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ur
    Hello @keizo - one day I'll visit Japan, and I will be able to find your place only by your photos :) How are you doing? How was your trip to Osaka?
    keizo
      @ur Good morning. I'm fine and spend lazy day today thanks. I was little bit tired yesterday. How are you this morning?
      ur
        @keizo oh lazy days ... sounds tempting :) but I am fine, a bit tired still, too. Just finishing my breakfast, and then I'll head to work. Hope to have time to run at noon.
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        keizo
          @ur Are you using a bike to go to your office?
          ur
            @keizo yes, it is not that far. We do not own a car, but bike is faster anyway, because I do not have look for a parking slot.
            keizo
              @ur Yeah sometimes bike is faster than car. But little bit cold in these season.
              ur
                @keizo you get used to it. Good clothes, wind- and waterproof from head to toes and sport glasses and everything is fine. I only fear slippery spots on the road at turning points. Very heavy rain is bad, as the brakes work delayed and are weaker.
                keizo
                  @ur So you don't feel cold so much?
                  ur
                    @keizo reminds me of yesterday, what's the worst, other people who forget how to behave. A woman was in front of me with a high visibility neon yellow vest, a helmet, but broken taillight and she gave not a single sign when turning. stupidity ai its best.
                    ur
                      @keizo not at all, most times I am even get too warm, I ride very fast, so it is a little tiny bit of sport twice a day. But I hate wrapping up all these layers of outer shell to protect me from weather, takes ages :)
                      keizo
                        @ur Probably wears are much improved than I thought. It's lighter but warm.
                        ur
                          @keizo definetly. GoreTex Paclite and similar techniques are an amazing progress.
                          keizo
                            @ur How much do you spend your money to your bike? I want to know what grade is the minimum for good bike.
                            ur
                              @keizo sorry for the late reply. It is really hard to say, it depends on what you want to do with your bike. Only short tours in the city? - shopping with sidepacks or even a trailer? Use it for sports (Mountain Bike, Roadbike)? travelling? everyday?
                              keizo
                                @ur Morning! If I really want to get bike, first I had better find good bike shop. And talk to them what do I want to do with bike.
                                ur
                                  @keizo yes, that would be the best idea. I have made the best experience with those who have a true passion for riding and bikes and enjoy the design, and not the cheap or the very big ones.
                                  ur
                                    @keizo I have no idea how bikes + taxes are in Japan, but I'd expect ~125,000.00 ¥ for a sturdy, reliable, safe bike that is fitted to your size and so on. A good bike shop will measure or ask for leg length and try some saddle/handlebar settings with you.
                                    ur
                                      @keizo I planned my main bike for nearly one year and only found one single company who was able to build exactly that combination. But that is really a craziness of mine :)
                                      keizo
                                        @ur Yeah I think I must spend more than 100 thousand yen if I want to decent bike. I guess to get bike is on my waiting list.
                                        pme
                                          @keizo @ur Wow! That's a lot! The current conversion rates make ¥100,000 = AU$1048.
                                          ur
                                            @pme @keizo I calculated ~ 1,000 € for being ready to start, you might wish a helmet, raincloth, insurance, bags, a drinking bottle, good lock ... that is easily 100-200 €