After 4 weekends in August with one long ride each I went hiking with my wife and her dog yesterday. 12 km through Nishizawa valley (Nishizawa Keikoku) in Yamanashi.
I can't believe I had never heard of this place before. It was amazing!
Hiking the spectacular Nishizawa Gorge (西沢渓谷, Nishizawa Keikoku) in Yamanashi with Shigeko and with Ben, the Boston terrier who was more than up to the task. 20450 steps. We made it back to the car in the fading daylight.www.strava.com
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After posting the pictures, I noticed that it said " junk". Thanks.These products probably aren't workable. They're labeled "junk goods," and are probably only used for parts. Be careful if you buy anything with this label on it.
I need to get out there on those trails with you again! Looks like so much fun.Hey, I know it is a big secret, but I do have more than on bike.
So now that I spilled the beans, WHY WOULD I RIDE A RIGID ON TRAILS????
Yup, I lugged this 20kg beast up and down trails and honestly had a blast. The climbs were a bit of a struggle... not solely due to the weight, but rather the lack of suspension. Things I am use to ignoring because my fork will soak it up.... well, those things beat the shit out of me this morning on the climbs. Momentum stoppers - over and over. Add to it the humidity today and I was a mess. I also had a liter of coffee in the frame bag at the start of the ride - so that contributed to the 20kg along with the racks.
In the end, I descended way better than I had anticipated. A couple chunky spots I expected to get bounced around, I just over exaggerated my usual form and the bike did all the work. The only "this was a bad idea" moment involved taking an alternate rocky line with a descent drop at the end. Once committed I could not back out, however I surprised myself at just how easily I handled it. All in all a good ride, however if I drag this thing out again for a goup ride like today, I will strip off the racks and frame bag.
I found it https://goo.gl/maps/vxddEVoh2X1Z3u3h8 ! It's right after a little restaurant, left side going eastbound. I was following this route from some old TCC thread: , the first 1/3 is kinda meh lots-of-traffic-going-to-the-lake, but the next 2/3 was nice (especially the part in the "highlands" with the cows at the end).
That section is pretty good as far as rindos go, it's open to cars and there's not too much moss/debris.Thank you. Yes, that's a very pretty part of the country - I haven't done enough exploration myself there, yet. How were the road conditions on the rindo going north?