Category: Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Who’s the leader of the club

    Who’s the leader of the club

    It was good weather for a ride today: bright sunshine, with a wind from the north that helped me on my way down the Arakawa and didn’t give me any trouble on the return. There was a 30km run in progress on the lower stretches of the Arakawa, but unlike last month’s marathon, cyclists were…

  • What A Long Hot Road It’s Been

    What A Long Hot Road It’s Been

    Today marks the record-breaking 85th consecutive day where temperatures in Tokyo exceeded 30C, and that’s not expected to change for at least another four days. I’d been watching the forecast for the weekend, and a few days ago it showed a high of 32C for today, and that’s pretty much my limit. I asked José…

  • Wind and Cloud

    Wind and Cloud

    I chose my ride today with an eye on the weather forecast, which has been changing over the past few days. What finally emerged this morning was an overcast day with a forecast high of 31C. That’s bordering on my limit, so I thought the thing to do would be to get an early start…

  • Tokyo Disney Resort and Dinosaur Bridge nonbiri cycling

    Tokyo Disney Resort and Dinosaur Bridge nonbiri cycling

    The Dinosaur Bridge (恐竜橋, officially the Tokyo Gate Bridge) is visible from Kasai Rinkai Park, through which I often pass on my way to Tokyo Disney Resort. But I didn’t have any idea how to approach it until I saw a rider post photos in a facebook group I’m a member of for Japanese fans…

  • Arakawa – Disney – Budokan

    Arakawa – Disney – Budokan

    I got an early start yesterday, on the road before 8 with a couple of Nana’s world-famous onigiri in the bag. It was not quite 10C when I set out, with a forecast high of 17, so I wore shorts and regular (fingerless) gloves together with a long-sleeved jersey. I was sweating long before the…

  • Quick Disney before the rain

    Quick Disney before the rain

    I had to work Saturday to bring down the network for some electrical maintenance (and of course to bring it up again when the maintenance was done), and the weather was fine. The forecast for today had been for rain, so I thought the weekend was a wash. But since Friday afternoon, today’s forecast has…

  • Glide, Switched

    Glide, Switched

    Apart from a quick spin around the block late yesterday afternoon, today was my first ride since upgrading Kuroko to electronic shifting and hydraulic brakes. And everything about today’s ride confirmed what I’d noticed during that brief jaunt. Shifting is effortless and flawless. Braking is very smooth, requiring very little force. And the Brooks saddle…

  • A big push!

    A big push!

    The day dawned clear and windy. Between the forecast for wind and some sneezing that started last night and continued this morning, I put off plans for a longer ride and decided to get out to the Arakawa and see which way the wind was blowing. The ride in traffic to the Arakawa was uneventful.…

  • Hot and still

    Hot and still

    Saturday was our last promised rain-free day for more than a week, so I was up early and on the road with a saddlebag full of onigiri. I wanted to be home in plenty of time for our dinner plans, but I was also feeling it wasn’t a day for big challenges. It was nearly…