Ride to Ise

My exercise in April is to move across the Kii Peninsula, or 'ride to Ise'. Yesterday was a nice day to go for a cycling. I left my home at 6:00 in the morning and arrived at Ise Jingu Geku at 17:00. I enjoyed the 175km and 11 hours touring. I was deeply moved with a sense of fulfillment.

Cherry blossoms and my bike


Shimanami Kaido Cycling

I always want to go somewhere far away, somewhere I don't know. So I often go cycling on weekends when I'm tired from work. It's my pleasure now.

On March 10th, I boarded a ferry at night and went to Toyo in Shikoku from Osaka. Next early morning, I started alone to go to the Innoshima Bridge in Onomichi along the Shimanami Kaido cycling road. On the day, I made 190km round trip by road bike from Toyo Port ferry terminal. I returned to the ferry terminal at 8:00 p.m. It was a hard work for 13 hours.

The Shimanami Kaido cycling road is the most famous, popular and beautiful cycling road in Japan. I've heard that half of all cyclists on the road are foreigners.

Happy New Year, 2017!

春の海, written by Kazuyo, my wife. It means "The sea in spring".

Go Cycling

I've been busy throughout the last year, so I couldn't post so many articles.

After London trip in last April, I hurt my heels and couldn't go jogging and long walking.
Yesterday, I went cycling for about 20km in the morning. When I was young, I went jogging along the same route. Of course, I cannot run such a long distance anymore.

Happy New Year, 2016!

無彊福, written by my wife.
It means "Infinite Happiness".