Micky touched the lives of many international randonneurs with his cheerful a smile, friendly waves, encouraging words and generous assistance to all of those around him.
We will miss riding along with Micky and his positive demeanor on brevets in New Zealand and abroad. I’m certain Micky will never be far from our thoughts when riding brevets, especially at those times when we may benefit from a few softly spoken words of encouragement.
President, Kiwi Randonneurs
When I first met Micky in 2012 I thought “this is an interesting person that I want to know” Over the following years we became great friends, riding together in Canada, the USA and Japan, and hosting each other in our homes in our respective country. We shared good times and great difficulty.
I found that Micky was much more than an interesting person: a master of the arts, a master randonneur, a doctor, a photographer, an architect; truly a genius, a lover of life and a friend to all. His highest honor was to help a stranger on the road and to share his in his appreciation for life, brief as it is.
My deepest sympathies go out to his wonderful wife Tomomi and to his family. We have lost a friend and a truly great person, but we will keep him in our hearts and minds that we can become better at what we are doing.
 In memory of our “Shisho: Master” 投稿者：Jai 投稿日：2017/03/22(Wed) 17:14
It was a very shocking news for us to hear Inagaki-san’s accident and we still can not believe he already passed away….
In the past days, we have fortunately had some Brevet rides together with him and we learned many things from him. Inagaki-san was always so energetic and friendly. So, it was so impressive and we are encouraged by him.
As we respect him as a Brevet’s “Shisho: Master”, his death is so regretful…We miss him so much!
We, hereby, sincerely express our condolence to his family and his friends…
 Deep respect for your all previous challenges 投稿者：Young Kwon 投稿日：2017/03/22(Wed) 10:40
Rest in peace and my heart goes for your family.
 Our Great Mate Micky 投稿者：Peter Heal 投稿日：2017/03/22(Wed) 09:14
The committee and members of Audax Australia express our sincere sympathy to the family, friends of Micky and members of Audax Japan for the tragic loss of his life in an accident on the Tiki Tour.
Micky visited Australia & NZ at least seven times to participate in 1,200km and SR600 rides in the hope of completing his 4 Continent ISR Award, but alas he was not successful even though he gave it his very best shot.
Everyone he met in Australia warmed to his outgoing and friendly personality. He went out of his way on many occasions to assist Aussie riders wanting to participate in Audax japan events. Nothing was too much trouble.
A great person who will be deeply missed.
for Audax Australia
 The World Has Lost a Great Man 投稿者：Jason Ham 投稿日：2017/03/21(Tue) 15:50
I had the privilege of meeting Mickey on the 2015 Korea GR1200K and we instantly got along. We saw each other again that summer during PBP and shared some good road time on 1001 Miglia in 2016. He had a serious passion for randonneuring and was a natural ambassador. He was kind-hearted, genuine, and humorous. I was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of his passing in New Zealand. He will be sorely missed all around the world. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
 A terrible loss 投稿者：Dean Comeau 投稿日：2017/03/21(Tue) 08:37
I had the honor and privilege o fmeeting Micky on the Korea 1200 in 2015. We shared the road for a while, and his great outlook on life and Randonneuring helped the kilometers fly by. Seeing Micky do some ‘bike yoga’ as we road along some quiet roads as a means of stretching while riding, is a sight I will never forget. I only met him once, but I’ll never forget that meeting.
My deepest condolences to all of Micky’s family, friends, and fellow riders.
 With Mickey in my mind投稿者：Christian Möhl 投稿日：2017/03/21(Tue) 07:00
I share the road with Mickey for some hours during the M2V in 2014. We never met us before, but these hours have been one of the most impressive time on bike I have ever had.
This year I will ride a part of the 2014 track again and I will ride it with Micky in my mind.
Ride in peace
Gone too erly 投稿者：Lars Sözüer 投稿日：2017/03/21(Tue) 06:26
I could not claim that I knew Micky well. But I was deeply impressed by his cheerful way when I met him first on Merselo-Verona in 2014. So it was a big pleasure for me to see him again last year on 1001Miglia. And I was looking forward to meet him again on other rides. I am so sorry that this won’t happen.
Micky, you have gone much too early to where all of us will eventually go.
 Condoleances from Randonneurs Nederland 投稿者：Ivo Miesen 投稿日：2017/03/21(Tue) 06:15
With a shock we learned about the horrible accident which took away one of the most cheerful and joyous randonneurs of the international randonneur field, Mitsuaki Inagaki . As Dutch randonneurs we learned to know him during the Merselo-Verona 1200 in 2014. He was a positive character in the main bunch and a tireless rider. He will be greatly missed in the international randonneur peloton.
Our condoleances to his relatives and the Japanese randonneur community.
chairman of Randonneurs Nederland.
 So long, Micky 投稿者：Mark Thomas 投稿日：2017/03/21(Tue) 05:12
Micky, I will miss you, my friend.
We loved to roam the world and ride long brevets. On at least ten occasions, we met on 1200k or longer events, from my home country to yours, from the east to the west, from the north to the south, over four continents. When Ricky and I came to ride in Japan, you and Tomomi treated us as family.
Over the past few days, I have thought often of our times together. You always had a kind word, an encouraging word, a smile, or some medicine from your bag to help me along. As we rode, we spoke of the miles, we spoke of our friends, we spoke of the sights, we spoke of the rules of the sport, and we spoke of its administration. But maybe most of all, we spoke of the next ride. Where would that next challenge be?
It pains me beyond measure to think that there will now be no next ride together with you. No 999 Miglia Italia this summer, no SR600 in Japan this fall.
Or maybe that’s wrong. Maybe we will always ride together. Your randonneur sprit will live in my heart and my memory. I’ll feel you spinning past as I struggle up a hill or I’ll imagine your cheerful wave. A thought of you may be the medicine that gets me through the difficult part of a ride. You will have helped again and my heart will be glad.
He was a great man, and it was my pleasure to have known him.
The Belgian randonneurs like to provide their deep respect to Mitsuaki Inagaki.
Micky was one of us, a friend. A warm kind of friend you can only meet on the international randonneurs brevets.
We will miss your presence, Micky
 Share the news from NZ 投稿者：Hisanori TANAKA 投稿日：2017/03/18(Sat) 21:49
The international cycling community is mourning the loss of Japanese rider Mitsuaki Inagaki who was killed after being hit by a truck near Twizel on Wednesday.
Inagaki and a 62-year-old English cyclist were hit by a truck just south of the Mount Cook turn off on State Highway 8 at 6.20am.
Inagaki was one of 29 riders participating in a 1200 kilometre Tiki Tour ride around the mid and lower South Island organised by Kiwi Randonneurs, New Zealand’s long distance cycling association.
Friends of Inagaki paid tribute to fellow cyclist and president of Audax Japan, a non-competitive long distance cycling organisation with branches around the world.
Brian Burke who rode a 1200km in Florida with Inagaki in October 2016, said he hoped Inagaki would be remembered by his “pleasant personality and travels throughout the globe”.
“We are a small, tight community. We take all losses with difficulty. We do organised rides around the world and give, and receive, help to others who share our passion as cyclists.”
 Audax Ireland President 投稿者：Senan Burke投稿日：2017/03/18(Sat) 20:37
It was with deep regret and shock that we heard of the death of our good friend and fellow randonneur, Mitsuaki ” Micky ” Inagaki.
He had many friends here in Ireland and his pleasant and helpful way will be missed.
Our condolences to all his family and friends.
President Audax Ireland.
 U.S. Randonner 投稿者：Bill Watts 投稿日：2017/03/18(Sat) 04:28
I have met Micky a few times, but really got to know him on the Super Brevet Scandinavia. On that ride, my lights quit working, and Micky lent me his. He was a wonderful man: generous, helpful and always cheerful, even when the going was tough. I sent my condolences to his family, to Audax Japan, and to the many friends he had all over the world.
 President of Randonneurs USAからの追悼文 投稿者：田中 投稿日：2017/03/17(Fri) 21:00
We of Randonneurs USA wish to express our heartfelt condolences at the loss of Mitsuaki “Micky” Inagaki in yesterday’s crash on the New Zealand 1200.
A number of our members have ridden with Micky on randonnees in the US and abroad, and counted him as a friend.
Our thoughts are with you, his family, and friends.
-john lee ellis
President of Randonneurs USA, for the RUSA Board
 Randonneur Holland 会長からの追悼文 投稿者：井手マヤ 投稿日：2017/03/17(Fri) 14:42
With a shock we learned this morning about the horrible accident which took away one of the most cheerful and
joyous randonneurs of the international randonneur field, Mitsuaki Inagaki . As Dutch randonneurs we learned to know him during the Merselo-Verona 1200 in 2014. He was a positive character in the main bunch and a tireless rider. He will be greatly missed in the international randonneur peloton. Our condoleances to his relatives and the Japanese randonneur community. Ivo Miesen chairman of Randonneurs Nederland