Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cycling-Day 29-Kurobishi

Bluebird day.


Day 29, 268 days for cycling, total distance 19,094.0km, total climb 218,246m
Kurobishi 10:48-18:39
Distance today 32.8km, climb 945m, duration 2:15, avg speed 14.3km/h, burned 727kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
134 days since injury, 103 days since surgery

Nice view of three summits.

It seems like a perfect day for mountain climbing, but I cannot go.

I tended to go earlier and longer, but I could not get up for tiredness.

Heading to Kurobishi just like last week.

Breakfast at cafe for the beginning.

The parking lot at Kurobishi is full.

perhaps for this perfect weather.

Arriving in 1 hour half, actual duration seems 1 hour 15 minutes without stopping by the cafe.

It is much better than last week.

Closer view of three summits.

I am very jealous to be here, just watching the mountains.
The leaves become colored. Next week should be the best.

Panorama course has shining silver grasses.

It was cool and I did not sweat much, then the descending was not too cold.

I went out for diner again on bicycle.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cycling-Day 28-Kurobishi

Riding today as well.

Day 28, 267 days for cycling, total distance 19,054.6km, total climb 217,260m
Kurobishi 11:05-14:01
Distance today 26.2km, climb 904m, duration 2:7, avg speed 12.4km/h, burned 676kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
128 days since injury, 97 days since surgery

I was exhausted yesterday, but don't want to waste such a sunny day.

58 minutes to Kurobishi #2 chairlift, and 1 hour 32 minutes to the end, as the worst duration.

Must be my weak body after the surgery.

Couldn't see the Hakuba summits.


The leaves started colored.


Heavy lunch with a chicken burger for building body.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cycling-Day 27-Azumino

Riding in Hakuba.

I wanted to go further, but it was raining in the morning. Departed at 10:40.

Day 27, 266 days for cycling, total distance 19,077.4km, total climb 216,356m
Azumino 10:40-15:11
Distance today 75.2km, climb 904m, duration 3:18, avg speed 22.7km/h, burned 1,454kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
127 days since injury, 96 days since surgery

There was a running competition in Omachi city.


Arrived at a bakery in Azumino in 1 hour half.

Just bought some bread and return.

And buying apples on the way back. The apple season has come.

The bread is not heavy but bulky. The apples are heavy in my backpack.

The buckwheat field was full of flowers.


Lunch at a Himalayan curry restaurant as usual.


Oito line had a special train operation today.

There were many fans along the rail track.

The ride was very nice with cooler breeze under the clear sky.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cycling-Day 26-Tama River(Hamura Dam)

Hamura dam after a long time.

Day 26, 265 days for cycling, total distance 19,026.0km, total climb 214,846m
Tama River(Hamura Dam) 11:47-17:18
Distance today 99.1km, climb 298m, duration 4:30, avg speed 21.4km/h, burned 2,040kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
124 days since injury, 93 days since surgery

The last weekend was rainy and I could not go riding.
I go riding today instead.

Couldn't run in higher pace with injured knee after the surgery,

but arrived in 2 hours 6 minutes, not bad.

One of my favorite restaurants after three months since last visit.

Good to be back here.

The leaves become colored a little.

The autumn approaching while I was doing rehabilitation.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cycling-Day 25-Okusawa(6.0km)

To the bakery as usual, before the typhoon approaches.
Day 25, 264 days for cycling, total distance 18,833.9km, total climb 214,315m
Okusawa 10:33-11:02
Distance today 6.0km, climb 65m, duration 0:34, avg speed 16.2km/h, burned 130kcal
Gear: GIANT DEFY COMPOSITE SE
120 days since injury, 89 days since surgery

I wanted go further today, but the forecast calls the rain soon.
I got asleep again and got up late, then left to the bakery as usual.

Eventually it started raining very late afternoon, perhaps I could go further.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Cycling-Day 24-Hakuba

Riding in neighborhood.

Day 24, 263 days for cycling, total distance 18,828.5km, total climb 214,272m
Hakuba 10:08-11:25
Distance today 6.5km, climb 87m, duration 0:15, avg speed 16.2km/h, burned 116kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
107 days since injury, 76 days since surgery

I was really exhausted after the long riding yesterday.

Brunching at my favorite cafe.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Cycling-Day 23-Matsumoto Castle

Cool riding in Hakuba.
Rice fields got yellow while I was absent.

Day 23, 262 days for cycling, total distance 18,934.0km, total climb 214,731m
Matsumoto Castle 8:01-15:10
Distance today 118.5km, climb 633m, duration 5:33, avg speed 21.4km/h, burned 2,276kcal
Gear: Specialized Rockhopper Pro
106 days since injury, 75 days since surgery

I was thinking to go to Daio Wasabi field, a shorter riding but the wheel break blade got noise on the way. Then I changed my mind to go to Bike Ranch for maintenance, and Matsumoto castle is not far from Bike Ranch.
Eventually the final destination became Matsumoto castle, 60km away.

Arriving 2 hours 35 minutes.

Rehabilitation with this knee brace required longer duration.

I arrived at Bike Ranch before it was open.

They fixed the brake blade and I got on the way back.

Nice cool breeze,

but the wind got stronger, and against.

Buckwheat field got flowers. Actually it stinks.

I wonder how the rich flavor of buckwheat is made from this stinky flowers.

My initial plan was to take lunch in Omachi city, but I got hunger-knocked 10km before Omachi.
After the surgery I got weakened.

I bought an energy drink can.
I usually plan carefully where I take food and how, but today I failed.
But this energy drink can got me to reach Omachi.

Lunch as planned.
Now I got enough energy to go home, but

The against wind got stronger and stronger.

I completely exhausted when I came back to Hakuba.

The BIG, a glossary store got a bike stand. It was too small to hang my bike.

120km riding in total was a little tough for me, after the blank.