Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cycling-Day 19-Tama River(Hamura Dam)

Nice blue sky.


Day 19, 258 days for cycling, total distance 18,699.0km, total climb 212,388m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 9:23-14:42
Distance today 102.2km, climb 170m, duration 4:26, avg speed 23.0km/h, burned 2,088kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE

It's pity that I cannot go hiking or mountain skiing, but the situation is better than nothing that I can go riding.

Ride to Tamagawa,

in 2 hours 2 minutes.
I did not give so much effort because of my left knee, but the duration was better.

Burger as usual.


And the favorite bakery on the way back as usual.


The Tamagawa routine as usual.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cycling-Day 18-Enoshima

Nice blue sky.


Day 18, 257 days for cycling, total distance 18,615.0km, total climb 212,348m
Enoshima 6:23-13:41
Distance today 120.3km, climb 300m, duration 6:16, avg speed 19.2km/h, burned 2,601kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE

I become confident of my knee, and I go riding far today.

Crossing Marukobashi bridge.


Arriving at Samukawa shrine in 2 hours 17 minutes.

Caring my left knee in slower pace, but the duration was not so bad.

Crossing Sagami river.


Nice view of Mt. Fuji.

It's a shame I could not go skiing there this year either.

The beach.

The swimming season is approaching.

Enoshima in 1 hour and a few minutes.


Breakfast at a restaurant by the river. I love this place.

I wanted to have a burger but the menu was too early.

Coming back to Marukobashi bridge after 6 hours 20 minutes.


And stopping by the favorite bakery again. I cannot skip this place either.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Cycling-Day 17-Fuchu

Going a little far.


Day 17, 256 days for cycling, total distance 18,439.4km, total climb 211,898m
Fuchu 11:52-15:39
Distance today 65.0km, climb 150m, duration 3:20, avg speed 19.5km/h, burned 1,343kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE

Nice day for riding. Yesterday I become confident to pedal on both feet, and today I go further.

Tamagawa Cycling Road is better for my knee, as I do not have to stop often.


Sekidobashi bridge, in 1 hour 20 minutes.

The ride was slower than usual. I cannot pedal strongly with my left knee, and the higher cadence may stress on my left knee.
I may be able to go further to Hamura, but I have to be 100% sure to return without carrying my bicycle by train, which is not possible with my knee.

I went to a bakery that I watched in TV program,

but this was a different one.

Then I could not go through the favorite bakery.


I was not satisfied with the pace and distance today, but it was much better than riding on a fitness bike in a gym.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Cycling-Day 16-Okusawa

A routine ride to my favorite bakery.


Day 16, 255 days for cycling, total distance 18,319.2km, total climb 211,697m
Okusawa 11:47-14:06
Distance today 9.9km, climb 99m, duration 0:44, avg speed 13.2km/h, burned 218kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE

It's a shame not to go far under such blue sky in good weather.
I can put my both feet on pedals.
The left knee is not strong for pedaling yet, but it is much better to put both pedals.

Good to be here, as my best favorite bakery.


Came back home and went out to the post office in 4km for round trip.
Feeling confident to go further.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cycling-Day 15-Neighborhood

Too fairly good day not to go out.


Day 15, 254 days for cycling, total distance 18,302.6km, total climb 211,529m
Neighborhood 12:28-12:51
Distance today 3.1km, climb 30m, duration 17:55, avg speed 10.4km/h, burned 80kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE

It's a shame not to go skiing, hiking or riding in such a beautiful day.
Riding to a bakery to buy lunch,
using my right leg only.

The distance is not a problem, but it is annoying to release and fix the right pedal every time I stop at a signal or a stop sign.

Coming to the bakery in neighborhood.

I probably cannot go far for a while with my injured left knee.

Hakuba seems better for riding.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cycling-Day 14-Hakuba

As my transportation in the village.


Day 14, 253 days for cycling, total distance 18,306.2km, total climb 211,569m
Hakuba 10:55-17:00
Distance today 9.8km, climb 100m, duration 2:0, avg speed 15.0km/h, burned 200kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro

One night after the  anterior cruciate ligament tear. I feel dull in my knee, but not any pain.
I want to go out in such nice weather.
Walking to a restaurant may be a little hard, and I tried riding on MTB.
Pedaling with my right leg only was hard in my casual sandal, but successful with the SPD shoe.


Today AACR, Alps Azumino Century Ride, was held.

I am a little jealous to see such riding.

Got to the favorite restaurant.

It looks strange to see I am relying on the cane after riding MTB.

Brunching.


Coming back home once, and went out for coffee late afternoon.


A short ride in 10km, but better than no exercise.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ski day 73 at Tateyama

Forced termination of the season.

Season Day 73,  Powder 39 days, Backcountry 26 days, Telemark 10 days
Tateyama 9:24-12:19
Gear:Teneighty GUN+Dynafit Beast
Distance today 5.3km, climb 439m, duration 3:03, avg speed 1.7km/h, burned 613kcal

Leaving Hakuba at 4:30.

It's already light as the day time becomes longer.

Arriving at Tateyama in 2 hours and a few minutes.

The ticketing queue was already longer.
The tram ticket was designated at 7:50, while we wanted to catch 7:20.

Yukino-ohtani, a deep snow valley.

I could not take a picture at the deepest point.

Tateyama, it's been a month since the last time.

The ridges have lost snow.

Climbing to Mt. Jodo in 1 hour, with boots walking for a short distance once.


Going down here.

The condition was good, but I fell down and rolled several times with one ski on foot in 50 meters.
I felt my left knee injured, and I could walk up to pick another ski, poles and sunglasses I felt, but I could not make a right turn.

I somehow walk up to Ichinokoshi on climbing skins,

and somehow descent to Murodo.
My skiing mate led me. I lost a prescription lens and I could not see the slope degrees well.


Forced termination. Sorry for early finish.


I saw a doctor, and he took MRI today. The diagnosis was anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Season farewell party in Hakuba, which I didn't expect.

The season ends in 73 days. I wanted more.