Green Line

green line 1

green line 2

the rainy season continues in the kanto region, but i’m making use of the brief periods of sunny weather to take shorter rides closer to home.  like last friday.

after a morning of stitching, i rode out to tokigawa to grab lunch at a udon shop i visited once before, back last autumn.  this time, they had a summer special on their menu– regular udon + yomogi udon half and half served with a cold sesame seed and miso broth– which is what i chose.  it was really refreshing and delicious… so much so that i finished it before i remembered to take a photo.

re-energized, i decided to tackle the oku-musashi green line, a route passing through a series of mountain passes of tokigawa and hanno and coming out by kuroyama santaki in ogose.  it was a hazy day, so the views weren’t that great, but the ride through the mountains was cool and refreshing and the twisty roads exciting– a great remedy for a hot and humid day.

though there weren’t all that many branches in the road, i must have taken a wrong turn at one point as i came out of the mountains a couple of passes too soon.  guess i’ll just have to take another go at it… darn!

未だに梅雨明けしていない関東。でも晴れ間を見つけてはちょこちょこ近くに出かけています。先週の金曜日もそう。

午前中の作業を終えた後、お昼を食べにときがわ町のくぬぎむら体験交流館へ行ってきました。昨年の秋以来、二回目です。今度は夏限定メニューがあったので、そちらからごま味噌汁の白いうどんとヨモギうどんの二色セットをオーダー。コクがある汁なのにさっぱりしていて美味しくて、写真を撮る間もなく完食してしまいました(笑)

元気が出たところで、いつかは走ろうと思っていた奥武蔵グリーンラインへGO!刈場坂峠から始め、ぶな峠、飯盛峠、花立松ノ峠、傘杉峠、顔振峠と、次々に峠を越える林道です。市街地は暑くて湿気が多かったこの日でも山の中は涼しくて気持ちが良くて、快適!空気は澄んでいなかったので、遠くの景色は余り見えませんでしたが、ワインディングをほぼ独り占めで満喫できました。

予定としては顔振峠まで走ってから越生の黒山三滝付近に出るはずだったのですが、道を間違えて全部通過する前に下りてきてしまいました。

何とも残念!いつか再挑戦します☆

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