“Bicycle in test tube” by Tomity. Tomity retired this June as a professional bike racer in Japan after one of the longest careers (27 years!) on the Keirin circuit–one of Japan’s most popular gambling sports, where up to $100,000 can be exchanged in a single race. Click here to watch a video of Tomity talking about how he got into racing, how the sport works in Japan, the custom made bike he rides, and his plans for retirement–which include designing specialty track bike parts and being an eternal Keirin Ambassador. Love his motto: “Life is beautiful, Bike is peaceful!”.