Monday 24 April 2017
Total climbing: 1103 m
Total Time: 08:10:47
Perfect biking day weather
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.
Hotel is Candeo Hotel Chino
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.
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.