大江山北西林道 SW Ooeyama Trail
For the first time in quite some time, I head to the mountains with Megane Kappa (MK). We decide to ride the Ooeyama Northwest Trail. Two reasons for choosing this course being: To check the condition of the trail since I'd like to ride the 'Best of the Best' again some time. And the second reason is to see if we can find Kazuhiro's pack cover which he lost last November there. I think that is a hopeless task as it has no doubt been blown away by the wind somewhere. On the way up to the trail entrance, I mention this to MK. Enjoying ourselves, we enter the trail.
Suddenly from behind me I hear "Here it is!!!". Wondering what MK has found, I turn to look behind me thinking it would be a bear foot print or bear poo. I go over to see what it is ... WOW!!! ... UNBELIEVABLE!!! ... It's Kazuhiro's pack cover. I passed there first but didn't even notice it. The most amazing thing is that it's still on the road. It's in a spot sheltered from the wind.
When I get down near the bottom of the mountain, I turn around but can't see MK anywhere. I wait a few minutes and still nothing. Thinking that was strange, I try to call him but no answer. I wait a little longer, but still nothing. Thinking he's had an accident or something, I head back up the mountain. After about 1 km MK appears pushing his bike. He got a puncture. We find a safe spot, pull out the thorn, repair it and head home. That was a fun ride. It really is a nice trail.