Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Eiko, Sho (age 8), Saya (age 2) and I are in Sapporo, Japan. Today is our final day of preparation before Sho and I start to ride from Cape Souya. Eiko and Saya will follow along in a rental car for the first week. Yesterday, I assembled the bikes and organized the equipment to pack into the panniers. We also made time for a little sight seeing. I've attached a few pics.
It was rainy and cool when we arrived 2 days ago, but has since cleared up and become sunny and pleasant, if not a bit on the warm side. Perfect biking weather!
We'll pack bags, load up the rental car and pick up a pre-paid cell phone before heading out around noon today for the 3.5-hour drive from Sapporo to Cape Souya. Everyone's in high spirits and looking forward to getting under way.