Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cycling-Day 15-Neighborhood

Too fairly good day not to go out.

Day 15, 254 days for cycling, total distance 18,302.6km, total climb 211,529m
Neighborhood 12:28-12:51
Distance today 3.1km, climb 30m, duration 17:55, avg speed 10.4km/h, burned 80kcal

It's a shame not to go skiing, hiking or riding in such a beautiful day.
Riding to a bakery to buy lunch,
using my right leg only.

The distance is not a problem, but it is annoying to release and fix the right pedal every time I stop at a signal or a stop sign.

Coming to the bakery in neighborhood.

I probably cannot go far for a while with my injured left knee.

Hakuba seems better for riding.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cycling-Day 14-Hakuba

As my transportation in the village.

Day 14, 253 days for cycling, total distance 18,306.2km, total climb 211,569m
Hakuba 10:55-17:00
Distance today 9.8km, climb 100m, duration 2:0, avg speed 15.0km/h, burned 200kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro

One night after the  anterior cruciate ligament tear. I feel dull in my knee, but not any pain.
I want to go out in such nice weather.
Walking to a restaurant may be a little hard, and I tried riding on MTB.
Pedaling with my right leg only was hard in my casual sandal, but successful with the SPD shoe.

Today AACR, Alps Azumino Century Ride, was held.

I am a little jealous to see such riding.

Got to the favorite restaurant.

It looks strange to see I am relying on the cane after riding MTB.


Coming back home once, and went out for coffee late afternoon.

A short ride in 10km, but better than no exercise.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ski day 73 at Tateyama

Forced termination of the season.

Season Day 73,  Powder 39 days, Backcountry 26 days, Telemark 10 days
Tateyama 9:24-12:19
Gear:Teneighty GUN+Dynafit Beast
Distance today 5.3km, climb 439m, duration 3:03, avg speed 1.7km/h, burned 613kcal

Leaving Hakuba at 4:30.

It's already light as the day time becomes longer.

Arriving at Tateyama in 2 hours and a few minutes.

The ticketing queue was already longer.
The tram ticket was designated at 7:50, while we wanted to catch 7:20.

Yukino-ohtani, a deep snow valley.

I could not take a picture at the deepest point.

Tateyama, it's been a month since the last time.

The ridges have lost snow.

Climbing to Mt. Jodo in 1 hour, with boots walking for a short distance once.

Going down here.

The condition was good, but I fell down and rolled several times with one ski on foot in 50 meters.
I felt my left knee injured, and I could walk up to pick another ski, poles and sunglasses I felt, but I could not make a right turn.

I somehow walk up to Ichinokoshi on climbing skins,

and somehow descent to Murodo.
My skiing mate led me. I lost a prescription lens and I could not see the slope degrees well.

Forced termination. Sorry for early finish.

I saw a doctor, and he took MRI today. The diagnosis was anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Season farewell party in Hakuba, which I didn't expect.

The season ends in 73 days. I wanted more.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cycling-Day 13-Tama River(Hamura Dam)(99.9km)

A Tama river routine.

Day 13, 252 days for cycling, total distance 18,386.6km, total climb 211,539m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 9:24-14:33
Distance today 99.9km, climb 170m, duration 4:11, avg speed 23.9km/h, burned 2,038kcal

Dedicated just pedaling to the end of the road, Hamura, for 2 hours 2 minutes.

The road was empty today, but I could not make it within 2 hours.

Lunch at the favorite restaurant.

I wanted to eat hamburger as usual, but I chose a weekday plate this time.

Dedicated pedaling back again.
From the restaurant to Futakotamagawa without stopping for 1 hour half.

Stopping by the favorite bakery.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cycling-Day 12-Azumino(90.8km)

Riding under the blue sky.

Day 12, 251 days for cycling, total distance 18,277.5km, total climb 212,149m
Azumino 8:26-13:20
Distance today 90.8km, climb 950m, duration 3:43, avg speed 24.4km/h, burned 1,780kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro

Today I wanted to go mountain skiing but the weather seems unstable in the mountain.

I found an antelope in front of Seven Eleven along the national route.

Stopping by Seven Eleven to buy something?

Arriving at Daio Wasabi Farm in 1 hour 45 minutes.

Today I return here.

Eating Wasabi-Oyaki, or dumpling with wasabi radish.

Returning on the same way outbound. Beautiful young leaves.

Carp streamer on the river.

Brunching in Omachi.

I chose this direction to eat this today.

Aoki lake and Northern Alps.

Still much snow in the mountain.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Cycling-Day 11-/Ski day 72 at Tsugaike Kogen/Happo One/Hakuba47/Goryu

Hopping around Hakuba ski resorts on MTB.

Cycling Day 11, 250 days for cycling, total distance 18,131.1km, total climb 210,857m
Tsugaike Kogen/Happo One/Hakuba47/Goryu 7:50-15:12
Distance today 35.3km, climb 608m, duration 2:16, avg speed 14.0km/h, burned 784kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro

The last day of Golden Week.
All ski resorts in Hakuba close as of today. I went around all three resorts in operation.
An option is to ride on a city bicycle, which allows me to put ski boots in the front basket, but the riding position for all three resorts is not so sufficient.
The other option is to ride on MTB. I have to carry skies and boots on my back, but the riding position is good. Then I chose MTB.

The bridge to Tsugaike. This is the first time to go on this bridge by bicycle.

Arriving at 8:27 at Tsugaike, in 40 minutes and the distance was 8.8km.

My powder mate told me the Gondola in Happo was suspended due to the strong wind, but I was happy to see Tsugaike was operational.

Tsugaike Kogen 9:05-9:35

I forgot leaving my bicycle helmet.

Nice weather.

I wanted to go to backcountry skiing but the forecast calls windy and icy ridge, and I had to give up.

Tsuga #2 chairlift as usual.

I don't remember how many times to ride on this chairlift, but this is the first time with the normal ski set.

Through Tsuganomori course I skied down on Hannoki.

Then I kept going down to the bottom.

The snow disappeared!, but I expected this. It was a little annoying to walk in mud, but I got a treatment.

Heli skiing was in service today.

I thought it was windy up there.

Leaving Tsugaike at 9:45 on MTB.

Coming to Happo One.

Many cars were parked along the street to the gondola station.
MTB was the good choice.

Arriving at Happo One at 10:20. 17km so far.

Happo One 10:35-11:35

This will be the last view in this season.


Then I skied down to Kurobishi.

I skied three times on bumps,

and down to Skyline.

Very crunchy.

The snow disappeared in upper side,

but the course still keeps the snow, which is much different from the last year.

Panorama for the final run.

This was also crunchy.

I rode on MTB again and went to Hakuba 47. 7km from Happo, longer than I thought.

The road to the base area was not so hard, but I was troubled with the strong against wind. It was much harder with skies on my back to against wind.

Hakuba47/Goryu 12:45-13:40

Many learning from this management to keep the snow riding park until the final day.

The first run was in Alpsdaira in Goryu area.

Then skied down on the bumps of Route 3.

And this is really the final run on Route 1.

There was some thin part,

but I could come down to the base.

I wanted to eat pizza at Luis,

but it was already closed.

Then I went to the cafe as usual.

This is actually my breakfast.

Shijukuin magnolia for the last visit on MTB.

It was hard to ride on MTB over 30km with skies and boots on my back, but it was good ride to hop three ski resorts in Hakuba on the final day.

My ski life still goes on, though.