Supplied with the photos of a ride from Steve, I’ve constructed a narrative. There may be sections lost in translation.
Steve goes for an easy 20 km out and back…
…with a 1.4 km elevation change. It is ride of two halves:
First, the first carb loading. Here we have a local version of the cheese kransky utilizing pickled ginger and corn on a bed of wasabi paste. And Kieran beer.
The road winds up:
The rest stops are in small grass huts:
In Japan they believe in the curative powers of magic coloured tape:
Green also works on knees:
Orange is best for backs:
At the top, its high..
..at the temple..
..you take your shoes off..
..where inside you are encouraged to write your own livestrong calligraphy script.
Steve was riding with HalfFast, a cycling club that meets at the Pink Cow and has a team jersey that is also useful for finding your way home.
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