A Journey of 1000 Li

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6 June 2010

Mogami to Ichinoseki: Our first taste of Route 4

 

Mogami to Ichinoseki Distance: 50 miles Total Distance: 1312 miles Photo Album Perhaps it was the cooler mountain temperatures, or fatigue from a long day of riding, but for whatever reason we both woke up in our roadside camp in Mogami feeling refreshed and ready for another day of riding. We got on the road […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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5 June 2010

Tsuruoka to Mogami: Rivers, rain, and roadside camping

 

Tsuruoka to a parking lot just past Mogami Distance: 53 miles Total Distance: 1260 miles Photo Album After sleeping very well in our hotel in Tsuruoka, we left pretty late after eating a slow breakfast and catching up on our blog. Once we finally got on the road, we made good time through the wide […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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4 June 2010

Gatsugi to Tsuruoka: On our way back to the east coast

 

Gatsugi to Tsuruoka Distance: 30 miles Total Distance: 1206 miles Photo Album We woke up early in the morning on the beach in Gatsugi, packed and ate breakfast, and got on the road pretty early. Even though we were a little tired from a few long days of riding in a row, we enjoyed the […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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3 June 2010

Niigata to Gatsugi: Another beautiful ride up the coast

 

Niigata to Gatsugi Distance: 53 miles Total Distance: 1176 miles Photo Album We woke up early after sleeping on the beach, feeling refreshed and looking forward to a nice day of riding. After packing up camp, we took our food down to the jetty below the dunes and ate near a group of early morning […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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2 June 2010

Ojiya to Niigata: A little shopping and a lot of riding

 

Ojiya to Niigata Distance: 63 miles Total Distance: 1123 miles Photo Album ┬áLike the afternoon before, today was a lot of urban riding–we had decided to just get through the Niigata area as quickly as possible so that we could enjoy some better days of riding as we went up the coast. We woke up […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Bicyle touring equipment; japan cycling route; On the road.

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1 June 2010

Nozawaonsen to Ojiya: Spiders, pastries and a hot bath

 

Nozawaonsen to Ojiya Distance: 48 miles Total Distance: 1060 miles Photo Album After such an exciting day, we had a hard time waking up and getting back on the bikes the next day. We had another great breakfast though, and spent a little time talking to the lodge owners before heading back down the mountain. […]

Posted by Kelly under: Baths and Onsen; bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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31 May 2010

Sunny skies, hot springs, and a surprise proposal!

 

Photo album This day in the quaint, quiet ski village and hot spring mecca called Nozawaonsen will undoubtedly remain at the very top of my list of favorite days for the remainder of the trip. We woke up to the smell of breakfast cooking in the kitchen downstairs and the friendly bark of the beagle […]

Posted by Vicky under: Baths and Onsen; bicyle touring; On the road; vicky.

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30 May 2010

Obuse to Nozawaonsen: The Day We Met Santa

 

Obuse to Nozawaonsen Distance: 22 miles Total Distance: 1010 miles Photo Album This was one of our most interesting and memorable days so far, but not for the usual reasons. We woke up around 7 and met downstairs in the hostel in Obuse, about the same time as the hostel owner was serving breakfast to […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road; Sightseeing.

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