With the weather getting colder in Tokyo I drove out to the other side of the bay (Chiba prefecture) and rode the half-sea-half-mountain ride that I started tinkering with last year. The weather forecast called for a high of 12 and it certainly felt that we when I set out at 9AM however as I passed around onto the bottom of the peninsula I got a head wind which is rare as the prevailing winds are Westerly. Along the way I did get a rather nice shot of the bicycle with some sky so I thought I would share that.
The first portion of the mountain half was exploratory and I would up finding a few nice riding roads with few cars which was nice but the temperate did get quite cold with the last 30 or so kilometers being at about 4C
Though I did make a couple changes along the way the course was as below:
After running webupdate on my Garmin Edge 800 the device largely ceased to respond properly.
I contacted Garmin customer support and got a relatively quick response. After suggesting a few possible ways to fix the device, the service staff recommended that I ship the device to them for repair.
Garmin’s repair policy is that if there is no evidence of abuse to the device they will repair it for free but the customer is responsible for the round trip shipping costs. In my case they changed me about 3 100 yen for the DHL shipping back to Japan.
I got the device back and it worked perfectly.
For those considering buying a GPS based device, Garmin’s customer service was very helpful and responsive.
Went riding with Takada. We went over Yabitsu again and this time I managed to get a time of 36:50 which is over two and a half minutes faster than when I went two weeks ago so I was pretty happy!
Yabitsu (Hadano Depanneur) : 36 minutes 50 seconds