The Japanese Odyssey #2

Vi har mottatt invitasjon fra The Japanese Oddysey til å delta i et noe uvanlig langdistanseritt. Konseptet ser ut til å være at man må innom elleve fjellklatringer, men ellers kan man sykle som man vil. Klokken går og distansen er beregnet til 2400 km.

Hello people at Randonneurs Norge, 
We are pleased to present you the second edition of the Japanese Odyssey. It is a self-supported bicycle endurance event, with a simple ethos: the clock never stops, no mandatory route, and no private support.

The event will start from Tokyo on September 17, 2016. Entrants will have to reach Osaka within a 14 day time limit. They may take the route of their choice, as long as they go up the 11 mandatory climbs. Those imposed detours will take the riders in various regions among which the Japanese Alps and the island of Shikoku. All along the 2400 km of their route, they will measure their endurance and their willpower.

In the 60′s, a mountaineer, Kyuya Fukada, detailed in a book his 100 favourite mountains in Japan. His Nihon Hyakumeizan became a hit. The book was widely read, and those hundred mountains became a goal for many hikers. Today, the word: Meizan refers to an “eminent”, unique and admired mountain, and the Hyakumeizan are now strongly embedded in the Japanese mountaineering sport.

The second edition of the Japanese Odyssey is about taking the entrants up a series of famous climbs in Japan. But it is also an attempt to place them in touch with the traditions, customs and culture of the country. It is an attempt to make them «breathe» Japanese air.

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