After lunch I headed back up route 113 and turned off onto route 290 towards Tainai where I had started from earlier that morning. The weather was fantastic and many local farmers were harvesting their rice fields and on my way back which took me some of the way along the road I had ridden earlier that morning I saw the spot where I should have turned off to visit the camp ground & dam, never mind as that gives me something new to visit when I'm in the area next time. The gradient returning was very nice with only a few small climbs and rather free of traffic as the only noise I could hear was the constant tick, tick , tick of my Lucas cyclometer recording my trip distance. Upon arriving back in Tainai village I checked out the paragliding club based at the local ski field to see if one of my former students was there but after watching all the members land and not seeing him I returned back to the van and stop by the Tainai brewery to purchase some of their beer to have with dinner. They make a standard German style range of beers which are rather good and I choose the Bock which I must say tasted very nice, I should have bought more.
Next Sunday I have a long ride planned in Fukushima with my cycling mate Brian so if the weather holds there will be another report next week.