Coffee Roaster Takou – Ōgaki City (大垣市)

A Cuppa For The Road

Last weekend I ran my last half-Marathon of the year in Ogaki City, Gifu prefecture.

Ogaki is small town located roughly 20 km West of Gifu city and less than 50km from Nagoya city.

Ogaki is unusual in Japan for having two beautiful castles, one located in town and the other 5km outside the city center.

I highly recommend the trip for the picturesque setting.

And while I am making recommendation about Ogaki tourist spots I want to mostly recommend the Coffee Roaster Takou cafe shop. Read more

who I am and why I’m here

I am a Bicycle Designer, Coffee Aficionados and Padawan Coder.

This blog prime objective is to review and document my interest in these fields.

I have spent my life on and beside bicycles. Started racing the streets of my natal town during on BMX in the mid 80s, then started real BMX racing before going on bigger wheels during the European MTB boom. Raced MTB Cross-Country then Downhill which suited me the most to satisfy my love for speed.

While in my teenage years as I was spending my college years drawing bicycles my  teachers suggested to my mother to send me to an apprenticeship so I could turn my passion for bicycle into a professional skill.

From there fast forward I have been fortunate to open 4 independent Bicycle shops in two countries, traveled the world while working for bicycle shops, as International Sales rep for an Elitist bike company while racing and touring all kind of amazing places.

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