Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cycling-Day 47-Tama River(Manganji ferry)(64.2km)

Day 47, 235 days for cycling, total distance 17,529.7km, total climb 206,207m
Tama River(Manganji ferry) 10:49-13:53
Distance today 64.2km, climb 284m, duration 2:52, avg speed 22.3km/h, burned 1,237kcal

I wanted to depart in the morning but I got a work to do.
I had to leave late.

Can't go far, and I chose Tama river for faster riding.

Coming to Chuo Express way.

I was not good enough for riding fast, and it took longer.

This spot is called "Manganji Ferry". There was a ferry in the past before the bridge was built.

I did not read this signboard as I go through here usually.

I return here today.

I hear burst noise and found

The rear tire came out of the frame. The pressure was too high?

But fortunately the tire did not get flat and I could keep running.

I stopped by the bakery as usual.

I wanna shift to the snow mountain.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Walking-Day 3-Ebara(4.0km)

Day 3
Ebara 13:49-14:38
Distance today 4.0km, climb 33m, duration 0:18, avg speed 5.6km/h, burned 212kcal

I was referring a weather forecast service calling a rainy day and did not ride on a bicycle, but it did not rain at all. The other service called a cloudy day. I should trust that service.

I walked out in the afternoon.

The clouds look rainy.

I checked a bakery.

And I bought cakes at a new (it is new to me but the store is very old) cake store.

The rain started a little on the way back.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cycling-Day 46-Tama River(Hamura Dam)(100.2km)

I wanted to go skiing in Tateyama this week but the snow depth was only 30cm.
Go riding to Tamagawa river.

It is sunny but the shade is long and it is cold.

Day 46, 234 days for cycling, total distance 17,501.5km, total climb 206,204m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 9:20-14:36
Distance today 100.2km, climb 565m, duration 4:22, avg speed 22.9km/h, burned 2,037kcal

It is very cold today and I ran very fast. I thought I arrived earlier, but the duration was 2 hours 5 minutes to Hamura.

The against winds might slow me down.

The colored leaves are falling.

This might be the last burger in this season (I hope),

but I may have to come again.

The snow two days ago remains in the shade.

It is no use for the snow in Tokyo.

Riding is not fun any more. It is just cold.

I wanna be in the snow mountain.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cycling-Day 45-Enoshima(118.0km)

A routine riding to Enoshima

Day 45, 233 days for cycling, total distance 17,419.1km, total climb 205,684m
Enoshima 7:25-14:19
Distance today 118.0km, climb 609m, duration 5:52, avg speed 20.1km/h, burned 2,527kcal

My season is ending and I want to finish Enoshima routine.

Marukobashi bridge.

It is really cold for riding.
I ran very fast and arrived at Samukawa shrine in 2 hours 1 minute.

There are families celebrating 7-5-3 festival (celebrating kids' growth at 3, 5, and 7 age).

Coming to the beach.

The clouds are approaching.

The wind was really strong against me on the way to Enoshima.

Arrived at Enoshima in 3 hours 2 minutes.

Late breakfast or early lunch with Horo-Horo rice bowl (fish flake rice bowl).

Then I just go home.

The way back against winds blew all the way.

The against winds were really hard on Tamagawa road.

Coming back to Marukobashi bridge after 6 hours.

The first half was very fast but the second half was slow due to the against winds.

I stopped by the favorite bakery again, which I came to yesterday.

The rain drops were coming down as soon as I came home. Good to ride fast.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cycling-Day 44-Okusawa(5.9km)

A routine ride for a bakery.

Day 44, 232 days for cycling, total distance 17,188.9km, total climb 204,559m
Okusawa 13:39-14:03
Distance today 5.9km, climb 92m, duration 0:19, avg speed 17.9km/h, burned 120kcal

I wanted to go early but the road was not dried after the rain.
Also I felt a little drunk since last night.

A short ride for a bakery in the afternoon.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Walking-Day 2-Komazawa-wagyu-show(8.6km)

Today the forecast calls the rainy day which prevents me for riding a bicycle.
I walked down to Komazawa park for Komazawa Wagyu Show, a food event of Wagyu beef.

It stops raining now, but it may come again.

Day 2
Komazawa-wagyu-show 12:54-15:03
Distance today 8.6km, climb 92m, duration 1:23, avg speed 6.2km/h, burned 431kcal

Nice walking through the trees.

Arrived in 40 minutes.

6km/h. Good pace.

I am going to eat a burger.

Oumi beef burger.

The taste was good, but the tomato sauce was stronger than the beef taste.

Now walking back home.

I stopped by a cafe for coffee, and there was a meal with galette and coffee.

Good deal and taste.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cycling-Day 43-Tama River(Hamura Dam)(97.0km)

Cool riding through colored leaves.

Day 43, 231 days for cycling, total distance 17,274.1km, total climb 204,901m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 12:16-16:49
Distance today 97.0km, climb 526m, duration 4:0, avg speed 24.2km/h, burned 1,960kcal

I finished the work at noon and went riding in the afternoon. The forecast calls the rainy day tomorrow.

The sunset time today is 16:32. The day time has already been shortened, and limits my riding time.

I ran fast and arrived at Hamura in 1 hour 52 minutes.

The cycling road is not busy in weekdays and I ride smoothly.

Beautiful colored leaves at the dam.

I wanted to stop by my favorite burger restaurant, but it may get dark if I go and eat there.

I just return straight today.

Enjoying running through the colored leaves.

The leaves have fallen along the river.

The against wind was cold and I did not sweat at all although I ran against the wind.

Nice view of silver grasses.

I should be able to leave Tama river before it gets dark.

I feel very hungry as I did not eat lunch.

I went to the favorite bakery.

Good to see some bread left in the show case as it was not too late.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cycling-Day 42-Azumino(74.7km)

Riding in Hakuba and Azumino again.

Day 42, 230 days for cycling, total distance 17,154.8km, total climb 204,419m
Azumino 10:36-14:45
Distance today 74.7km, climb 571m, duration 2:50, avg speed 26.3km/h, burned 1,476kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro

Riding in the beautiful view of colored leaves.

It was warm enough today to ride with T shirts.

Lunch at a bakery.

Today the pace was very high and reached in 1 hour 18 minutes for 35km.
Descending road perhaps helped me.

Beautiful view on the way back as well.

The pace becomes slower for the ascending road, but it was still fast.

I stopped by Sounds Like Cafe on the way back.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ski day 1 at Tateyama

The first skiing in Tateyama.

Season Day 1,  Powder 0 days, Backcountry 1 days, Telemark 0 days
Tateyama 10:20-11:20

The season has begun.
It has been snowing in Tateyama since last week.
Not expecting so much but we go there anyway.

Departed Hakuba at 6am.

Arriving at Tateyama station at 8am.

The first tram departs at 8:40 in this season.
The tram was not busy, but the first one was already full. We took the next one at 8:50.

Tateyama, here we come.

It has been since May.

And the surface is really crusty.

The thin snow limits the area we can go, and this crusty condition limits more.

Walking up to the middle of the mountain,

but the area is still really rocky.
We were not sure that we could descend here.

Oh, we can turn here!

Nice trace.

The condition prevented us from ascending again.
Now the time to leave.

It was only one hour but we could enjoy the great view of Tateyama, and even ski.