Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cycling-Day 99-Okusawa/Neighborhood

Riding for lunch,

as usual.

Day 99, 531 days for cycling, total distance 29,863.8km, total climb 327,244m
Okusawa 10:25-10:56
Distance today 6.0km, climb 77m, duration 0:22, avg speed 15.9km/h, burned 128kcal
Gear: GIANT TCR ADVANCED 1 KOM
853 days since injury, 822 days since surgery

Beautiful day.

It's a shame I have an appointment in the afternoon.

Then riding for diner at night, but I found the store was closed.

Neighborhood 19:10-19:17
Distance today 1.6km, climb 17m, duration 0:07, avg speed 13.9km/h, burned 27kcal

Monday, September 16, 2019

Cycling-Day 98-Meguroku/Bike change

It was raining in the morning.

I expected a wire work to change Internet connection at home in the afternoon, but it was pushed ahead in the morning. It was good to be done while raining, but the rain did not stop until afternoon.

Day 98, 530 days for cycling, total distance 29,855.2km, total climb 327,129m
Meguroku 15:58-17:35
Distance today 5.1km, climb 59m, duration 0:22, avg speed 13.4km/h, burned 114kcal
Gear: BIANCHI VIA NIRONE7 SORA 2017
850 days since injury, 819 days since surgery


I have ridden on this bike in 3,299.3km for 8 months, but I decided to change today.

The bike was subscribed. The initial sales talk was to allow me to change the bike every three months, but in the reality there was no available bike to change. I wanted to change to the new bike but I had to ride on BIANCHI for eight months, and there is still no available bike now. I terminated the subscription.


Then I took a ride on a train to a bike store.
I bought a new bike, GIANT TCR ADVANCED 1 KOM.

Meguroku 18:20-18:42
Distance today 2.6km, climb 38m, duration 0:11, avg speed 13.6km/h, burned 55kcal
Gear: GIANT TCR ADVANCED 1 KOM

I rode back home. The new bike is really light, and easy to pedal. I thought it would be supported by an electric motor. Look forward to riding far.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Cycling-Day 97-Misaki port

Early departure.

I got up at 5a.m. and it was still dark. It became blight enough when I departed.
The day gets shorter and shorter.

Day 97, 529 days for cycling, total distance 29,850.1km, total climb 327,070m
Misaki port 5:19-15:19
Distance today 150.2km, climb 2,089m, duration 7:15, avg speed 20.7km/h, burned 3,314kcal
Gear: BIANCHI VIA NIRONE7 SORA 2017
Wind 10:00 NNE6.0m/s, 13:00 NE3.0m/s
849 days since injury, 818 days since surgery

Arrived at Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall in 1 hour 15 minutes.
Nice blue bird. The forecast calls raining late evening. I don't believe it. The way after Yokohama port, many red traffic signals stopped me a lot.
I have never been stopped by this signal before, and this is just one of them. 

Arriving at Nobi beach in 3 hours 15 minutes. 15 minutes more than usual.
I was thinking to go to the other side of Tokyo bay riding on a ferry from here and help people affected by the last typhoon, but the volunteers are accepted from Chiba citizens only.

Arrived at Misaki port in 3 hours 43 minutes or 3 hours 6 minutes for the actual riding time.

I realized it was almost the same duration as the last time.

Today I tried a new restaurant for me. It was 9:30 and there are few open restaurants at this early time.


Enjoyed gorgeous seafood bowl. The way back was windy, and the wind was against.

Tateishi beach.

Kamakura city was busy.

Then I visited my grandma's grave.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses.

I looked around for some food there, but I couldn't find good ones.

Stopping at the bakery as usual.

It's been for a while to exceed 150km riding distance.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Cycling-Day 96-Shoin shrine/Meguroku

Short riding.

Day 96, 528 days for cycling, total distance 29,697.5km, total climb 324,944m
Shoin shrine 11:32-12:52
Distance today 12.2km, climb 160m, duration 0:39, avg speed 18.4km/h, burned 274kcal
Gear: BIANCHI VIA NIRONE7 SORA 2017
848 days since injury, 817 days since surgery

Riding for lunch.

The bakery was very crowded and it limited to enter.

A sushi store was also busy.

I had to wait more than 10 minutes for each.

It was cloudy and cool today.

In the afternoon I went for the second ride.

Meguroku 15:47-15:56
Distance today 2.5km, climb 37m, duration 0:08, avg speed 18.3km/h, burned 62kcal
Gear: BIANCHI VIA NIRONE7 SORA 2017

visiting a bike store.

I tried two bikes but the trace was not recorded.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Cycling-Day 95-Tama River(Hamura Dam)

Riding to Hamura.

Day 95, 527 days for cycling, total distance 29,685.4km, total climb 324,784m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 9:02-14:27
Distance today 102.1km, climb 1,056m, duration 4:25, avg speed 23.0km/h, burned 2,002kcal
Gear: BIANCHI VIA NIRONE7 SORA 2017
Wind 10:00 NNE3.0m/s, 14:00 NNE3.0m/s
847 days since injury, 816 days since surgery

The clouds ahead are dark, but the forecast calls cloudy day, not raining.
Arrived at Hamura in 2 hours 15 seconds.

I regret if I could run a little faster, in 16 seconds.

Tama river runs with higher volume.


Burger lunch.


Looks like fire works festival being prepared.

The rain drops down on the way back.


Today I went to a patisserie instead of the usual bakery.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Cycling-Day 94-Enoshima

Riding to Enoshima.

Early departure at 5:27 a.m. Thick clouds were spread but the forecast called not raining until late afternoon.

Day 94, 526 days for cycling, total distance 29,583.3km, total climb 323,728m
Enoshima 5:27-12:56
Distance today 118.2km, climb 1,313m, duration 5:23, avg speed 22.0km/h, burned 2,531kcal
Gear: BIANCHI VIA NIRONE7 SORA 2017
Wind 07:00 NNE1.0m/s, 13:00 SSE4.0m/s
845 days since injury, 814 days since surgery

Arrived at Samukawa Shrine in 2 hours 17 minutes, or actual riding in 1 hour 59 minutes.


Enoshima.


It was not busy, after the summer season ends. Evil breakfast.

Bakery on the way back.

Good riding.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Hiking-Day 6-Mt. Karamatsu

Nice blue bird.

Day 6
Mt. Karamatsu 6:53-12:12
Distance today 15.4km, climb 1,337m, duration 4:32, avg speed 3.4km/h, burned 1,098kcal
841 days since injury, 810 days since surgery

I am hiking to this peak today, as usual.
CAUTION! The duration in this article is due to my experiences and physical strength, and much shorter than the standard course time. Please plan by yourself considering your own experiences and physical strength when you plan to walk the course.

The lift is not operational yet. I walk up instead.

The opening time was at 7:45. It's too late to go hiking.

It was really hot today.

Arrived to Grat in 30 minutes.

Arrived at Happo-ike lake in another 30 minutes.
Today the reflection was perfect,

but I was exhausted on the way, and slowed down.

Arrived at the peak in 2:25 from the parking lot or in 1:55 from Grat.
Very slow pace.

Nice view of Mt. Fuji.


The way back was busy for the hiking people after the lift opened.

I came down to Happo-ike lake again.

It's already at 11 a.m., and it is unusual still to see the reflection.

Walking down.

Very very hot today.
I always regret to walk down from the cool peak.

After hiking I went to Omachi city.


Today I came for this event.

Sake tasting event with three sake breweries in Omachi city (link Japanese only).

Admission fee is in 2,000 JPY with this sake cup,

and free sake drinks. Hopping sake breweries.

And the other one.


At my favorite curry restaurant for dinner.

Great day for hiking and sake tasting.