Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ski day 2 at Hakuba

Season Day 2,  Powder 2 days, Backcountry 2 days, Telemark 0 days
Hakuba 8:45-13:15

Happo One ski resort has opened.

A long cue for the gondola lift.

The visibility was poor.

We walked up.

Now we go where we could see.

Good powder snow.

The condition was almost in the middle of the season.

We enjoyed with three times climbing.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ski day 1 at Hakuba

Season Day 1,  Powder 1 days, Backcountry 1 days, Telemark 0 days
Hakuba 9:15-11:30
Distance today 5.0km, climb 700m, duration 2:15

We attempted a tour in Tateyama for the beginning in the season, but we couldn't do it for too less snow.

However we got the snow yesterday and we did skiing backcountry in Hakuba.
Good to see the snow again.

Now we are ascending.

It looks like in the middle of the season for walking in the deep snow.

Two terminators dragged me up,

and we did 700m ascension.

Looks good.

Let's go now.

Good powder!

And this is also the beginning of the season at a cafe.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cycling-Day 33-Mitake(126.8km)

Day 33, 187 days for cycling, total distance 14,066.9km, total climb 184,788m
Mitake 8:21-17:14
Distance today 126.8km, climb 350m, duration 6:13, avg speed 20.4km/h, burned 2,764kcal

The cycling season will be ending (and I hope so).
For the closing I finished "Enoshima routine" yesterday.
Today I go to Tama river as another routine.

Leaving at 8:21. The air is very cold. I took of my jacket but I had to wear again.

Arrived at Hamura dam at 10:53.

It took 2 hours half. I did not work well.

Today I go further.

I look down to Tama river from Mitake-ohashi bridge.

I used to be paddling here. The stream looks changed.

The ginkgo tree looks beautiful.

Kanzanji parking.

This place is where I parked for paddling a lot. Long time no visit.

I went to a barbecue party that I was invited.
I made myself full for the way back. Thanks for the great food.

Leaving Mitake at 2pm.

Hamura dam again at 2:30pm.

Washroom break before the "freeway" riding.

Beautiful color leaves along Tama river.


It is not appropriate to run very fast, but it is great to run for 35km to Futako-Tamagawa without signal stops.

Futako-Tamagawa at 4:15pm.

I did not touch my feet on the ground up to here without stopping.

I attempted to have a break at Seven Eleven where I used a lot, but it was closed.

Arrived home at 5:14pm.

It got dark today, too, but it was good I went through Tama river before the darkness.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cycling-Day 32-Enoshima(115.5km)

Day 32, 186 days for cycling, total distance 13,940.1km, total climb 184,438m
Enoshima 10:42-18:23
Distance today 115.5km, climb 1,217m, duration 6:6, avg speed 18.9km/h, burned 2,679kcal

Gear: Eurasia 520

I was supposed to be skiing in Tateyama in this week, but there is no snow.

Riding as the second option.

Today I go to Enoshima for lunch.
I know the restaurant is crowded in the morning, and I decided to leave very late.

Arriving at Samukawa shrine at 1pm.

There is a traditional event for children in mid November called "Shi-chi-go-san", or a celebration at 3, 5, and 7 years old/
There are many families for the celebration.

I prayed for the snow.

Crossing Sagamigawa river.

Mt. Fuji is in my sight.
I wish I would ski there.

Arrived to the beach at 13:46.

Then I walked down to the beach.

No one was on the beach, but the sea looks beautiful.

Arrived at Enoshima at 14:20.

I could see Mt. Fuji from Enoshima as well.

Today I could have lunch at the restaurant I wanted.

The sunset is approaching.

Now I go home.

It got dark in Yokohama, and arrived home at 18:23.

The time was not so late, but it already became dark. The day got shorter.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Cycling-Day 31-Matsumoto Castle(115.1km)

Day 31, 185 days for cycling, total distance 13,824.6km, total climb 183,221m
Matsumoto Castle 9:40-16:30
Distance today 115.1km, climb 1,279m, duration 5:0, avg speed 23.0km/h, burned 2,331kcal
Today's route

Good color leaves in Hakuba.

The destination today is Matsumoto. It is really cold here.
Leaving at 9:40.

The blue sky appears after I passed Omachi city.

It is getting warmer with the sun light.

Arriving at Matsumoto castle in 2 hours and half.

The colored leaves are also nice here.

Spicy curry for my lunch.

The way back was terrible.

My iPhone got frozen many times. Runkeeper or iOS could be making trouble.
I had to restart iPhone all the time.

And I got my rear tire flat at Kizakiko.

I lost 30 minutes.

I almost want to stop riding, but I had to keep running.

Nice color leaves make me comfortable.

My derailer became in trouble, and now the time to end the season?