加悦岩滝自転車道 - Kaya, Iwataki Cycling Road
Today I want to introduce one more easy ride. That is the course from Amanohashidate's Monju to Kaya Steam Locomotive Square. There are no mountains or hills, so it's suitable even for your family or girlfriend. This season is really nice. That's because you can see many kinds of flowers, the rice fields look nice and green and you can also still enjoy the reflections in the rice field's water. The sprawling rice fields look like green pasture, which fondly reminds me of my home country, New Zealand. Along the coast, along a river, along a railway track, through spacious rice fields, it's an interesting ride. You can not only see the Steam Locomotive Square at the end of the cycle road, but also places like the 'Ancient Tomb Park' and 'Chirimen Silk Road' along the way.
Oh no! A puncture. Found a nail sticky right into my tire. What's worse is my pump doesn't match my valve size. Unbelievable! I just assumed it would. So I go to a nearby shop of a person I know. She didn't have a pump but borrowed one from the neighbor. I patched 2 holes and continued on my way. However, the air slowly leaked out of another hole. So I went to a garage in Iwataki and after replacing the tube with one I had, I used the garage's air to inflate my tire.