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  • Japan by Bicycle

  • So, Dylan just woke me up, and we're now going to leave I think.

  • Start of the awesome.

  • Japan by Bicycle!

  • It's... uh... what time is it?

  • It's 4:30 in the morning. The sun is going to come up soon.

  • Hopefully

  • Let's go!

  • Woohoo! We made it to Yakushima

  • for our pre-trip bonding in the woods.

  • It was a challenging day.

  • I hope none of the other days are this hard.

  • We had to take our bikes apart...

  • Twice!

  • we took them apart part of the way to get on one train.

  • Then we had to take them apart some more to get on another train.

  • Then we got off the train and we put them back together

  • rode to the ferry and found out that we had to take them apart again.

  • And then we put them back together and got on them.

  • Now we've been riding for about two to two and a half hours.

  • What's up? This is where we camped for the first night.

  • It's a pretty sweet location.

  • Check it out.

  • Hello. I just got up to the trail head after forgetting Andrew's stove.

  • I'm going to be camping tonight in the mountains.

  • I think they're going to head back to the campsite.

  • And I have fashioned a backpack from my pannier.

  • Here I go!

  • Hey there.

  • I just hit the railroad tracks

  • which I knew existed, but I didn't know it is along my path.

  • But this is great news because it means I can pick up some time.

  • And I would really like to get to Jomon-sugi before dark

  • I didn't make it to Jomon-sugi before dark but...

  • I am about 30 minutes away.

  • Well, I got here.

  • This is Jomon-sugi in front of me. I'll show it to you in a second.

  • It's another 10 minutes to the hut where I'm going to eat something and sleep.

  • I'm exhausted.

  • I would say it was worth it. It's pretty amazing

  • You won't be able to see very well, but just take a look.

  • Ok, so I'm at the hut. I just had dinner.

  • I'm about to go to sleep.

  • I want to show you this visitor that keeps on trying to eat my food.

  • Where'd he go?

  • There he is.

  • Completely fearless.

  • Oh hey Internet.

  • Here we are hanging out at Cape Sata the Southernmost point in Japan

  • about to start out Japan by Bicycle end-to-end tour of Japan.

  • Alright, we are about to start our first kilometer of the trip

  • Here we go!

  • Start!

  • Day two of the trip and we already have rain.

  • Hot!

  • It's really hot.

  • Scott has just eaten his first takoyaki.

  • ...or "octopus ball."

  • Squishy

  • Ok, here we are in Nagasaki.

  • We just landed here by ferry

  • and we're going to follow the coast up and around to Nagasaki City

  • so tomorrow we can tour the atomic memorials.

  • My spoke broke.

  • Woohoo! We made it to Nagasaki!

  • We're going to have some champon.

  • It's kind of later than we thought it would be because today...

  • ...we did a lot of things we didn't expect we would do

  • and now we're in an elevator

  • awkward with other people.

  • Scott, why don't you just pick up that egg?

  • Use the chopsticks to pick up that egg.

  • That's what they're there for. Just pick up the egg.

  • There you go. You almost had it that time.

  • There it is. That's it for sure.

  • Heeeey, what do you know?!

  • We're here on Day 6 of Japan by Bicycle.

  • about to see the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

  • I'm not entirely sure what to expect.

  • Let's see what it looks like.

  • So... uh... I crashed.

  • I kind of road-rashed my whole left side.

  • A little bit disappointing... really scarey actually.

  • I guess that's what I get for looking backwards while trying to ride forward.

  • Not the smartest move.

  • So the x-rays show the I have no fractures,

  • They bandaged me up and I should be good to go.

  • My left hand hurts a lot.

  • I can't really grip anything.

  • It's good to know I'm safe and sound more or less.

  • So what I did was I just took out that spring.

  • Here we are making final preparations to depart Lori's for the second time.

  • Amazingly Dylan has found time to fix her burner.

  • That's awesome.

  • And Scott is doing creative things with his iPod.

  • And the guest room is it's usual state of disarray

  • as we finally try to depart Lori's for the second time.

  • It was a good stop... a little bit longer than we expected

  • because I got a blood infection on my hand.

  • but we made good use of the delay here

  • recharged and ready to head out to Honshu tomorrow.

  • We are at Joyful, a popular restaurant chain in Japan.

  • If you could take one thing on the trip with you,

  • and it would fit in your bags, the weight doesn't make a difference.

  • what would you take?

  • Maybe...

  • a nice, soft recliner

  • that has coolant running through it.

  • So you just get off the bike

  • and you plop into the cooled recliner.

  • That sounds pretty good.

  • Ok, what else we got?

  • I mean... maybe like a Vespa,

  • if I could fit a Vespa in my bags to swap out.

  • Maybe a really live person to pedal my bike for me while I just sit around.

  • I'm thinking...

  • A commercial kitchen.

  • Nice big counters, a gas range, some ovens, and a fully stocked pantry.

  • That's a bit more than one thing.

  • No! It's a commercial kitchen.

  • I would bring a commercial kitchen

  • With all those things inside of it.

  • This is going to be a really hard video to edit.

  • Ya, definitely.

  • So, should I just cut it off?

  • Ya -

  • Good news. The doctor, as expected, said that the blood infection has passed

  • and so now we are back on the road finally.

  • We're going to break into Honshu today, the main island of Japan.

  • That's about it.

  • aaaand go

  • Kyushu was easy.

  • So easy.

  • Here we are in Hiroshima.

  • This is the second atomic memorial museum

  • so it will be interesting to see what the differences are.

  • We're in Hiroshima, about to have okonomiyaki

  • It's the specialty of Hiroshima

  • especially their noodle okonomiyaki.

  • It's sort of a Japanese omelet slash pancake slash whatever you want.

  • I'm pretty excited, it's going to be delicious.

  • Say that again.

  • Yesterday we passed our 1000th kilometer mark.

  • Nice!

  • Here I am on the ferry to the start of the bike bridge route to Shikoku.

  • This ferry ride is one of the shortest ferry rides in the world.

  • Hey! Here we are in Okayama and it's laundry day.

  • OH YA! WOOHOOOO!

  • And look, Dylan made it back.

  • and he is drinking milk!

  • Kansai!

  • Ok, we're about an hour out of Himeji in Kansai area.

  • We were on our way to a bike shop to change one of my spokes that broke.

  • No big surprise. It's a little bit frustrating.

  • We were just stopping off at a Lawson's

  • and Dylan hits a weird bump in the road

  • and tacos his wheel.

  • Check out how this looks.

  • Geez. It's pretty bad.

  • Finally, we have someone who is going to fix my wheel.

  • Not just one or two spokes, but they have a new wheel

  • that they think is going to carry the weight all the way to Hokkaido.

  • Here's the bike.

  • Right here if you can picture it is a new shiny awesome wheel

  • that can bear the weight of my heavy bags.

  • Also, Dylan's wheel, they're going to fix that.

  • Scott's bike, which is usually fine, they did some free work on that.

  • Cycle Shop Tomato

  • for the win!

  • Come here.

  • That hot!

  • Hot, but good.

  • blah blaah~~.