Tag Archives: Shimanami-kaido

June 18

A bridge (and a saddle) too far

Starting the day lugging your bike about in a bag isn’t fun. Even less fun after the Japan Rail Shikoku staff the previous night had given me grief about my saddle sticking out of my bike bag – as per the bike bag instructions. In order to take your bike on a train in Japan, […]

June 10

Shimanami Kaido Part I – Friends with Bikes

All 1500 of them to be precise.  Less than 30 minutes into our ride along the Shimanami Kaido, a ride that promised the quiet serenity of rural seaside Japan, a pack of serious Lycra-clad riders whooshed past by us like we’d been a bunch of grannies struggling to bike up a hill.  Slightly bemused, but […]

May 30

Setting out

Onomichi  (尾道) is the starting point of the Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道), a road route from Honshu to Shikoku via several small islands that is popular with cyclists. A full post about my two-day adventure on the Shimanami-kaido will follow shortly.