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Monday, December 17, 2007
I had a good 3+1/2hr run this morning up a mountain in the direction of Fuji-san….If I could read Japanese I could tell you the name of it. I think it was Oyama on route 78... Its was another honest '700somethingmeter' climb over a range that spurs of Hakoni. And at the top …Bam! Fuji-san just hits you like a shock wave….! That’s some mountain! Mt. Fuji was just across a valley from where I was…I’m getting closer…but the snow is moving down it’s slopes…so spring will be the time to have a real go at it…The Fuji road ends at the 'Fifth Station' at about 2000m which is twice as high as I have ever climbed on a bike in one go….then there is another 1000m walk if you want to get to the top !
A flast sign showing the way to Hakoni which is a ride for another day. I will make a loop out of that one because Hakoni is at the top of the valley that Sunny Heights peers up at...!