Never give up
Yesterday, one of my favourite riders won a stage of the Tour De France. He wasn't even supposed to be there and was called up last minute.
I've never understood how the media works and mostly with sports media how they tend to write people off very quickly as they become older or if an injury sets them back.
People are very tough. People are very motivated.
So for now, I'm really happy.
The hydrangea are out in full force.
It's really interesting to me how much the flora changes through the year here in Tokushima. Prior to the rainy season, the pink and white flowers of the shrubs along the main roads bloom in full force. I do not know the names of these flowers
Then, it's hydrangea time. These flowers are everywhere. I actually prefer the stronger colours to the lighter pinks and whites. Blue and purple clumps look amazing.
They also remind me of my mother. She loves them too.
Seriously! How beautiful is Tokshima.
On the weekend I did a mini-tour solo. I went to along the Yoshino river to the west, and then south and back east via Mt. Tsurugi.
It was the hardest day I've had for a long time but wow, it was worth it.
Tokushima is just way too beautiful, I just can't get enough of it.
Just how great is Tokushima.
I'm very much in love with this prefecture. It's just perfect. I've been riding around the mountains recently and I just can't get enough of it.