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    Behind the Scenes of Keirin Bicycle Racing

    The Japanese word keirin means ‘bicycle race’. But in Japan, a bicycle race means something different than it does in English. “Keirin racing is so different from any kind of bicycle racing I’ve ever seen or experienced,” photographer Narayan Mahon told Bicycle magazine. “The racers…

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    Japanese Style Bicycle Blitzkrieg

    Decades before mountain bikes were invented, bicycles have proven to be an outstanding means of transport for impassable terrains. The qualities of a bicycle were noted by the Japanese army during the Malayan campaign against Allied forces in the course of the Second World War.…

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    Why Japanese Consider Using a Bike Bell Extremely Rude?

    Like many things in Japan, cycling habits also differ from what we are used to in the Western World. In any area of conduction, Japanese are well-known for being extremely considerate due to the combination of law and traditional customs. Cycling is no exception.

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    Pimp Your Bike the Japanese Way!

    In Japan, some people are obsessed with weird things. Nowhere else in the world but in the Tokyo quarter of Harajuku can be found so many groups dressing like school girls from Manga graphic novel books. And bicycle enthusiasts are just as strange and eccentric…