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.
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.
From 1st Dec, I officially relocated to Japan by terminated renting room in Singapore. Gradually resuming my daily some activities in tokyo. One of those is riding road bike in tokyo. Actually my ride life was started in singapore from July 2020. So no experience to ride in tokyo so far. Through last two weeks, I’m getting aware of some difference between tokyo ride and singapore ride. So let me share my impression.
Needless to write, the biggest difference is weather condition. In singapore, mostly keeps around 25-28°C at morning and after sunset throughout the year. Day time reaches to 32-35°C with strong sun light if no cloud/no raining. So conformable time to ride in singapore are between 6pm to 9am. Not recommended to ride in day time.
But in japan, it depends on season. As I just backed to Tokyo in winter, so in this month, mostly under 10°C, so I needed to buy winter jersey for 0-10°C and gloves, because Jersey I wear in Singapore were only for summer short sleeves and short pants. And I may need to buy more for other season… It’s costly…
2. Road condition
This may be only for Tokyo or urban city in Japan. Recently local administration is trying to make lane for bicycle on car road since side of road should be prioritied for pedestrian. This movement is definitely good for bicker, But issue on city is that there are so many parking car on the bicycle lane on the road and blocking bicycle. Also critical issue by parking car is driver suddenly opens door to get off from car without any check. So I faced those situations during first long ride in Tokyo. In Singapore no clear lane on the road, but no any parking car on the road, then I didn’t feel any risk to ride on road in last six months, it’s very safety for rider.
This is just first impression in two weeks. I will update if if find more.
After pandemic, Work from home culture has been becoming standard for work style in IT industry. My company is also strictly adopting this style to daily life. As result, my daily steps which is counting by iPhone/Apple Watch, has been dropped to half of past averages.
I wanted to ride bicycle in my daily life, but not so motivated because here Singapore is always hot and humid, I thought it’s very tough condition for bike beginner. But now realised that it’s wrong, since temperature here is stable and no need to care about season changing. So it’s good to run before sunrise and sunset.
And I luckily got used roadbike from my colleagues. So started my roadbike life after backed to Singapore and ended SHN(Stay home Notice 14days in home). Singapore is very compact country, it’s available to everywhere by bike. Now I’m enjoying domestic travel by bike with taking photo as below.
Last weekend, I visited to Hong Kong as private trip. This was first time to be there. I was surprised that the city was very narrow between Harbor and mountain. There are so many slope and standing high building on that. Dim Sum, congee with Fried bread, adn Wontan Noodle were good test. But better to trip with some one because Chinese Food serves with big plate for many person. Single Traveller can’t fully enjoy food.
Only one and half days, but I believe I could be at all place where traveller must to go.
It’s long time to no go aboard as private trip. Last time was 5 years ago. This time, I went to Germany with my parents. Main purpose for this trip was celebration for my father’s retirement. because my father has never gone abroad. I will upload some picture later. Some photos has been posted on Instagram.