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Offline Mikku

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Osaka Calling!
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:49 AM »
No, not Naomi Osaka, the Japanese/American tennis player who recently won the US and Australian Opens, but the city of Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. If you equate London with Tokyo, then Osaka is bit like Liverpool. Anyway, unlike Tokyo, Osaka has not 1 but 2 bmx tracks and this week I visited both of them for the first time, with a view to racing there this year. The plan was to have a practice session at the first track, Oizumi and just have a wander round the second, Kishiwada, as you can't ride there without joining their insurance scheme. However, it had rained overnight, so I wasn't allowed to ride at Oizumi! :2gunsfiring_v1:

I did, however, take lots of pics and found some vids of the tracks. Enjoy!

Oizumi video link:-
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Kishiwada video link:-
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From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 12:56 AM »
Some Oizumi track pics:-
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 01:02 AM »
& some Kishiwada pics:-
« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 01:04 AM by Mikku »
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 10:49 PM »
Here are some pics from Sunday's race meeting at Oizumi:-
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 10:57 PM »
Some more pics from free practice:-
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 11:00 PM »
& some actual race pics! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 12:58 AM »
The cruiser class was one of the most competitive classes of the day. :daumenhoch:
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 01:00 AM by Mikku »
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 01:04 AM »
A couple more for ya! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 07:16 PM »
Those tracks are  :4_17_5: class  :daumenhoch:

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Re: Osaka Calling!
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2019, 06:40 AM »
That Oizumi Track looks like it would be good fun.
Looks like it has some good challenges on there and is built for everyone.

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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 09:13 PM »
Yeah, I'd have to say that of the 5 tracks that I've now raced at over here, Oizumi is my favourite one, even though I've only raced there once. It just has a nice flow to it and is challenging without being too scary. I'm always going to have a soft spot for Midoriyama, being my first track and the one I know the best, but Oizumi pips it. Just wish it was a bit bloody closer, but you can't have it all! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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