Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cycling-Day 34-Shirasawa Pass

I was almost departing in the morning,

 but it seemed raining and the road was wet.
Usually I gotta go when the weather got better but the forecast called the bad weather. I slept again.

Day 34, 273 days for cycling, total distance 19,378.3km, total climb 220,476m
Shirasawa Pass 14:24-15:31
Distance today 19.1km, climb 531m, duration 1:0, avg speed 18.8km/h, burned 365kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
155 days since injury, 124 days since surgery

Even in the afternoon it was not raining.
I got a short ride to Shirosawa pass before it really rains.


39 minutes to the pass.

Good for the same pace before the surgery.

Careful descent on the wet slope.


Chairlifts were removed in Minekata Ski resort.


The color leaves were getting colored.


Good to be able to ride today.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Walking-Day 10-Shibuya

Walking back home from Shibuya.


Day 10
Shibuya 16:46-18:15
Distance today 7.2km, climb 120m, duration 1:28, avg speed 4.9km/h, burned 337kcal

After the party at Shibuya, I walked back home.
Good exercise in two rainy days.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Cycling-Day 33-Tama River(Hamura Dam)

I feel a little tired with the riding yesterday and wondered to go out, but
the weather was too good to miss, and the forecast calls the bad weather next weekend.

Day 33, 272 days for cycling, total distance 19,440.2km, total climb 219,584m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 9:30-15:16
Distance today 100.1km, climb 170m, duration 4:32, avg speed 22.1km/h, burned 2,045kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
143 days since injury, 112 days since surgery

Marukobashi bridge for the boundary of my adventure, as always.


2 hours 8 minutes to Hamura Dam.

The duration was not bad despite of the "jam" of Tamagawa cycling road in the national holiday.

The burger lunch as usual.

The menu is not for Halloween.

Coffee time on the way back.


Good riding in such a nice weather.


Stopping by the bakery as usual.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Cycling-Day 32-Enoshima

Nice bluebird day.

The first time to Enoshima since the surgery.

Day 32, 271 days for cycling, total distance 19,357.6km, total climb 219,669m
Enoshima 7:51-15:04
Distance today 117.7km, climb 425m, duration 5:56, avg speed 19.8km/h, burned 2,554kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
142 days since injury, 111 days since surgery

Arriving at Samukawa Shrine in 2 hours 12 minutes.

Good to be here in the same pace as the past.
Samukawa shrine is getting busy for Shichigosan(7-5-3) celebration.

Crossing Sagami river.


Nice riding along the beach.


Enoshima was busy.

Arrived in 1 hour from Samukawa.

Lunch at the favorite cafe at 11:45.

This burger is available from 11 am. Good timing.
I am now happy to eat this burger again after the surgery.

Going home.

Nice riverside running makes me go all the way.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Cycling-Day 31-Okusawa

I could not ride on wet and slippery road in the morning.
Departed in the afternoon after it was dried out.

Day 31, 270 days for cycling, total distance 19,128.1km, total climb 218,881m
Okusawa 12:59-13:25
Distance today 5.9km, climb 62m, duration 0:23, avg speed 14.9km/h, burned 127kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
141 days since injury, 110 days since surgery

To the bakery as usual.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Cycling-Day 30-Otari-Hotaru

Nice bluebird day.


Day 30, 269 days for cycling, total distance 19,171.5km, total climb 220,213m
Otari-Hotaru 9:59-14:52
Distance today 55.2km, climb 1,456m, duration 3:1, avg speed 18.2km/h, burned 1,147kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
135 days since injury, 104 days since surgery

Today I could not get up early either, and had to give up a long riding.
Hotaru, a soba restaurant, is the alternative destination today for my breakfast and lunch.

Arrived in 1 hour, just before the opening time, but already queuing with several guests.
It's been for several years since last time to eat here, as it was always full I tried.

Good to be able to eat.


I use this bridge every time, and I found this is a historical architecture with its unusual shape.

This bridge was built during the World War II, and it was made of concrete instead of steel, as steel was short due to the war.

There was a mushroom festival at Santeinn Otari.

Local mushrooms are all sold out but there was a service of mushroom miso soup.


I was just on the way back, but found a signboard to Chobo-no-sato, or the observatory village. I knew the signboard but I have never been there.
It is just 6km away, and seemed good for exercise after the meal.

But the way was not just an easy exercise. The trail was really far in the wood, and I had to do a hill climbing in 45 minutes with 410m elevation.


And the observatory place is up there.

The doctor has not allowed me to climb a hill, but perhaps I can walk on the pavement.

The view is not new to me, but good as I can see Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort.


Hieda #2 and #3, and the roof of the chairlift #4.

I am really sad I probably cannot go there in this season.

Descending was a little scary, as the road was sandy, without guard rails.


The ride was meant just to eat lunch, but eventually hard.

Cafe time. The Tarte tatin season has come.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cycling-Day 29-Kurobishi

Bluebird day.


Day 29, 268 days for cycling, total distance 19,094.0km, total climb 218,246m
Kurobishi 10:48-18:39
Distance today 32.8km, climb 945m, duration 2:15, avg speed 14.3km/h, burned 727kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
134 days since injury, 103 days since surgery

Nice view of three summits.

It seems like a perfect day for mountain climbing, but I cannot go.

I tended to go earlier and longer, but I could not get up for tiredness.

Heading to Kurobishi just like last week.

Breakfast at cafe for the beginning.

The parking lot at Kurobishi is full.

perhaps for this perfect weather.

Arriving in 1 hour half, actual duration seems 1 hour 15 minutes without stopping by the cafe.

It is much better than last week.

Closer view of three summits.

I am very jealous to be here, just watching the mountains.
The leaves become colored. Next week should be the best.

Panorama course has shining silver grasses.

It was cool and I did not sweat much, then the descending was not too cold.

I went out for diner again on bicycle.