Japan Day 14: Riding Marugame to Okayama

Today's ride was slow and steady, about 30km to Takamatsu Port, a one hour ferry ride to Uno Port and 25km to Okayama. I decided not to rush things, since I have a 140km ride tomorrow and I wasn't in a rush anyway. Some hills in the distance, but luckily there was no climbing today, … Continue reading Japan Day 14: Riding Marugame to Okayama

Japan Day 13: Riding Imabari to Marugame

Today's ride started off with a bang, I was riding down a 6% gradient hill in the pedestrian/cyclist section and had a split second to choose between riding into a big kerb or trying to merge into the car lane, where trucks were also descending. I picked the kerb and landed fine, but the impact … Continue reading Japan Day 13: Riding Imabari to Marugame

Japan Day 12: Riding Onomichi to Imabari via Shimanamo Kaido Bridges

Today's ride was awesome! The Shimanami Kaido Bridges connect seven islands and have excellent cycle paths throughout the whole course. Since it was the weekend before Golden Week (a week long public holiday in Japan), there were loads of people taking advantage of the great ride and pleasant weather. I saw road cyclists, tourers, casuals … Continue reading Japan Day 12: Riding Onomichi to Imabari via Shimanamo Kaido Bridges