|Miyagi Run: Days 1-2
||[Jul. 27th, 2016|04:37 pm]
|( Day 1: Tokyo to UtsunomiyaCollapse )
Sometimes I plan these trips for the destinations, and other times I plan them for the paths. This time was unique in that it was planned for neither. I simply wanted to connect Tokyo and Miyagi by bicycle. I made a proper visit out of the trip after arriving, but really the main purpose was just to unlock the achievement of cycling the distance between my two Japanese homes.
I first thought of doing this run back in 2009 when I moved from Tome city in northern Miyagi down to Tokyo. All of my stuff went with a moving truck, so I was free to cycle down by myself. Unfortunately, the new job’s schedule and general busy-ness of moving didn’t allow me the time, so the trip got pushed to the back burner. I still thought about trying it, but only had chances to visit Miyagi on long weekends – not enough time to both ride there and
spend time with people. On longer vacations, my focus turned west to prefectures I’d yet to visit. Having completed my step-by-step tour of all 47 prefectures this March, I finally felt it was time to look east again and ride to Tome.
( Day 2: Utsunomiya to KoriyamaCollapse )