Monday, 6 April 2009
1st ride of the year / part 1
Well finally I was able to get out for a ride on Monday the 6th of April, I had planned to do the same ride a few weeks ago but due to bad weather I had to cancel my plans. But luckily yesterday was a fantastic day so I set out early from my home in Niigata city with a rough plan of where I wanted to go and with some fine weather I ended up riding further afield. The ride out of Niigata city is not that spectacular as you have to battle with cars going to work etc and a vast number of traffic lights but once out of the city the riding is pretty good. My 1st stop for the day was to take a photo of a unique house that I had seen several times before. They say that a mans home is his castle well in this case that is indeed true as the house pictured above was built to resemble a traditional Japanese castle, it must have cost quite a lot to build and looks quite out of place amongst the other farmhouses nearby. Pictured above is also a map showing the course I took on Monday.