Cycling Japan – Takasaki to Iwatsuki

Monday 24 April 2017

Total distance: 91085 m
Total climbing: 1103 m
Total Time: 08:10:47

Strava is here and Photos here

Perfect biking day weather


Cycling Japan – Chino to Takasaki

Total distance: 144047 m
Total climbing: 2746 m
Total Time: 12:40:48

Strava route details and here the pictures I took are here

Weather: Sunny all day but only 6 degrees at the top

Hotel: Toyoko Inn 1 in Takasaki

Great ride up to over 7000 feet, amazing to see really deep snow at the side of the road. The most stunning descent ever down Meganebashi Valley, 1400 feet drop in 6.6 miles down the very twisty road.

Meganebashi Valley descent

Meganebashi Valley descent

Geoff Jones with bike and snow drift

Roadside snow higher than the bike!

Cycling Japan Ina to Chino

Total distance: 44054 m
Total climbing: 746 m
Total Time: 04:27:24

Strava is here

Pics are here

Hotel is Candeo Hotel Chino

Geoff Jones with bicycle in Okaya

Geoff OK in Okaye

An excellent lightweight day following the river upstream to Okaya then around the West side of Lake Suwa finishing in Chino at 1.30pm to rest and do domestic chores.

Beautiful blossom and snow on the tops of the mountains.

Now makes it 2,219km biked and 14km elevation gain since I left home 30 days ago.

Biking Nakatsugawa to Ina

Total distance: 111446 m
Total climbing: 3416 m
Total Time: 00:47:49

Strava is here

Pics here

Hotel: Ebisu Hotel, Ina

Really tough day following the Magomejuku Post Trail for most of the day then through the major tunnels more than one mile long each. Did usual trick of backtracking after stopping 🙁 but only a mile or two today.