Year’s First

tokigawa market tokigawa 2

lured by the bright sunshine, i headed out on my first touring of the year today.  since i just wanted to enjoy the ride, i rode out in the direction of tokigawa with no set destination in mind.  the winds were calm, the sun was warm– it was hard to believe that this was mid-january.

though tempted, i wasn’t foolish enough to venture into the mountain passes at this time of the year, so i took a coffee break at the quaint farmer’s market that marked the beginning of the winding passes before heading back.

despite the good weather, motorbiking in winter is cold… very cold.  but it’s also exhilarating at the same time.  to be able to feel the seasons with my skin– that to me, is one of the attractions of riding a motorcycle.

日差しのぬくもりに誘われて、本日今年初のツーリングに行ってきました。特に目標はなく、ただバイクで走りたかったので、とりあえずときがわ方面に向かいました。風は穏やかで太陽の光も暖かく、一月中旬とは思えないくらいでした。

さすがに峠道には踏み込みたくなかったので、その手前の特産物販売所でストップ。コーヒーをいただいて一休みしたら折り返しました。

いくら天候が良くても冬のツーリングは寒い!!...でも気持ちいい。
季節を肌で感じられる、これぞバイクの魅力です。

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