A Journey of 1000 Li

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10 June 2010

Ninohe to Hiranai: Our last night in Honshu

 

Ninohe to Hiranai Distance: 68 miles Total Distance: 1496 miles Photo Album We woke up very early in the park at Ninohe, and quickly packed up our camp–the sun comes up early here, and that generally means a lot of senior citizens doing exercises around our tent when we camp in a park. After getting […]

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9 June 2010

Morioka to Ninohe: Camping in castle ruins

 

Morioka to Ninohe Distance: 58 miles Total Distance: 1428 miles Photo Album Although it was very hot and we didn’t have a tailwind to help us along today, the scenery was much nicer and we had an interesting campsite at the end of the day. We woke early at the campsite in Morioka, packed up […]

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8 June 2010

Ichinoseki to Morioka: A long day through the valley

 

Ichinoseki to Morioka Distance: 57 miles Total Distance: 1370 total Photo Album Today was a long, mostly unremarkable day of riding (we are trying to make it up to Aomori as soon as possible), but it ended up very nicely with some new friends and a great dinner. While in Ichinoseki, we had decided that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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