- Watchmen getting good now that it's bringing back the original characters. The writers have studied the source material (book, not film) meticulously. Lots of easter eggs.
- First episode of Mandalorian was intriguing, happy that it's 40 minutes long and not the tedious stretched-out hour-long...
Kids building an inukshuk on the path leading to Ama-no-Iwato
This is the real temple of the Sun Goddess!
We hike back to our bikes. It's going to be a very short ride to our next destination.
Zooming through the heavily forested mountains roads in the Miyazaki Prefecture. So awesome!
As pretty as this temple is, it's actually not the main shrine
You have to walk into the forest a few hundred meters, past a river...
The path ends at Ama-no-Iwato, which means "Cave of the Sun Goddess". Hey, you mean the story is real?!?
The path leading to the cave and the cave floor...
Drama in the parking lot of the the Ama-no-Iwato shrine.
There's a lot of mythology set in Takachiho. Although this angry dude looks like he's going to drop a rock on my head, he's actually one of the good guys.
Legend has it that the Goddess of the Sun, Ameterasu-omikami, was once driven into...
Updated from No Zens in Worrying
We continue our ride southwards through the Miyazaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu.
We love the mountains in Miyazaki! So scenic! 12% of the land in this prefecture is devoted to National Parks!
Tokubetsuto Senmaida (rice terraces) in the background...
Another vote for narrower tires.
Going down a size to smaller diameter wheels is great for saving money since the rubber is cheaper, but if you want to cut through snow, narrower width "pizza cutter" tires are the way to go: more weight on a smaller contact patch.
MM93 Behind the scenes MotoGP 2017.
Interesting commentary about team orders. The rest of us armchair punters are all up in arms about it, but if you're actually inside a racing team, it's a completely different story.
Rare picture of the two of us. A Torii Gate rises out of the water
Harajiri Falls is a very popular tourist attraction in the area
Neda is always stopping and taking the time to smell the flowers
Okay, back on the bikes! We are now leaving the Oita Prefecture and heading to the Miyazaki...
Okay, the RideDOT.com doggy feeding session is over. Back to hit those mountain roads. Speaking of, they are beautiful in the background!
Just outside of the town of Ogata, we stop because there are a lot of tour buses and cars pulling into a parking lot. So we stop as well to check out what...
This time at some kind of mini-farm, they had horses, goats and many dogs.
We saw a bag of sardines lying around, so we took a few fishies and fed them to the doggies
Good thing Neda has no tankbag on this motorcycle, otherwise it'd be more than just sardines that she'd be...
Honda's only leading in MotoGP because of MM93. RC213V is quite a handful that only Marquez seems able to ride. This is the bike that literally broke Lorenzo's back
Second Honda is Crutchlow in 9th, Nakagami in 13th, and Lorenzo in 19th...
Four Yamahas in the top ten.
I had a brand-new Shoei stolen from my bike in Thornhill a few years back. It was on a helmet lock, but the thief cut the strap. Had to call my wife to bring me a spare helmet so I could ride home.
Now, if I lock the helmet on the bike, I run a chain through the visor-hole.
From a racing standpoint, it'll be interesting to see how they do next year in WSBK.
They've been hogging the bottom half of the field for the past few seasons.
Also, maybe Bautista at HRC will help as well.