Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cycling-Day 25-Enoshima(109.1km)

Beach riding under the autumn blue sky.

Day 25, 179 days for cycling, total distance 13,292.3km, total climb 178,650m
Enoshima 10:05-17:40
Distance today 109.1km, climb 1,313m, duration 7:35, avg speed 20.4km/h, burned 2,420kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520
Today's route

The heavy traffic made us arrive very late last night, and I woke up late morning.

Started riding at 10am.


Arrived in Asahina, East Kamakura in 2 hours half.

Climbing up on the slope of Asahina. It is steep but not so more than Shirasawa pass or Kurobishi.

I visited my ancestors grave as a Japanese seasonal tradition and decent to Kamakura.

Zaimokza beach.

Yesterday I was on the peak of Northern Japan Alps, Mt. Karamatsu.
Today I am on the beach.

Now I ride along the coast line.


The traffic looks heavy.


I came to a famous restaurant, but

the cue was very very long and I gave up.

I arrived at Enoshima,

It is busy as usual.

A restaurant I have tried many times this year and I couldn't get in was,

available after waiting for 20 minutes.
Finally I could eat the fish bowl I wanted.

Then I go home on the usual road.


On the way back I bought bread at a brasserie.

And it brings me a steep slope to ascend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Trekking-Day 5-Mt. Karamatsu(10.0km)

The forth peek hunt on Mt. Karamatsu.

Day 5
Mt. Karamatsu 6:55-10:45
Distance today 10.0km, climb 663m, duration 3:50, avg speed 3.4km/h, burned 704kcal
Today's route

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.

Finally we got the perfect sky, but it is too late for trekking.
Anyway I go trekking. The only choice is Mt. Karamatsu for a short trip.

The lift operation starts at 6:30.


Beautiful clouds sea.


There was a little wind which broke the reflection of Hakuba summits.


Leaves colored at Shimono-Kamba.


Ougi snow valley in 55 minutes.


Maruyama ridge in 1 hour 10 minutes.


Karamatsudake hut in 1 hour half.


Arrived at the peak in 1 hour 40 minutes.

The actual duration was 1 hour half excluding sopping by Happoike lake.
This is the forth time to be here.

We got a beautiful view today.


Mt. Fuji far away.


Slowly descending with photo breaks.

Nice red rowan leaves.
The leaves seem colored a week earlier than usual.

On the way back I had to wait for climbers ascending.


Today the weather looks good all the day, but the lake was covered with clouds.

The boardwalk was full of people.


It took almost two hours on the way back.

A long long cue for ascending at Grad lift.


Leaves start colored in Kurobishidaira.


Hakuba summits with clouds.


A short activity in the morning as usual.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cycling-Day 24-Shirasawa Pass(17.7km)

A short ride after walking on Tsugaike Natural Park.


Day 24, 178 days for cycling, total distance 13,183.2km, total climb 177,337m
Shirasawa Pass 15:46-16:45
Distance today 17.7km, climb 591m, duration 0:59, avg speed 18.3km/h, burned 400kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
Today's route

To Shirosawa pass as usual for a short ride.

Today I could make it in 35 minutes 42 seconds.

Exceeded my best record. Totally exhausted.

Upper side was well paved and easy to run.


In the middle the road is still under construction.


Very slippery for descending, and I could ride only in 8km/h.
For ascending I was running in 10km/h, and actually descending was slower than ascending.

Today I could hit my record but further improvement seems very difficult.

Walking-Day 3-Tsugaike Nature Park(4.4km)

Day 3
Tsugaike Nature Park 9:26-11:45
Distance today 4.4km, climb 613m, duration 2:19, avg speed 2.0km/h, burned 376kcal

The weather does not look good in the mountain.


Today we rode on the tram to Tsugaike Natural Park.

It was foggy but we expect some color leaves.

Ukishima swamp.


Whenever I come here everything is under the snow, and I did not realize the areas have names.

We enjoyed walking for two hours.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

MTB-Day 2-Iwatake(11.1/241.9km)

Day 2, 19days for MTB cycling, total distance 241.9km, total climb 5,355m
Iwatake 9:50-11:05
Distance today 11.1km, climb 3m, duration 0:16, avg speed 15.7km/h, burned 64kcal
Gear: bis mojo HD

The "Silver Week", a national holiday week in Autumn.
We wanted to go trekking but the weather was not stable.
The campsites can be crowded and trails are busy if we go to the wrong time.

Then we gave up trekking and went for a MTB ride in Iwatake.

The trail is opened to the guest in this week only.


We had three rides.

The trail was technical with stones.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Trekking-Day 4-Mt. Karamatsu(9.9km)

To Mt. Karamatsu following the last week.

Day 4
Mt. Karamatsu 8:10-13:30
Distance today 9.9km, climb 871m, duration 5:20, avg speed 3.2km/h, burned 922kcal
Today's route

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.


は、筆者の体力と普段の歩き慣れている行程から踏破したもので、案内地図に示されている標準コースタイムよりも遥かに短い時間となっています。 同コース踏破を計画されている

Today we wanted to go to Mt. Kashimayari but we found the weather will be bad Sunday morning.

Then we switched to a trekking to Mt. Karamatsu in one day.

Taking the fist lift at 7:30.


Started trekking at 8:15.

The members are my trekking mate, Ta'a-chan and Shu-Shu.


Happo-Ike lake in 35 minutes.

The reflection was not clear due to the winds.

We saw Mt. Fuji far our sight.


Today the pace was slower than usual and we arrived at Karamatsudake hut in two hours.


Arrived at the peak in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Good weather to see Mt. Tsurugi.

We came back to the hut and had a coffee break.


We tried Ushikubi train before we go home, in order for Shu-Shu to conquer his acrophobia.

He successfully made it.

And he should be able to go further.
Actually I have acrophobia, too.

Nice trekking in the such a nice view.


Today the weather was good in the afternoon as well.

We miss this weather to leave.


Returned at 13:30.


In the late afternoon we played tennis.

It's been 20 years.