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2017 Cape Epic kicks into gear

2017 Cape Legendary kicks into equipment

Cape Town – The 2017 Absa Cape Legendary got off to a blistering start in hot and dirty conditions at Meerendal Wine Estate. Absa Cape Legendary Prologue results In the men’& rsquo; s elite race Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing XC) powered through the 26km course to take the win, while in the Hansgrohe Women’& rsquo; s Classification Robyn …

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of Cape Legendary Beginning Cape Town-Retired Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky has crashed from the 2017 Absa Cape Epic after a horror fall in Sunday’s 26km Beginning stage at Meerendal Wine Estate. Stransky, 49, who has relied on mountain cycling following his retirement from rugby, was entrusted to a bloodied face and was rushed to healthcare facility after breaking a rib and puncturin …

See all stories on this subject FEATURE: Anime vs. Reality– “Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club” [Part 3]

After performing so well at the school’& rsquo; s criterium, the Minami Kamakura High School Girls Biking Club (yes, that’& rsquo; s a very long title for a club and an anime )got some school financing, and is lastly all set for their very first proper trip as a club. Their first tour: biking around the Miura Peninsula from Yokosuka all the way to Misaki. The Miura Peninsula is located in the southeastern part of Kanagawa Prefecture and divides Tokyo Bay to the east, from Sagami Bay to the west. The anime’& rsquo; s main area, Kamakura, is situated in the north of the Miura Peninsula, but the club’& rsquo; s initially outing takes them to Yokosuka, in the central part of the peninsula. Yokosuka has actually played a major function in Japan’& rsquo; s marine history, and is nowadays primarily connected with the United States Navy base and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force HQ situated there. It was likewise in Yokosuka where Commodore Matthew C. Perry landed with his fleet in 1853, initiating the opening of Japan to international trade. Given its history as a marine base, the port has actually likewise been a fitting setting for shows like High School Fleet and Arpeggio of Blue Steel. However Yokosuka also seems to be getting popular amongst biking reveals since late, as the current Long Riders, and now Minami Kamakura High School Girls Biking Club have both utilized the area as a setting for their shows. Now, let’& rsquo; s take virtual trip from Yokosuka to Misaki and find out how far they’& rsquo; ve actually taken a trip in the real world . The gang fulfills up at JR Kamakura Station and hop on the train to Yokosuka Station, which should only take them around 20 minutes. (If you missed my two previous short articles about the program and Kamakura, please inspect them out here: Part 1, Part 2.) They leave at Yokosuka Station, which was also featured in last year’& rsquo; s High School Fleet. As you can see, Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club’s backgrounds look as lovely as ever, and match their real-world equivalents stroke for stroke the majority of the time. Most likely the first thing every tourist (including our lead characters) do once they get out of Yokosuka Station is to visit the Verny Park ideal next to it. The park is located along the waterside and offers fantastic views of both the Japanese and American Naval bases, along with the lots of warships anchored in Yokosuka Bay. The park was named after the French naval engineer and foreign consultant, Fran & ccedil; ois Léonce Verny, who was accountable for the building of the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal in 1865. … and make their next stop at the Mikasa Park. The park is called after its main attraction, the famous ship lady battleship Mikasa. The flagship of Admiral Heihachiro Togo combated in a number of battles throughout the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), including the major Fight of Tsushima. The Mikasa was decommissioned in 1922, however was brought back and resumed as a museum ship in 1961. After the fast stop the biking club strikes the roadway once again, biking along the seaside road to Hashirimizu. I can’& rsquo; t truly blame them for taking a couple of picture breaks occasionally. They take their next break at the Kannonzaki Public Park. Like I simply pointed out, I can’& rsquo; t truly blame them for taking a lot of pauses, however this is currently their third break after only cycling 11km (around 7 miles). They didn’& rsquo; t even stop by Japan’& rsquo; s initially lighthouse, the Kannonzaki Lighthouse, which was one of the 4 lighthouses built by the abovementioned Verny. They also entirely neglected the Kannonzaki Nature Museum (developing to the left). They continue their trip along the coast heading towards Kamoi, where they start an energetic road race with the members of Sound-C, the Minami Kamakura FM station’& rsquo; s group. The girls biking club and the members of Sound-C part methods at Kurihama Port, where they take the Tokyo-Wan Ferryboat to Kanaya Port in Chiba. While the others are headed to Chiba, Hiromi and the girls make their method to the Kurihama business district, stopping by at Keikyu-Kurihama Station. Trying to retrace their right path here was been a bit difficult, however they must’& rsquo; ve cycled around 21km (13 miles) at this moment. With the exception of another 2 fast stops, the women cycle 13km (8 miles) to the Tsurugisaki Lighthouse, situated on Cape Tsurugi. The 17m (55 feet) high lighthouse was designed and built by the British engineer Richard Henry Brunton, and was completed in 1871. Next stop: the Miyagawa Park at the suggestion of the Miura Peninsula. The wind farm consists of 2 wind turbines. From there, it’& rsquo; s just a small dive to their last destination. After a long and tiring day of cycling, the Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club lastly arrives at Jogashima Park on Jogashima Island, the southernmost point of the Miura Peninsula. Excellent task –– now they only have to cycle the whole method back. Don’& rsquo; t forget to capture the series finale next week! What’& rsquo; s the furthest you & rsquo; ve ever taken a trip on your bike? Let us know in the remarks!
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