Archive for May, 2012

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch Cherry Bomb!

May 5, 2012 1 comment

Today’s Shiroishi Cycling Road.  Cherry blossoms are in full bloom!

There are many kinds of cherry trees.  Some of cherry blossoms look whitish, other pinkish.

Cherry blossoms last only for one week.

A bridge on the Shiroishi cycling road.

People can look down rows of cherry trees from here.

Cherry blossoms up close.

Toyohira River Cycling Road.  The bridge behind is “Mizuho Ohashi” (Mizuho Bridge).

The water was swollen once again due to yesterday’s rain.

Today’s travelling distance: 52km



Takino Kaminopporo Cycling Road

May 3, 2012 Leave a comment

The third day of our bike ride.

First we passed the gate of the Sapporo Art Park.

Then the gate of Takino Reien (cemetery).

The replicas of Moai statues can be seen.



And this is the gate to Takino Suzuran Park.

Can you see those carp streamers in the picture above?

They are to celebrate the “Children’s Day” on May 5th.

After dropping in at “Sport DEPO” in Ohmagari, a shop that has a lot of cycling goods,

we went into the Shiroishi Cycling Road.

The Shiroishi cycling road has a lot of cherry trees and they are now in bloom!

Today’s travel distance: 53 km (33 mile).

Breakfast at Royce’

May 3, 2012 Leave a comment

The second day of our bike ride.

But alas!  The northern part of the Toyohira River Cycling Road is not opened yet,

because it is still covered with snow.

The cycling road is on the right, and the blackish thing that the excavator is working on is snow.

So we decided to take country roads instead.

The good view from the road along the Ishikari River.

Actually today’s our goal is to go to the ROYCE’ shop in Ainosato.

Royce’ is famous for its chocolate, but its breads and pastries are also great.

Today’s travel distance: 59km (37 mile).

Toyohira River Cycling Road and Shiroishi Cycling Road 2012

May 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Toyohira River Cycling Road at last!

We went on bike ride for three days, and this was the first day.

Now the snow on the cycling road was removed completely!

The river is swollen because of the melted snow.

Riding through the Toyohira River Cycling Road, and then Shiroishi Cycling Road

and Kitahiroshima Elfin Road, we arrived at Kitahiroshima Cycling Station.

And then this is the Kitahiroshima Railway Station.

The good thing about this Kitahiroshima JR Station is that you can go inside of the

building with your bike!

This cycling path (“Elfin road”) runs parallel to the railway and also through the woods.

It’s really nice to ride through the fresh green of May!

Today’s travel distance: 63 km (39 mile)