Wednesday, October 10, 2012

World Sports Bicycle Festival in Osaka

Do you like Sports Bicycles?
In Japan,Sports Bicycles are becoming very popular among many people these days.

Today,I came to a big complex facility in Osaka, called "ATC", Asia & Pacific Trade Center at South Port,Osaka.
Sports Bicycles Festival is held here today.
Various kinds of Sports Bikes from all over the world are displayed here today, and we can also try our favorite brand bicycles to our hearts content!

I'm not so big fan of Sports Bikes,but it is my husband's favorite.
He seems really exciting^ ^

This is "PINARELLO",an invincible brand of Big Race.
It is an Italian bicycle manufacturer in Treviso,Italy.Really famous bicycle brand.
It is at the top position of road bikes world.

It is really a stylish, cool bike!
RIDLEY is famous Belgian bicycle manufacturer.
In Belgium,Bicycle is a national sport.
Some roads in Belgium are paved by stone,or reminiscent,old,unpaved roads,
so it is really hard for professional riders to ride bicycles on such roads.
RIDLEY bicycles have been developed in such circumstances,
that is the reason why RIDLEY bikes are high-performance,
and that is why many Champions are produced from Belgium.
 What a beautiful bicycle!
This is "DE ROSA".
This is also an Italian bicycle manufacturer,established by Ugo De Rosa.
To my surprise,Ugo De Rosa established this company when he was 18 years old!
This is very popular bike brand in Japan.
DE ROSA road bike.
Wow, this is a dream bicycle with sail!
How wonderful it would be if I could ride this bicycle! 
I've never seen such bicycle before. It is really interesting.
Let's go outside for a change of air.
These people are waiting for their turn to test ride of their favorite bikes.
There are so many booths of each bicycle brands.
People are standing in a long line,waiting for their turn to ride.
This is the scenery of the test ride course.
My husband took a test ride three times.
I also rode this sports bike, but it was a little difficult for me.
It takes a bit of getting used to.
I'm sure you will feel so refreshed,pedal along the coastal road,on a fine beautiful autumn day!


  1. I think I would prefer to walk on that coastal road, Kumiko:)

    I'm not a connaisseur of these bikes, so I do not deny the right of other people to love them!

  2. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    Oh,I strongly recommend this bike to you,Traveling Hawk!
    I'm kidding :):)
    My husband is a big fan of such bicycles.
    He was in his element when he was pedaling the bicycles.

  3. It's good you both had a good time at the event! I'm glad for you.

  4. These are cool bikes, but I've stopped riding!
    Another interesting post Kumiko! Thanks!!

  5. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    Hope you'll have a wonderful day!

  6. @Freida,
    Thank you,Freida!
    Oh,I'm happy if you like this post.
    Hope you'll have a wonderful day,Freida!

  7. So interesting that bicycling is popular in Japan ! We have lots of people practising the sport in their free time here in Belgium and it's very popular. Pedalling on a nice day is indeed very refreshing.

  8. @Walter,
    Thank you,Walter!
    Yes,that's right.Bicycling became very popular in Japan in the last ten years.Although we're not so skilled,compared to Belgian people...
    Yes,absolutely great when we pedal on a sunny clear day!

  9. Thanks for sharing this excellent post!