Yes, I totally agree and didn't have any and needed the sensor so I could get the stats while riding here so I just went a head and mounted it with the unsightly white.....although I'm tempted to use a marker to colour them in to match the paint work
Serguei and I had a great ride up Odarumi-toge yesterday.
We started out from Kofu (R140, 206), took a short rest at Kotogawa Dam and continued past two closed gates up to an altitude of 2.072m. Unfortunately, we had to turn back just four kilometres short of the pass. More pics in the gallery.
Just a simple up & back, trying for some GW riding while also getting in some quality time with the wife. She drove, I rode. Checked in at our usual beach cabins, then out for an aft. bath, then dinner, back to the cabin for a nice cab, and also out for breakfast. It would've been nicer to haul a bike and ride up that way, but that would've made her time up there pretty boring. Negative wind on the way up, positive on the way back.
I wander and never really remember "the way", but during the ride back I almost always made the right guesses and turns. If anyone were to come into, or leave, Kanazawa, heading to/from Noto, that ride back is what I would recommend. Not a rip-roaring roadie course, but definitely the least trafficked.
The tour de noto runs up 249 from here to Wajima, my above course parallels it and only uses that road a little bit. 249 misses a lot of good scenery, besides the horrible traffic and danger. (past Togi it is okay)