For now, just some photos. Could one imagine a more perfect setting than the Fussa „beer shack“ — complete with shrine, Edo era buildings, Koi-nobori in the flag post, and the most spectacular flowering trees imaginable. Please add your own (or email to MOB, Tom or me and we will do so).
Gathered for the party („James hams it up, hefting his Pinarello“ version):
Gathered for the party („full group except the photographer (David L.) and late arrivals (Jerome)“ version):
After the first 8-10 pitchers:
The signed farewll jersey — this time an Israel national version, as Naomi snaps a photo. We look forward to seeing Michael victorious riding in it in the Berlin road race he will join end-of-May:
Sergey, Thomas and Ludwig — at one of the convenience stores after Ura Wada, before the „golf course hills“:
Gathering at Takao: