Japan Day 51-52: Riding Fujiyoshida to Fujinomiya and Rest Day

Today's ride was pretty grim, the whole sky was grey and the rain started the moment I started cycling. It was unfortunate because the area is famous for five great lakes, where you can see Mount Fuji in the reflection of the water or surrounded by flowers during different seasons. I ended up taking the … Continue reading Japan Day 51-52: Riding Fujiyoshida to Fujinomiya and Rest Day

Japan Day 43-46: Riding Norikura Kogen to Matsumoto and Exploring

I finished off the last bit of bacon and eggs and enjoyed the cruisy ride, almost entirely downhill to Matsumoto. I cycled through twelve tunnels and luckily there was maintenance occurring on the fourth tunnel, which meant only batches of cars could go through at once. The tunnels were much busier, longer and bumpier than … Continue reading Japan Day 43-46: Riding Norikura Kogen to Matsumoto and Exploring

Japan Day 40-42: Riding Hirayu Onsen to Norikura Kogen and Exploring

Today's ride was rough, but unfortunately my Garmin bugged out and I couldn't get the stats for my efforts, but hopefully these snippets should tell the story. The 1000m of elevation was split into two parts, the first 500m at the very start, across 8km before the insane section with 11 consecutive hairpin turns. With … Continue reading Japan Day 40-42: Riding Hirayu Onsen to Norikura Kogen and Exploring