As my adventures in Japan lead me into more mountainous and rural areas, I decided that I needed a bike that was tailored to my requirements.
I am 193cm tall, and need a 63 cm frame (nonexistent in Japan, light enough to easily climb mountains, carrry around on trains, and durable enough to carry a heavy load of rider and pack if needed.
With that, I found a local bike shop that actually builds the bikes. Below is my new road bike. I forsee adventure and exciting moments ahead