Jerome and I planned a Saturday ride. We were going to get an early start ... but rain overnight pushed our schedule back from 730AM to 920AM. Still, once we headed NW we soon found dry pavement. And we found nearly full sakura blooms. We went to the Mitake-san tram station and back. 118kms. Not bad for a half-day ride with plenty of sakura along the way!
I just put some Shimano "PRO" reflective bar tape on the bike I want to try commuting on -- my old Canyon frame, which has a ding on the left side of the downtube, but seems to be still structurally okay ... so I can ride it in the city without getting worked up about other dings. The reflective tape works!