Sotobori Dori to Harumi Dori Day Cycling
November 3, 2008 · Print This Article
FULL RIDE STATS:
- Distance: 14.17 miles
- Time in motion: 59 minutes 59 seconds
- Average speed: 14.2 mph
- Max speed: 28.4 mph
I hadn’t gone on a ride where I did not really know where I was going in a long time (not since July 31st!). It also felt good to ride in brilliant sunshine in early afternoon while most other people were working.
I started down Shinjuku Dori and felt strong, and briefly considered just going to do more laps around the Imperial Palace, but upon seeing the traffic at the Yatsuya intersection, I stuck with my original plan of turning right at that intersection, and I’m glad I did. I soon found myself on Sotobori Dori and just rode it until it’s natural end. Along the way I met a friendly ojisan who asked me where I started out cycling from. Turned out he came from Shinjuku to and was heading to Hibiya. When he asked me where I was going I just shrugged my shoulders since I had no destination in mind.
Sotobori Dori lead me to a familiar site on Harumi Dori, a large traditional looking Japanese building (I’m not sure what it is). So I decided to hang a right there and go over the large bridge to the north of Odaiba and then right back over it again, a double climb. I was able to do that rather strongly, doing a majority of it out of the saddle.
Once back to the summit I took a break and enjoyed the view, which you can see in the above photo. All in all it was a great day ride that I need to do much more often.