The best thing about summer rides...

DeltaForce

Maximum Pace
Sep 17, 2011
204
25
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Toki, Gifu
#7
Getting under the mountain spring shower near the top of Yabitsu pass. And then filling your bottles with more cold spring water even nearer the top.

Descending Yabitsu down to Hadano.

Dave
 

Sikochi

Maximum Pace
Sep 13, 2010
1,185
78
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Kochi
#10
...They will soon be over and we'll be back into the autumn rides.
This is the best thing about summer rides. Even on the rare occasion it`s not too hot (the official, quoted temperature is always under the temps I see), it still leaves the humidity to deal with, and if you want to stop for a break the mosquitos or hornets come after you. Good riddance!
 

jdd

Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
2,523
650
133
Kanazawa
#11
Being able to get out on traffic-free roads at 5 or so, and not needing any lights besides.

(obviously, daylight is later now than in june...)