I think this is what you're describing, right @luka?Fujino station, follow route 76 into the tanzawa wilderness, take 729 etc to yamanakako and maybe train back from Fuji san station or thereabouts. checking out Yu-Shin valley along the way
wow who says you're "half-fast"?! that's exactly what I had in mind, as a general idea to look into and build upon. since I won't have the bike for a while yet (supposed to ship in 2 days, maybe get here in another 5-7, and to build it up and test somewhere more civilized another week?) I wasn't in the immediate execution mode, but now that I see it mapped and all.... hahahaI think this is what you're describing, right @luka?
I went north to south both times, using my old (1998?) MTB with what were probably 32 mm or 35 mm semi-knobbly tires. No problem then, but I'm sure the road conditions are worse after another 10 years of neglect.Not sure what tires @Half-Fast Mike was using when he did it, or if he did it south to north (or vice versa), but would be interested to know what he would recommend.
It really does look like fun... and from this view I have a new appreciation for @Karl's persistence in grabbing all these mountain tiles that are still waiting for me.I wasn't in the immediate execution mode, but now that I see it mapped and all.... hahaha
Yes, I had the same thought initially, but it's never been a problem except when falling over at zero kph while outrageously drunk. I keep the pedal spring tension low on my off-road bikes, though.what I mean is having the ability for dual use. on road, packed gravel, or other reliable surfaces I can stay clipped in. but if it gets tricky, I intentionally use the flat side to allow for any contingency... I wonder if it would work better that way (just afraid I might not unclip in time if I suddenly lose it)
Unlike Mike I have used single-sided SPD pedals before but came to the same conclusion: it just makes it more difficult to locate the correct side, over 99% of the time.I've always used two-sided SPD pedals and never had a problem. Using single-sided is more difficult for me, having never used 'proper' road pedals, as I find myself fiddling around to locate the correct side.
Unlike Mike I have used single-sided SPD pedals before but came to the same conclusion: it just makes it more difficult to locate the correct side, over 99% of the time.
Same ones I was using then