I chickened out. After reading that parts of the trail can be crowded with hikers, and that some of it has chains for hikers to hold on to, sounds like the better part of valor to not try and lug my bike over the trail (as you said). Sounds like a bad move. So... I'll just enjoy Yabitsu again and do a bit of exploring.Good luck if you do. I need hiking poles for that much walking; not compatible with lugging a bike. I would also need to carry about 5L of water, too, in this weather.