Yokkaichi

Tuesday 3rd September 2019, Yokkaichi.
A much much tougher day than I had expected. Very hot and very humid. A long ride with the crossing of two mountain ranges. (I’m not now going to be giving any figures for distances or climbs as Toni Thorncraft-Smith is running a competition with prizes for whoever estimates most accurately the total distance cycled when I arrive in Tokyo).
I got serious cramp in the legs. I can’t remember the last time that happened. At one stage I was fearing that I wouldn’t be able to complete the cycling today but with enough salt and water I managed to get through.
A similar distance tomorrow but along the coast so it should be a lot flatter.

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Some very steep tracks. So steep I couldn’t push the loaded bike straight up but had to zig zag across the path.

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Whenever there are any kind of roadworks there is plenty of traffic direction. In fact there were more people on traffic duty than actually working on the road here.

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Was passing a gambling hall, slot machines etc so popped in to have a look. Was stunned by the size of it, two football pitches in area, the noise of the machines, and how busy it was, all male.

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