Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cycling-Day 8-Enoshima(123.5km)

I washed cash at Zeniarai Benten Shrine and I was washed with the heavy rain.
Day 8, 143days for cycling, total distance 10,636.1km, total climb 148,613m
Enoshima 6:25-15:33
Distance today 123.5km, climb 1,299m, duration 6:4, avg speed 20.3km/h, burned 2,723kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520
Today's route

I wanted to go climbing in this weekend but I had an urgent business trip and came back on Saturday.
For Sunday activity I went to Enoshima, where I wanted to go.

Started at 6:32.

It is sunny, but the forecast calls a shower in the afternoon.
Going to Hakone is an idea, but a long ride should be discarded today.

Maruko-bashi bridge for my gateway to the West at 6:51.

Keep going through Nakahara street.

Youda at 8:46. This is the junction to the road to Yabitsu pass.
Going to Yabitsu was an idea as well but I chose the coast line.

At Samukawa at 9:00. There is a famous shrine Samukawa Shrine around here.
I found it is not far from here.

I turned to visit there.

Samukawa shrine.

Then I go donw to the South,

And crossing Banyu River at 10:12

Then I went to the beach.

It is the summer season indeed.

This year waiting line for the parking lot is not allowed along the road.

There used be a long cue of cars which made heavy traffic, and this policy is right.
But I miss the cue, as I felt some advantage running through the traffic by bicycle.

Arriving at Enoshima at 10:45.

Shirasu-don, or a rice bowl with fresh young sardine.
I was lucky there was a catch today.

Leaving Enoshima and running to Yuigahama.

Nice to ride along the beach.

Then I went to Zeniarai Benten Shrine. There is a legend that you make money multiply when you wash cash here.

I found a tax office just before the shrine. What a black joke this is!

The slope to the shrine was very hard.

The Shrine.

I don't carry cash much, then

I washed my credit cards.

Leaving at 12:40, and go back home on the usual route.

Totsuka at 13:39.

A new bridge across the rail track. Before it the crossing point was not opened.

Yokohama station at 14:28.

The rader expects the cumulonimbus clouds will be growing after 3pm.
Tried running fast for coming home before the rain.

The black clouds are growing ahead.

I went through a cloud ensemble, but

The other one was growing beyond Tama River.
The time was already 15:10.

At last I got the rain at 15:30, when I entered into Kan-Nana street.

It was really heavy rain.

Came back to the start point at 15:41.

The rain already stopped but I totally got wet.

If I would not stop by Zeniarai Benten Shrine, I probably would not get wet.
I was washed just like I washed cash.
I should be very rich as I was washed so much.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cycling-Day 7-Arakawa(99.5km)

Not clear weathe took me to Arakawa Cycling Road again.

Day 7, 142days for cycling, total distance 10,512.6km, total climb 147,314m
Arakawa 7:44-13:40
Distance today 99.5km, climb 1,158m, duration 4:38, avg speed 21.5km/h, burned 2,204kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520
Today's route

Today I wanted to go to Enoshima area but the forecast calls some rain falls.
Then I try the reverse course that I ran yesterday.

Started at 7:44.

The clouds were still black.

I found Yamate street was good to ride yesterday.
I ran again to Arakawa Cycling Road.

I have been using SPD sandals since yesterday.

They do not perfectly lock on to the pedals but good enough to use.

Turning to Arakawa Cycling Road at Toda-bashi bridge.

The road was still wet due to the shower yesterday evening.

I hate the wet road.

25km riding took me to the river mouth.

I was running reverse at the same time yesterday, but the winds were also against. I don't know why.

So far I ran 50km. The original plan was to ride straight home, but the distance is short and the time is still early.

Then I went to Tokyo Skytree Tower.

Then I tended to go straight home, but the downtown seemed crowded with cars and people, that prevents me from riding.

Then I went back to Arakawa Cycling Road.

At Yotsugi turning to the Road.
This route is longer, but more smooth than running through the downtown.

And the duration can be almost same.

Turing back to the Route 17 at Toda-bashi Bridge.

And turning to Yamate street.

I finished a little less than 100km.

Still acceptable with 200km total in last two days.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cycling-Day 6-Outer Tokyo(106.6km)

Riding around and reached to Shibamata Taishakuten, or Sakra devanam Indra Temple.

Day 6, 141days for cycling, total distance 10,413.1km, total climb 146,156m
Outer Tokyo 8:03-15:45
Distance today 106.6km, climb 1,153m, duration 5:4, avg speed 21.0km/h, burned 2,410kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520 Today's route

At last the rain stopped. Now I go riding.
Started at 8:03.

It was late to leave after I could not decide the route.


I didn't know the Nissan show room was closed.

I rode down to the bay and turned to Arakawa Cycling Road.

I haven't been here for a long time.

Then I went to Shibamata Taishakuten, or Sakra devanam Indra Temple.
Arrived at 10:30.

I haven't been here for a long time either.

After the visiting, Dango, or dumplings of rice with sweet bean paste as a treatment.

Then I rode on Edogawa Cycling Road.

The riding was tough with the against wind.

I left the road to the West at the Tsukuba Express bridge.

Then I crossed Souka city.

I attempted to the Route 17 but the road was not straight.

I almost lost the way and turned to the route 122.

Then I reached to Arakawa river. I rode on the Cycling Road again.

Then went down to the South along the Route 17.

At 13:45 I arrived at Ikebukuro.

For the late lunch I went to the Korean town in Okubo.

I wanted to eat something very spicy. I sweat anyway.

The famous restaurant I found had a long cue.

I thought it was not busy here, with some troublesome relationship between Korea and Japan, but still the Korean town was beloved.

Pork Kimchi rice ball, instead of the Korean food.

The weather became worse and the black clouds appeared.

And I got wet a little.

Today I rode without any goal but it was good for the rice dumplings although I missed Korean food.