Hot Japan Summer

  I usually spend the summer holidays riding around the trails here on Yatsugatake Mountain, the altitude we ride at is between 900  and 1400 meters and is according to my customers  much cooler than the city. This year I spent 2 weeks with my family and another family from South Africa traveling around Japan. We spent a few days riding, rafting and dancing in the mountains before heading to Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo. It was the first time I have spent any time in the big cities of Japan in August and I now know why so much beer is consumed during the summer months here. It was so hot that every time I saw a Beer Garden I wanted to stop!!  I really enjoyed doing something different this summer, but was very happy to get back to the muntains and start riding again