Tour de Sicily (Il Giro di Sicilia)

– As I was watching the winner of the final stage of the Tour of Sicily (Giro di Sicilia) crossing the Finish line on top of Mount Etna I was wondering why on earth I never heard about this exciting 4 days stage race across the beautiful Sicilian island?
Then after a quick search I discovered the reason I never heard of it was because 42 years have passed since the last time the Sicilian race was held. Read more

Watch the UCI World Tour 2019

Every year I watch most of the UCI World Tour race live as they are broadcasted on most of the organizing countries national TVs. The good side of being in Japan is that all European races live broadcast correspond to the evening in Japan.

The 2019 UCI World Tour includes one day “Classic” races and goes up to three weeks “Grand Tour” like the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. Read more

Google IT Certification

You might be wondering why on earth I am writing about Google IT cert. on this blog.

As this blog subtitle says it I am about 70% cycling, 15% coffee and 15% coding learning.

The reason is my eternal sense of curiosity and interest about how things works led me to study various stuffs related to Computer Science like HTML, CSS, Python and SQL. Read more

Base Coffee – Ichinomiya (一宮市)

Part of the the joy of cycling comes from the opportunities stop at Cafés along the ride. All of the cafés I review on this blog are top notch cafés which means they roast carefully selected coffee beans and and are not chain stores.

This time I introduce one of my favorite spot to hang my Titanium Café Racer, the Base Coffee roaster. Read more

Running Ohme Marathon (青梅マラソン)

One week back after my trip in France I ran the 2019 Ohme Marathon which is actually a 30km Road running race, not a 42k event.

I entered the race totally unfit and under trained as I got flu virus two weeks before going to France and then went to France for 10 days with only one run training. Read more