Sunday, 9 May 2010
Kamitokura to Otaini Dam part 5
After a quick spin downhill with my Lucas cyclometer clicking like crazy I had soon retraced the morning route and was heading back up the steep 7% grade that I had enjoyed so much cycling down in the morning. To be honest I tried to cycle up as far as I could which was over half way before dismounting taking a drink and walking the rest of the way, but I did manage to cycle up all of the other hills including a 6.5% grade climb. I had saved some of my food in case I needed more energy to get me through the remainder of the ride but not far from where I started was a new rest area and a brand new toilet block which looked like a great place for another coffee. After relaxing over a coffee I then pressed on up the valley which then led me down hill back to my van. I arrived back at the van at 3pm after having done 76.4 km .