Finally after many rainy days and Typhoons the winds changed and fall and the sunshine came to Nagano Prefecture here in Japan. The mountains are beautiful now and we have been getting out enjoying the trails. I have had a friends from Hong Kong here recently, each year I meet them their passion for riding always brings me joy. It doesn’t matter how good or fast you are to them , just a smile and laugh is all you need.
I have been living and cycling here in Nagano, Japan for over 20 years now , I think it is safe to say that this last 1.5 months has been a wash out . I can’t remember so much rain almost everyday. I went for a walk in the forest today and it felt like I was walking on a sponge.
We have had to cancel a few rides , make some quick changes to our plans as we try and take care of our customers. Brian brought a group of friends from New Zealand for some riding and even though they saw no mountains as we traveled around Japan, they never complained and kept smiling even when we were lost in the fog in the mountains surrounding Kyoto.