2013.November 10th (Sunday)
Weather: Cloudy (rain forecast from noon)
Temperature The temperature was low in the early morning, around 10 degrees Celsius.
TOT [TASTE OF TSUKUBA]
2013 Kannazuki no Jin
was held at Tsukuba Circuit.
I'll be watching the race from early morning today.
It's more like cheering than watching.
Oh my God!
This is the first time for pattern maker Ushizaka from Kadoya's main factory to participate in the race.
I've been so nervous since the morning too...
I feel like I can't stay here even if I stay there...
TOT is divided into 12 classes.
The participating vehicles will mainly be motorcycles from the 1980s.
Classified by model year, engine displacement, frame shape, etc.
Detailed regulations are established for each class.
The class that Ushisaka will enter is
DOBAR-1 [Days of Bike and Roses]
Produced before 1980
Entries other than DOBAR designated vehicles will not be accepted.
There are also detailed restrictions on modifications as emphasis is placed on the atmosphere of the vehicle.
The displacement of 4-cycle cars is within the range of 810cc or less.
The bore can be enlarged.
Kawasaki Zappers account for the majority of participants. . .
It's in the guide.
It is trusted and loved by many riders.
Led by Kenji Hasegawa
Entry will be from TEAM ZAPPER.
Always the unsung hero
He doesn't say much but acts as a team organizer.
He's a really reliable person. . . ”
Inside the TEAM ZAPPER booth
A total of 5 cars entered in each class.
From the front
No.3 Mr. Taguchi KAWASAKI Z650 [DOBAR-1]
No.71 Mr. Inoue KAWASAKI KZ1000MK Ⅱ [MONSTER]
No.63 Mr. Kaneko KAWASAKI Z1000MK Ⅱ [MONSTER]
No.93 Ushisaka-kun KAWASAKI Z650 [DOBAR-1]
No.13 Mr. Hasegawa KAWASAKI Z650 [DOBAR-1]
I had Haseken finish it.
He created the pattern based on his own concept.
Self-order racing suit
Reminiscent of the coloring of the Lace Crafters of yesteryear.
Several lines run from the cuffs through the body to the ankles.
A characteristic of this suit is that it is laid out on both the front and back.
While cornering with your elbows up and the handlebars up
The image is that the lines on the sides look beautiful.
It seems like some effort has been put into it.
Were you able to do it?
Riding just like I imagined! !
Bib number 93 is
Named after Ushizaka: Gyu-san ⇒ Kyusan ⇒ 93
It seems that Mr. Haseken put it on for me.
I have been participating in the MCFAJ Clubman Road Race for some time now.
Please come and support us by helping out and taking photos.
Ushizaka runs around all day long.
I always said, ``I'd rather participate than watch!''
My long-cherished wish has finally come true and we are celebrating today's sunny stage.
``I'm in a very good environment to make leather wear.''
Accumulating actual experience of participating in races as a further challenge
To bridge the gap to the next order that I will be involved in at work.
I want to try new things and experiment.''
We also have strong backup from Kadoya.
Wearing the racing suit he created himself
I carry the Kadoya signboard on my back.
Today is brave! ! !
It came out!
I rushed to Ushizaka's house on my bike in the cold sky at 3 o'clock in the morning.
From the loading to the car driver, he took care of everything.
Always supporting Ushizaka at the race track
Has a lot of racing experience
Is it because he is familiar with the details before starting a race?
Don't say anything unnecessary
Gin-chan is less talkative than usual...
He is a reliable helper.
Kadoya cheering team arrives!!
Sales Department Manager Sakai
To relieve pressure and heckle him just before the race...
That doesn't seem to be the case. .
A shout of encouragement
One more person,,
I've been running since I was young.
This person has a lot of racing experience
Kadoya third generation president Fukano
I silently watch Ushizaka.
After being appointed president
I am really busy every day.
It's been a long time since I've had a satisfying ride!
I can imagine that he was itching inside.
The one on the right
I have been introducing you for a while now.
My name is Haseken.
From a big smile
Your personality shines through.
The center is
"This is all I wanted to do! This is all!!!"
Ushizaka happily wearing sunglasses
The leading figure of super bikes at the time
From a snapshot of Steve McLaughlin's active days...
Something like this...
The one on the left
I previously ordered a racing suit from Kadoya.
Previously introduced by Ushizaka on HF Blog
I have not entered this time.
KAWASAKI Z750FX is my favorite machine.
I have introduced it many times on the HF blog.
This is the person that Ushizaka always takes care of.
To the many people in the booth who gathered on this day
He spoke to us in a friendly manner, livening up the atmosphere and keeping the atmosphere calm.
Mr. Tachikawa is also a genuine ZAPPER rider.
KAWASAKI Z650B1 is my favorite machine.
It's finally time for the finals
In the hall announcement
The name of the rider, machine, and team entered in the class is displayed.
introduced one after another
At the same time, the cheering squad that was in the grid moved to the audience seats.
Wait for the moment to start. . .
He showed his charm to everyone around him until the very last moment.
As expected, his expression changed completely.
It will be a sharp look that challenges you to a match.
start! ! !
A wild bull?
What is the body side line during cornering?
Is this about it? ! !
Around 12:00 noon, DOBAR-1's class
The finals have started.
It was contested for a total of 10 laps.
The rain, which I was worried about in the second half, started to drizzle.
With three laps left, an announcement was made about wet conditions.
The race continues instead of the main downhill.
Ushisaka completed the race safely and returned.
While I'm still excited
I was already starting to feel regret.
Anyway, today is my debut match
Without regrets and failures
There is no growth or evolution. . .
I'm sure today was an unforgettable day for Ushisaka.
I was also able to enjoy a lot of things since the morning, and my heart was full.
During my time at the racetrack as a spectator,
What I realized and realized again
This is about the significance of leather wear.
Every season in town, manufacturers compete against each other.
We develop clothing made from high-performance high-tech materials.
Light, easy to wear, and reasonably priced
Riding wear has become more common
User options vary depending on the intended use.
In other words, the rider's clothing equipment at the racetrack is
Only leather suits are allowed.
(Of course, this includes pads and those with different materials laid out around the joints)
No matter how times change and riding wear continues to evolve,
In the past, now, and perhaps in the future
no speed limit
As the best material to protect yourself from harsh conditions,
Within the strict rules of racing
Leather suits will continue to convey their unwavering significance.
That's an exaggeration, but
The racetrack is a sacred place for leatherwear.
As a craftsman involved in the production of leather wear
With a feeling of strength,
I feel immense pride
It was an important day.
Thank you for the fun time! !
2013.November 10th (Sunday)