone want to go to have a long picnic ride of 50-100km ish (on road) this Saturday?

Maybe to lotto, some beaches or mountains around.

What my desired plan is Perth - Freo - Lotto - Freo - Perth.

You think about it.


Weekend Special

It was a quiet tight weekend. Just writing to remind me what I did so there are no many funny points in the story but it would be great if you read this.

Went to Perth Airport to see Kimi off. He was in Perth for just 3 weeks, but studied English, visited many sights in WA, caught up with our fixie crew and did the Great Bike Ride as well. I think He fairly did enjoy Perth in such a short time.
His next destination is Honolulu, yes, he is going to do the Honolulu Century Marathon next!! Yeah, he is a really active ass isn't he?

Hope he will enjoy Honolulu as well.

After seeing him off, as I took bike there I had a ride toward 15km east to what called Lemurdie Falls. It was pretty impressive one. And there was quite nice rode around the falls as well, it could be a good picnic ride.

Went to Paul's 20th Birthday in Greenwood. Met up with some mates and had some beer and vodka. was really cool party. Congratulations on stepping on the line of adult, Paul!

In the night there was a concert held by a NGO I work for in North Perth. The NGO is called "Information for Action". This NGO provides information about environment issues around the globe and show you what you can do for the issues through its web page. The president of the NGO is pretty funny guy, he sings he dances and he is a osteopaths as well. The concert was hosted by him with his music and shows. He will host another show in 3 weeks (maybe 4 weeks) so If you want to know what's going on in the world environment, come along.Information for Action

Anyway the concert and after talk went till late and the entire thing finished at 12.30.

Went home, and there was a letter from my home stay mum.

This time of a year it is allowed to catch abalone for limited time if you have a license.

umm impossible. of course I couldn't make it. too sleepy, man.

When I wake up at 10, there was another letter like this.

"If you want to have abalone breakfast come to Hillarys at 9.00"

You know what, abalone is very very expensive in my country. It easily cost 30 bucks for 1 abalone!
I knew it was too late but I called homestay mum and asked.

"Is there still abalone available?"

"Yes but you gotta be hurry."

"Ok, I will be there by 11, bye"

It too precious I couldn't miss it. I push myself feeling a bit of headache (probably from last night) rode on my bike. Ride through the coastline watching bikini girls which make me love beaches and make me want to live in the beach front.

Anyway, I got to Hillarys and finally had breakfast. it was 11.30.

Enjoyed abalone of 5 or 6 (which is equivalent of roughly 150 bucks in JPN). and slowly head home.

By the time I got home it was 2pm.

There was my last big event left for this weekend.
There was a show of BLOC PARTY, a rock band from the UK.
It was cool.

(I'm getting bothered writing this I stop somewhere here. apologies for my negligence)
but let me finish with......
Last but not least, did you see this smile in the sky yesterday(Monday night)?

It's beautiful isn't it?


Great Bike Ride Result レース結果報告

Here is the results of the race Kimi and I did last Sunday.

Race Facts

2008 Great Bike Ride (106km)

704 Participants
(612 goaled /92 withdrew)

2:31:05 Fastest time
42.1kph Fastest Average Speed


Rank: 479
Avg Speed: 30.4kph
Time: 3:29:43


Rank: 529
Avg Speed: 28.4kph
Time: 3:43:57

2008 GBR Result.pdf

Great result, huh?


Too great, man!

There was a bike race, the Great Bike Ride, today. It was my first time to join an official rode race. To be honest, the race didn't start with good fun but with totally unexpected and bitter experience.

As soon as the race started, I felt that the back rim is hitting the ground.


Can you believe that I've got the first puncture of the race? I blamed my destiny.
I had to replace the tube and pump it up while almost all riders were a passing through next to me. People are watching me saying like "oh, poor boy". I really wanted to cry.

By the time I get my flat tyre repaired, there was no one around me. I was the bottom.

It wasn't only unlucky occasion on the race, there was another one coming at the beginning of the second lap. I was pretty much catching up with group ahead and riding in the group of a cycling club. They go with a good average of around 35 ish. I just tried to move on to the next group so over took the group and try to go further.

But, the destiny didn't allow me to do so. I felt my front rim hitting the ground next.

Gosh.Oh my goodness.....

"Again" I thought and sadly there was no spare tube left. So I had to go with flat tyre for the rest of around 50km. I pumped up the front tyre every 5-10 km besides there was full of people on the rode. They were really slow and shut the rode.

But at least I finished the race which was a good thing. It was a challenging for me in many ways and learned a lot from the race like. I'll definitely do this race again next year and will carry a box of tube. The result will be announce tomorrow on the web page of the race.

I will put the result here tomorrow.



The race is on tomorrow, put oil on chains, cleaned chains and gears and had some beer. things are all done just hope its not gonna rain.

Me and my bikeKimi and his bike

The result will be come up tomorrow...



I did 7 laps of the great bike ride (1 lap: 53km) this week and I found that cycling is very fun!

But the problem is that the some portion of physical fatigue from the previous day reminds on the next day, so eventually the speed is getting slower day by day. By the end of this week the time was more than 15 minuets longer than the fastest one recorded on Monday. I think I'm getting old, no no ... becoming more mature, good. So I feel like I have to keep up my physical recovering speed. (now I don't know what I'm talking about.......)

and another thing is since I was riding bike too much, my bike chain broke. and something wrong with my bike computer it recorded a max speed of 130.53 sometime yesterday and now it is out of order.

woo, technology is mysterious

Well, I'm writing too much about myself today. Let me stop something here.

If you want to do a picnic ride around the swan river tomorrow, come along to the bell tower at 12.00. I'll take care of ya!

Does anyone

want to have an EASY Swan ride tomorrow before the Sunday Fix? (Starting at 12.00 ish)


Monday Swan Ride

There is the Monday Swan Ride as usual.

We will meet up at the Bell Tower, Perth at 4.45pm and start at 5.00 sharp.

Ride Information:
Distance: 53km
Average speed: 25-27km/h ish
The route:

*we might grab some pints after the ride.

Don't miss it! It will be a great chance for you to get rid of hangover from the weekend and the Monday depression.

Any question? Leave comments or txt me!

I did this ride this morning and FINALLY reached over the average of 30km/h YAY!

Here is the result:
(09 November 2008)

Distance: 53km
Time: 1:40:41
Avg. Speed: 31.29km/h

Getting better, isn't it?


Please Welcome

The world is in a fairly good mood since the new favourble president is elected.
Here is one more good news for you.
My mate, Kimi is scheduled to arrive in Perth this coming Sunday mornig from Kyoto, Japan via Indonesia.
He will catch up with us on the Sunday fix either this week or next week on my Beanchi.
It will be his first time to touch the ground of the land down under.


Please warmly welcome our new mate with our great pints and pizza.


Mock Great Bike Ride

It's been 2 days though, with Prawza and his friend Alex, there was a ride on Monday at 5.oopm to try the course of the Great Bike Ride. Trying the route gave me a great idea of the race.

We'll do this next Monday as well no matter what the weathers are, so come along and have a great fitness madness. We meet at the bell tower (Green one) at 4.45 and start at 5.00. The ride will be reasonably relaxed with some occasional sprinting. Fixies and rodies are warmly welcome.
I officially registered myself for the Great Bike Ride. Maybe this race is going to end up with either having good fun or having a serious injury. Well, you'll see.

I feel like being artistic today so I made some graphic designs, which anyone could think of.

1. I love fixie

2. I love classic fixie

3. I love brakeless fixie

Oh I just remembered that I bought a pair of clipless pedals and shoes (Shimano SPD SLI) at Ideal Cycle. I still feel bit wired and I fall once already and hurt my left ankle but I hope these stuff make my ride a bit faster.

good night


日本全国町おこし / Japan Cycle Crossing

Why not introduce you my second blog which officially terminated last year.

This blog was for the 49day bicycle trip of the full length of Japan with my mate, Sanbo. You can see the days I spent during the trip with photos.

Travelling is something I can't live without it. Particularly on bike, it makes me feel high!

What I really like about travelling is probably that I can forget about the complicated realities, once a trip is kicked off, my main concern of a day would be very simple: what to eat, where to sleep, and how much I can go today. That's it. I am no longer need to be anxious about exams, annoying studies, works, and all administrative stuff. It sounds like escaping from the real world but It does make me feel much alive and encountering incredibly beautiful sceneries and landscapes take my breath away and different people with divers background give me many fantastic ideas of life and possibilities.

At the northern top point of Japan, Cape Soya

I hope you enjoy reading the blog and I certainly enjoy sharing my experience.


Red Bull Air Race

Perth turned into the most remarkable city in the globe today. Yes, probably you already know that the Red Bull Air Race Final was taken place in Perth.

Thousands of people gathered around the Swan River to share the most exciting and coolest moment.

Luckily, I grabbed a seat on the beach with a great view, and the weather was just perfect!

Even I didn't fully understand the rule of the Air Race, I could pretty much enjoy it with their amazing and unbelievable acrobatic performances, and its atmosphere, music and stages.

You can get the overall idea of the Red Bull Air Race on:
Red Bull Race World Series (You Tube)

Red Bull Air Race Final (Picasa)

New Skin Design

There is no dialy for today. Instead, I renewed the skin of this blog.



1.5 Hour Trial

I just wanted know how much I could do at the moment. so I undertook 1.5 hour bike trial myself today.

Here is the result:
1.5 hour bike trial (30 October 2008)

Trip Distance: 37.23 km
Average Speed: 28.98 Km/h

It's such a miserable result. It's definitely lack of stamina I'm not even able to reach an average speed of 30 km/h......

well, there are some excuses to make.
  1. I had to stop some times by the signals.

  2. It was a windy day.
well, it all could happen in the real race.

I need to speed up at least 30% by the day of the race.

One thing, Don't miss the Halloween Alley-Cat. It's on tomorrow.

The Flyer:

For more information on the Halloween Alley-Cat visit:
Oh, shit I still haven't find what to wear.

Tell me if you know a good place to buy fancy death dresses.


THE GREAT BIKE RIDE presented by City of Perth

I found an interesting notice on the paper this morning.

There is a 106km and 53km road race around the Swan River on 23rd of November. It's called 'The Great Bike Ride'

For people who don't know about the Swan River:

The Swan River is probably the most well known symbol of the city of Perth that runs right next to the CBD of Perth to the Indian Ocean. As it's connected to the ocean swan, river is a saline river so I heard that you can see sea animals like dolphins sometimes, and of course, swans as well (but note that swans in Perth are BLACK).

Here I show you some photos of the Swan river:

I'm kind of thinking of taking part in this race by my fixie bike (Gear Ratio- Front:Back/46:15).

Do you think I'm crazy? If you don't think it's crazy, fairly cool, you are already fixie geek!

Well, but I need to see the course first.

For more information on the Great Bike Ride visit:

The course (PDF):


Tuesday Arvo

Since I only have class in the morning on weekdays I usually wonder around Perth every afternoon after class except the day I work .

I went to a bike shop in Fremantle as I heard it sells a variety of bike gears cheaply. It did. well, I don't know much about bike but a built wheel (rim: velocity's deep rim hub: sorry forgot but fairly smooth one...) was around $150. and tires are much cheaper than bike shops in city, man. You'd better check it out!

It's called 'Ideal Cycles' on 380 South Street Fremantle (search on Google for more details)

I bought a rear gear with 19 teeth and attached on the other side of my back wheel to make pedal lighter in order to enjoy doing tricks and skidding.

On the way back, I remembered that BLOC PARTY would come for a concert to Perth in the end of November. So I went to a record shop, Planet, in North Perth to check if there were still some left or not. God, There was plenty left.
Apparently, the venue's capacity was expanded due to unprecented demand and selling 8000 more tickets. and the shop still had 300 left. It's $79.99 /p

I think I'm going get one but I wanted to check the new album of them before I make a decision. so just bought their new album 'INTIMACY', which just released on 25th.

Bloc Party

Then I got home, had dinner and inserted the CD into my computer to listen to it.




not working...


this picture describes my present feeling:



There was a fixie night today as usual, well, since the day light saving started from today here it is no longer a fixie NIGHT though.

It was a bit different from ordinal fixie night, didn't do any tricks. Instead we did a sport.

I have never seen this kind of sport. It is called Bike Polo (or Cycle Polo). It is basically same as polo, you know the one on the Polo Shirts. For bike polo we simply use bikes instead of horses. But it is more bloody than you think if you play this sport with fixie bikes (some are even brakeless with binding pedals). I saw many crashes and fallings during the game.
Bike Polo is like this:

and if you play this with fixie bikes it would be like this:
and if you form a team it would be like this:

It's a fun sport as long as you don't mind get injured!










What's a Day. 2

'I want you to pack your stuff and leave.' he said quietly.

Actually, it was my second time for this failure. So I said okay, anyway I was suppose to leave the house on the coming Tuesday and to be honest, I didn't really feel comfortable with the conditions they offered to me.

These were like that:
1. $5 for laundry (plus bring your own detergent)
2. Not providing, juice, milk and water (Get your own)
3. Everyday different dinner time (8.00 pm on average)
4. No 'one-more go' for dinner
5. It takes 50 mins by bus to the city
6. Bread, ham and cheese are basically the only food provided for lunch and breakfast

I'm not complaining about the condition but I was paying this for AU$220 per week. So, you know its quiet a lot of money, I didn't think it worth staying there so I decided to move.

Anyway, by the failure possibilities of staying there until next Tuesday was ruled out.
There was no dinner provided on the last day and no refund as well.

I had some Tim tam chocolate which I bought couple of days ago left on the my desk, packed my stuff and hit a hey. Feeling of sadness and hunger made me unable to sleep well....

Next day (Saturday)I went to my neighbour who takes care of other international student from the same institute to leave most of my stuff until I move to my next home-stay family as I was planing to stay in a backpackers' hostel for couple of days with minimum amount of luggage. They kindly said okay and I brought my stuff.

I saw 2 bikes with flat tires in the garage at their house and they asked me if I can fix them. As I ride bike like a crazy cow it wasn't big deal for me to do it so I repaired the two bikes. Surprisingly, they invited me lunch. I was so happy as I haven't had proper meals since the night before. and I also surprised by their meal. It was actually really good I saw the big difference between two home stay hosts on the same street.

After the lunch I move to a backpackers' hostel called Governer Robinsons in the city (North bridge). Even though it was a bit expensive($28 per night for dorm) I loved it with its clean and cozy rooms, kitchen and a warm and friendly atmosphere of the hostel.

Conclusion of this story:
Cycling is very fun!



What's a day.

There is a story that i want to share with you.

On the last Friday, I was off to cycling as usual after school. I was kind of board because my class is just really short, was a self study type and what I did in the first week in the class was just typing practice.

Ayway, I went cycling for a while to check out one of the lakes near my house. One the way to the lake there was a massive park and I saw a group of kangaroos running in the park far away. It was actually my first time to see them.
When I came back to my home. There was a hoemstay daddy at home, using the Internet as usual. Somehow, he seemed to be upset. He looked at me and said 'where have you been, Yohei?' I said 'Just cycling to a lake' and he continued 'did you lock the key? it wasn't lock when I came back home, it was completely open'. He told me that I must lock the key and set the alarm when I was the last person at home. and It seemed like I forgot to lock. So I apologies for the mistake.

He was still upset and said quietly:

I want you pack your stuff and leave here by tomorrow's noon.

To be continued.....


Check out my picasa!

Hey, I just met some of messengers and fixed gear riders here in Perth. I have put photos of them on my Picasa (Web Photo Album). Have a look!


My New Blog! ブログを新しく開設しました!


 to newly opened Yohei's blog. 

How are you?

As a new stage of my life is just started in Perth, Australia, I opened a new blog here!

I am thikning of writitng something to keep informing you what I am doing here and to use English for my language improvement But I write bolg when I feel like on a whim so don't expect this blog to be updated everyday. 

Hope you will enjoy reading my blog and you are more than welcome to leave messages here.

If you click the photo on the bottom of this page, you will be able to access to my web photo album as well.

Have a great night










Dear All,

Thank you for reading my test blogging.

Let me start this blog with introducing myself.

My name is Yohei. The easyest way to call me is Yo! Hey! By calling me in that way, you can easily remember my name, which is not improtant.

Anyway, I'm thinking of using this blog for reporting interesting events or happnings from Perth, Australia so that you can know what I'm doing here as well as the attractiveness of Perth.

Also, I am writing this blog for my language improvement. As I'm really a lazy person, I'm hoping that this blog will make me force to write something in English everyday.  

Finally, I would like to say thank you in advance for try to read my bad english.