Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cycling-Day 22-Tama River(Manganji ferry)

Tamagawa riding after two months.

Day 22, 261 days for cycling, total distance 18,763.0km, total climb 214,251m
Tama River(Manganji ferry) 11:24-15:05
Distance today 66.1km, climb 785m, duration 3:3, avg speed 21.6km/h, burned 1,373kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
100 days since injury, 69 days since surgery

Nice early autumn blue sky.


Today I tried going further.

Marukobashi bridge.


The pace was slower, but I could arrive at Manganji ferry.

Perhaps I could go further, but I return here to be more conservative.

This place was Seven Eleven a few years ago and had been vacant since it was closed. Now a new cafe is open.

I wanted to try visiting.

Nice coffee.


Then I stopped by a bakery.

Today the total distance was 65km without any problems.
Next time I will try 100km.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cycling-Day 21-Okusawa/Shinjuku

Bicycle riding has been permitted!!

99 days since injury, 68 days since surgery
Day 21, 260 days for cycling, total distance 18,658.9km, total climb 213,082m
Okusawa/Shinjuku 10:45-16:07
Distance today 28.1km, climb 401m, duration 1:28, avg speed 14.9km/h, burned 684kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE

I saw a doctor last Monday and he has allowed me to ride on bicycle.

I was a little nervous for a long ride, and also the forecast called raining in the afternoon. Attempting a short ride to my favorite bakery.

Okusawa 10:45-11:13
Distance today 5.9km, climb 62m, duration 0:23, avg speed 14.9km/h, burned 135kcal

No need to pedal on right foot only, and just normally wearing both SPD sandals.
The first pedaling was a little strange wearing with the knee brace, but getting along with it to the bakery.

Bought a piece of sandwich for brunch.
I came here for walking several times last several weeks, but it is good to be here on bike.

In the afternoon I had something to do in Shinjuku, while the forecast called raining.
Walking is an option, but the rain stopped and looked no raining again.
Attempting another ride.

Shinjuku 14:25-16:07
Distance today 22.2km, climb 339m, duration 1:41, avg speed 14.9km/h, burned 549kcal

Some drops and drizzles on the way, but no problem to reach Shinjuku.


There was an event in Yoyogi.


Eating burger at a cafe, which I wanted to visit.

Good to be back to have my lovely combination of B&B, burger and bicycle.

And good to be back to another favorite bakery.


I knew, but realized riding bike is much better than exercise bike.
I had ridden on an exercise bike after the surgery, but getting tired after 30 minutes, and 1 hour is my metal limit.
Nice to feel breeze on bike outside.
Walking was not bad, but bike takes me further, and allows me hop from spot to spot. Really happy to back on ride.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Walking-Day 9-Ebisu(14.3km)

To rebuilding the body after a lazy business trip to Hokkaido. 
The clouds looks thick.
Tokyo has over 20 rainy days straight.

Day 9
Ebisu 14:18-17:35
Distance today 14.3km, climb 241m, duration 2:35, avg speed 5.5km/h, burned 733kcal

I felt a little exhausted and didn't want to walk far.
Coming to Ebisu, to visit a brawny store.

I wanted to eat it here but the eat-in service was finished. I bought some pieces.

Retrying a burger shop on the way back, which I could not get in last week.


Luck to have a burger.

Then I had to go back to Ebisu station after I remembered to buy something.
I found the good to buy was sold out there, and kept walking to Ebisu garden place.


There was a market.


I wanted to have coffee on the way back,

but all seats were full. I took some samples.

The total distance was 14km. I didn't realize I walked that far.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Walking-Day 8-Shibuya(15.6km)

Walking day goes on.


Day 8
Shibuya 11:44-15:30
Distance today 15.6km, climb 282m, duration 2:52, avg speed 5.4km/h, burned 769kcal

One of my favorite bakery was closed last month, but their chain cafe takes over some of menu. I walked up to buy it. Of course I could ride on train, though.

A sandwich house on the way.

I am interested in this place, but all sandwiches were sold out at the time.

Hillside pantry.
It's been really for a while since I came here.

I love this croissant. Love to have this again.

Shibuya was busy in summer season.


There was a long long queuing for an event of Minions in Harajuku.
Actually I came far beyond my destination today.

The bakery of my destination today.
1 hour half, 8km so far.

Just buy bread and return.

I wanted to try a burger here,

but the seats were full.

The sandwich house I stopped by on the way got new fresh sandwiches on the way back.

Passion fruit sandwich tastes good, but cannot be to go in such hot weather.

Late lunch at a burger restaurant.

Burger with beer. I don't drink beer often, but looks like a nice combination with a burger.

Ootori shrine.

I went through this place but this is the first time to visit.

The clouds approaching in the west sky,

but good to be back before it gets rain.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Walking-Day 7-Yutenji/Nakameguro(10.3km)

Nice sunny day.

Day 7
Yutenji/Nakameguro 13:40-18:21
Distance today 10.3km, climb 69m, duration 1:50, avg speed 5.6km/h, burned 511kcal

I expected a cloudy and cool day, but it becomes sunny. It's getting hot.

Walking to Yutenji temple.

I get off/on and go through Yutenji station, but this is the first time to visit Yutenji temple.

I visited my mother and completed some matters.
It's already late afternoon, but good thing was the cool weather.

A new commercial construction under Tokyo rail trucks.


Then I walked along Yamate street.

I found a chain restaurant of Tanaka-Kushikatsu (stick deep fried beef).


It's more enjoyable to walk in the streets with many stores and restaurants.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Walking-Day 6-Okusawa(5.8km)

Walking to my favorite bakery.

Day 6
Okusawa 13:10-14:15
Distance today 5.8km, climb 67m, duration 1:1, avg speed 5.7km/h, burned 265kcal

Outbound in 5.5km/h.

Inbound was a little faster, and the total average was 5.7km/h, as almost fast as my best before.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Walking-Day 5-Hakuba(7.1km)

Walking around in Hakuba.

Day 5
Hakuba 10:43-13:29
Distance today 7.1km, climb 73m, duration 1:34, avg speed 4.3km/h, burned 324kcal

To my favorite cafe.

came back home and went out again for Rapie at 1pm,
to pick up ski sets tuned up.
Wondering when I can ride on these skies, though.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Walking-Day 4-Hakuba(7.6km)

Coming to Hakuba.


Day 4
Hakuba 10:05-12:16
Distance today 7.6km, climb 98m, duration 1:33, avg speed 4.9km/h, burned 326kcal

Going out for brunching.

Buying bread at a bakery.


And came up to my favorite cafe.

Good to be back here.

Wondering how evil this food is.

Hope walking up here deserves this much.

Stopping by a glossary store on the way back.
The forecast calls the shower in the afternoon.

Coming back before raining.