I’m so excited to have an unsuspecting customer coming tomorrow. She is on a budget which means that in return for a cheap trip, I get to use her to test new routes. This time we get to ride 80 km over 1,500 meter mountains from Kurohime to Hakuba and the next day back over Togakushi to Kurohime – another 60km.
Certainly for any bike enthusiats, 80km doesn’t sound like much, but it includes 1,500+ meters altitude gain on day one, and 1,100+ more on day two. I have found that even for experienced bikers who are not used to mountains in Japan, this is not such a simple matter.
Not sure that she knows what she is in for, but I will enjoy watching her suffer.