See those small stalls where freshest sushi eateries can be had for cheapo price? That is located right at the footsteps of Tsukiji central fish market where 2246 tonnes of fish, worth over US$15.5 million, are sold daily.
You bet I won't miss long held tradition here of having sushi breakfast. I haven't had breakfast yet. I need to carboload after cycling 10 kms.
Sushi at Tsukiji tastes so fresh, I can almost taste seawater still lurking from within. The aroma is similar to the tide as it ebbs and flows. The energy it gives is as mighty as the deep angry sea. Undoubtedly, Tsukiji sushi should be the first choice on PinoyMTBiker's list of carboloading menu.
12. 55 km SW
On the way to Toyosu Pier which is 3rd destination of Tokyo Cycle Tours, Dutch Luxury Love Boat is docked at Harumi Passenger Ferry Terminal.
13.23 km SW
Oh my. Big Game Fishing and Marlin. My concept of a lifestyle. Not to be ignored is Silver Trekkie (the mountain bike) of course.
13.51 km SW
View at Toyosu Pier.
Fitting tribute to double order of Tsukiji sushi bowl I carry in my tummy.
After travelling north east, I have to change direction and go west now to reach Asakusa's Euno Park (5th destination).
27.00 km W
Your guess is right. I am out to carboload on sushi again.
29.63 km W
Asakusa. Ueno Park particularly.
Gee. I am fond of military legends... you've noticed?
Not as fresh and as yummy as sushi at Tsukiji. But it will do.
Silver trekkie still at Asakusa's Ueno Park.
Wow! Silver trekkie ablaze.
From Asakuza, next destination is British Embassy.
On the way to British embassy, Silver trekkie passed by Imperial Palace again.
35.70 km SW
Not all military greats naman. I also admire nobility.
Sigh. I wish my lolo lived here.
37.42 km S
British Embassy. 6th Tokyo Cycle tour destination.
39.17 km W
Sophia University. 7th Tokyo cycle tour destination.
Aura of students here is similar to Ateneo. Not surprizing though. Sophia University is under tutelage of Jesuits.
39.70 km NW
Akasaka Palace. 8th tokyo cycle destination
Asakasa Palace is under repair. Silver trekkie was content going around outside its perimeter wall.
41.71 km SW
Junguu Ginko Path. 9th tokyo cycle tour destination
Silver trekkie can't enter Junguu Ginko Path either.
I have enough touring Tokyo Cycle course at this point. I elected to go back to the crib na.
43.67 km NW
Home at last.
Advantage of following Tokyo Cycle route (Asakusa-Junguu Ginko Path) is it covers best of Central Tokyo's sightseeing favorites. It takes one day to tour the course. Reason why I covered 8 destinations only when there are 13 to complete is I took my time sightseeing.
5 pages and 1200++ internet hits Huwaw!!! This thread interests me a lot...love the japanese scenery Papi Rocky. I guess you had your fun and we are all mesmerized by your pink gloves' part in your pics ... Galeng!!! SIr Rocky Sir...pls come home na!!! That's an order!!! ;D ;D ;D Nice pics and thanks for making me inggit o'er those sushi ... I didnt see Japanese school girls ah
But the problem is I gained weight like Konishiki (sumo wrestler) with all the yummy carboloading I did while touring silver trekkie around Tokyo.
I will lie low muna from joining PinoyMTBiker trail rides. I am too heavy. I won't be able to keep up with your so called newbie rides anymore. Case in point - Newbie ride on May 1, 2008 (Labor Day) when more than 100 PinoyMTBiker riders, both veterans and newbies, became one! Mama Mia. If this qualifies newbie ride nowadays, PinoyMTBiker has grown way beyond my league already.
I will go back to where I started and be content doing rounds of PeYups Ikot-Ikot for the meantime I am losing 15-20 lbs.
i still dream of doing (again) that cardio route to janice via the skyline road (the portion we did with ka leo last maundy thursday). i even asked mike c. that we do it together once you come in for your "re-integration" ride hehehe.
busina lang brad
Not what we have, but what we use, Not what we see, but what we choose- These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness - anonymous
Thanks for the wonderful photo-documentary! What a wonderful trip!
Let's ride together soon!
It is true that one may become rich through practicing evil, but the power of Truth and Justice is that they endure... and that a man can say of them, "They are a heritage from my father." - from the book DUNE
Doesn't your Mojo miss you by now or the other way around?
Thanks for this excellent post.
I took out Ibis Mojo for 20 km spin around the village early this morning.
Ride difference between hardtail silver Trekkie and FulSus All Trail Ibis Mojo is that of night and day. And you wouldn't notice how good Ibis Mojo rides until you set her aside for 5 weeks and be contented riding hardtail. But once you mount Ibis Mojo again, the smile she gave you first few weeks you rode her will return and even get wider ear to ear.
Grabe talaga ride quality and performance of Ibis Mojo. It is by far the best bike I have ever ridden. Happy...Happy...too Happy that I acquired one.
Welcome home Rocky! PinoyMTBiker rides just weren't the same without you. We missed your colorful descriptions of rides, trails, and fellow riders. Thank you for this beautiful post, it's very well appreciated.