2016 Kansai Cyclocross at "Biwako Miami Land"
Round six of Kansai Cyclocross was held this past Sunday in Miami land at Lake Biwako in Shiga. The name “Miami land” evokes images of art deco buildings, long glamorous sandy beaches, bikinis, supercars…and above all “Sonny and Rico”…right? Well, the “long and sandy” beach part is spot on as any CX racer who has ridden there before can attest to. I started my first CX race there previously, and it was definitely an eye opener to say the least. Regardless, I was hooked and decided to try some more. Unfortunately a bum knee has kept me out of this year’s CX races, but that didn’t stop me from going as I hooked up with KCDC and Michael to get a ride over to Shiga to watch and shoot a few photos. Needless to say it was a great day of meeting up with old and new friends as well as taking in all the great action. Already can’t wait until next time!
One nice Mudman
Toshio-san ready to Fight!
That sand....oh that sand....
The calm before the storm
Aerofog between the trees
junya223 carrying his awesome Salsa through the deep sand
Nigel in the woods
Congratulations to Andy on his first place win!
Congratulations to Takemoto-san on a hard fought second place finish!
Ok...whatever, time for a Toilet break
Once sweet Independent Fab
Start and finish check
Chiyo-chan soaking up the love
Kyauchan from Nara
Pile up on the start
Toshio-san ready to pass on the sand
Yoko Hako making CX look fun!
Dave Hama...flying high again
Warming up and keeping score
One very nice Toyo T Carbon CX bike
and yet another sweet Toyo CX bike....
Race is over..time to relax