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Journal - July 7

L'Alpe D'Huez
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L'Alpe D'Huez

Iconic Climbs

Huez, a little village in the French Alps, is best associated with the ski resort of L'Alpe d'Huez and is host to one of the legendary mountain climbs of the 'Tour de France' cycle classic. The L'Alpe d'Huez stage is frequently one of the most dramatic days in 'The Tour' and the ascent is on any serious cyclist' 'bucket list' of climbs.

The climb is 13.8km long with 21 hairpin bends, has an average gradient of 8.1% and a maximum gradient of 13%. The bends are named after previous winners of the stage, the first being the famous Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi in 1952.

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Journal - August 18

Tokyo Slow
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Tokyo Slow

tokyobike puts form over function

Founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka, tokyobike is a small, independent Japanese bicycle company. Based on the concept of ‘Tokyo Slow’ the bikes are designed to be light to ride with an emphasis on comfort over speed.

The initial goal of Tokyobike was to sell bikes ‘for the city’. At the time of inception by Ichiro Kanai, there were really only two types of bicycles in Japan - the mamachari (or ‘mother’s chariot’), a heavy shopping bicycle housewives rode during the day and then ‘borrowed’ by drunken salarymen after missing their last trains at night, or the very expensive bikes ridden by more serious cyclists.

Tokyobike embraced the thought riders would appreciate a simple, functional, classic object that allowed them to enjoy their surroundings as much as their commute, and also acknowledge that people in Tokyo used to have a slow life - one that is in contrast to the systems and efficiencies we find in our moder...

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