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 of bikes…

Goldenweek Wander – Part 4

steeds. Hida to Kanagawa @ 610km The run back to the Pacific. Eyelids slowly seperate and a new day’s light pins aroused retinas. Thank you! Sculled some water and decided a 10minute back stretch was in order. That done, I creaked into a somewhat upright position and the paparazzi pounced. Good morning day 3, for…

Goldenweek Wander – Part 3

Over the Alps and into Hida 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 cafe. Some really needed it.…

Goldenweek Wander – part 2

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. 👍 The SP was ready…

Goldenweek Wander Part #1 – April 28-30

Enter the trio of Oyly, John and Michael. respectively on a KTM GT and a duo of S1000XRs. None of them were in Japan through the colder months, smart. John was completely new to riding in Japan. But Oyly is an old hand to touring in Japan and Michael put in a very respectable 5000+km…