|07/10/2022||Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan|
|09/10/2022||RBC Gran Fondo Whistler|
|10/09/2021||2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Istocno Sarajevo|
|10/03/2021||Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine|
|01/26/2020||Kamloops Triathlon Club - 4x Mixed Relay Indoor Triathlon||1:44:00 (Team)|
|09/07/2019||Gran Fondo Whistler (Canada)||16/102 (Div)|
|05/26/2019||Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride||3:54:22|
Williams Lake, Canada | lilyam.hatenablog.com/
|Main Focus||Road Cycling / Criterium|
|Bucket List Race||UCI Gran Fondo World Championships|
|Off-Day Activity||Power Yoga (I'm an instructor :-)|
I am an immigrant (2003) from Japan in Canada. I started road biking only one year ago. I never thought it would be something I would be interested in.
Indeed, I grew up in a pancake flat area and had only ridden a Mama-chari or Japanese utility bicycle (single speed steel bike) for going to school when I was a teenager.
I am now a 50 year-old women, but I try hard to improve my skills on a daily basis. I raced in the Gran Fondo Whistler 2019 and I almost qualified for the UCI World Championships 2020 in my age category. I was only one place short (less than 4 minutes) from making the cutoff 20%, so it was very frustrating, but I will try more races over the year in order to qualify anyway!
I now blog about my biking experiences in Japanese and have the 3rd most read Japanese blog for overseas cycling.