Sunday, August 30, 2009
We slept last night in a small hotel in Minami Osumi, about 22 miles away from Cape Sata. We started riding at 8:30am and enjoyed stunning ocean views as we pedaled up and down the challenging coastal road. It was a sunny day, 90 degrees, and we were drenched with sweat when we reached the cape. Akira Saito, a friend we made in Hokkaido, rode with us and took the attached picture.
Sho was nonchalant about the whole thing. As we stared out over the beautiful, sparkling ocean from the cape, I asked him if it had been hard to bike across Japan. He shuffled his feet and said, “Kinda.”
We’ll take a train back to Tokyo on Sep 1 to be reunited with my wife Eiko and 2-year old daughter Saya, and return to NYC on Sep 5. It’s been a great adventure!