Club Craig

I've done it.

This year I'd set myself a cycling goal.

300 kilometers a week, for 52 weeks.
A total of 15600 kilometers!!!!

As of today, November 1st, I'm sitting on 15601 kilometers recorded through my Garmin.... Yes!!! I've done it.

And, I still have the best part of 2 months to go.

My first extended goal is 10000 miles, or 16094 kilometers.... Onward and upward!!!!


Sometimes it's the details

I'm a cyclist. Love cycling and love bikes. I also love riding out in the mountains where you can see nature in all its beauty.

And, sometimes it's nice to get right in close and notice the details.


Election is run and done.

Yet another election has been done here in Japan. I believe this is the second time that they have called an early election. I do think it's a massive waste of money and I just don't understand why this is allowed.

Then again, I'm not much into politics myself. I have no idea where I'd sit on the political scale, left or right or whatever.

I like to think I take ideas at face value.

It appears the rainy season has arrived.

High humidity.... check.
Raining on and off.... check.

I guess it's time for them to officially state that the rainy season has arrived..... check.

After all these years I still don't understand. Yes, this is a time of year that is building into the full heat of summer, and yes, it's humid as anything. But can't they change the name to something else. The one thing it doesn't do so much is actually rain. If it rained during this season, it would actually make it more bearable I believe.

I'm sure I've ranted about this many times before, and this will not be my last time.

I'm not a fan of Summer. Can not wait for Winter already, and we're not even in the full force of Summer yet. Oh dear.

A weekend that I needed.

I know I've been here for a while, and I'm not, ever, going to move back to my home country. But, it's sometimes nice to reset your home town feelings. Last weekend was that weekend for me.

My friend had talked 3 others into coming over to Japan to play in a touch football competition. I ended up being their 5th man. I haven't played touch football for a very long time, but I couldn't say no.

The time spent with a group of people from your home town, it's really refreshing. I'm not OK to continue living my life here. I'm grounded again.