September 2016


Niigata to Nagano – Cutting South

(Note: So this post was originally written weeks ago – even the details are old! I needed to get pictures sorted out and everything is made more difficult by working on an iPad. The good news: there’s lots more to talk about since this post and we’ll try to have it up soon since we’re […]

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Quick and Soggy Check-in

Remember that scene at the end of Shawshank Redemption? I won’t spoil it for you, but it involves a lot of rain.  This has to be a quick post because we haven’t had access to reliable wifi in a few days and I’m punching this in with my thumbs. There’s another blog post that I’ve […]

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Christian and Bronwyn with Souma-San and her friends

Budou with Buddha: A Murakami Interlude

Well, it’s been a few days.  When Bronwyn posted the last post, we were set up behind the Atsumi michi-no-eki; Bronwyn wrote the blog post on my hips as I was lying on my side half-asleep in the tent.   We made an early start and locked in 33 km to Sasagawanagale: it wins the award […]

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A Quick Konnichiwa Catch-up, and oh yeah, the Emperor of Japan waved at us today.

When we originally started this blog, we figured we’d probably be able to update it every couple of days or even every day with little anecdotes and videos and pictures. You’d feel like you were right here with us, feeling what we feel, smelling what we smell….Unfortunately, we have not yet lived up to our […]

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Island Hopping to Honshu

The days have blended somewhere in between our last post about Shikabe and the peninsular whip-around that brought us into Hakodate. For the sake of demonstration (and so I’ll remember all the stops), I’ve been logging our trip stops on this page so that you can follow the journey. We camped outside a michi-no-eki one […]

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YOU wa nani shi ni Nippon e?

Setting out from Mori was difficult – not because of any inclement weather or mechanical problems, but because we were just so fond of the place. As we broke down camp in Oniushi Park behind the michi-no-eki, we realized that we had spent nearly 24 hours in the park without ever leaving the grounds. We did […]

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Typhoon Survival 101

So it’s been two days since our last update and yes, we are still biking and yes, we survived the typhoon that hit Japan! If you weren’t already worrying about us after hearing about it on the news, Typhoon Lion Rock (or Typhoon 10 as the Japanese have called it because it is the record […]

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