Today, September 21st 2014, me and friends from all over Aomori Prefecture and all over Japan gathered at 6:30 this morning in Aomori, in the Sanwa Arena's parking space, to take part in Hakkoda Gran Fond 1st Tour (第一回 八甲田グランフォンド）.
There were 3 courses the competitors were able to choose from:
- Super long Course, 160km
- Long Course 120km
- Short Course 50km
And because I think I know myself a little and know how fast I can ride, I chose the 2nd one! :)
Sukayu- possibly the snowiest inhabited place on Earth
On the way to my next destination, riding through the gorgeous Oirase Gorge, it felt like I was riding in slow motion. Not because I am not that fast at riding the bicycle, but because of all the amazing landscapes the waterfalls, river, paths through the forest, and all that early autumn can offer was laying in front of my eyes. There were so many places I wanted to stop by and just inhale its beauties. I couldn't help myself from taking a short break and gaze at the Kumoi Waterfall.
子ノ口湖畔食堂, facing the lake, we had a delicious brunch( because it was 10:40 a.m.). While enjoying the nice dishes, which will come up in the video I will finish editing as soon as possible, the person sitting next to me at the table said:" You know, there is a big uphill about 200 m after we leave the restaurant, on our way back to Aomori" . I stopped from chewing for a moment, with a grin on my face, and decided to continue eating, of course! :)
Videos are currently uploading and soon to be on this page too!