In any event, hard to worry about such definitional issues. In spirit this was definitely a GW ride. Beautiful weather, new green growth on all the hillsides, hot sun, but cool breeze and nice in the shade. Just heavenly.
|The Tamagawa just South of Fussa|
|Kids, this is where they make the really good stuff.|
In Itsukaichi I stopped at the little onigiri and bento shop that Tom S. showed me awhile back. The old man gladly filled my water bottle and posed for a photo. Then he gave me a free can of tea --"service" as they say. Now I will need to go back when I pass through.
|No name onigiri shop. Either 2 or 3 signals up the hill from Musashi Itsukaichi Station, on the right side.|
|Master of the shop. Never seen him open his eyes further than this.|
|This morning's colorful foods.|
Also, I climbed well on the Renovo. I might have set a personal record on Tokisaka Pass ... except I stopped several times for photos. Hard not to stop on a day like this. The photos say it all:
|On the climb to Tokisaka Pass|
|Looking up the hill. Thatched house.|
|This short video gives an idea of the breeze on the hillside ... lost in a photo.|
|At the tea house. Wood bicycle next to wooden bench.|
|Must be fed by spring water.|
|From just below the 7-11.|
|Simple out and back route|