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…

Goldenweek Wander – part 2

Yokohama to Joetsu @ 525km A little Coast to Coast Twistybutt Scouting Woke up to an overcast morning with sunshine promised. Michael and John were in Yamanashi, as was Oyly so we were meeting there. Old ironbutt, twistybutt and general touring marauder mate Tony had chimed in and was joining for a few days too.…