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Monday, September 17, 2012

Return to Japan




With tons of gear separated into four bags, Dave (who is a nice neighborhood friend of Mario and  me) to the Seattle-Tacoma airport before dawn. Thanks :) The flight to Japan was smooth.

四つのバックに分けた大量の道具を抱えて、滞在中しているマリオ家のご近所さんであるデイブの車で、夜明け前の高速をシアトル・タコマ空港へと向かった。順調に飛行機は飛び、成田に到着。

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Finished the Washington Illinois Motorcycle Tour

Yesterday night, I returned to Mario's house, Montesano WA. So, the Washington Illinois Motorcycle Tour has finished.

A total driving distance was 5,937 miles (9,555 km). And I run in 12 states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada).



A motorcycle was a nice method to know the United State.

I could know by direct experience of my skin, that, what the United States is huge, a considerable difference of landscape between Japan and United States, and how to live in this massive land. And these have made me think about a deep and complex relations between the countries.

I have come to more like the North America :)

But I still just have stepped on twelve states among fifty. I still don't know a east coast and southern states. I should know those also.


During this tour, I worn underwears of LDComfort. It was a something like that, I got a new physically strong skin of myself. I think It comes from the special function of those which controls a skin moisture to the best.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stay in Arlene Burns's House

Tonight I am re-visiting Arlene Burns in Mosier, Oregon. I met her in a coffee shop there at 9th May when I kayaked down the Colombia River. And she gave me a wonderful stay in her house 3 nights and 4 days. Thanks for it, I could re-arrange my gears.

She so loves outdoor sports and Japanese culture :)

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Mt. Hood





I am in the Timberline Lodge, a beautiful wooden architecture, altitude 5,900 ft (1,800m), at the base of Mt. Hood. And also Mt. Hood is a beautiful snow caped mountain. We can ski even in summer.

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Visiting a Pasco City Council

I had a nice opportunity to visit a Pasco City Council, invited by my friend, Matt Watkins. And then, I stayed his house and really enjoyed a nice night, again :) 

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Boise



I am in Boise, Idaho. This landscape has made poet Keiziro Suga.

アイダホの州都ボイゾで、モーニング珈琲を楽しんでいる。この街で、管啓次郎の血や肉や魂の一部が造られたのだという。標高820メートルの乾燥した照りつける太陽と、スネーク川が生み出す、豊かな大地。

この川をカヌーで下っていけば、やがてケネウィック市に辿り着き、数ヶ月前に旅したばかりのコロンビア川に再び入れるのだと思うと、北米という大地の広大さに驚き心踊る。

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dry Land

This morning, small rain hit my tent. But, at high noon, any evidence of rain was disappeared. A land here is so dry. I have been amazed that such tiny rains gather and then make the Colorado River. Come to think of it, I heard that the water of the Colorado River disappears in Mexico.


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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bonneville Speecway




I was in the Bonneville Speedway in Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Human, temperature, everything were hot hot hot.

I started from Utah, run through Nevada, and then now am camping in Idaho.

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I am in Bonneville Speedway. The rase is in session.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wonderful Colorado



I passed through a boundless expanse of dry region in Colorado, on the route I76.


And then, I pass through the summit of the elevation of 11,158 ft in Colorado, on the route I70. The canyon was magnificence...



This is the beer, Colorado's first microbrewery, I like.

Today's running distance was 313 miles.

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Camping in Colorado




Today, I have pass through Iowa and Nebraska, and then now I am camping in Colorado. Today's running distance is 452 miles.

今日はアイオワ州から走り初めて、ネブラスカ州を通過し、いまコロラド州でキャンプをしている。本日の走行距離は727km。

国境に囚われず、アメリカ合衆国と呼ばれているところの「大地」が好きだ。

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stay in Iowa Tonight


I am going to stay at Mark's house, Council Bluffs, Iowa, tonight.

Today's travel distance is 378 miles.

今夜はアイオワ州のマークの家に宿泊。

本日の走行距離は608km。イリノイ州とアイオワ州は、何処までも何処までもトウモロコシ畑と大豆畑が続く。今年の夏は雨が少なく、トウモロコシは枯れてしまっているのだが‥‥

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I am on return trip to Washington.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nuke along River

By the way... I want to mention what I realize in this trip.

U.S.A. has a lot of nuclear power plants along rivers.

The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan ejected an estimated 3,000,000,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000,000,000 Bq of radioactive cesium into the ocean. And then it has spread in three-dimensional.

If some nuclear power plant along a river in U.S.A. is damaged in the same way as the Fukushima, around 5,000,000,000,000,000 Bq of radioactive cesium will be ejected into the river, which has a big cities, and then it will be spread in almost one-dimensional. We can easily imagine what will happen.