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these videos were shot by a guy I know on sunday. If it wasn't for my wife's off last week I would have been on the roads as well.

Flame away, the guy is a nut job, but he has a camera mount...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1849620967819666827&hl=en

Tokyo traffic at it's best.

the rest of the vids are listed to the left side. All were shot on or around Fuji-san, and the round trip to his home in Tokyo.

enjoy.
 

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Poor guy, he posts a video and everyone critiques his riding but....

Those yellow lines in the middle of the road mean you are not supposed to overtake ;D

Seriously, be careful, I was out in Hakone on Sunday and it was absolute carnage, a sportscar had spun and spewed its liquids all over the road, there was an R1 in the bushes surrounded by a group of very sad looking riders, I nearly hit several bikes and cars head on (they were on my side of the road coming out of blind bends) and one of our group who newly passed his license and uttered the magic phrase "Its not too difficult, I think I can keep up" fired his motorcycle off the road, completely destroying it in the process.

And then... my friend drove his shiny new S4Rs over a "giant" dog poo and coated his rear wheel and muffler with it. [clap] I kept telling him he should buy a rear hugger, now he will.
 

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mihama01 said:
Poor guy, he posts a video and everyone critiques his riding but....

Those yellow lines in the middle of the road mean you are not supposed to overtake ;D

Seriously, be careful, I was out in Hakone on Sunday and it was absolute carnage, a sportscar had spun and spewed its liquids all over the road, there was an R1 in the bushes surrounded by a group of very sad looking riders, I nearly hit several bikes and cars head on (they were on my side of the road coming out of blind bends) and one of our group who newly passed his license and uttered the magic phrase "Its not too difficult, I think I can keep up" fired his motorcycle off the road, completely destroying it in the process.

And then... my friend drove his shiny new S4Rs over a "giant" dog poo and coated his rear wheel and muffler with it. [clap] I kept telling him he should buy a rear hugger, now he will.
A fellow gaijin, or nihon-jin with an amazing grasp of eigo?

I try to stick to Hakone/Izu in the early morning before the morons get out there. I live about 20min from the bottom of the Hakone turnpike.

If you are interested, we are going to be running an early morning run up the turnpike -> Ashinoko Skyline -> Gotemba -> 246, and back home. you interested?
 

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I'm going to be in Tokyo during the week of the 30th October and anted to drop into one of the Ducati stores....

can any of you 'locals' reccomend hich store would be best to take a look at ? I noticed that were 2 stores in Tokyo...I looked it up hen I was there last week, but ran out of time for a visit.

Do they have any cool japanese Ducati merchandise ?
 

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monstro900:
I don't live in Tokyo proper, I live about 45min south east of the city in Sagamihara-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken. The only dealierships I know are Yokohama Tomei Ducati on 246, near the Yokohama-Atsugi Tomei IC (#3) and Tomato Motors on 16 in Hachioji. I do know there are some dealierships in Tokyo, and I think a large one is somewhere near Roppongi/Shibuya area. It could be in one of the other Ku's, but I have no clue.

Wanwo;
Where are you at? If you guys want to meet up for a couple of beers sometime next week let me know. Shinjuku is a short train ride for me.
 

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When I was in tokyo in December I stopped in a nice little Ducati Gear Shop in Odaiba right outside one of the big malls. Not sure if that's a suburb of tokyo or just the name of the train station or something like that. But I was impressed by the hott girls wearing Duc leathers that gave me a useless little cell phone jewelry thing when I bought a nice shoulder bag. But it said Ducati on it so I thought it was cool and kept it around somewhere.

Nice video too! From some of the roads I was on though, the turns weren't that crazy at all.
 

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I'm going to be in Tokyo during the week of the 30th October and anted to drop into one of the Ducati stores....
Assuming you will be travelling train... They seem to like putting Ducati dealerships far away from train stations. A couple of places fairly central are

There is the <small> ducati gear shop in odaiba, there is a bunch of other non related stuff to see in that area also.

Also in Shibuya there is motocorse on route 246 http://www.motocorse.jp/ they sell a bunch of foreign machinery and custom parts. I think they have english speaker

Also there is http://www.ducatitokyoohta.com/ which is near a station. Thats my reguler. Four minutes walk from Senzoku Station on Tokyu Meguro line. I don't think they have english speaker however.

If you are interested, we are going to be running an early morning run up the turnpike -> Ashinoko Skyline -> Gotemba -> 246, and back home. you interested?
wakaba:
Actually I am a hot Japanese girl with long black hair who speaks perfect english...nah sorry..just another gaijin.

Next two weekends I got plans, beginning of November is cool though. We can meet up. Are you a member of www.gaijinriders.com. I was thinking of joining.

Let me know
 

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Wakaba, firestarted and mihama01,
thanks for the replies guys(gee, you almost had me going there mihama01 ! ;D )

doesn't matter if they don't speak english, I speak hand signals and I'm sure they recognise Yen !
 

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Actually I am, I haven't got the final plans from my coworkers yet, and I was going to post up an invite to gaijinriders when I do. I am Rich on there.

Even if you were a hot girl with long black hair and perfect english, I don't think my wife would let me partake in the adventures.

Go with what Mihama01 says about the shops. I live in the sticks and rice fields outside of TK, and don't know much.

anyway, let me know if you ever want to get some beer and izakaya.
 
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