Category Archives: Nature ~ 自然

Curse of Choir Camp, or Soggy Riding once again 〜 合宿の呪か?

Kamogawa to Iwai, 82 km, 8 hours. 鴨川から岩井、82キロ、8時間 I’m beginning to wonder if riding to choir camp isn’t an activity banned by the gods. This is the third time I’ve done it, and the third time I’ve ridden in day-long … Continue reading

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Day 2, or Riding & Religion 〜 二日目、宗教とサイクリング

Day two of “big fun ride” is safely completed. I’m staying in an area called Shirako, some 70 km from last night’s hotel. As expected, today’s ride was not particularly exciting. After the first hour of hill climbs, the route … Continue reading

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50 days later… 50日ぶりに

It has been exactly 50 days since I last rode a bike. This seemed like a good point to resume cycling, so this morning I hopped out of bed a 5 am and did a bit of pre-dawn riding. I … Continue reading

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How to spend a free day – 中日の過ごし方

I will be honest with you. When the members of the Rikkyo chapel choir left for Tokyo yesterday I found myself a bit low on energy.  A bit tired.  Perhaps a bit on the exhausted side of the energy scale. … Continue reading

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A short trip to Hakone 〜 箱根への短い旅

It was at a recent organ recital that a friend reminded that I haven't posted anything interesting for a month or so. (Thanks, SD) Well, I haven't really done anything of interest for a month or so, to be honest. … Continue reading

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