Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ski day 4 at Happo One

I got frost on my window sheild. It is usually annoying but I am happy to see this as the sign of the cold weather, finally.

Season Day 4,  Powder 3 days, Backcountry 5 days, Telemark 0 days
Happo One 8:55-9:57
Gear:HEAD i.Supershape Magnum+Tecnica Cochise 130
Distance today 9.2km, climb 0m, duration 1:02, avg speed 54.7km/h, burned 0kcal
576 days since injury, 545 days since surgery

A little crowded gondola station.

It took 10 minutes to ride. Only Riesen course is open.
The slope is not well groomed due to the thin snow.

The final approach is very narrow.

The slope got rough very quickly and I ended after 6 runs.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ski day 3 at Hakuba Cortina/Hakuba Goryu

Cortina finally opens.

We got the good position. It's been for a while to be here, probably for a year and 9 months.

Season Day 3,  Powder 3 days, Backcountry 5 days, Telemark 0 days
Hakuba Cortina 8:30-9:32
Gear:BanYa M1102+Dynafit Beast
Distance today 3.3km, climb 0m, duration 1:02, avg speed 44.3km/h, burned 0kcal
575 days since injury, 544 days since surgery

The queuing line is not so long at the chair #4.

The slope under the lift is very bushy. I have never seen this before.
Hieda #2 and #3 are closed, and we descent on Itadaira. Good powder snow. For the second run, there was no queuing at the lift. Then we did the second run at Hieda #1. Hieda #1 was already rough but still good. We were satisfied with two runs and went back.

Hieda #2 looks bushy. Look forward to being open soon.

After the powder riding, we went to Happo-One to check the conditions.
Usagi is not opened yet, and Riesen looked narrow.

Brunch time.

Then I went to Goryu.

Goryu 12:31-13:35
Gear:Rossignol S4+Tecnica Cochise 130

Rossingnol 4S, good equipment in old days back in over 30 years ago. This was longing in my younger days but it was too expensive for me. I bought this two years ago but I couldn't ride on this last season due to my ACL rupture. Finally the day comes to ride.
The first run was really confusing, but I became used to. For the later runs I really enjoyed with this.

Good to find this.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ski day 2 at Charmant Hiuchi

Powder runs.

Season Day 2,  Powder 3 days, Backcountry 5 days, Telemark 0 days
Charmant Hiuchi 8:31-10:28
Gear:Teneighty GUN+Dynafit Beast
HiuchiOne 12H 34cm
Distance today 13.5km, climb 0m, duration 1:57, avg speed 16.2km/h, burned 0kcal
574 days since injury, 543 days since surgery

It's a thin snow season. The god abandoned Hakuba for the snow fall, and I almost gave up going to Hakuba. I got a news that CharMant opens on Friday, and I hurried to Hakuba Thursday night.

I woke up at 5:30a.m. and left Hakuba at 6a.m. It was still dark.
The snow fall was 15cm depth on the car roof.

I had to drive after a slow truck, but I could arrive at CharMant at 7:40a.m.
Few cars at the parking lot.

Ticket window moved inside this year. It is good we don't have to go out all the way just to buy a ticket.

The half day ticket price is raised to 3,000 JPY but will be discounted to 2,000 JPY on weekdays or 2,500 JPY in weekend if Mont Bell membership is presented.

I got the second position in the queuing.

Non-groomed zones are still bushy.

Then I become the first descending guest in this season, as I could go before the snowboarders.

Most of courses were not groomed, and I could enjoy all courses with the deep snow.

Almost finished after 8 runs.

I ate Sushi on the way back.

Another fun.

Cycling-Day 127-Shoin shrine

Buying lunch.

Day 127, 429 days for cycling, total distance 26,079.7km, total climb 279,412m
Shoin shrine 11:30-12:30
Distance today 12.9km, climb 152m, duration 0:41, avg speed 18.8km/h, burned 278kcal
573 days since injury, 542 days since surgery

I attempted to go riding far today, but I couldn't get out of the bed. It was really cold this morning. As compromise, I went out for buying lunch. The destination was a Sushi store but I tried to stop by a bakery.
It was really crowded and I gave up buying.

Bought lunch at the Sushi store.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cycling-Day 126-Kanazawa

Riding in Kanazawa city before eating Sushi.
I hired the shared bike at Kanazawa station and rode to a bakery.
Day 126, 428 days for cycling, total distance 26,066.8km, total climb 279,260m
Kanazawa 11:29-14:18
Distance today 12.2km, climb 169m, duration 1:6, avg speed 10.9km/h, burned 268kcal
Gear: ?
570 days since injury, 539 days since surgery

This area does not have any cycle ports. I have to go there and come back to Kanazawa station in 30 minutes otherwise an extra fee is charged.

I probably could come back in 30 minutes.

I hired another bike and rode to Nishichayagai.
Then I rode back to Korinbo.

I had more time and walked back to Kanazawa station instead of riding more bikes.

Sushi afterward, as usual.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Cycling-Day 125-Tama River(Hamura Dam)

Riding to Tamagawa as usual.

Today the forecast called not windy. It is the day to go in winter.

Day 125, 427 days for cycling, total distance 26,054.6km, total climb 279,091m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 9:24-14:35
Distance today 100.2km, climb 1,058m, duration 4:14, avg speed 23.6km/h, burned 1,960kcal
567 days since injury, 536 days since surgery

Arrived at Hamura in 2 hours.

The winter is approaching to Tamagawa.

Burger lunch as usual.

I also stopped by the favorite bakery but forgot the photo.
Good riding in a calm day.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Walking-Day 11-Shinagawa

Walking after a meeting from Tennoz to home.

Day 11
Shinagawa 12:16-12:16
Distance today 7.2km, climb 150m, duration 1:13, avg speed 5.9km/h, burned 510kcal
566 days since injury, 535 days since surgery


Burger lunch on the way back.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Cycling-Day 124-Tama River(Manganji ferry)

It was too windy to go riding far.

I just went out to buy breakfast for a short distance.

Day 124, 426 days for cycling, total distance 25,954.5km, total climb 278,033m
Tama River(Manganji ferry) 8:52-16:42
Distance today 64.3km, climb 722m, duration 2:46, avg speed 23.2km/h, burned 1,292kcal
565 days since injury, 534 days since surgery

I need to buy something in Futakotamagawa and I went out in the afternoon.
The wind was still strong but I challenged to the against wind to Manganji.

On the way back I stopped by Futakotamagawa for shopping.
It almost got dark when I came home. The short daylight season comes.