Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cycling-Day 12-Tama River/Hydrangea(111.3km)

A sunny day in the rainy season.

Day 12, 200 days for cycling, total distance 15,306.2km, total climb 191,478m
Tama River/Hydrangea 9:02-16:20
Distance today 111.3km, climb 225m, duration 5:11, avg speed 15.0km/h, burned 2,489kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520

I left home at 9am after breakfast.

Heading to the North along Tama river from Marukobashi bridge.

Arriving at Hamura dam in 2 hours 5 minutes.

Returning as soon as arriving, and reached to my favorite hamburger restaurant.

I could enter just after opening.

Leaving Tama river for a while.

I come to Takahata Fudo temple for hydrangea flowers.

It is much less busy than Meigetsuin temple last week.

Good sun lights in the rainy season.

Returned to Tama river.

I found a nice place with flowers.

I stopped by my favorite bakery on the way back.

I went home and left again to do something,

for adding a short ride.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cycling-Day 11-Misaki port/Hydrangea(148.1km)

Seafood at Misaki port and hydrangea flowers in Kamakura.

Day 11, 199 days for cycling, total distance 15,231.8km, total climb 191,658m
Misaki port/Hydrangea 6:50-16:40
Distance today 148.1km, climb 630m, duration 7:51, avg speed 18.9km/h, burned 3,482kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520

Started at 6:50.

It looks good weather despite of the rainy season.

Red signals stopped me a lot, and it took 1 hour 10 minutes to Yokohama.

Then the drive got smooth, and I arrived in Nagasawa beach in 3 hours 10 minutes.

Nice clouds kept the temperature cooler.

Arriving in Misaki, I wrote my name in the waiting list at my favorite restaurant, and went to Misaki port. Arrived at 10:35, in 3 hours 40 minutes, 70km.

However my name was way behind in the waiting list, and the next round would be 1 hour later.
I could not wait long, and tried the next one.

The next one was not busy, and I was able to be seated.
Mackerel sushi for my blunch.

Then I enjoyed the nice beach ride.

The beach houses were under construction.

The summer will come soon.

I went to Zeniarai Benzaiten.

It was crowded but I could go in quickly.

My credit card has been renewed and I wash it for my luck.

Heading to Meigetsuin temple.

This is a short cut and I have to carry my bike.

One day I want to go down on my MTB here, but it should be prohibited.

Meigetsuin temple was very very crowded to see hydrangea.

I enjoyed watching people more than hydrangea.

I could take some pictures, though.

Left Meigetsuin temple at 2pm.

The weather is getting worse.

I picked the paced up.

Tama river at 4pm.

Stopped by my favorite bakery.

Finally I got the rain.

I almost reached home.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cycling-Day 10-Azumino(90.8km)

A quick ride in the morning.

Day 10, 198 days for cycling, total distance 15,026.4km, total climb 190,884m
Azumino 9:18-13:35
Distance today 90.8km, climb 486m, duration 3:36, avg speed 25.2km/h, burned 1,862kcal

Smooth run to the end of the road along Takase river,
in 1 hour 40 minutes.

Approached to Azumino highland.
Nicely cool ride there.

I had a quick break at a bakery.

Came back to Yanaba.

Today there was an event, Hakuba Cycle Festa, and this is an aid station at Yanaba.
I saw many attendees on the way.
I am not a member and I just went through.

Came back to Hakuba.

The distance was 90km, good enough for a morning ride.
It is as long as Hakuba Cycle Festa.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cycling-Day 9-Shirasawa Pass(17.9km)

A short ride.

Day 9, 197 days for cycling, total distance 14,862.6km, total climb 190,194m
Shirasawa Pass 14:47-15:43
Distance today 17.9km, climb 282m, duration 7:33, avg speed 19.3km/h, burned 384kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro

I found a flat tire of my road bike.

Today I did not run faster and arrived in 38 minutes.

I arrived home before the shower.

The road was recovered smooth after the earthquake.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Cycling-Day 8-Enoshima(119.5km)

Day 8, 196 days for cycling, total distance 14,946.3km, total climb 189,912m
Enoshima 9:57-17:57
Distance today 119.5km, climb 282m, duration 6:24, avg speed 18.6km/h, burned 2,746kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520

Awake up late.
I attempted to go to Tama River but the against wind is expected stronger in the afternoon.

The goal is changed to Enoshima, in the other way.

Marukobashi bridge.

The against wind slowed me down, and the traffic signals always stopped just before the acending slopes.

Arriving in Samukawa shrine in 2 hours 35 minutes.

The beach side was also windy.

The sand blew got the view unclear.

Arriving in Enoshima in 3 hours 35 minutes.

Enoshima was busy.

My favorite seafood restaurant and cafe were crowded, and I tried a new Hawaiian restaurant.

Loco Moco rice bowl and ginger ale.

The way back was smooth to take me home.