Today was a beautiful Monday, perfect riding weather and the sakura blossoming all around the Tokyo area. So I headed out of the house and turned left, heading toward then upriver.
Just after passing the first traffic signal, Kanpachi Dori, I saw Tominaga-san, heading in to work. I said his name and he did a double take, recognizing me for the first time and looking a bit surprised that I was heading west, then was gone.
I stopped just past the Odakyu Line to take some photos of the sakura. And again just after crossing the Tamagawa on Route 16.
I had to remind myself repeatedly not to stop more times -- already plenty of photos of sakura on the internet.
I was thinking of climbing to Tomin no Mori, but in the end opted for a shorter, easier trip up the North Akigawa. A beautiful river valley, almost no traffic. Around 130 kms for the day, so a decent workout, though not very scientific training.
|Bike leaning -- Canyon Shark and Gokisos!|
|"Only" 3.9 kms to the Kinoko Center -- straight up!|
|At my turn around.|