Cycling in North Japan & Sanriku Coast Video

  The clips compiled for this video is from summer 2018 around Yuze to Aomori, then over to Hachinohe, and down the Sanriku Coast to Kuji. If you checked my other post, there’s some scenery you may have seen before. But since you didn’t check, this will be all new to you. Also, if you’re like me, watching a video sure beats the hell out … Continue reading Cycling in North Japan & Sanriku Coast Video

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Bicycle Touring in Japan – South Tohoku, or Thereabouts

  Went back into the summer archives to compile some clips of my trip towards the north of Japan’s main island. This particular trip was from Yaita to Fukushima city. Komoot’s Bike Tour navigation feature did a pretty good job. You would think that being on farm roads is where it’s at, but all the dangerous encounters I had with motor vehicle operators occurred on … Continue reading Bicycle Touring in Japan – South Tohoku, or Thereabouts

Cycling in Japan. Bicycle tour in East Kanto. Summer 2018

Bicycle Touring in Japan – East Kanto or thereabouts. Summer Memories

  At the time of this writing, the weather has cooled quite a bit. The cold days ahead takes my mind back to the warmer times in wistful remembrance. Approaching the season of fleece and windproof gear, I’m sorry I shook my fist at you in my shorts and sweaty t-shirt, dear Summer.   Continue reading Bicycle Touring in Japan – East Kanto or thereabouts. Summer Memories

Bicycle Touring in Japan – Kamaishi to Ofunato via Mountain Roads

Continuing the ride through some of the areas affected by the 2011 tsunami / earthquake event, I had enough of Route 45. Tight roads and trucks, both which are typical of Japan, it seems. But up in the hills this day, the road was still tight but there were zero trucks. Getting to the hills, I rode westbound on a side road paralleling the 283. … Continue reading Bicycle Touring in Japan – Kamaishi to Ofunato via Mountain Roads

Bicycle Touring in Japan – Sanriku Coast from Hachinohe to Miyako.

The weather pattern has not been favorable for a fair-weather-favoring cyclist like me. It’s been raining very often in recent weeks. But don’t feel sorry for me, it’s also raining for everyone else who was also in Hachinohe. Started off the day riding down Route 1. Route 1 on the coast down from Hachinohe is absolutely beautiful in terms of scenery. I thought about camping … Continue reading Bicycle Touring in Japan – Sanriku Coast from Hachinohe to Miyako.

Kenting to Taipei, Bicycle Touring Taiwan

I must confess. I’m pretty damn lazy. Instead of writing up a couple of blog posts, I just compiled photos and videos clips from the rest of my tour up the beautiful east coast of Taiwan. It turns out that making a video on a cheap laptop takes quite a bit of time. But like a true bicycle tourist I endured. It was a test … Continue reading Kenting to Taipei, Bicycle Touring Taiwan

Brompton Bicycle Touring in Taiwan, 2017. Post # 13

Puzi City to Budai Township, Chiayi County.  26.5 Miles. Route 161 & Route 17. When I was back in Silou having a conversation with the owner of a local cafe, I  asked him if there were any areas in Taiwan I should avoid. He told me not to travel to Chiayi City, everywhere else should be fine. I would have this confirmed by a cyclist … Continue reading Brompton Bicycle Touring in Taiwan, 2017. Post # 13