Private Trip

[Ride Diary]Setouchi Shimanami Kaido

After 5th wave of Covid19 in Japan, Finally I visited to Setouchi Shimanani Kaido(しまなみ海道) which is located in Seto Inland Sea. Shinanami Kaido is made by 7 bridges with 6 islands and connecting between Hirosima Pref and Ehime Pref.

Why I wanted to visit to here is it’s very famous for cyclist. There are many specialised road for bicycle, and can across bridges same as cars. And view from bridges or from islands to see Seto island sea is awesome, everyone should visit the area. 

Here is entire route i rode in 2 days.

If you straightforwardly ride from Imabari to Onomichi, distance will be 60-70km. So with road bike, it may take around 3 hours. But there are many spot to stop and also there are some route to go around to see nice view, and can do short hill climb as well. So I felt at least secure 2days to enjoy this route. And in my trip, I stayed Oshima Island because wanted to see twilight view from Mt.Kiro, and as 2nd day, went throught remaining route to go to Onomichi in Hiroshima Pref.

Instead of each detail explanation, let me show nice photos in this trip.

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Diary Trip

[Ride Diary]1st Challenging for Hill Climb

After faced covid19 pandemic, my work style has been shifted to “Work from home” as default. Although it may be backed to office work after ended pandemic. Recently issue for all of us might be not enough exercise in daily life. No commuting time is totally better than usual, but at same time, no reason to proactively move body in a day. 

Luckily I got used road bike from friend around July 2020. Then riding bike is getting my basic hobby now a days. Not only for good exercise, also it’s good time to take scenery photo by reaching out to place by bike.

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Yesterday, I traveled with my bike around Mt.Fuji & Lake Yamanaka, and it’s first time to try hill climb. Hill Climb requires power and stamina, needless to say, so by searching on internal, found best route for beginner. After climbed to Mikuni Pass, it’s so nice view and good weather to see Mt.Fuji with Lake Yamanaka. 

Actually I’m missing ride in Singapore, because easily go anywhere by bike and there are many nature near city. Ride in Tokyo City is a bit boring because only building or house in city, no good park and lake than Singapore. But in Japan, out side of city, I’m re-understanding that there are many place and course to go with road bike. That’s the biggest advangage to live in Japan than in Singapore. 

More recent photos with road bike were uploaded to Note.

 

Business

Reading Impression: Escaping the Build Trap

I read this book in this march although it’s famous in our web industry. Author has a variety of experience as Product manager, based no those, he explained success case/failure as organisation.

Most impressive thing in this book was difference between “output” and “outcome”. People who use English as 2nd language, sometime translation and understanding for the difference is not so big, but having good example in this book, I well reconginzed not same, it’s clear difference for business. Number of delivery as project is output, it’s apparently one of the realised thing into the world, but it’s not final goal, it’s just method to achieve the goal. Goal as business is definitely “Revenue”. Just delivered which is not related with any revenue / profit does not make sense for business. This author is saying that unfortunately of some product team has good KPI for project delivery as “output”, focus on making function first rather than to generate money. but it’s not good way to make strength Product management team, product team should focus on “outcome” like profit, revenue is main message in this book.

In fact, it’s heavy responsiblity to have outcome base target because there are many dependency with another team in company to make sure outcome. Sale and marketing team is one of the key to create great sales by making good messaging to appeal the product. But if product team ignore how they can do their work, at the end, Good result will be not happened. Sometime blaming each other is common issue in many product company, product team complains sale/marketing does not work well then sales number is not good, in opposite case, sale team criticises that product is not attractive for our customer as reason of not good sales. To solve those chicken and egg issues, product team should have wider view and mind for product’s outcome is my understanding of this book.

 

Diary

My Interest

There are many things i’m very interested in. Not enough time to do everything in my life. I may need to priority or select which one i should focus on….

  • Studying
    • IoT(Raspberry Pi with agriculture) 
    • Meteorological
    • Mathematical statistics
  • Training
    • Violin
    • Road Bike

Secondly ( Directly related with job)

  • Studying
    • Product Management

Third

  • World Literature 

To think about my time allocation especially precious time in weekday, just list up all here.. Hummmm….  

Diary

Zwift Traning

Because of long winter in Tokyo (just compared with Singapore), how I can keep road bike ride was concern. Once I tried to ride in night time after work in weekday, most of day’s temperature  was around 0 – 5 ℃. And I couldn’t move smoothly due to cold and available distance and speed was not good. 

I got aware that recently “Zwift” is getting popular in road bike community. User on Zwift can enjoy vulture ride with real bike by connecting trainer, not only for that, available to join some race and ride with friend. It’s kind of e-Sport as recent trend.

I sometime found my friend recorded ride record by Zwift on Strava. I looked for trainer which is machine to do Indoor ride by assembling with my road bike. Actually there are some types of trainer. and range of price was so wide. Based on my research on internet, I decided to buy below trainer.

Setup with this was easy, just removing rear tier and attached to trainer. It takes only 5 mins to be ready for ride as below. iPad was put on music stand I used for Violin lesson.

As my impression through several ride on this, I felt some hardness on this compared with real ride, because trainer pedal is very heavy so it requires more power and stamina to ride same amount of distance. 

Also difficulty to feel slope because it’s hard to recognise it on monitor before starting slope. Only degree of slope was displayed with small font.

But it’s better than no training in winter weekday. So I can keep some training. Hope can make good body with this.