Goldenweek Wander – Part 6

Joetsu to Iida @385km Had a leisurely wake up then took a short braap over to the local Starbucks for what has become an institution, the post-coast2coast morning meet up. The crew from the day/night before were rolling in and out in dribs and drabs, chatting, grouping up for further touring or the run home.…

Goldenweek Wander – C2C – Part 5

Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan – @550km Early morning in a very comfortable bed… Meanwhile, down by the Pacific Ocean, all fired up and ready after waiting all year to ride coast to coast, 80 odd riders and their steeds were all kinds of excited, sleepy and confused, I’m sure. Another epic collection…

Goldenweek Wander – Part 4

  Hida to Kanagawa @ 610km The run back to the Pacific. Eyelids slowly seperate and a new day’s light pins the retinas. Thank you! Woke up to the rustling of futons in the next room. The Viking was up. I wasn’t… Creaked into a somewhat upright position and sculled some water and decided a…

Goldenweek Wander – Part 3

Over the Alps and into Hida Joetsu to Hida @ 450km Started out with a morning hotspring soak and the view from the outdoor tub was of a blue sky over snow dusted majestic mountains to the south. That’s where we were headed and it looked cold. First up, meet for breakfast at a nearby…