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adventurous cyclist

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May 16, 2019
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Day 5 July 27 Wednesday.
Camp at Hirata Forest Park.
Good weather
Now my story.
1. Spokes are bent
2. A camper offered to take my tire to the bike shop
3. Bought breakfast while waiting for the shop to open
4. He said new rim and change that tire.
Cost a bit but l feel safe now.
He said your tires are wrong , l knew that
Told him l will be back
Camper took me back
Front tire and new rim, perfect fit.
I offered money to the camper, He left.
Now i got a 3 hour bike ride to the shop to get the right tire.
Strong head winds over Lake Shinji
Shop guy examined bike
Came back with right tire { I have right tube? l show him
He brought back new break pads and smiled
Cost... l said ok
he did a maintanence on the bike, no charge
All is fine
I ask for use storage bag for bike
New is 5000 yen
Picture below
He gave it to me.
Happy biker today
This was a real emergency
6 hour round trip ride
Long but successful day for

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new rear brake pads DSC_0204.JPG
new front tire and rim
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Who is this guy
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shop
DSC_0207.JPG He gave me this, super nice
DSC_0206.JPG new heavy duty rear tire
DSC_0203.JPG front tire maybe second post

l post picture of Lake Shinji
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strong head wind 3 hour ride to shop
Thanks for reading.
 

adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
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Day 6 July 28 Thursday
Went to Izumotaisha Temple and Shimane Izumo Wine tourist stop.
I only took a few pictures this time (older post has more pictures)
Here are a few pictures.

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l think this place holds weddings. DSC_0218.JPG I guess rabbits have meaning, but didn't see any. DSC_0215.JPG
one side of a pond
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the other side of the pond. l had lunch here. DSC_0220.JPG IMG_0002_BURST0010003.JPG DSC_0231.JPG
l don't know the name of ,but they sure are big.Shimane Wine stop. DSC_0224.JPG DSC_0225.JPG DSC_0226.JPG
the trees here are fasinating. And very old.
Had a good day. About 50 km.
 

TheAussieinJapan

Maximum Pace
Apr 15, 2014
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Day 5 July 27 Wednesday.
Camp at Hirata Forest Park.
Good weather
Now my story.
1. Spokes are bent
2. A camper offered to take my tire to the bike shop
3. Bought breakfast while waiting for the shop to open
4. He said new rim and change that tire.
Cost a bit but l feel safe now.
He said your tires are wrong , l knew that
Told him l will be back
Camper took me back
Front tire and new rim, perfect fit.
I offered money to the camper, He left.
Now i got a 3 hour bike ride to the shop to get the right tire.
Strong head winds over Lake Shinji
Shop guy examined bike
Came back with right tire { I have right tube? l show him
He brought back new break pads and smiled
Cost... l said ok
he did a maintanence on the bike, no charge
All is fine
I ask for use storage bag for bike
New is 5000 yen
Picture below
He gave it to me.
Happy biker today
This was a real emergency
6 hour round trip ride
Long but successful day for

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new rear brake pads View attachment 36017
new front tire and rim
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Who is this guy
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shop
View attachment 36020 He gave me this, super nice
View attachment 36021 new heavy duty rear tire
View attachment 36022 front tire maybe second post

l post picture of Lake Shinji
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strong head wind 3 hour ride to shop
Thanks for reading.
Love the updates, I’ve not logged into TCC much recently.
Glad you got the bike sorted, sounds like you have run into some lovely people in Tottori & Shimane area.

Lake Shinji is well known for small clams that are delicious in miso soup If you have the chance. Izumo soba is best soba in Japan too.
Looking great in that blue shirt.
Have you lost weight?
Take care in the heat.
 

TheAussieinJapan

Maximum Pace
Apr 15, 2014
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Day 6 July 28 Thursday
Went to Izumotaisha Temple and Shimane Izumo Wine tourist stop.
I only took a few pictures this time (older post has more pictures)
Here are a few pictures.

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l think this place holds weddings. View attachment 36043 I guess rabbits have meaning, but didn't see any. View attachment 36044
one side of a pond
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the other side of the pond. l had lunch here. View attachment 36046 View attachment 36047 View attachment 36048
l don't know the name of ,but they sure are big.Shimane Wine stop. View attachment 36049 View attachment 36050 View attachment 36051
the trees here are fasinating. And very old.
Had a good day. About 50 km.
I was an exchange student for a short while in Izumo, one of my favourite places in Japan.

At Izumo Taisha those large straw ropes people throw money up and make wishes. One time I threw ¥10 up & ¥100 or ¥500 fell down. My host father laughed and told me “gift from the gods”.

The rabbits are part of the ancient legends about how the Oki islands were formed I believe, and a story about sharks stripping the rabbit of its fur as punishment for being a naughty little bugger. Matsue has one of the nicest castles I’ve visited, and the view from the top is worth climbing for. Lafcadio Hearn museum worth a visit too.
 

adventurous cyclist

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May 16, 2019
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July 29 Friday
Left lzumo/Hirata campground.
Bought extra tube.
Took train to Tottori.
Camp Tottori Yanagajiya free camp near Sakyu sand dumes.
 

adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
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July 30 Saturday
Udon with curry.
Tottori camp.
July 31 Sunday
Went Tottori University rock concert. Free.
August 1.
Went trout (iwana trout) one trout was caught. Onsen 350 yen.
August 2 Tues
bbq with campers.
August 3 Wendsday
Open schedule
Too hot to do anything.
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Tottori University rock concert. DSC_0242.JPG DSC_0252.JPG DSC_0238.JPG morning sunrise
DSC_0246.JPG DSC_0249.JPG Waji mountain range. DSC_0248.JPG DSC_0248.JPG DSC_0250.JPG
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adventurous cyclist

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A few more puctures.
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got a little break
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not sure what this was, but sure tasted good, 100 yen cheap. DSC_0271.JPG
moring breakfast.
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adventurous cyclist

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August 4 Thursday
.. Did a little cycling around town, too hot to do anything.
Tottori campsite.
Met a.camper that camps with his e special chickens. Gave me one egg. They sell for 300 yen each. The type of chicken is ... ukuke.
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adventurous cyclist

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Here are a few more pictures 8~4 to 8~6 Saturday. DSC_0277.JPG My simple dinner. DSC_0276.JPG DSC_0279.JPG
Saturday August 6 DSC_0286.JPG Restaurant at the camp Memunoki Village DSC_0287.JPG DSC_0282.JPG DSC_0281.JPG DSC_0283.JPG DSC_0284.JPG DSC_0285.JPG A few more pictures next post
 

adventurous cyclist

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Memunoki Village in Tottori.
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it rained 2 nights in a roll.
 

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adventurous cyclist

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May 16, 2019
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August 10, Thursday
Leaving Tottori for Ibaraki.
Yesterday finally goto the beach and got wet.The waves were a bit strong though.

The sand was so hot you could cook a steak on it. DSC_0315.JPG DSC_0313.JPG
Last meal in Tottori
Dinner fried fish and rice. Actually got a bit sick after eating it.
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Leaving Tottori now.
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Well this finishes up camping in Tottori. Now going on the east side of Japan.
 

adventurous cyclist

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l made it to Hitachi, lbaraki.
pitched tent in a park
 

kiwisimon

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now youre doing it. pack up early tomorrow so it's easy to move along public holiday so a few peope around no doubt
 

adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
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August 10th Wensday night pitched at 11pm at 24 hour city park under light. No top. Beach mat And used tent bag and accessories for pillow. Woke up 4am , left at 4.30 am.
DSC_0328.JPG A little mileage
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morning sunrise at park
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breakfast, bread and water
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leaving now for Oarai campsite. hope l get site. typhoon coming. yikes.
 

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adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
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Made it to Oarai campsite.
Free site does not meam free camping.
It looks like typhoon maybe on its way.
August 11 Thursday.
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started with 0 on my 4th part of my adventure.
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adventurous cyclist

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May 16, 2019
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Well they really socked it to me. 5900 yen for 3 nights 4 days. Checkout 100 am.
Well not much l could do about , prime time so all prices went up 600 yen a day and 500 yen extra charge on 1st night.
Not hungry but l got marshmellos to roast.Health wise, fine. Tomorrow l want to see something.
OK. All is well other then l wish l had a soler battery charger. Cant find a place to charge. Maybe l go to gas station, buy coke and ask if l can charge. Did it in 2 places so far.
 

kiwisimon

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wow, that is a lot. sorry I sent you there.
why does a tent cost 200o yen a night?
use as much hot water as you like, LOL.
 

adventurous cyclist

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May 16, 2019
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no how water
Maybe no showers too
Dishes in cold water.
No problem JCB came in handy.
Getting a lot more experience, thats for sure.
 

adventurous cyclist

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May 16, 2019
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dinner
udon, fish cake soup seasoning chili pepper
150 yen DSC_0332.JPG
 
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