Archive for October, 2011

To the Sea

October 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The other day we went to see the sea on bike!

First, we took the good old Toyohira river cycling road, and then Route 337 and 503.

The picture above is not the sea, but the Barato river in Sapporo.

The same Barato river from the Oyafuru Bridge.

Now we go inter the Ishikari city.

The “Country Sign” of the Ishikari city features the Ishikari Lighthouse and

Hamamasu, a Japanese rose.

Ishikari was just having one of the three big festivals in Ishikari: Ishikari Salmon Festival.

Also, they started a new festival this year: Ishikari Sturgeon Festival!

The picture above is the poster of Ishikari Sturgeon Festival.

The Ishikari Lighthouse.

The sea is almost there.

The view of the Ishikari Lighthouse from the visitor center

Now we did it!  It’s the sea!

The sea of Japan.

On the way back.  Near the north end of Toyohira River cycling road.

Oops, it’s getting dark!  This is again on the Toyohira river cycling road.

today’s travel distance: 93km.


Takino-Kaminopporo cycling road

October 4, 2011 2 comments

Takino-Kaminopporo cycling road starts from Momiji-dai area.

Toyohira River cycling road is a part of the Takino-Kaminopporo cycling road,

so why don’t we go and take a look at the starting point of the cycling road?

As usual, first we took the good old Toyohira River cycling road, and then

the picture above shows the entrance of the Shiroishi Cycling road.

We’ve just got out of the Shiroishi cycling road to go into the Takino-kaminopporo cycling road.

The sidewalk around this area is wide and has enough space for bikes.

Voila!  This is the starting point of Takino-kaminopporo cycling road.

But the Takino-kaminopporo cycling road has not yet completed.

Bikers have to take regular road often.

This is the entrance of Nopporo Forest Park.

Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower can be seen on the left.

This is the country sign of Ebetsu City.

This sign features Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower and a brick building.

Now we go into Ebetsu city!

After pedaling on a sidewalk of R12 (national road), we found the

part of the Takino-Kaminopporo cycling road again!

The Nopporo River.

On the Nopporo bridge.

Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower can be seen on the right far back.

Jacob’s ladder / Angel’s stairs

Sapporo city again!

The good old Toyohira river cycling road.

Today’s travel distance: 53 km