Naitsū


[日本語版はこちら]
Around noon Saturday I got a message from my buddy Kusshi inviting me to join his friends for a Naitsū along Tokyo Bay. Naitsū is a combination of the English words “night” and “touring”. I like these night runs because they allow me to spend the whole day being a good Daddy, put the kids to bed, and then head out on the highway. And for a white white white boy like me, it’s also nice to be able to ride without slopping on sunscreen every few minutes. We met up in a park and headed out through the muggy Yokoyama night air towards Tokyo Bay.

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東京湾ナイツー


昨日昼前に仲間のくっしーからいきなりナイツーの誘いがあった。夜のツーリングだと父親としての責任を果たしてから行けるから罪悪感なしで行けるし、日焼け対策なども考えなくてもいいし、嬉しい要素ばっかりだから、子供が寝てからすぐ飛び出した。
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Matsumoto Camp 2006 (English)

my bike at Utsukushigahara
[ツーレポの日本語版はこちら。]
This weekend I rode out to Matsumoto Camp, a rally run by the Heaven & Hell MC in Matsumoto, Nagano. Last year this rally inspired me to write a post about bikers and brotherhood, and the feeling was the same this year.

I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to go due to my recent career change, but the timing of the new job worked out just right, so on my second morning of unemployment, I headed out into the mountains for some fun.
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Matsumoto Camp 2006 (Japanese)

Heaven & Hell's Matsumoto Camp
[An English version of this touring report can be found here.]
去年の一番気持ちよかったミーティングは今年もやってきました。
今年は転職のせいで行けないだろうと思っていたが、ちょうどいいタイミングで仕事も9月中旬からと決まって、わしはNEET二日目の朝に松本へと向かった。
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