a [missed] race, a bike, and a good day

Unfortunately, family business kept me from attempting the Rapha Japan Koshin Gentlemen's Race this past Saturday, but what are Tweets, Instagram, and Flickr for, than to keep me riding vicariously?
My light ride on Sunday was nothing in comparison, but when my heavy quads and steel frame can dust a carbon fiber Wilier frame loaded with Lightweights up a hill...

God, it feels good.
Even managed to get a bit drenched on the way home.

Days like these are the best!