|Lake Miyagase, from Kanagawa Route 70|
We parted after descending the south side of Yabitsu Pass -- he was continuing on toward Enoshima area for a "beach cleaning" event. I went back via Route 246 and Kanagawa Routes 51/50 to Chuo Rinkan and hopped a train home. For me 140 kms and either 1600 (Garmin) or 3600 (iphone/Strava) meters of climbing. I think in this case the Garmin seems a lot more accurate!
The Yabitsu climb was beautiful -- new green growth and flowering trees. And the South side descent had me grinning a wide smile. I could only think "this is why we ride!" I would greet many of the oncoming climbers with a "gambare!" or "fight!" cheer, and usually get a smile in return.
Rather than write more, I think the photos tell the story.
|On the Asagawa path nearing Takao|
|At Otarumi Pass. No Fuji view today.|
|At Otarumi Pass|
|A photo rest on Route 76|
|On Route 76, one of many flowering trees above.|
|On Route 76. Photo rest stop.|
|At the Miyagase-ko Michi-no-eki|
|On Route 76, fresh green on the hills. Park below|
|On the Yabitsu climb|
|Yamazakura and stream on the Yabitsu climb|
|Flowering trees on the Yabitsu climb|
|River on the Yabitsu climb|
|River runs through it -- on the Yabitsu climb|