06 November 2011

Days 3 and 4 - Maizuru to Hiroshima-ken

The P.E. communications base has just received the latest in a series of updates from Jerome as he continues on the road westward.  He stopped in Maizuru on Friday night in "real" lodgings, then braved the rain much of Saturday along the Japan Sea coast past Tottori and to Yonago, and headed inland from there late Saturday evening.

He eventually stopped to sleep -- in an enclosed bus stop, Brevet style.

When he consulted an elderly woman local resident this morning about the location of the next convenience store or other source of breakfast, he was invited inside her house to dine, as she took pity on a bedraggled cyclist.




He made it to Miyoshi (in Hiroshima Prefecture, but about 65 km NE of Hiroshima City), and is hopping a train to start the process of drying out and resting so as to be presentable for Monday business meetings.  Approximately 860 km in 3 1/2 days.
The route below is what was on the maps I handed to Jerome at Tsuruga.  I'm not sure if is exactly the route he took, but should be very close.

3 comments:

Manfred von Holstein said...

Another epic ride which only the two of you can do. Your long distances and nightly rides are already famous - now you have added Norikura in November...

"Cassandra" said...

David,

Thanks for comment on Olympus. BTW, I am a keen and addicted cyclist too and love your Blog. Please email me your contact details so I can message you off-line.

I don't know if you saw these, but you might enjoy the tangential, cycle-related, musings below

http://nihoncassandra.blogspot.com/2009/10/suspect-conclusions.html

http://nihoncassandra.blogspot.com/2011/04/flat-tire.html.

Best regards,

-C

David L. said...

Updated with photos now!!!

Also some of Jerome's photos added to Day 1 and Day 2 reports!