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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Toshikoshi Soba 2010

Yes, it was the end of the year, and yes, it's time to cook up some soba noodles for Toshikoshi. Last year (2009) I cooked up zaru soba the first time as I found Adelaide weather rather warm for regular kake style soba. The weather forecast said it was going to be warm and so I decided on zaru soba yet again. But this year I had something else in my mind...

Yes. Tempura. 天ざる. Though it was only eggplant and pumpkin, it turned out pretty good. The dipping sauce and whatnot turned out alright too.

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New set of wheels!

I read somewhere that changing the wheel set on a bike is the most noticeable upgrade. And when I saw the Dura-Ace clincher wheels on sale, I decided to give it a go.

Before: Mavic Aksium Race

After: Shimano Dura-Ace 7850 Carbon Laminate Clincher

Well. I think it's nice and it was worth my money. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase. The bike's a lot easier for me to ride; smoother ride that just takes less effort on my part while riding.

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