Walking – Rucking
What? Walking around with a backpack weighing roughly 20% of your body weight for as long as you feel like. Some consider it the perfect exercise for those that don’t like the gym (me) and aren’t that fond of running either (sometimes me). The military have been doing it forever and it seemed to have…
Hiking: The Three Peaks / Keeping it Simple
OK, I get it. Raising kids is hard. Harder than I thought. Much harder. Throw in work, the rainy season, the virus, the insane heat and humidity of the the Japanese summer and getting out to hike even in my local hills is difficult to do. But last night I managed to escape for a…
Life: Quieter Places
Spring is when schools, parks, and quaint Japanese bridges surrounded by cherry blossom are thriving with people welcoming the new school year.
Photography: Dusting Off the Leica
It’s been a while since I shot a roll of film on my Leica. It was browsing through the wonderful book of photographs of travels throughout Asia in the 1990s (and 1980s?) called Asia Grace by Kevin Kelly and John Sypal’s Zuisha (随写) that did it.
Mountain Biking: Nagoya Urban MTB・名古屋 MTB
When you think of big Japanese cities I doubt that mountain biking comes to mind. But if you know where to look even in the major urban sprawls you’ll be able to find potential trails.
Cycling & Photography: iPhone
It’s always been difficult to combine cycling and photography, my two favorite hobbies. Mainly because I hated carrying a camera with me but also because if I DID take one with me the urge to keep cycling overrode any desire to capture a certain scene. But that’s all changed now that I can easily fit…