Category: Haneda

  • Well that sucks

    Well that sucks

    The forecast today was for warm weather with light wind, following several days of rain and gale-force winds. Ever since I discovered the entrance to Tamagawa Sky Bridge, I’ve wanted to try starting from there to go to Yokohama, and I thought today might be the day to do that. Nana had not prepared any…

  • Lotus Power

    Lotus Power

    I set out in spring-like weather this morning to see the kawazuzakura in bloom along the Tamagawa. In fact I should have gone last weekend — I’ve missed the peak, but there were still many blossoms on display. I had a bit of a mechanical before I even set out this morning: when I picked…

  • Tamagawa Sky Bridge

    Tamagawa Sky Bridge

    I had a hard time deciding where to ride today. After rejecting a 7 a.m. departure that would set me up for a round trip of the entire Tamagawa cycling course, I set my sights on hitting the road at 9. I could get to Disneyland, which I’d missed on my last ride, or I…

  • Change in Forecast, Change of Plan

    Change in Forecast, Change of Plan

    I told Nana I was leaving at 7 this morning, with the intention of getting in quite a long ride, a metric century and then some. But when I checked the forecast this morning, it had changed. Not only is there a good chance of rain in the afternoon, but we’re expecting thundershowers as well.…

  • Beat the Heat

    Beat the Heat

    Following a couple of days of rain, the forecast for today was sunny and hot, with a high of 34C. I’ve set 32C as my limit based on a few summer rides over the past years, so I decided to get out early this morning and be back before the heat became unbearable. Fortunately for…

  • Hittin’ the Bottle

    Hittin’ the Bottle

    I was thinking of a longer ride this weekend during the break in the rainy season, something in the 130-145km range, and then a coworker pointed out the forecast temperatures. I immediately revised my plans: short ride, early start. I informed Nana that I’d be leaving at 7 a.m. for Haneda, with the goal of…

  • A lie propagated by Big Cloud

    A lie propagated by Big Cloud

    With a forecast of sun and 0% chance of rain, with a high of 20C, I was planning for a nice long ride. I’d set the alarm clock and told Nana I was leaving at 8 sharp. I woke up to completely overcast skies and a chilly, howling wind. I immediately revised my plans, figuring…

  • Return of the Furry Onigiri

    Return of the Furry Onigiri

    Typhoon 11 kept us guessing about the weather right up to the last moment. José and I finally agreed at 7:40 a.m. to ride. José wanted to start out with an easy one as it’s been five months since he’s been on his bike, and we settled on Haneda even though I’d just been there…

  • Twice in a row?

    Twice in a row?

    Following a tempest of rain Friday night, Saturday dawned bright and clear. It looked like a great day for a ride (and my only chance this weekend), so I quickly prepped Kuroko, fresh off not one but two days of maintenance, and set out. I wasn’t up for a lengthy jaunt, but I did want…