80 plus miles, pushing 12 per hour, on a 70 pound beast, totaling 7 hours of road time, makes a tired traveler a heroic biking warrior in need of a lot of sleep. It’s been four days of churning out the miles, with some unusual sleeping arrangements along the way (arcade players at the ferry terminal were particularly surprised to stumble over me).

But here we are just outside Hiroshima, with some powerful exploring to do tomorrow- and a lot of backfill to cover on the blog. Stay tuned for pictures from Kyoto, Nara, and a play-by-play photo diary of a (not so) average day on the bike!