On Wednesday was an annual Burgundy Christmas dinner that we have now attended the past 3 or 4 years. Incredible food and wine as in the past. On Thursday, just beer with dinner. Friday, again more red wine at a farewell party for the contact at one of our business partners -- she is from Bordeaux, so yes, more good wine.
So it was only appropriate that this would be a maiden ride for a new pair of Gokiso wheels with wine red hubs. Yes, they are fantastic, things of beauty and precision, smooth as silk and very fast. But more about them in a later post.
Seiichi led the way. We took Kampachi then Route 1 -- much more major roads than I would have chosen by myself. But Kampachi traffic thinned and became tolerable after Dai-san Keihin entrance, and Route 1 was a fast way to Yokohama Station. South of Yokohama Station, we got off of Route 16 and hugged the coast along an industrial road ... which was very fast and lower traffic than Route 16. A great chance to get up some speed and see that, yes, the Gokisos really did make it easier to maintain a high pace. Or was that a tailwind?
Once we got further down the peninsula the wind picked up, coming from all directions at different times.
|Seiichi and Eric on the Southern Miura Peninsula|
|The Canyon Shark wants to go this way|
|Seafood for lunch, of course! What you see in the photo, plus some Shime-Saba.|
|West side of Miura Peninsula -- windy Sagami Bay|
|Quick stop by C Speed!|