zondag 30 januari 2011
zaterdag 29 januari 2011
Ludwig shooting out of the curve at max speed !
zondag 23 januari 2011
zaterdag 22 januari 2011
Left Koremasa @6:30 with Saruto-san and we both headed direction Odawara along the patented VLAAMS route. Saruto-san turned back at the end of the "Atsugi Fast Lane" while I continued "auto-pilot" courtesy of Ludwig who produced real "routable" maps for me! Cape Manazuru was nice and picturesque in places. "Uotsuki Bayashi" was most impressive. Return trip started along a beautiful road 740 recommended by Ludwig...plenty of mikan vendors. Halfway, I decided to attack Yabitsu as it felt pleasantly warm and I hadn't been there for a year. On top it was very cold though and the descent even colder! Most of the rest of my ride was again in "auto-pilot"...I love it!
Temperature rose to 15 degrees....almost felt like spring or summer in Belgium!
Sagami Bay seen from Cape Manazuru
Had my free lunch here sampling all kinds of "himono" self-service style!
zondag 16 januari 2011
zaterdag 15 januari 2011
On the way back, Ludwig stopped not too far away from the notorious "Sea Castle" to take a souvenir picture and - more importantly - (another) leak in the open. "Watch out the tombi don't catch your meat!" I warned Ludwig, but my dear friend did not catch my joke....
Inspiration: Junmai Nigorizake Shinshu Nouveau
BGM: Everything Must Change Manhattan Trinity+1
maandag 10 januari 2011
Posing with Sirius Ti-1 in front of the sacred Kamoi Harbour 鴨居港 Saito-yaki edifice. An elderly gentleman who offered to take my picture, explained that the "dondo(n)-yaki" ritual (called "Saito-yaki" 齋燈焼きin this region) will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 15...an "oni" demon carrying fire will leave Hachiman-jinja across the street and put fire to all those "kadomatsu" and other New Year decorations including "unwanted" nengajos!!! (=New Year's Greetings from people one does not care about)...attending this event is supposed to guarantee another year free of disease and other misfortunes) another lovely little ritual kept alive in this country.
Mabori-kaigan...on s'imagine (presqu') a Nice!
Really don't know what gave me the Sean Connery eyebrow...
Katsusando...marvelous !! Nakai, will drop by again!
Today's BGM: Duke Ellington - Three Suites (Arabesque, etc.)
Today's inspiration: Four Roses & hoshi-imo (again!)
Today's ride: here